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: 2617   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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4.6
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.

4.3
Solstice1222 (11) - Pine Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2007
Another one of my Top 3. Saison Dupont is the best Farmhouse Ale around. I have tried a few in the past and this is by far the best. It’s a stranded on a desert island beer along with Piraat.

3.7
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
Aroma: fantasically good, reminds me of Duvel, spicy yeast and spices, cloves, coriander, green banana, candisugar, rich but light malt. Some alcohol.
Appearance: slightly cloudy, nice. Etxotic golden orange, green rind. White, fluffy head.
Flavour: initially sweet, corn sugar, malty, EXTREMELY well balanced, some bitterness, spicy, wheat, some sourishness, almost milky...
Palate: soft, really good, certain sting but above all thick and silky.

3.6
estoves2 (98) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy yellow body with large foam/fizzy head that last pretty long. Aroma is sourish and hefeweizenlike. Flavor is spicy,smokey and banana. Finish is hoppy. A spicy hopy aftertaste, clovelike. Palate is thin and has som dryness. A refriishing beer.

3.9
derst27 (35) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Thick, frothy head lead by a smooth citrus aroma. A muddy gold color masks an orangy body of flavor. The aftertaste is dry and clean and not overly strong or fruity. Solid lacing and overall a terrific beer.

3.7
Glazed9884 (207) - USA - JUL 1, 2007
xxx a very very good brew, a good saison although there are some out there i like better.

3.8
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Small bottle. Pours hazy orange, with a thin tan head. Aroma is all earth; hops, yeast, and spices. Flavor follows suit with pepper, yeast, hops, citrus and earth. Fairly strong carbonation. A benchmark for the style.

3.8
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2007
(Bottle) Pours golden with floaters and a with head. Complex aroma of flowers like roses and other wild flowers. Fruits like pears, apples, bananas and oranges. Also notes of citric peels, incense, herbs like coriander and others, clove, allspice light nutmeg, light white pepper, peppermint bubblegum and yeasty notes of bread dough . Fantastic esters. Spicy flavour with coriander and cove. Fruity notes of citrus like oranges and oranges peel. Carefully carbonated, soft mouthfeel. Yeasty, bread notes. Tiny sweet and light bitter with a sourish sting. Medium body. A very good, have it all type of Saison.

3.9
oberabcbbsok (692) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2007
Bottle. A vey nice saison beer. Malt and herbs. Can drink it on bottle as well from draft.

3.8
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 14, 2007
Tasted 14/06/2007. Bright gold with a creamy white head. Sweet malt on the nose, at first, then grassy herbal notes, followed by a spicy phenolic aspect. Fantastic balance in the mouth - strong herbal hop bitterness, surprisingly weighty malt profile and a slightly spicy yeast character. Very polished, very herbal. Not as funky or raw as I was expecting.


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