Review: Saison Dupont (Brasserie Dupont)


I've heard rave reviews about Saison Dupont by Brasserie Dupont for a few years now.. and now I get to see what the fuss is! Saison Dupont is regarded as one of the top rated saisons in the world and as someone who absolutely loves saisons, that makes me giddy! I found this in a four-pack at a liquor store in Saskatchewan of all places, not expecting to see this beer in Canada. It was something like $18 for the four-pack but sometimes you just have to splurge.

6.5% ABV

Appearance: Pours your typical cloudy orange saison, but with a hefty dose of floating sediment throughout the beer. The beer is decently carbonated, and has a good amount of white/beige head on top.

Aroma: It's fairly light to start off - notes of Belgian yeast funk to start it off, followed by notes of lemon, a light floral hop presence, a hint of Dove soap, and a hint of French baguette. Not as sweet as some saisons so far but it's giving off an ever so slight sour presence that I can't really describe.

Taste: The zestiness of the Belgian yeast pops out big time here - a sourdough-like presence with notes of lemon, a decent lemon presence and light sour notes popping up in every sip. The mouthfeel is very carbonated and dry, and I get a bit of a metallic/bitter hop aftertaste at the end.

Overall Thoughts: The yeast seems to pop out the most out of anything in this beer. There's also a liberal amount of floral/bitter hops that pop up all over the place in aroma and taste. Very carbonated on the palate, but not too carbonated in appearance compared to a loooooooot of saisons I've had lately. Would I spend close to $20 for a four-pack of this again? Possibly.

Joyeux Noël!

http://www.brasserie-dupont.com/en/beer/saison-dupont

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