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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: 2503   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".


2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gnoff (9472) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2007 First rating
(33 cl bottle at Akkurat, Stockholm)
Shady golden color, small white head. Malty dry grainy scent. Malty sweet a bit bitter and acid scent. Thin mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste. Clearly not my type of beer this one.
4/2/4/2/8=2.0

Second rating
(Bottle from Systembolaget)
Color is light straw yellow, shady with yeast particles. Big white head. Aroma is banana and reminds me of a Belgian wit, coriander.Taste is of Belgian ale, coriander and other spices. High co2 spritzy body, low bitterness.
7/2/4/2/8=2.0

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2006
Bottle. White high and lasting white head. Hazy light yellow body. Light banana aroma. Sweet flavor with just a bit of bitterness at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2006
375 mL bottle. Poured a golden straw color with a very thick dense white head. Sweet floral aroma, I smelled a hint of an unknown spice, reminiscent of a licorice/anise smell. Taste starts off bitter and tangy and finishes dry. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2006
750 ml Bottle: Beautiful white foam, straw colored with normal haze. Mild sour cirtus aroma with some notes of sweet cream and pine. Taste started with mild citrus, them moved on to a wonderful hop bite. Finish was mild and could have been longer. Very solid beer, I can see why it defines the style for many.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2006
375 ml bottle. Pours a massive head that dwarfs the beer in the glass. After all settles, the beer leaves a loose frothy head. Fairly fruity aroma, but some off tones. Dry and tart. Takes a couple of sips to fully appreciate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykjen (182) - Florø, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2006
Icredible fruitiness, long dry finish. Peppery taste with yeast and green apples. Quite cloudy with a long lasting head.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juggernaught (4) - USA - OCT 26, 2006 does not count
[Bottle from Hollingshead Deli] Corked bottles are always a plus, with my cork labelled 2.006. Poured well with a nice head. Decent appearance with very nice aroma. Dry finish, noticable carbonation, a bit too yeasty for my liking. First saison i’ve tasted. Don’t know if I’m a fan of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2006
Draught at Caves Dupont, the brewery tap, cloudy golden with a large thick white pillowy head. Floral notes and spice int he aroma. Smooth palate with a lasting dry finish. Flowery flavours at first, but then peppery and grassy in the finish. Very drying - but you can taste the quality.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Bottle. Opened with a nice pop. Pours a cloudy light yellowish color with a very thick and huge white head. Aroma is white grapes, yeast, spices, and apples. Flavor is full of spices, yeast, and grapes. A very complex beer which has a nice tingling toward the tongue the second you take your first sip. Finishes with a nice dryness. A refreshing summer beer. I could enjoy this outside just relaxing on a hot summer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
festyzizzle (30) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Got this at Beirkraft. Thick fizzy white head almsot like champagne. An aroma of sweet grapes and pefume. Cloudy white body. Nice wheat flavor with a sweet palate. I havent had many Saisons before but this was pretty good.


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