Style icon as inspiration
Saison Dupont is an inspiration to many brewers, making it a true style icon. But there are plenty of tasty alternatives to explore!
Like Bruut Saison, for example, a Dutch interpretation. The citrus aromas come strongly to the fore in this beer; it’s unpretentious and the extremely dry aftertaste makes it a good example of the style - as does its thirst-quenching character.
In the US, the Saison Dupont has been enthusiastically received, which is why there are so many American Saisons on the market. They’re often called Farmhouse Ales, which refer to the farms the beer originally came from. A good example would be the Sorachi Ace from Brooklyn Brewery. Sorachi Ace refers to the type of hops used, which give this saison a wonderfully fruity aroma. The aftertaste is dry, but slightly less so than that of Saison Dupont.
One Dutch brewer who’s been inspired by American brewers is Walhalla Craft Beer. The Walhalla Osiris uses American hops: it’s the Cascade hops that give the Osiris its strong fruity aroma. The dry aftertaste and bitter kick makes it a good example of the style - a nice combination of American fruitiness and classic saison characteristics.
See four additional Saisons below, new to our selection.