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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2615   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
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 30, 2007
A golden pour with a huge white head which goes away quickly. A belgian yeastiness-alot like corriander. A clean dry drinker with a spicy flavor. A foamy but solid palate. Easy smooth driner with no obvious flaws.

4.4
dmtroyer (431) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 750ml. Saison/Farmhouse is my favorite summer brew, and this is at the top of that list. Fun to pour, with an aroma that carries from the glass. Spice, hops, yeast are all well integrated which makes for a fairly refreshing brew. I’ve had this a couple of times, and I think the time I enjoyed it most is after a hot summer day, carrying it home on my bike. This gave it an unorthodox shaking... but I enjoyed the lees in my glass.

3.7
yespr (45398) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours slight hazy golden yellow with a huge lasting white head. Somewhat herbal, spiced and hoppy aroma. Slight sweet malty flavour with a complex blend of spices - somewhat kept low on intensity though. Starts sweet but the spice and hops soon drive this brew into a more dry feeling. Somewhat acidic and citric along the way, with some orange and slight lemon like notes. Very smooth and well balanced.

3.1
obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2009 Draft: Apple and lemon aroma. Cloudy golden color, no head, uniform glass coating. Tastes of apple core and thyme. Nice hop finish. Rather watery.

3.7
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2007
750mL bottle. golden haze. skunky, musty, bready aroma. Hints of wintergreen and lots of straw flavors. Dry yeasty finish.

4.1
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 16, 2007
750 mL bottle. This was my first saison, on recommendation from SoLan @ Knightly. Wonderful pour, cloudy gold with a huge white head. Bright and fruity start, nice finish with hops. Not "sweet", just wonderful and refreshing.

4.1
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2007
Pours out a wonderful hazy golden color with a thick fluffy white head, were talking 3+ fingers thick here! Aroma is sweet hay mixed with a light tartness, yeast, and a slight musty funky smell. Once you take a sip your mouth is invaded by at first a sweetness of hay then followed by a tartness and a slight must that can only be attributed to saison. Don’t let the must turn you away! This is a wonderfully crafted beer and one of the most refreshing beers I’ve had in awhile. I have a whole 750ml bottle and I’m not gonna share a drop, no sir. I love saison and this is a grea example of the style. I wish I had bought two of these.

4.5
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Cork reads 2005. From notes on 12/25/2006. Pours a clouded gold with a bright white head. Nose is yeasty and sweet with a touch of old, aged must. Flavor is tart and crisp. Slight citric tones. Touch of sweetness. Bloody marvelous. Feel is extremely well balanced, though the carbonation seems a bit high. It’s made me burp quite a bit. Drinkability is unsurpassed. I love saison, and I love this one. Beautiful.

4
StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2007
375 ml corked bottle from Bevmo. Pours a rich unfiltered golden color with a huge white head that fades very slowly. Aroma is strong with notes of yeast, sour grapes, breads, and grass. Flavor is understated compared to the aroma. There is a complex mellowness to this concoction that is mostly sweet with notes of wheat, almonds, biscuit, and pears. Hops were well embedded and showed only toward the finish. Mouthfeel was very full, smooth, and silky. Finish was long, hoppy, dry and semi-sweet. Overall: this is a beer that I would drink at any occasion.

4
cbeers21 (693) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Hazy golden with beautiful, booming and persistent white head; nice lacing on the glass. Wheaty and yeasty scents hit the olfactory glands as well as citrus and green apples. The flavor is similar with a soury/crispy juicy citrus- fruit flavor, while surrounded by wheaty and yeasty backdrop. Very drinkable and refreshing for a hot day.


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