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


on tap

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RATINGS: 2502   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
pale straw colour. tight, small head that lasts until the end. yeast sediment in bottle. hints of wheat flavour and yeastiness. different but interesting. sharp, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - JUL 24, 2005
I’d never had a saison before, and reading the expectiations of the style, this is a precise example. Similar to a belgian whit. Not my favorite style but I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nejhleader (1424) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2005
really nice beer. had a kinda flowery smell and tasted pretty good, not bitter aftertaste, taste was a bit malty with a dry aftertaste. shot the cork at my brother! HA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Corked bottle.Cloudy golden with large head that diminshed slowly. Citrus and spice aroma. Medium body with creamy texture. Good citrus and spice flavor with a long smooth dry finish. Very refreshing brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2537) - California, USA - JUL 21, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2013 I first had this in 2005 and my rating hasn’t changed. Massive, pillowy head with great lace/retention. Yeasty aroma - there’s so much going on with it and each bottle is a journey within itself. Grass, straw, honey, a touch of lighter fruit. Medium to light body, DRY finish, and very drinkable. What this beer accomplishes so well is that at first glance it’s simple and straightforward, BUT there’s so much hidden beneath the surface.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Glass @ the Horse Brass. Poured a beautiful yellow straw color with a thick and creamy white head. Smelled of orange, coriander, and cloves, with a cool funky "cellar" smell. Tasted absolutly delicious. Good hints of peppery spice and orange citrus. A true master of the Saison style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 18, 2005
Pop goes the cork and we’re off. Hazy pale orange in color with a super rocky head that just keeps growing. Should have used a trappist glass instead of the tulip, but let’s get on with this... Delectable aroma with spicy pepper, clovers, orange rinds, grapefruit juice, coriander and burlap sacks. Flavor refreshingly steals my heart. Paling, sour and refreshing quaff. Orange crème, lemon herbed butter and pepper complete the textbook execution of what a saison is meant to be. Subtly abrasive on the palate while spiced and crisp. Hard water and other farmhouse elements are all in agreement. Crisp, clean and sour finish. Absolutely lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3306) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (3095) - 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. I’d better stock up while it’s still available here...

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