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


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RATINGS: 2295   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2004
Pretty good beer. Lots of flavors happening. Fruity and sour like. Perfect head. Sharp hop finish. Very interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 750 ml. Interesting, self removing cork. Perfect head that rivals the Trappist brews. Yellow and hazy with floaties. Musty, earthy, lemon, orange peel, grass, and hops all wrapped up in a neat aroma bundle. Smooth round malt with an orange peel bitterness. Sharp hop finish. Very interesting and complex beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 750 ml bottle. Deep orange-gold pour with a thick fluffy white head. The aroma is great. Earthy and peppery with a touch of light spice and some savoury yeastiness. A bit chewy and a little bit of mint and spice. There is a touch of peppery character and some lingering earthy bitterness. Rustic and awesome. From a 25cl bottle 04/2006. Cloudy golden orange beer with a huge white head and great lacing. Notes of citrus, sweet malt, apricot and raison. Some phenolic character. Taste is yeasty. I found my bottle to be a bit over-carbonated and a strange but very subtle metallic finish. Still a fantastic beer. 8 4 7 4 16

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3999) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2004
Bottle at the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Fantastic, class beer. Superbly balanced - refreshing and full bodied. Fresh German wheat taste, with some fruit and Belgian style wit too. Dry, tart aroma, with some cider. Bright, pale orange appearance - cloudy and hazy. Slimline but persistent white fluffy head, with some gloopy lacing. Some dryness in the finish, crisply contrasting with previosu smooth fruit. Prickled top of mouth and left a lingering spicy tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2006 2003 bottle. Pale gold colour, clear with amazing fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty and spicy and a little bit phenolic. Initial light-struck character dissipates quickly. After smelling it initially I didn’t think I’d like it much and the first taste didn’t impress me all that much either. But it really grew on me. Really quite dry and fizzy in the mouth, starts with a whisper of malt but then develops a dry, stony, soda water character then a light bitterness (kind of reminded me of Orval). I think I initially expected something a bit bigger and bolder and didn’t appreciate the subtlety of the beer (I would call it elegant) but I still can’t get past the feeling that it was just a touch watery.
RR: Geez it’s good to be able to get something like this in Australia now. Great combination of fresh, grassy, polystyreney (in a good way) hops and tropical fruit yeast notes. Great firm body with lean pils malt and assertive hop flavour and bitterness. Like it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 21, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 2003 Bottling, Sampled June 2004
The aroma is lemony, sharp, and musty all at the same time. It is very well carbonated and just dances around as it effervesces on my tongue. The taste is lightly sweet, yet is quite dry in the finish. This is definitely well hopped as it has a nice balancing bitterness in the finish. The taste has some light lemon notes as well hints of ginger, and herbs. The beer is really quite dry, despite the sweetness that I detected early on. This beer is light and refreshing, yet complex and interesting. This is just a great beer, and one of my favorite styles right now.

2003 bottle, Sampled January, 2004
It is very well carbonated as the cork just explodes from the bottle with only a little prompting. This beer is a hazy orange yellow colored brew, which, is topped by a prodigious white head. The head is long lasting and turns to a cratered rocky surface over time. As I pour I get a strong light struck character in the aroma. The main aroma in the glass is of grain. The light struck character is, thankfully, quite muted in the taste. The beer has a sharp grassy-grain character to it, which is quite good and make me think of a nice hay field in Belgium. There is a slight sweetness and a balancing bitter hop finish. It is a fairly dry beer overall, and has very little fruitiness to it. The middle of this beer has a certain sharp spiciness to it. Overall, though this beer is fairly mellow, the flavors are well integrated and flow one into the other. I like this beer; a quality, good farm-house beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (7172) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2004
went particularly well with eczematic's altbier-stewed moroccan lamb shanks. tinge of green, aroma of dandelions, sugar water and white grapes. oddly bitter - like lemon barley lollies in grapefruit juice. some black pepper, lime and dettol, just so much going on. here's hoping the yeast will make some good batches of home brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2004
This a style I have yet to fully appreciate, sweet and tart flavours, some citrus and mild funk. Finishes cleanly but I just don't groove on it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The Etruscan (554) - Tuscany, ITALY - JAN 4, 2004
White large long lasting thin head.Orange-honey color. Aroma is floral, hoppy with citrus botes. Aroma is initially moderately fruity, turning soon in a hoppy taste with floral and herbal tones. Finish is moderately bitter and fresh. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2007 Body is a bit hazy with a nice orange/yellow color. Head is tall and creamy. Has a sweet citrusy lemon flavor, but not too sweet (I’d say perfectly balanced). Finishes more bitter, but is very pleasant nonetheless. Overall, very good and crisp. Lots of bubbles. 7 / 5 / 8 / 4 / 17 Update 11/23/2006 - Now that my tastes have matured, I can pick out the nice spicy fruit, and I’d say it is not too lemony. Very yeasty and a little dry. It was a 2006 bottle so a bit fresh. I wonder what that other bottle was? Update 5/22/2007 Drinking a 2005 bottle right now. Very good. Subdued, not dry, more similar to a biere de garde like Jenlain. Spices are interwoven with a earthy sweet hop. Good stuff. Time to stock up!

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