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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2125   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2003
light straw body, a thick white head. frothy and lively beer. citrucy and spicy nose earthy and herbal hop character. the finish was very complex: notes of raisins, pepper, tobacco and alcohol. good summer afternoon beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JUL 6, 2003
The bottle I had was old...in my possession for at least 3 years, through 2 moves... BUT, it has held up remarkably for something tha should be drank much earlier... Poured with a huge head, slowly fading leaving impressive lace. Corinader in the nose, nice hop spice in there. Color? Harvest gold, deep. Orangey malty flavor backed up with hop bitterness. A bit of banana in the nose as well as other fruits... One of my favorites...perfect on a humid Nebraska summer day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Light orange body loaded with yeast sediment, nice champagne-like white head. Yeasty, spicy aroma. Flavor is citrus and white wine, with yeasty banana and spice notes. Alcohol is noticeable. Nice mellow aftertaste. Refreshing and interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeterHollander (20) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2003 Bottle. Beautifull golden colour and a white head of foam. At first a distinct aroma of ripe fruit after adding the sediment, dark brown and quite a lot of it, the aroma became more yeasty and hoppy. Surprising beer with a very traditional taste

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2381) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Cloudy golden. Rocky with a white head with thin sheets of lace. Banana fruitiness dominates, lightly bready, maybe a bit sour. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Lightly salty and smoky but taste mostly follows aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Rerate FRESH (as I can get in a bottle): Clean noble hops, lovely pilsener malt and slight yeast driven spicy notes. NOM NOM! 7/4/9/4/15 3.9

Original rating Bottle at Map Room in Chi-town. Disclaimer: some think this bottle was bad, I think it’s just your normal tart saison and I’m rating it as such. Aroma hinted of elderberry, light spices, sour apple, cassis, and some grain. Very slightly bitter tastes, spices come through but not overpowering. Very dry finish. Very quaffable, good summer brew. 7/4/7/3/13 3.4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2003
Yellow-golden, unclear, with fine big head. Typical spicy, coriander, aroma. Flavor starts with the spicyness, but finish a bit more dry than normal.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4487) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2003
Somewhat pale hazy golden colour, with a definate foamy white head. The aroma was almost that of an american macrobrew, but somewhat like straw. The taste was somewhat complex, with drying characteristics. The beer was pretty thin-bodied, but it was definately full of carbonation. Larger bubbles coated the side of the glass at all times. Not a bad beer, but not the greatest...but pretty good for the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
foduck (328) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2003
Dusty aroma. Big white head, large bubbles. Spicy flavor, finish is somewhat weak. Not so impressed with this. Mouthfeel is kind of thin and very bubbly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2003
My first of this style, the beer poured cloudy, nice white head, and a golden color. The taste was complex with a lingering crispness. The hop characteristics were very herbal. Delicious!


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