overall
99
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: 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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a hazy amber, with a tint of orange color, with a thick, soft, creamy 4" head of whiteish foam. Five minutes after the initial pour, a huge clump of suds still remains. Pretty good lace throughout the glass. The aroma is mildly sharp and sour, with the scents of citrus and Belgian yeast coming through as well. The inital flavor is a smooth citric and acidic tartness, balanced with a mildly spicy yeast character. I also taste some tart peach and a hint of almond. More citrus and some easygoing peppery spice flavors are found in the dry finish, and a grapefruit rind tartness lingers well into the aftertaste. Not quite a medium body, very softly carbonated, and quite smooth, really.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mreeves (276) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2007
One of the first beers Ive had where "spicy" is the dominant word Id use to describe it. Nice golden color, beautiful appearance in the glass. Tart, spicy, grassy flavor. Lots of flavors here, with the barnyard flavor and lots of liveliness. A nice beer, but its a little thinner than Id like at first with some grainy hints in the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007
750 ml. bottle. Hazy gold supporting a large white frothy head with good lace and durabililty. Yeast, citrus, spice, and some llight fruit combine for an inviting aroma. Smooth medium body, medium carbonation, and a clean mouthfeel. Light fruity sweetness balances nicely with some citrus rind bitterness. Clean dry finish makes this a wonderfully refreshing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Pours hazy golden straw with a thick frothy/rocky white head. Vibrant aroma of citrusy fruits, mild hops, and a bit of yeast. Flavor is unusually hoppy for this style, but still full of nice fruity notes, a bit of spice, and a bit of sweetness from the yeast in the finish. The palate is medium and silky with some sour citrus notes, and bitterness from the hops hinging on for the long finish. Unique in complexity and texture, very interesting saison.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2007
375ml bottle - pours hazy, foggy light gold, with one of the biggest, rockiest white heads Ive ever seen. Looks excellent. Lots of carbonation in the glass, but its soft on the tongue and in the mouth. Good texture. But Im getting ahead of myself. Aroma is spicy and yeasty, with clove, banana, citrus peel, and light hops, giving it a character somewhat lager or pilsnerish. Nice and inviting. The taste is extremely refreshing, an excellent summer ale - peppery, with lemon notes, yeast, banana, and a very light bitter/hoppy finish. Nice, satisfying stuff and Ill be sure to keep a few bottles around for the summer months.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 3, 2007
I think this beer may be a bit skunked, as there is something beyond the standard brett funk here and it is not pleasant. Some of the quality still shines through, though. Have to re-rate this later.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2006
Enormous long lasting foamy but creamy white head atop an opaque golden pour. Complex aroma withy yeast, fruit, bread, bannana notes. Tingly mouth feel. Fruity cherry taste with a crisp dry finish. Tastes a lot like a wheat beer to me. Nice refreshing brew.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a huge rocky white head. Aroma is yeast, sour apples, banana. Flavor is citrus ,yeast, honey. Palate is light to medium, highly carbonated, dry, silky finish. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JoeinDahlem (1466) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 7, 2008 Bottle enjoyed at home. One of my favorites. Light golden color, clear early in the bottle and cloudy later on. Big creamy head. Aroma of green herbs and young hops. Dry and bitter with sour notes, peppery, wheaty, leafy, some citrus. Spicy hoppy finish. Refreshing despite all of that. Hooray for this beer, which is always a bargain to boot.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marchcow (664) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - DEC 17, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2007 Bottle. Aroma is floral and citric. Solid and opaque dark yellow color. Well carbonated. Flavor was rich and malty. Slight bitter finish. Thick body with a good creamy palate. A great summer beer. A classic saison.


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