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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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107 Reviews
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Reviews: 107
Hads: 525
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 22
Gots: 53 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: richmof on 05-12-2010

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Photo of Jason
3.89/5  rDev -6.7%
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 oberon
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
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 -10.1%

Photo of woodchipper
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mctizzz
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KolbMarley
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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 +1.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -28.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Altenor
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of innominat
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mrw1zard
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xdefeatsy
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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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Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mobeer12
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of sevreng
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
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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Photo of hagbergl
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was lucky enough to find this on draft at Worcester, MA's own Armsby Abbey, a place that always has new and interesting beers on tap. Served at perfect temperature in a tulip glass.

Appearance (4.5/5): Straw-colored/golden and hazy. Huge carbonation visible. Creamy pure white head of about an inch protrudes slightly above the lip of the glass.

Smell (4.25/5): Classic Saison yeast aromas mesh with a beautifully fresh, grassy, noble hop smell. It is exactly what the name implies: a hopped up Saison Dupont. The sweet malt and mildly funky yeast work perfectly with the more aggressive, fresher hops to create an aroma that is still recognizable as a close cousin of the original Dupont.

Taste (4.5/5): The taste follows the nose. This is a much hoppier Saison Dupont. The extra hoppiness adds some graprefruity, piney flavors that you don't get in the original. The yeast plays less of a role in the overall taste, but still lends sufficient character to make it unmistakably related to the original Saison Dupont. I like the original a little better, as I'm not a huge fan of highly hopped saisons, but this one is excellent. The flavor profile reminds me a bit of De Ranke XX Bitter, though not quite as dry and bitter in the aftertaste. The hops round out in the end and you're left with a nice mix of yeastiness and hops, with the hops dominating only moderately.

Mouthfeel (4.5/5): The mouthfeel on Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping is typical saison: a nice moderate effervescence with a refreshingly dry finish. The body is fairly light, though it's no feather weight. Smooth and easy to drink, it has a light creaminess to it that many of the best saisons achieve. Stellar.

Overall (4.5/5): Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2013 is a great take on the classic saison. It's obviously made specifically for the American market, filled as it is with hop heads like me. Suffice it to say, they hit it out of the park. It marries a more aggressive hop profile with the traditional saison yeast and malt bill to make a wonderfully fruity, fresh, and refreshing beer. Good stuff, for certain.

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Photo of KrissyKat6
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Auraan
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review based on the 2014 vintage. Poured a gorgeous cloudy golden body with 3 fingers of thick, foamy white head that receded to a nice cap of white foam. Overall impression of appearance is of an amazing saison. Scents of lemon zest and juice upfront, giving way to medium-high phenolic aromas of white pepper with just a touch of clove and light hints of wild funk and a medium-light hop presence that is floral and spicy in character and a light bready wheat malt in the background. Overall impression of aroma is of a very nice dry saison, that showcases a high level of lemon and peppery character without the sweet citrus of sweeter examples of the style. The Challenger hops add a light floral presence though they are not massively different from the Golding hops normally used at this point in the vintage's life. Flavor begins dry with moderate bitterness and notes of lemon zest and white pepper upfront with a light funkiness and hop-derived notes of floral, further peppery and earthy quality and a light malt sweetness adding balance in the background. Middle picks up on dryness with lemon zest beginning to give way to more pronounced flavors of white pepper and floral, earthy, herbal, spicy hops and a musty funk. Finish is dry with notes of white and black pepper and medium-light levels of floral, herbal, peppery hop-derived character and a light touch of warming alcohol and lemon zest. Aftertaste is dry with notes of earthy, herbal, floral hops and peppery notes. Overall impression of flavor is of an excellent dry saison. Not too far off from the basic Saison Dupont, but still quite pleasant in its refreshing overall character. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high, effervescent carbonation and a refreshing tartness. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of the perfect saison. Overall this is a very nice saison on the dry side of the style. Aroma and flavor are both quite refreshing and this is aided by mouthfeel. The hop variety used is difficult to discern but that may be due to the age of the bottle. However it is still an excellent beer and one of the best examples of the style.

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