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Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Bottle conditioned.
Saison Dupont is a classic Belgian farmhouse ale. This is a beautifully balanced, complex beer that has a refreshing fruitiness and long, dry finish. It is bottled unfiltered so it may be cloudy or have a slight sediment but this is normal and perfectly natural.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
On tap at o’briens- Pours a cloudy/hazy yellow-gloden hue with a light white head. Aromas of yeastiness, and a little spice. Flavors of a spritzy hefeweisse which may be it’s down fall. Not the greatest example of a style that still seems so broad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - SEP 24, 2004
I’m really not sure which one I had. I had it on draft at Obrien’s. Tastes like a wit with more guts. Spicy, with lemon, corriander, bla bla bla. What I would recommend to a girl looking for something not too strong.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2004
Pours a hazy amber colour. Head erupted like Vesuvius and required some time to settle before I could pour the whole thing into a glass. Some yeast bits floating around. Beautiful aromas of spices, pepper with some alcohol apparent. taste of spices and citrus with a bit of an apple taste at the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 Bottled. A hazy orange coloured beer with a very big white head and bubbles by the million. Extremely complex but very tasty with hints of coriander amongst many other spices; lemon and black pepper. The nose in particular has lots of pepper. A truly delicious beer. Score 4.1
Subsequent rating scored 3.4. Average becomes 3.8

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Glowing apricot color with a large frothy white head. Pepper, strawberry, dust and bread aroma. Very pepperey, dusty apricot flavor. Extremely dry finish. Very interesting.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - SEP 12, 2004
Glowing orange color with a massive white head. The aroma was very peppery, with some nice dusty, earthy, sugary tones. The flavor was also very peppery, with a very dusty/musty character, other spices, old lady’s perfume, and some slightly funky leathery tones. The feel was very crisp with a bone-dry finish...my tongue was begging for some water! Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2004
Hazy golden colour. Spicy, herbal hop aroma. Farmyardy flavours, finishing dry and a touch sour. Nice. Bottled at GBBF 2004.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (4413) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottle: Aroma makes me think of a hefe with more of a sour smell. Pours a slight hazy orangish-yellow with some brown sediment floating around. Large white head with good retention and nice lacing. Starts sweet, kind of goes slightly bitter and then finishes in a combination of grass and citrus. Leaves a grassy aftertaste. Rather complex with way the flavors present themselves. My first saison and I find this rather interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2004
(8 Aug 04) Medium alcoholic nose with a good influence of citrus. Body is light amber and hazy with a large rocky and creamy white head that lasts well. It is sweet with a thin, oily and slick mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2004
Bottle, 2.004 on cork. Very foamy thick white head on a hazy gold/orange body. Smells kinda sour and fruity. Notes of grass, lemon, CO2, apple, yeast, and corriander come out. Finish has a strong taste of dry apples. This is a very light, easy to drink beer. Very enjoyable. Would go well with a hearty meal.


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