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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 2305   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2798) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
250ml brown bottle. Deep gold, held a nice tight 1cm white head. Lots of floating particles. Spicy and yeasty aroma. Medium body. Malty with some yeast flavour. Moderate hops in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Dupont is usually a guarantee for a top quality product, and this is no exception. Very yellow golden with an almost non-existent head - but the beer is far from flat. Nice fruity head with some citrus in there. Starts citrusy and fresh with a fine, malty body but then you get the very pronounced bitterness in the palate. Hops add balance and harmony to this well composed beer. 190699

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
250 mL bottle from LCBO. Hazy but brilliant golden colour with a massive pillowy head. Very active body with lots of floaties bouncing around. Aroma is wonderful - yeasty & musty with notes of pepper and apricot. Crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Flavour is simple, yet complex at the same time, if that makes any sense. I guess I just mean that there are a lot of flavours in there - yeast, hay, papper, apple, citrus - but none of them are overwhelming or confusing on the pallette. A really good, satisfying, refreshing beer - goes down great on a warm summer day or evening, and should also hold up in cooler weather. Iíd better stock up while itís still available here...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1611) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2006 A clouded honey colored ale with a monstrous billowy cap. lively with soft carbonation, lots of little yeast "floaters" in this drink. Wonderful aroma of spice, mustiness and some sweet fruits. Chewy-musty malts mingle with pear-apricot some berry tastes, attenuated hop citrus and spices..finish is strange: long but dry with lots of berry tastes...a nice saison for summer sipping...mind you, the 250cl bottle is a tease and you need 3 to make a decadent, relaxing, sunset patio experience on a warm summer evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Bottle: Dry, fruity and musty, this brew is a nice, refreashing treat. Not overly complex, with some notes of hay, pepper, and apple; spritzy carbonation and snappy tartness. Iím not a huge fan of saisons, but Iím glad I tried this one.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Very refreshing. Dry at first but ends up being quite refreshing. Very nice fluffy head.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1546) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2005
33cl bottle. Very fresh, yeasty, slightly herbal & grassy, wheaty esters and citric bite, peppery pie spicings. Bit of a Trappist attitude, very complex, touch earthy & musty hops. Silky feel and pretty look. Bitterness does linger on into a hint of sour. I donít know Saison well but Dupont is obviously well made - entertainingly structured yet approachable, it is full of quirky charm that somehow adds up to "Beer."

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2990) - 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 (1619) - 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 (1113) - 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.


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