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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 2187   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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YogiBeera (2448) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2002
Nice aroma with apple-, banana-, yeast- and cinnamon-notes. Hazy pale Orange body with a little head. Bitter grapefruity finish that makes the other flavors unidentifiable. Very dry and bitter. Suprisingly flavor with this aroma. I didnít expect this bitterness!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernest (6160) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2013 750ml 2011 bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of pepper, lemon peel, gum, mint, hint of sulfur. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. This is probably the best vintage since the amazing 2006. Bright and beautiful nose, and the usual excellent balance and cleanliness. There are definitely great variations of this iconic beer out there, but itís nice to know this one can still kick most of their asses in a good year.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2002
Golden colour, big creamy head. Sweet aroma of malt, white sugar, old hop. Dry-bitter mouth, astringent, oak cask flavour. Dry, strong palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - SEP 9, 2002
Wonderful fluffy white head. Straw yellow with lots of suspended yeast dancing through bubbles. The flavor is slightly acidic and very refreshing. With the acidity and the carbonation ... this is reminiscent of champaigne. Very drinkable brew and perfect for a 90 degree indian summer day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Yellow colored with suspended yeast particles topped with a thick, creamy, white, long-lasting head. Yeasty, citrusy aroma. Spicy, earthy, grassy, yeasty taste with a dry tangy finish. A little too light bodied for my preference, but a very crisp and refreshing beer, especially on a hot summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Cidery, grassy and smooth. Dry finish. A classic example of a saison.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fraternie (814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2002
Grassy, spicy and dry notes dominate. Balances well but falls behind Pipaix.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2005 Rerate: Oh, my goodness did underestimate this one, at 3.3 early on. This is the real deal, a more herbal type saison, with far less sweetness than I originally thought. Wispy, yet full. With excellent licheny sediments. Recommended. Original: My first Saison. Hmmmm...huge head, golden color, very spicy aroma. Iíve seen something like this before. Then, cotton candy aroma wafts in...I swear it is as sweet as the devil! Weird! I guess it is pretty dry, yet still quite sweet/spicy. I see the comparison to the Dulle Teve 10, I guess, now that my eyes are opened. Hmmmm...a horse of a moderately different color. Trippel-ly, but not. Seems to be made very nicely. Addition: Seems a bit spoiled...pretty freaky and I took a nice long time with it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2002
Pale gold color with a thick rich head. The aroma was malty with spicy hop undertones. the aroma had a hint of sourness to it but not in a real bad way. the flavor was full of malt with a strong hoppy finish. some spicyness was evident throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DallasBryan (111) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2003 Not good as Duvel, but beter than Chimay White and Leffe Blonde. One of the top belgian ales, but most belgian ales are overrated. England, Scotland and Germany have ales that belgium cant match too. Cant really tell alot of difference between Belgian Saison and French Biere de Garde. Of those types of beers I prefer 3 Monts from France. But Duvel is the king of Strong Pale/White Ale.


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