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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: 2559   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2007
Poured a beautiful bright gold with a creamy, egg-white head with great retention. Aroma malty sweet & spicy, a touch of yeast and hops. Flavour... wow. Refreshing yet warming all at once. Strong citrus, flavourful hops (late additions). Very, very dry aftertaste white which sours quickly and demands another fresh sip to clean it up (I dont know what Ill do when its gone!) Great body with slightly excessive carbonation, foamy head sometimes interferes with a clean unadulterated sip but is otherwise impressive. A good beer, and a great introduction for me to the style.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StateofTrance (35) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Where do I begin describing this wonderful brew. Try dissecting it from every angle and it comes out near perfect on all bases. A beautiful light orange-champagne color, with a thick, foamy, white head. There are literally oodles of aromatic notes bursting from my glass that my brain cannot coherently judge all at once. Flavor is dry, fruity with a subtle hint of tart finishing with ample bitterness. It truly speaks volumes into the skills possessed by its brewers that they have achieved everything they set out to, with such control. As good as it is it however falls short of perfection, as Id hoped for it to be just a little bit tarter with that much more wild yeast and bacteria added to the party. Plus Id also question the freshness of my bottle; therefore to get the full effect Id have to enjoy one fresh in Wallonia. With that being said, this is one heck of a beer and an encyclopedia for modern day brewers in the art of stylistic control.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2006 Bottle. Hazy golden-orange glow, with notable sediment; head is very full, creamy, fluffy, and brilliant white. Head settles after a fair amount of time leaving only rocky remains and some lacing. Nose is certainly citrusy with lemon and orange peel, maybe corriander, also noting yeast, barnyard, wet alfalfa, and mint leaves. Flavor is similar to the nose; light tartness from the citrus notes of lemon and orange, maybe some peach notes also; other notes of some musty barn, raw grains, spices including thyme and faint pepper. Palate is medium, soft, and creamy feeling from such a soft carbonation, yet remaining refreshing and quenching. Finishes fairly long with it really drying out leaving a moderately light bitterness and notes of thyme and coriander. A style I am relatively new to, but quite interesting and unique. Maybe not quite as tart or crisp as the style would suggest but still unique, complex, and a beer that really grew on me the more I drank.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2007
Thanks again Belgian Shop for this one. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Fruity, spicy aroma. Tastes of various citrus fruits. Hints of spice and yeast. All in all a well rounded and interesting beer. Perhaps a bit overrated though.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CameronWPotter (1) - USA - JAN 20, 2007 does not count
While I am pretty new to the REAL premium beer scene I can say that this is the best beer that I have tasted. The aroma is nice, but not outstanding. The appearance is cloudy, but I dont need my beer to be crystal clear. But the flavour and palate are outstanding. This beer seems to have three distinct tastes, there is the taste as you drink it into your mouth (first taste), a taste as it is in your mouth (second taste) and an aftertaste.. The first taste is fruity and floral (banana, lemon and spices). The second taste is almost merginue-like quite a creamy kind of consistency. The aftertaste has some more spices, some grains and a faint peppery taste. Basically, this beer was the one that convinced me to write something down here...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidwiththehair (45) - Girdwood, Alaska, USA - JAN 20, 2007
This ones been on hold in the "cellar" for about a 2 years. They dont vintage date these things but Im guessing the bottle I had is from 2004 possibly. Pours a nice pale golden color with a thick frothy white head. Aroma of some fruit, hops, a little woody. Nice tart flavor with a little bit of spice in there, as well as some grainy hints in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lunkie (1847) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2007
Hop malt aroma. Murky amber colour with great head and lacing. Sweet fruit malt flavour with stone fruit aftertaste. Smooth palate.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ALLOVATE (2934) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2007
I had tabs on this being great stuff, and with the hype on what is a Saison raging away in the forums I thought it high time to get this out of storage and into a glass. After releasing the cage the cork popped itself out and near cost me my eye-sight. The beer remained completely still in the bottle, though. It pours with vigour, excited to be free, the head rose to a good inch and a half, held there all snow-white, rocky and dense with wicked lacing to ensue. The body a palest, pastel yellow, hazy and very finely carbonated. Sweet, citrusy candi hit the nose first and subsided. An aroma of biting, under-ripe fruit like peach, orange and tart lemon, heaving fruity spices, a little Brighton rock candi and just a touch of barnyard, musty, raw grains. This was a delight on the nose, equally absorbing on the palate. Tight, ripe fruits in the mouth, slightly tart, assertively bitter in back. Light fading sweetness on the tip - my bottle was 18 months into life -, citric zest, before drying off. Some inklings of cloves and a strange addition of sunflower seeds. Big, woody, piney depth in the swallow, slightly musty. Very dry overall, the carbonation high and as prickly as the flavour. The alcohol remains articulately well hidden. Sensationally good from the first to the last, a beer I actually got excited about (hasnt been too many of late!!). Now I just need some more... (75cL, BBE 08/07, Intl Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5952) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2007
25 oz bottle, Stateline Liquors, cork read 2.004, not sure if that is a date or what. First pour is a bright yellow gold, almost completely clear, under a massive frothy meringue like head that filled the top half of my Duvel snifter. Lots of visible carbonation. Successive pours became cloudier with each one. Nose is fruity and earthy with lots of spicy yeast. A little bit of citrusy notes, grassy mown hay, and a little touch of old lady perfume, maybe something from Avon, but Im not sure cause my grandma has been dead for a long time now and I only have hazy recollections. Flavor is quite a bit lighter and more subtle than I expected. Fruity with lots of spritzy citrus notes up front. Finishes dry and crisp. I was expecting alot more earthy flavors for some reason. Mouthfeel is light and spritzy with a drying finish. The longer it breathes a slight creaminess emerges. Quite good, especially for a style that I just cant get completely into. The more I had, the more I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (3129) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours out a semi cloudy straw color with a nice thick head. Aroma was of some hops with some sourness and spice. Flavor is complex with yeast, spice, tart citrus and a slightly grassy finish.


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