overall
98
98
style
Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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".

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3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Tons of white foamy, sumptuous head. Thins out but sticks around. Goldenish yellow, light color, very hazy and captivating. The aroma is a delightful mix of hops, pine, coriander, apples and banana. Lots of carbonation, spicy around the mouth, very peppery on the back of throat. Tastes of alcohol, strongly for abv, grass, dirt and banana. Reminds me of some hefeweizens. Tons of black pepper too. Overall went well with spciy food, but wouldnt want to drink it by itself. Wasnt happy with the sour and bitter flavors. The bitterness wasnt one I coudl savor, rather it made me cringe! Mixed feelings about this one.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
rnilsson (3) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2007 does not count
Lots of bubbles. Cloudy with lots of visible yeast. Yellow in color. White, yeasty head. Sweet smell, apple. Silky texture. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maltysfalcon (6) - Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2007 does not count
This beer pours exceptionally bubbly. I got ahead of myself and had to wait about 10 minutes for some of the head to subside to fill the glass properly. Very yellow in color with some cloudy yeasts evident. Very light, herbal and citrus nose. The flavors mimic the nose. I heard one reviewer describe this as his "Desert Island Beer", but it is a little too hoppy for that in my opinion. However, it is undeniably a great summer beer: light, lemony and fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
acearl (509) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2007
On tap, have a bottle but have not tried so will update, yellow gold hue, dry to creamy texture, decently floral in taste and smell, hint of honey and spice, bitter lasting aftertaste. Really enjoyable, cant wait to have again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2007
Pours a hazy gold with a large foamy white head. Aroma is intensely fresh floral, fruity apple, honey. Flavour is effervescent and light. crisp fruity flavour with a dry finish. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2007
Bottle (33cl) at home. Cloudy light strawyellow - white head. Aroma: Apples, citrus, fruity, coriander, yeasty, light pepper. Taste: A lot of fruits, apples, citric, bitterness, lemon, light acid, pepper, light coriander, citrus zest, yeasty, light honey sweetness, spicy. Dry bitter acid finish.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
EithCubes (5671) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 Green bottle, 2006 vintage sampled in the early morn of July 28, 2007. Big spicy, dry aroma; orange rind and nutmeg with coriander and some herbs, grass and wood and prominent notes of dust and cobwebs. Fills the room with its yeasty, floral bouquet. Faint honey and white pepper. Deep golden pour with a huge yeast-driven rocky white head, strong carbonation. Taste is dry, hugely yeasty, and mildly fruity. Apricot and faint berry bubblegum, floral and spicy and sweet. Lesser notes of tart and bitter. Crisp beginning, but overall feel is rather smooth with well-integrated alcohol but a twinge from the light acidity. Grassy and bready but both of those under the citrus. Rounded and complex, very dry. Really a ton going on here, but for all the individual notes, its a gentle blend with considerable subtlety. Quite refreshing. [2007.07.27: 4.1]

375mL this time, cork marked 2014. Dark golden, clear and fluffy white cumulus foam. Nobly hoppy, lemon, dust, hay; dry and lightly tart, clean and attenuated, very faint mineral and stone, crisp and bubbly-fresh, subtle green apple. Love the subtle differentiation in the lemon character here, some nice lemon-vanilla meringue blending. Distinctive and just lovely as always. [2015.06.09: 4.4]

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - JUL 25, 2007
bottle. beautiful thick white head. spicy and aromatic. complex beer. dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Mild yeasty aroma mixed in with nice citrus notes. Light yellow/golden color, reminiscent of fine champagne. Very foamy white head. High carbonation. It is very crisp and dry - well balanced with the fruity flavors. A solid beer for a very unique style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2007
poured into tall tulip. pours a clear golden amber with frothy head.. yeastie clean aroma, notice spiciness from yeast, no carbonation on the palate, like you would think because the glass is full of bubbles. aroma and taste are very parallel.. very "snappy" in the yeast quality(Julie) good, good, saison , best saison, "undisputed classic of the style"(Julie)


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