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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry HoppingSaison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

115 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 115
Hads: 551
Avg: 4.16
pDev: 17.79%
Wants: 23
Gots: 63 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium | website

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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Reviews by Johnbenco34:
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3.68/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

this ale pours well with a bunch of carbonation so easy on the pour guys and girls. Best served in a tulip glass to allow the bouquet of hop aroma stand out.

A- Hazy almost like a hefewiezen with a very low clarity, Straw gold in color so an srm reading of under 5. A creamy long last bright whitehead that last a good while. the foam is so puffy you cant help it but grab a spoon and eat the dam thing lol. great lacing left along the sides after every sip.

S- WIth the help of Yeoman and Target hops this saison has great bouquet of citrusy lemon zesty, and a delightful grassy and earthy spices like coriander and curacao peel(spicer than orange peel and more astringic ,puckery). THe yeast also produces the overall esters and sour notes( Belgium strain).

T- Thanks to the Belgium yeast you get great sour note that is well balance by the hop bittering finish. esters and earthy herbal, grainlike zesty lemon with a sour and spicey taste. very refreshing saison. Acceptbale sour note well balanced by hop bitterness and spice.

M- Well carbonated yeast is similar to a champagne yeast but less bubbles and more puffy like whip cream over sweet potato pie. Medium bodyed flavor and texture with a crispy dry hoppy finish that is acceptable for even your everyday pilsner enthusiast.

O- Slight mouth drying sour well balanced by the high alpha acids of the all putpose and bittering use of hops (yeoman bittering, Targets all purpose) the ibus are low but presentable.

pww- I would pair this guy with the same foods you would pair an expensive sauvingnon blanc. great with light bodied seafood dishes and salads and suhi and a classis german sausage like a wiesswurt

thanks guys for reading and now go get one and cheers my friends and if you like this style I would recommend a less sour ale like a hefewiesen which leans towards banana and clove aromas and flavors.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2013 bottle.I don't go to this style often but I thought this would be a good Sunday afternoon beer.Poured into a large tulip glass a clear honey color with a large blooming sticky white head that left two broken rings of lace as it settled slowly.Aromas of toasted grain,yeast,and some chalkiness,light herbal hop notes come into play as well.Yeasty with more chalkiness on the palate,slightly medicinal flavors to go along with herbal hops in the finish.Not bad but the yeast is a bit heavy handed for me,still it's not funky and barnyard-like so it works for me.

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Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of woodchipper
3.69/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml green bottle, sample from the importer.

Towering white head, leaves a beautiful trail of lacing down the glass. Hop haze is nearly murky, not a fan of that. Sweet herbal hop resin, very floral in the nose with hints of dried grass, bubble gum, and nutty yeast. Big kiss of herbal hop, very dry palate. Yeast, slightly mealy, grassy, and husky. Dried apples, nutty yeast, phenols, hop oil, lemon rind, and hay linger. Much prefer the original though it was fun to give this a try.

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Photo of mctizzz
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KolbMarley
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. 2011 vintage.

The beer pours a golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grass and yeast with some light funk from the Belgian yeast. There is also a little bit of earth and some spiciness in the aroma.

The flavor is mainly made up of lighter malts, with some grass notes. There is also a strong Belgian yeast component to the flavor. I also get a little bit of orange citrus, I guess from the hops, but it is not too strong or prominent.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle 2015, Beergium- Pours cloudy gold with a huge white foamy head. High carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - ripened fruits to the fore as well as a bready yeasty aroma. Taste - Slight tarty feel, fruity foretaste with a long dry bitter aftertaste. Nice, dry, well balanced farmhouse ale.

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Photo of Altenor
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of mrw1zard
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of stephenlee
3.89/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Poured from a 750 ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. 2014 edition with the Challenger hop.

Appearance: Pours a hazy straw golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge white head that takes up most of the glass and slowly recedes. Leaves a lot of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty, spicy, and fruity Belgian aroma with good hints of barnyard funk and fruit. Belgian yeast with hints of farmhouse funk, peppers, and clove. Bready malt hints of wheat, straw, hay, grains, biscuit, and cracker. Good hints of citrus with some lemon zest, mango, and orange along with other dried fruit hints of pear, banana, and green apple. Sweet hints of Belgian candied sugar. Earthy and floral hop presence with good hints of grass. A very good Saison aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma previews, a nicely fruity, yeasty, and spicy Belgian taste with big notes of funk and fruit esters. Upfront Belgian yeast with notes of farmhouse funk, clove, and white and black peppers. Bready malt with good notes of wheat, grains, straw, hay, biscuit, and crackers. Good taste of citrus fruit with notes of lemon, orange, mango, and grapefruit. Classic Belgian fruit notes of banana, pear, and green apple. Sweet notes of candied sugar. Backing presence of floral and earthy hops with grassy hop notes. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Nicely juicy, spicy, and drying on the finish.

Overall: A very good twist on a great Belgian Saison. The extra dry hopping adds some nice citrus fruit and floral notes.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of sevreng
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Cuvee. 750ml bottle purchased at Shadyside Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh, PA on 7/7/14. Poured into tulip.

A - Hazy golden hue with wonderful rocky head on pour. Head dissipates slowly, lacing is superb.

S - Very mild yeast characteristics of banana and cream balanced with a light citrus/lemon note.

T - Light but full malts and a nice balance of saison funkiness complimented by vegetal hops and finishes very dry from both the high attenuation and challenger hops. The hops become more evident as the glass warms, interesting twist on a great saison.

M - Zippy carbonation lightening a full body, refreshing and satisfying as a saison should be.

O - Nice variant of a good beer. I may borrow this idea for my own house saison next year.

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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
92 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.