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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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brewosk (137) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2007
This Farhmhouse ale was on tap at the Oasis. Pleasant sour citrus flavor with graininess and a very healthy head.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
milewide (2130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2011 Cloudy yellow color with a big head. Aroma is mostly fruity. Taste is mostly sour and lingers, which I liked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2007
750ml. this ale pours an orangey golden hue with a dense cloudiness. a tall fluffy sort of cool-whip like head lasts and lasts. aroma is quite complex it ranges from lightly grainy to spicy, and seems to have a spiced citric quality as well. yeasty citric flavor with some spicy hops comprising the finish. the palate is smooth and full. over all this is quite well rounded.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2007
pours a hazy gold, almost orange. huge frothy head and nice lacings. has the aroma of yeast and banana. Very refreshing on the mouthfell with a slight bitter/sour finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Cloudy, golden with a fluffy head. Aroma of yeast, banana, fruit. Flavors of honey, fruit, and yeast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davelouw (13) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Pours an amazing rocky white head on top of golden hazy honey. Nose is mostly clean with touch of hay and slight sourness. Taste starts clean, moves to mild sourness and finishes crisply bitter. Malt stays in the background but provides a solid foundation. Mouthfeel is full but highly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Certainly a classic example of the style--this Saison emdodies the notion of an easy-going light Belgian ale for the warm season. Pours a light cloudy yellow-gold with a thick, puffy head. Light grainy lemon aromas with an even lighter hint of spice and earth alongside Belgian yeast notes. Flavor is again light and tart with some esters and a slight spicy earthy hops bitterness. Mouthfeel is clean and crisp with some lingering bitterness and fruity esters.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kristatos (6) - USA - JUL 9, 2007 does not count
I had tried several Saisons and even brewed a couple at home before finally getting my hands on some Dupont. This is truly the "reference" beer for Saison. Balanced malt and hop flavors set off by fruity esters. A persistent creamy head that lasted to the last drop. Slight peppery spice but not "hot" at all. Great beer for the warmer months.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dragonfly1 (500) - Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
750 ml. Clean aroma- very fresh & grassy. Fluffy head, yellow / amber / hazy appearance. But the bitterness lasts and lasts and lasts to the point where it detracted from the enjoyment of the beer. Not sure if it was that it was so dry that the bitterness stood out so much, but I was disappointed overall. Description on the bottle says that this "ends clean"- hmmm, not really. Phantomes Saison is much better.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2007
Bottle, IBS, Perth, WA Aged in suboptimal conditions for 2 years, Utter sublimation, with a sweet maltiness that was unexpected of a beer of this gravity, compounded by a complexity from the yeast that is enchanting. Excellence.


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