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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
pours a cloudy yellow with huge head. aroma of spicey yeast and hint of tartness. taste is a bit spicey, has dry edge with long bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Split a bottle with my wife and really enjoyed it. The smell reminded me of Brugge right away. The flavor was not a strong as I expected, but was really smooth. It finishes long and dry. I would get this again.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Periander (50) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Pours cloudy gold with a citric, yeasty and floral nose. Flavor starts moderately sweet with some citric acidity and a peppery note along with a moderate hop bitterness that stays through a long dry finish. Certainly a style to investigate further.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1957) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUN 9, 2007
Really impressed with this. Huge sparkling whiter-than-white head contrasts nicely with glowing orange body. Small traces of sediment. Lively nose of fruit (banana), citrus, hops and warming spices. Palate weight is quite strong and probably plays above the 6.5%. Cloves, aniseed, liquered notes, quite thick and resiny. Definately traces of a Belgian blonde in flavour. Finishes strongly with some bitter hops and a whack of aniseed. Most enjoyable. (2005 Vintage? BB 3/2008)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 Fresh, lively, yeasty and hoppy. Dull gold with a faint haze. Nose invitingly estery with banana, juicy citrus and a slightly lambic edge of wood and vinegar. Zestily fruity with a tang of orange and robustly bitter hops. Possibly some wheat and a dusting of anise-like spice. A bit wit, a bit Lambic, a bit drily spicy blond. Tasty, quenching Saison.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
joenas (6) - redmond, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2007 does not count
best bier i have ever tasted. pours a rich golden colour wuth a big head. hints of fruit and spices, dryish finish with a slightly sour aftertaste as was mentioned before. great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
downender (8189) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2007
330 ml bottle. Poured a clear pale gold with a massive, rocky head. Aroma of grass, herbs and lemon. Multiple flavours: spices, herbs, citrus, grain. Slightly sour on the tongue before a bitter, dry finish. World class.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2007
Bottle.33cl. Good looking beer, if you can say so. Intesen aroma, that makes me think of de dolle, yeast. sweet and yet sauer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2007
Such a funky romantic aroma. Somewhat tart in the smell too. Dark gold with a thick, full, cottony-looking head. A slight haze and lots of bubbles. Crisp dry start with a tart funky finish. A bit of a forgivable aftertaste. Slight bitterness too. The moutfeel is a bit disappointing. Alittle flat. Alittle watery. Maybe my fault. A damn good beer which my rating does not do justice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Driftwood6 (214) - USA - MAY 26, 2007
On tap at Hopleaf in Chicago. Also from bottle. Holds up well in bottle form. Myabe the best saison/farmhouse ale Ive tried. Excellent balance of the earthy and yeasty flavors. Not too sweet-- maybe slightly dry finish. Highly refreshing after a day of working in the fields.


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