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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2248   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2943) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
250ml bottle from LCBO. Hazy yellow colour in the glass with a medium frothy white head. Very strong spice and yeast aroma. Frothy carbonated mouthfeel that tingles. Very interesting taste of spice and neat mix of earthy yeast/hops that makes it strangely bitter - really lingers and is unique - full of citrus as well. What an original tasting beer. Iíll buy lots more of these at this price ($1.95).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
diabel (1608) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUL 7, 2005
Bottle Clear, yellow body with a white, frothy head, which diminishes mostly. Nose of hops and yeast. Moderately bitter flavour. Very lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 5, 2005
Beautiful cloudy hazy look in the glass to this beer. Full of spice and grass on the tongue. The aroma was a bit dissapointing, I thought, too much lager-smell, but that well could be because of the bottle (375ml), so I gave the beer the benefit of the doubt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained as part of the summer beer fest. Tasted in dimple mug. Appearance is light yellow, slightly cloudy with a thin but sustained white head. Aroma is very spicy with a hint of subtle complexity. Flavour is well balanced with equal parts dry, sweet and hoppy. Very nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6213) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
250ml bottle, labelled only as "Saison Dupont" with no "Vieille Provision" on the label. So íMenís Journalí called this the best beer in the world, thatís quite a lot to live up to. Letís see: Pours a cloudy amber with a large fizzy white head. Some sediment. Aroma has a Belgian wheat beer smell. Citrus, grapefruit, banana, bubble gum and wine. Slightly too carbonated for my taste. Flavor is quite bitter and moderately sweet. Not quite the best, far from actually, but itís pretty good and I enjoyed it. Iíll get it again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2007 Bottle (300ml). Extremely lively, big head, white, rocky. Lots of post-pour bubbles, like champagne. Wan, cloudy lemon colour. Odour very like Unibroue Blanche de Chambly - mild yeasty wheat beer nose with lemon oil, camphor, ash. Flavour? bitter, bitter - pine or spruce tang, some ash, lemon oil - very aggressive bitter finish. Good patio beer for hop-heads - not really my thing. Update July27/07 - what WAS I thinking?! Simply amazing yeast, light sourness and funk, backbone of caramel malt and light fresh sweet spice, cloudy, floaties, complex yet easy to quaff -great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TomT (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2005
The Dupont brewery is one of the nicer microbreweries in Belgium, situated in a village with 5 streets and a pub. The Saison Dupont is a typical "saison" beer and one of the best of this special kind of beer. The bitter taste is very balanced and reminds of warm summer evenings in the countryside. This beer goes down very well on a hot day.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2005
330ml bottle from Bitter Virtue. Voluminous head rapidly diminshing, golden colour. Spicy yeast aromas, vanilla, fruity citrus and grassy hops. Initially I wasnt too keen on the taste - a clash between the bitter and fruity aspects. By the time I realised I quite liked it, it was almost gone! Slight chalkiness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2005
Not as complex or unusual as I had imagined. In fact, it seems like a more bitter Aventinus with less espers and spice. Still, a well-crafted beer with body and flavour to spare. Initial fruitiness is tempered by its herbal finish. The carbonation is soft and itís slightly oily.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmb84 (5) - Dunedin, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2005 does not count
a very good beer, i enjoyed this very much. not the best beer in the world though, thats a pretty lofty title.


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