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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (15536) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 12, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2007 yellow golden with fine white head. A bit of fruit and a lively carbonation makes this very fresh and overall pleasant. Yeast & citrus! Easy drinkable. Has a great finsih! Another great wallonian saison brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 8, 2006 Maybe I had built up my expectations too much. A beer from a place called "Wallonia" truly peaked my interest. It looked good and smelled wonderful but the taste was a huge letdown. Tasted like a normal, light, euro lager. Thereís a possibility my bottle was bad as there was a pretty strong sourness to it. Iíll try another in the future and change my score if itís better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2006
1000th Rating!! WooHoo!! A thick white head which almost filled the glass sat on top of a murky yellow body. Head was tightly beaded, dense and left delightful rings of lacing. Spice, cloves, cheese, citrus and a touch of alcohol on the nose. Unfiltered taste gave a chalky texture with flavours of pepper, yeast, citrus and a dry light bitter finish, the body is thin enough to make it easy to quench your thirst and then keep on drinking and drinking. I Didnít think I liked Saisons but I certainly loved this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2006
Poured a cloudy yellowish gold color with a thick white head that lasted for a very long time. I could not detect what the aroma was after the pour but as it warmed it had an aroma similar to a white beer. The taste seemed to have a little citrus and maybe some coriander but with a little dry funkiness. This was my first saison and I think after future tastings this style could grow on me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 This was tasty. Hazy like a German Heff, with a lot of the same characteristics if you ask me. Banana, little bit of clove, golden with white frothy head. I almost found an odd hint of classic lemon-lime Gator-aid. I swear I taste a little bit of salt. Very thirst quenching. When I first poured it, I swear it had some Pilsner Urquel notes, but they seemed to dissipate as it ís carbonation snuck away. I thought it was awesome. One thing I donít get though, I always thought Saisons were fermented at very high temps. Iím talking like in the 90ís. Yet, the bottle says this style is brewed in the winter for summer consumption since the days before refrigeration. What gives?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 1, 2006
375 ml bottle picked up at OíBrien"s: Hazy yellow color with a huge white head. Funky yeast, spicy, grass and lemon aroma. Flavor is fruity and spicy, light orange rind, lemon, a hint of banana finishing peppery and dry. Medium bodied and smooth with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle 375 mL--The pour finished with a huge foamy head that left copious amounts of lacing throughout the drink. The color was a very cloudy yellow. The aroma was overwhelming with citrus, mostly lemony smells. The taste had the same citrus feel, especially on the lips.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2006
375ml bottle, bottle conditioned. Eaten with Corsendock Wellness cheese.

Poured light, cloudy yellow. 2-inch bubbly, foamy white head. Head present all the way through. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of corriander, lemon, spices, and orange peels. Aroma was stong but not overpowering. Flavor spicy, light orange peels, corriander, lemon, slight vanilla notes and hops. Dry finish with mellow aftertaste. Very refreshing! Good carbonation. Setiment settled on the bottom of my glass and the bottle. complex aromas and flavors, all mixed very nicely. I was a little worried that I wouldnít like this, but I did!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 26, 2006
The aroma has blends of lemon, earthines, floral hops, and spices. The pours is a faded orange with a pillowy white head. Initially there is a sweetness and then the hops come through with an earthy quality along with herbs, spices, and citrus. The finish is dry, quick, and refreshing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OldMrCrow (2403) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2012 Notes from a 25 cl bottle, black label (purchased in Britain).

Pours a nice fizzy yellow with a fluffy white head. The aroma blends lighter fruity, spicy belgian aromas with some mildly sour, funky saison notes. The flavor follows, surprisingly refreshing, plenty of spice and citrus fruit and belgian yeast; some sour barnyard but not strongly so, and none of the harsh chalky flavors Iíve occasionally picked up in less impressive examples of the style.

This one has become a standard and a standby for me; lovely lovely stuff. Dusty, with a wonderful mineral taste. More lemon than I ever remember atop yeasty esters that one might describe as banana but thatís a terrible misrepresentation -- "Dupont yeast" is the only way I can capture it. A 750 of this is a beautiful way to end a hot summerís afternoon. Iíve had this at 4.5 for a long time, but Iím bumping it to 4.6 for being consistently mind-blowingly good, such that every time I crack a bottle Iím surprised anew by what a delight it is.

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