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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.19%
Wants: 19
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: richmof on 05-12-2010

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Ratings: 460 | Reviews: 96
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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours an orange-golden hazy color, with a stable, froth head.

Aromas form a wild melange of slightly musty yeast upfront, containing notes of funk and spices, against grassy, herbal fresh hops. In comparison, hops seem to be a little less intense than the yeast, and therefore underline the typical Dupont qualities in a very interesting way. Hops turn more complex, as the beer warms up, revealing a fruity kiwi note, which has a gentle, refeshing sting to it, among herbs, primarily defined by turnip cabbage and onion.

Hop character from the aromas is convertable to the taste, with a hint of fruitiness added, mostly papaya and lime. They are present on the palate from the very beginning, starting with herbal qualities, balanced by very soft white-bread yeast, guided by a fitting, slightly metallic carbonation. Hops are by no means as present or aggressive as they tend to be in IPAs, because in this brew they get bedded among a distinctive yeast foundation. While loosing some of its uncompromising bitter-punch, they interact very well with the dough, slightly spiced yeast, creating an enjoyable complexity. This is still without a doubt a Dupont beer, but the dry-hopping is throughout convincing, herbs and grass along tropical notes add a new dimension to the beer, which is outstanding on its own already. The medium hop bitterness adds to the taste from the beginning till the end, while it finds a worthy counterpart in the peppery yeast spiciness. The taste finds its peak, when cardamom, clove and raw onion blend together wrapped up by garden herbs and bready malts.

Finishes slightly metallic, due to the lively carbonation which seems to swallow all other tastes for a split-second, then sweeter, biscuity malts become noteable, accompanied by tropical fruits. Very refreshing, with the typical Dupont mouthfeel, defined by an incredible smoothness and drinking beyond thirst.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Saison Dupont Belgian Farmhouse Ale - dry hopping
2014 edition- English Challenger Hops
Given as a present a few months ago. From fridge to chalice glass...after carefully and slowly opening the cage and cork. - It's all part of the drama.
Update note: It looks like there are other posts for this brew but from other years. There is subtle variety in the hops used each release and may make the comparisons a bit off.

A - Golden Honey tone with a two-finger thick frosty head - beautiful lacing.
Lots of seemingly endless carbonation. Some thickness. Looks nice when light shines into it.

S - Sweet aroma like being in a garden in late spring. Citrus, honey, slight butterscotch, and I'm not sure what else - quite complex, but very earthy... some yeasty scent as well.

T - After a few minutes the head retention minimized to a 1/4 inch frost with one large chuck bit of foam - like a iceberg sitting in the middle. Citrus notes - orange, grapefruit and other un-named flavors, though a bit less than the nose anticipates.

M - The first few tastes there was a nice fullness (due mainly to the head) that dissipated with a bit of zesty carbonation. Very mild tartness and surprisingly dry finish.
Quite thin were the tastes towards the middle of the glass, but fullness returned at the last few quafs mainly due to the remaining head. Carbonation is quite persistent. Leave on tongue and feel the fizzle.

O- 2014 was a good year for this Saison. I'll need to try their regular offering sometime soon. The apperance in the chalice was classic. The floral and citrus nose was enticing. Very light. Very drinkable. And at 6.5 ABV very sociable. High marks. Definite buy.

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3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It pours a hazy yellow, slightly orange colour with a white dense head. A combination of grass, hay, barnyard and herbal accents compose the taste. These reappear in the taste, but with a sharp bitterness. Unfortunately, the taste vaishes rapidly, but there is a light taste of apple that lingers around. Very good beer, but would have loved it if the taste didn't diasappear so quickly.

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4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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I removed the cork very carefully from a 48 deg bottle that had been sitting calm for 3 weeks. It volcanoed out after about 5 seconds and sat in my sink continuing to foam up and out of the bottle for 30 minutes. I hope yours goes better.

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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
92 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.