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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3.7
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 17, 2007
Corked 750 ml shared with the mother. This thing exploded as soon as I untwisted the wire. Almost took my eye out! Yikes. Classic saison. Solid flavor of spices, zesty lemon, and a farmhouse like dust. Fresh, lively, clean, and a stand up example of the style. A good place to start.

3.6
thewolf (12946) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2007
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a pale hazy yellow with little particles in the liquid. A fairly large foamy white head on top. Flavour is spicy with a lightly sweet banana touch. Kind of lively mouthfeel. Quite dry flavours, with a light spiciness. A touch vinious. Okay in its balance with ginger, pepper and yeast in the finish.

4.1
reddragon (29) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Absolutely phenomenal beer. A pleasure to pour, and drink. Nice packaging, with an monumental head upon pour. Some sweetness in the palate, nice, clean finish. Wish I could find this more often.

3.8
Bartzilla (624) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle @ Gollem, Amsterdam. Not much more to add here. The benchmark of good saisons. Pleasant to drink, a cornucopia of flavors throughout and quite pleasing overall. One of the best in class.

3.2
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2007
This seemed like a 2/3 Belgian ale and 1/3 Champagne crossbreed. Not much funk and not complex. The first half of the bottle was not as good as the 2nd which had a slightly creamy mouth feel. OK but nothing special.

4.3
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 30, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2007 Bottle from Total Wine in Naples, FL. Pours a hazy gold with a thick frothy head. Wonderful complex aroma of lemon rind, fresh hay, yeast, fruit. Very nice feathery and earthly texture, with a non-prickly carbonation. The flavor is so well-balanced between the malt, sweetness, dryness, and bitterness. Flavors that come out are lemon, yeast, spice, pineapple, bread, and herbal hops. Finish is semi-dry and yeasty. Not much sourness. A classic example of the style and not a huge palate killer. Pairs well with seafood or cheese.

2.8
bhpaweski (1) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2007 does not count
citrus, golden, clear, sparkling, frothy, white foam, medium sourness, light body, thin feel, lively, long finish,

3.6
LinusStick (3530) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2007
This tastes more like a regular Belgian ale to me than what I associate saisons with, but this is still great. Aroma of funk and dust with a hint of yeast and light fruit. Pour was beautiful...cloudy medium gold with a huge pillowy 4 finger white head that was there the whole drink. The taste was extremely yeasty with a light fruitiness and a crisp dry finish. Not overly sweet, but there is some candy sugar, banana and spice as well. As it warms, there is a lot more flavor coming out. Not as funky as I like my saisons, but still awesome.

3.3
kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Saison Dupont
Date: January 26, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: clear light yellow, bubbly white head
Aroma: light spicy malt aroma
Flavor: light malt flavor, touch of spice that’s leaves a bit of bitterness
Overall: slight spray of wood pussy overall (green bottle)

Name: Saison Dupont
Date: April 14, 2005
Score: i to ii
no wood pussy in this sample

Name: Saison Dupont
Date: July 09, 2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store
Appearance: cloudy yellow, thin fine white head
Aroma: spicy malt aroma
Flavor: light and refreshing flavor, light spicy bitterness
Overall: the pussy is nowhere to be found

Name: Saison Dupont
Date: May 27, 2006
Mode: draft
Source: summits
no pussy in the keg

Name: Saison Dupont
Date: September 06, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
the pussy is back but the malt and spicyness fight it back

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

4.4
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Not really like anything I’ve had- I’m somewhat new to the rarer belgians. Reminds me more of a yeasty champagne than anything else. Very much so on the mouthfeel. The taste is very dry to me (at least for a belgian beer). Give this one a try.


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