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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: 2260   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Poured a light gold with a thick white head. Nice light yeast nose with strong hints of citrus. Not as grassy as some saisons. Thin mouthfeel, with lota of fruit, spice, and citrus on the tongue. A very refreshing beer. Great for the warm summer months.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2005 Rockiest head on the planet. Great nose. Smells like a triple crossed with a dry red wine. Fruity and chalklike. Flavors explode. More quenching than water. So good G-rat

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a big fluffy white head. Yeasty aroma with some bitterness. Taste is spicy with many different flavors. Finish is dry and sour. Very good saison.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2004
Hazy, straw yellow color, creamy, bone-white froth atop. Aroma, a great heady blend of citrus and spice, probably coriander and clove in the lead. Feels quite a bit like a wit, too, with that wheaten element riding high. Taste: warm, wonderful, spicy texture, smooths out after, but never flags in flavor. Citrus and spice carries through, with plenty of lemon zest and a drizzle of orange, plus loads of yeasty contributions and a never-ending spicy kick. Thirst-quenching all the way, ending in a crisp, dry finish. Light bodied, but abundant with character. Damned tasty! A great summery ale, tres sophisticated and quaffable, to boot! (on tap)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2007 On Tap. Poured a hazy yellow with no head. Citrus and banana aromas and tastes with some spices. OK but not as good as some of the other beers I had tonight... 6 4 5 4 14

Re-rate. My how tasts have changed. Citrus, yeast, spices, bananas and some light funkiness. Increased the scores a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2004 Bottle conditioned at the Great British Beer Festival, Kensington Olympia, London. (Thursday Session).A yeasty, peppery, spicy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (5325) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2004
33 cl capped bottle simply called "Saison Dupont" (bought in Norway), "Vieille Provision" is apparently used only for the corked bottle, otherwise it must be the same beer. Hazy golden beer with a large head. Lovely farmhouse aroma with spices and tobacco. Spicy and "authentic" farmbrew flavour, which unfortunately soon is overpowered by a strange medicinal bitterness on the the back of my tongue - I’m not sure how much of this bitterness comes from the hops and how much comes from dead yeast cells. This bitterness dominates the long aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2004
On draught at Monk’s. Man, this one falls off a cliff- starts out pleasantly tart and refreshing, and then disappears in a cloud of yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2547) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2004
Cloudy golden yellow, lovely foaming rocky head. Catty aroma quickly fades. Notable fruitiness is apparent, somewhat peachy, hint of cinnamon or nutmeg. Mint. Flavor is almost alive, with mild peach and mango fruitiness, faint coriander, doughy, caramel candy. Finishes clean and semi-dry. Unfortunately the flavor and aromas adapt unusually quickly...that is, at first the complexity is deep, then the beer becomes one-dimensional, but then if you rest it for a minute, it becomes very complex again. Hoppy bitterness becomes slightly more apparent during adaptation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2004
on draught at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia. Orangish pour with a nice fluffy white head. Banana, clove and coriander on the nose. Sharp flavors. Some bitterness, some coriander, nicely spicy. This is delicious. This bar is fabulous, I highly recommend to anyone who loves beer.


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