Saison Dupont

Saison Dupont. Brasserie Dupont. Tourpes, Belgium.

6.5% ABV.

The classic Saison. Like the Andechs Doppelbock, I drank a lot of these a few years ago while living in San Francisco.

Let’s see what I think of them now.


Out of control head on the pour. I made a mess of this one. Huge creamy head.

Hazy orange.



Sweet and sour and fruity. Sour apple.

Aimee always surprises me with her tasting notes: this time she says “ripe banana”.

Then “candy, oh!”. I agree, there’s a citric acid, sour candy smell.

Banana? No banana.

It’s a pleasantly different smell from what I am accustomed to.



Mm, that’s complex. Not nearly as sweet as I expected. Sour though, but with an unexpected earthiness. Grassy. Mud.

Not as sweet, nor as sour as I expected, and more bitter.

Oh, I like that. I think I would like it more if it was a little sweeter, and a little less bitter.

The bottle describes it as “dry”, and that makes a lot of sense; and I have not considered using the term to describe beer.



Slightly soapy.



Pleasantly surprised that I still like this one, though it isn’t as sour now, nor quite as satisfying as it is in my memories. It does interest me to explore other saisons.