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: 2601   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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4.1
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2008
tap, cloudy golden color. Refreshing orange peel dryness with nice balance of tart and sweet fruit. Would be great on a warm summer day. Nice finish, great saison!

4.1
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Fruity, spicy aroma. Huge long-lasting head. Looks like an amber-colored Wit. Complex, yet easy flavors. Some nice bitterness, little sour, great sweetness to balance it all. Full body, with the carbonation and alcohol cutting through. My first introduction to the Saison style. Fantastic!

3.4
VacaBeerDude (19) - Vacaville, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
12.7 fl. oz. bottle. Beer pours a golden brown with a large, long lasting head. Aromas of citrus, hops, and herbs dominate. First swallow caught me with a bit of bitterness in the finish. However, each successive swallow revealed a mellow complexity that was very satisfying and refreshing. Lacing was extraordinary. For a Belgian ale, the low ABV was different, but still fine. The lively carbonation continued to the bottom of the glass. Those who appreciate unfiltered beer will love the high quantity of "goodies" floating about in the brew. Overall, very enjoyable and an ale to which I will return.

4.7
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 9, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2010 750 ml bottle. A hazy medium golden beer with a huge, frothy, creamy, lacing, mostly lasting white head. Impressive aroma, moderately malty, moderately hoppy, lightly yeasty. there are notes of bread, biscuits, flowers, grass, herbs, lemon, orange peel, pepper, clove, earth. The flavour is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately sour, lightly to moderately bitter. Amazing balance. Medium body, lively carbonation, dry and very long finish with medium to heavy bitterness. I’m speechless, one of the best nose ever, a perfect balance, a high drinkability (you can’t stop drinking this), complexity and good availabilty. Like many of the others Dupont’s beer, this stuff is really underrated.

4.2
Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Originally rated from a small bottle this re-rate is from a 750ml. Wow. Pours a cloudy gold yellow. Smells of fresh saw mill, malt, hops, and yeast. Wonderful balance of sweet freshness and hops/alcohol. A straight forward highly drinkable brew that exudes vibrance and freshness. This might be my favorite beer.

3.1
daniellerose7 (119) - new york, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
A sour smell that is also present in the taste. Huge thick head, nice consistency, but I wasn’t that impressed by the flavor. Sort of bland and woody I thought, with hints of citrus fruits.

4
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
thanks to estoppel for this treat. Super dry, and lacking spice character, which was fine by me. An excellent, blunt beer with terrific citric flavors.

3.7
BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2008
2007 bottle. Aroma is not that great. Straw, citrus hops, leather and somee skunk. Appearance is better with a large frothy white head with good retention covering a nice, hazy, medium yellow body. There are some small particles floating around. Some splotchy lacing left on the glass. Flavor is sweet, fruity, and refreshing. Smells like a wheat beer, but the taste is completely different (this is my first Saison if you couldn’t already tell). Body is light to medium with dry mouthfeel and a bit of fizzy carbonation. The alcohol is kind of prominent for the indicated 6.5%.

3.6
Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
Warm golden with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma is kind of dusty with notes of malt, coriander and spicy fruits. The flavour has a light sweetness and again this hard to describe dusty feeling with notes of malt, coriander and fruit. The finish has a suitable citrussy bitterness. It’s nice!

4.1
Stuedmaster (352) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2008
From a 750 ml. bottle, very nice aroma of banana, lemon, fresh hay and yeast. Foamy, soaplike head that fades quickly with artistic lacing. Orange-yellow in color, very light. Flavor is spicy and complex with plenty of citrus and nutty yeast. Full bodied, yet light and satisfying. I look forward to having another.


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