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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: 2540   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".


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) - Peopleís 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) - FlorÝ, 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 iíve tasted. Donít know if Iím 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle. A nice cloudy gold pour, with a large head. Aroma of yeast and some spice. Smoot and easy to drink; flavor of yeast, some spice and possibly some fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Delirium (657) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
Draught. Cloudy yellow with a thin white head. Aroma is yeasty and citrusy, with a bit of fruity malt. Flavor is similar, with a slightly bitter finish and a velvety texture. Quite good.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Cork almost took out my eye, it popped off so fast! Not so surprisingly, the head was huge. A beatiful cloudy golden pour with a turbulent fluffy head that never completely disappeared. Aroma was very bready, sour, appley, yeasty; very funky overall, became more refined as it warmed, but all the more funkier. Wheaty taste at first, but herbal and sour qualities follow suit. Finishes dry and herbal, with a wonderful yeast element. Almost thin mouthfeel, but the high carbonation makes this very creamy. Aroma remains strong, directly after tasting. My last glass of this was half yeast and it was GREAT. Classic indeed. The definitive saison, and exquisite beer that Iím willing to bet nearly anyone can learn to love.


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