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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
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355 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: richmof on 05-12-2010)
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Reviews by popery:
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popery

California

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013. The beer appears cloudy and pale yellow-orange in color. The head is white and rocky. It puffs up aggressively when the beer is poured but settles to small clumps of bubbles on the surface in a short period of time. Little to no lacing. The aroma is similar to the normal version but adds in a floral, mildly grassy hop aroma. It's not a big change, but the additional layer of flavor is welcome and adds to the overall profile of the beer. The beer is earthy with some bubblegum, sweet malt, peppery spice and a light medicinal ester touch. The hops show up with a noble-ish blend of floral, grassy, mildly citric and herbal flavors. The taste starts out with sweet, fresh grain, before a blend of grassy bitterness and earthy dryness change the direction. Lots of peppercorn spiciness, particularly in the finish. There's also a healthy dose of hop bitterness in the finish, a blend of bitter grass and citrus rind notes. Mouthfeel is prickly and light. There's some body to the beer, but it's still an easy-drinking saison, refreshing and crisp. It's fun to find a dry hopped version of a classic beer, and I appreciate that they didn't go over the top with the extra hoppiness. On the other hand, I would love to see what they could do with other hop varieties. Definitely worth trying if you like Saison Dupont or saisons, generally.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 06:21:13 | More by popery
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Appearance: The beer features a slightly cloudy, pale gold body topped with a fluffy white head. The head sticks around for a respectable amount of time, and as it drops it leaves sheets of uniform white lacing.

Smell: A hefty dose of lemony citrus gives me a bit of a surprise, but I realized that I wasn’t paying attention to the label and the fact that this year’s dry hopping addition is challenger hops. The nose is filled out with white pepper and what I would call a traditional saison yeast scent.

Taste: It is certainly more hop forward than the traditional Saison Dupont, and I am now regretting not having purchased one of those so I could engage in a head-to-head comparison. The citrus continues to make things interesting, the white pepper sticks around and is joined by coriander, and a slight funk shows up. It’s not full-on funk, more like a hint of grass and earth. It finishes fairly bitter but clean.

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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.

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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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