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: 2556   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
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2006
750ml bottle. Straw colored liquid under a beautiful, thick merengue head. Delicous, aromatic nose with a smooth mouthfeel. Really something great.

4
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 16, 2006
pours out an orangey cloudy color with a very bubbly white head. Very fruity aroma and taste, a nice sourness to it as well. Excellent beer for a 90 degree day like today. An excellent Belgian ale.

3.9
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2006
From a 750 ml. caged cork green bottle with a blurb on the back label and the year 2005 on the cork. Made a good appearance, poured a cloudy orangy golden with a foamy white that settled into a thin foamy lacing, good carbonation. Aromas of pears and apples, a herbal earthiness, a light spiciness and grainy malts. A crisp and carbonated smooth light bodied mouthfeel, good drinkability. Softly tart pear fruity, mild spice and musty herbal, dry yeastiness, light sweet grain maltiness and a dry fruity, herbal and grainy finish. A very nice saison, well worth trying.

3.7
mjg74 (3116) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Bottled. Pours a hazy golden color. Fairly large foamy white head. Strong yeasty aroma. Traces of graininess as well as some maltiness. Dry yeasty flavor up front. Fair amount of hoppy bitterness as well. Citric bitter finish. Well rounded full bodied beer.

2.5
mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Nice straw color, slightly musty scent. Light, easy to drink. Pretty strong malt flavor. Comes across as a lager in the same vein as Heineken. The musty/maltiness doesn’t leave much room for anything else.

3.3
Rune (12982) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2006
330ml bottle. Thick white creamy foam, some of it lasting for a while. Half hazy, light golden coloured. Sweet fruity to the nose. Fruit cocktail flavour packed with spices and notes of yeast. Dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Summertime feeling, though a bit too sweet and carbonated.

3.9
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2006
On Tap at Hopleaf: Monk’s robe brown color, moderate carbonation. Straw, earthy, organic flavor and mouthfeel. Slightly yeasty aroma. Some spice, fairly dry.

5
jcr (2719) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Bottle. Rerate. Rerated yet again 3-6-10. Huge, frothy, rocky, lasting white head. Hazy golden body. Big aroma of lemon, coriander, clove, flowers, toasted grain, mustiness, baind-aid and straw. The flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic and moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately to heavily bitter and very dry just as you should expect from a great saison. The bitterness is long lasting. Peppery taste with notes of lemon and herbs. Medium body with a velvety texture. Lively carbonation. Complex aroma is eclipsed by the interplay between yeast and hops. My appreciation for this beer has grown immensely the more beers of all styles I try, especially saisons. I’ve now had this beer numerous times, on tap and from bottles. It has disappointed a couple of times, but only because what was served was old. Recently, I had a bottle as fresh as I have ever had it. The balance between the bitterness and the subtle flavors and aromas was perfect. And the bitterness was appreciably more than I have had it before. This beer is as good as it gets.

4.2
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 1, 2006
2005 750 ml Bottle: Honey colored pour with a tall, frothy head that settles into a creamy cap. The nose is lightly fruity - apple and pear with undertones of oaky vanilla, coriander honey malts, cereal and graham cracker. Medium bodied with a lush, creamy mouthfeel. The body is loaded with sweet, bready malts, bursting with more honey glazed fruit and vanilla. The finish is slightly bitter, yet comfortably dry. Very good.

3.7
Lilith (242) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle Nice hazy light-amber color with small particles moving around the glass. Big, rocky, off-white head long lasting that leaves an excellent lacing, not to continue calling it head :P. Delicious aroma of fruits (some apples)and spice with notes of burnt wood, wheat, flowers and toasted grains. The flavor is overall sweet and spicy, typically Belgian, with a slightly bitter end. Its medium body and lively carbonation make this beer incredibly refreshing. Very, very good :D

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