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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

For export relabeled as "Vieille Provision".


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Pours hazy golden straw with a thick frothy/rocky white head. Vibrant aroma of citrusy fruits, mild hops, and a bit of yeast. Flavor is unusually hoppy for this style, but still full of nice fruity notes, a bit of spice, and a bit of sweetness from the yeast in the finish. The palate is medium and silky with some sour citrus notes, and bitterness from the hops hinging on for the long finish. Unique in complexity and texture, very interesting saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2007
375ml bottle - pours hazy, foggy light gold, with one of the biggest, rockiest white heads Iíve ever seen. Looks excellent. Lots of carbonation in the glass, but itís soft on the tongue and in the mouth. Good texture. But Iím getting ahead of myself. Aroma is spicy and yeasty, with clove, banana, citrus peel, and light hops, giving it a character somewhat lager or pilsneríish. Nice and inviting. The taste is extremely refreshing, an excellent summer ale - peppery, with lemon notes, yeast, banana, and a very light bitter/hoppy finish. Nice, satisfying stuff and Iíll be sure to keep a few bottles around for the summer months.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2007
I think this beer may be a bit skunked, as there is something beyond the standard brett funk here and it is not pleasant. Some of the quality still shines through, though. Have to re-rate this later.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Enormous long lasting foamy but creamy white head atop an opaque golden pour. Complex aroma withy yeast, fruit, bread, bannana notes. Tingly mouth feel. Fruity cherry taste with a crisp dry finish. Tastes a lot like a wheat beer to me. Nice refreshing brew.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge rocky white head. Aroma is yeast, sour apples, banana. Flavor is citrus ,yeast, honey. Palate is light to medium, highly carbonated, dry, silky finish. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeinDahlem (1448) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 Bottle enjoyed at home. One of my favorites. Light golden color, clear early in the bottle and cloudy later on. Big creamy head. Aroma of green herbs and young hops. Dry and bitter with sour notes, peppery, wheaty, leafy, some citrus. Spicy hoppy finish. Refreshing despite all of that. Hooray for this beer, which is always a bargain to boot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2007 Bottle. Aroma is floral and citric. Solid and opaque dark yellow color. Well carbonated. Flavor was rich and malty. Slight bitter finish. Thick body with a good creamy palate. A great summer beer. A classic saison.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonno (2462) - JAPAN - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 lovely dark yellow with a great head, delicious spicy aroma, although the taste is not what I was expecting. Rerate love the subtle funk, with the fairly weighty body itís just a great easy drinking characterful beer. Cheap too!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2997) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 Bottle, date stamped "LO6006A" Yep, a big horsey and brett smell. Cloudy yellow, with a crisp head. Actually, I think itís a nice clean taste to start. Light pilsner type malts. Still a pretty young bottle, I popped it now and was rewarded with some nice sharp hop notes. Initial smell drops out as it warms, leading to a bit of lemony zest. Rounded out with pear and dry wine. A bit too fizzy, but thoroughly enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - DEC 16, 2006
(750 ml bottle (2005) from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/maine/augusta/l target=blank>Louís Beverage Barn) Light and peppery, refreshing...Pours cloudy golden yellow with a big, fluffy, very rocky white head. Bubbly like champagne, esp. on first pour. Aroma is banana, clove and yeast. Mouthfeel is softly effervescent and light. Big globs of meringue-like lacing inside of glass. Flavor is light banana and citrus with light pepper overlaying and lasting into finish. Nice flavor, esp. the pepperiness.


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