overall
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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: 2575   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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MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2017 Herbal mists and banana rivers abound…Bready yeast upon spicy bark found…Summer dawns are so beautiful in this barn seen from the crispness of the haystack…

3.9
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Re-rate (10/03) AAHHHHHHHH! I finally found a bottle that wasn't skunked. I can appreciate it for what it is for the first time. Hazy orange/amber colour, big white frothy head. Sweet powdery aroma of peppery spices, hobey a bit of citrus fruits and a woody hint. The malts come out at first, the beer then goes to a fruity profile with a hint of sweetness, some peppery notes and back to a big dry finish. Original:Hazy honey-like color with an atomic mushroom head. The first aroma to come out is skunk and it stays for a while. The damn SAQ's just don't understand that it's not a good idea to store their beers next to a window. After a couple of minutes, I'm able to smell some spicy lemon, yeast and a bit of alcohol. This beer has some complex herbal flavours but,unfortunately, the skunk flavor is omnipresent. I can see the potential of this beer but I've never been able to buy one that wasn't skunked.

3.5
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2002
enoyable, spicy, herby sort of flavour, bit peppery, very fresh and lively, quite fizzy aswell, nice without being exceptional.

3.6
MrDick (381) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
You have to let this sit and warm a little to let the complex flavors explode. Light but many citrus flavors.

3.6
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 24, 2002
golden color, little head. medium body; sweet, yeasty taste, dry finish. some pepper, fruity citrus and herbal tastes. more complex than I expected.

3.7
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - JUN 21, 2002
Light hazy orange color with a tight medium head that diminishes quite quickly. Firm and dry. Citric fruit yeastiness. Aroma of wild yeast. Quenching and potent, but a bit to acidic in the finish.

4.6
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
I recall the first time I had this beer. A hot day in July; my partner and I cracked it open and poured out two glasses. The head was dense and fluffy, the bead vigorous, the beer golden, slightly hazy, and inviting. Then the flavor--an explosion of pepper, citrus, sweet malt, floral hops (all right, that was in my nostrils), all wrapped up in a lip-smacking, crisp palate. It begs for an immediate follow-up swig. Careful, though--it packs a punch. I think the thing I like the best about it is the cellar-y qualities: a dingy label and slighly musty yeast aroma.

3.4
austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 30, 2002
Cloudy yellow with touch of orange (could pass for a urine sample!), no head no matter how fast you pour it, tons of yeasty sediment in the bottle b/c it's unfiltered; very yeasty flavor with a dry and light finish but yeastiness wore heavily on me as time went on; unusual taste worth trying.

4.2
boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 25, 2002
A deceiving beer. Tastes a little light at first. It is actually a complex brew. Many different tases, all very subtle, but quite delicious overall. Comes out of the bottle a little foamy

3.7
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2002
mid-ohio weather is such that i gave up waiting for a roasting summer- like day to quaff this prodigious indulgence. but it nearly provides it's own sunny day: pear golden radiance in a glass, billowing foam like a raft of summer cumulous clouds. nice citrusy yeast, not overwhelming the other constituents as the yeast profiles of some hefes do. scents of spice, hard cider, lemon poppyseed muffin. good balance, lite sweetness, ample hoppiness and brisk palate make for a festive beer: great for the cooler and an outdoor concert, (if summer ever comes...)


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