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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2188   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.


2.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 21, 2005
Bottled. Murky yellow with a large white head. The aroma of skunked hops filled the room as I poured it. There is a slight bready and malt aroma when I hold the glass to my nose bbut itís overwelmingly skunky. Fizzy mouthfeel. Malt and yeast flavors. Notes of lemon and even a little spice. Actually tastes alright as long as you donít inhale while drinking. I hope to re-rate soon.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Man o man, if this is a "classic Belgian farmhouse ale," I need to stay the hell away from farmhouses when Iím in Belgium next month. Cloudy yellow color with a foamy thick head. Very dry mouthfeel, almost overly so. The flavor? Apart from the obvious citrusy-ness, I donít know if "ass" can be a proper descriptor, but I passed it around the table at the bar I was having this and my fellow RateBeerians all used the same word to describe it. It took me a while to choke it down (I wasnít letting $7 go to waste), but geez, my girlfriendís PBR never looked so delish before.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
highlandlad (1413) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2005
Fantastic summer drinking - a genuine summer ale with some real weight. Thank the beer Gods for the Belgians. Poured an unfiltered cloudy lemon colour, with a lasting pillowy head. The nose is fresh, fruity and yeasty. Remarkable palate - light and fizzy on the tongue but dry and forceful in the finish. Some initial caramel malt alongside tart citric characters. Very drinkable for its 6.5% abv. A personal favourite. (Bottle)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
An incredible beer, soft, creamy, smells amazing, goes down so smooth, each sip is nirvana, gotta be one of the worldís great beers. Looks great too!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5460) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
A hazy straw pour with a lofty, rocky head and fresh, light citric (lemon, mainly) scents... this is a fine saison. Itís got a base of light, toffee-like malts, a fresh grassiness, a lemony tartness, and just the right amount of barnyard mustiness. Alcohol tickles the tongue on the long, dry finish. I can see spending a night with this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2005
Pours murky yellow with a huge egg-white looking head. Smells grassy, yeasty, and maybe a little skunky. No skunk in the flavor though. Very carbonated and refreshing. Sourness up front and some bitterness in the finish. Slightly citrusy and light grassy/hoppy in flavor. I like this one. If not for the slight amount of skunk aroma, this would be fantastic!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2005
I never know what to expect when trying a new style. This one was a positive experience. Pouring slowly could not prevent a huge, rocky head from forming and staying around. Colour is a pale, cloudy, yellow with lots of fiz going on. Having trouble pegging the aroma. Taste is tart, banana, citrus and yeasty. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 From A Bottle.Golden yellow in colour,aroma is of sour fruit with some wood i think it was oak, taste was really hard to pin down for me,it changed alot from start to finish, I got crab apple,beechwood, various spices plus many others,a sour and dry finish.This is like a first date, Itís fun and interesting to start with and the more time you spend with it,the more is revealed. It was a great experience,I must try this again and others alike.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - FEB 26, 2005
Whoa. I brewed a clone of this and side by side they are very similar. A grand style, strong enough to keep you interested and light enough to fool you in to drinking too much.

2.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Krausen (102) - USA - FEB 25, 2005
I am so torn on this bottle...The flavor is nice, body great but the green glass leads to such a skunky aroma! I really wish I could find it on tap or go to belgium to taste it. Nice, crisp body with a slight fruit aroma and flavor. The skunk is overwhelming and is destroying my enjoyment of this beer.


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