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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2202   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
tulip / huge white, tight, sparkly head that diminishes airy and rocky. it takes awhile for whatever froth there is to disappear. actually, no head actually completely leaves... anyway, sweet honey cheese aroma, doughy palate, citrusy flavors, dry and fizzy aftertaste. not sure if i sensed a great barnyard thing going on... i like this, though, but iím not sure if could ever buy this again. quite good, however.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Tasted in my hotel room, while out of town on business. Purchased from the Grapevine in Austin, Tx. Yellow in color with a cloudy base and pollowy white head. Aroma is full of yeast and spices and a bit of a citrus hint and some grassy notes. Flavor is light, full of wheat and yeast. Bananna and a sweet wild flower taste. Spices, light citrus fruit and a little pepper. Nice feel and finish on the tongue.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2005
Pour is cloudy orange with a big nuce fluffy and rocky white head...smell is horseblanket, straw, yeast, pepper...beautiful aroma...taste is amazingly just like the aroma with the addition of lemon, dough, light fruits toward the finish, with the finish being crisp and nicely bitter...fantastic...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
57F. Clean smelling -- fresh cut green honey dew, calendula, farm meadow in the morning. I call froth like this íbeer meringueí, most definitely. Goldenrod. Itís floral, fruity....carambola (starfruit) kiwi. Sticky, bitter....green banana. Saison grass, and dry finish. Quite wonderful and refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2078) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2005
golden pour with a huge head. smells sweet and has a lot of carbonation. not much of a fruity taste in this one. very dry finish and taste. pretty damn good beer when you get down to it. definatly something unique to this area of the world.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
This golden farmhouse ale pours with a very large white foamy head that gradually dissipates. The aroma is sweet, but the initial flavor is pleasantly bitter with a rather fruity finish. The highly carbonated texture makes this beer particularly enjoyable on a hot summer day, but it is good enough to be consumed in any weather.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nmatheis (4) - USA - JAN 24, 2005 does not count
750ml. ~50F serving temperature. Poured a pint with ~75% being tight foam. Phenolics & grain in the aroma. Shimmery gold color. Light-medium body with some carbonation sting to give the overall impression that the body is lighter than it is. Lots of yeast flavort - phenolics with a bit of bubble gum in the background. Hop bitterness quickly hits the back of the mouth and edges out the malt. After swallowing, leaves a bit of hop bitterness in the back and a sweet, fruity taste in the front of the mouth. As an aside, I just read Farmhouse Ales by Phil Markowski (good reading if you want to try and replicate these beers, along with Biere de Garde style brews). Dupontís Saison seems to be the classic modern version. I think Fantomeís brews edge out Dupontís Saison with their complexity of spices and acidic tang - just my two cents though. Iíll be culturing the Dupont yeast tonight and trying to culture Fantomeís in the near future!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2005
Absolutely one of my recent most-favoritest, really good beers. Really summery, citrusy thirst quencher. Everything about it is top-shelf. Great big, long lasting head, intense beading, peach colored cloudy pale ale. Grassy taste, remarkably bright flavor, wonderful with food or even better instead of dessert. But then again, I might have been drunk.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Padron4KM (535) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2005
750 ml green bottle. Pours a cloudy, pale golden yellow color with a huge, frothy soapy head. Lively carbonation.
Froth slowly recedes and leaves lots of chunky, sticky lace in itís wake.
Aroma is Yeasty, funky, soft cheese, a little sour note and a touch of fruity banana hiding way down deep.
Flavor is delicate, lemony and sweet and earthy with a long, lightly lemony bitter finish.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
inebrius (6) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2005 does not count
A flaxen streaming liquid under layers of stiff foam radiates scents of the earth. A gift basket of aroma: lavender salts, forest honey, radish greens and apple butter packed in handfuls of fresh mown hay. My nose is all wet with puffy froth. Exceptionally balanced flavors reminiscent of that perfect after dinner salad of bitter greens, toasted sunflower seeds, farmerís cheese and dried cranberries in a light citrus vinaigrette. When youíve finished, use whatís left of the head as a replacement for whipped cream on your fresh blackberries. I love it.


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