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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Reviews: 110
Hads: 537
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 22
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
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Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

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Photo of champ103
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I am so glad to see this in Houston. Dry hopped with Triskel and Yeoman hops, and it comes in a brown bottle.

A: Pours a beautifully hazy golden/orange color. A dense, two finger, and rocky white head forms with infinite retention. Rings of lace are left behind.
S: Perfectly earthy, and rustic in the nose. That great Belgian funk, obviously without Brett. Floral, peppery, grassy, orange rind. Lots of character here that works perfectly.
T: Again, a near perfect marriage of earthy, rustic, funky yeast and peppery like flavors with the great hop character. Floral, grassy, hops with the more fruity orange and lemon. Cracker and cereal grains round out the malty flavors. Excellent.
M/D: A medium body with great carbonation. Very effervescent, crisp, dry, refreshing, and smooth at the same time. Almost delicate. What a treat to drink. I wish the bottle would never end.

It is a treat indeed to try a saison with these kind of hops. Triskel and Yeoman, which I don't think I have had either before. Not only that, but the delicate and amazingly subtle character of this beauty. A great funk, hop, and malt character (without the "wild yeast"). One of the best IMO.

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Photo of Pahn
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Prime 16 in New Haven. Cuvee 2013.

Appearance: Hazy gold. Small white froth that sticks around.

Smell: Bright saison yeast aroma, very fresh and floral with a tinge of citrus fruit. Not much to say about it, as it is not complex--but it's full and powerful, like a very aromatic flower. It's great.

Taste: Tastes even better than it smells. Spot on juicy, succulent mouthfeel is the perfect delivery vessel for these clean saison yeast and peachy hop flavors. A divine beer for hot weather.

Mouthfeel: Perfect. Very succulent, slight dryness at the end, moderate carbonation. Really couldn't be better.

Overall: Saison Dupont is widely regarded as the standard-setting saison, and this incarnation of it reinforces that reputation. I've had a lot of great "It's hot, I just stopped into a bar, and holy shit this is just the beer I needed!" moments in my life, and Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hop provided me another one, and one of the best.

Don't pass this beer up if you see it.

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Photo of Dragyourbone1
4.63/5  rDev +11%
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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Photo of FFreak
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fabulous Belgian saison. A hazy golden yellow with a persistent white head and champagne-like bubbles, nice lacing. A sweet tangy aroma with citrus, sweet malt and some spice.. with just a hint of dry hopping. Taste is incredibly well balanced. It has ample body, but is still light and refreshing...my taste buds just cried out for more. I love this beer. It's now my standard by which all non-soured saisons will be compared.

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Photo of justinp444
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage. Poured into a tulip in has a massive amount of carbonation leading to a 3 inch + white head of various sized bubbles and a orange mango colored body. Smell is papaya, orange, hay, banana, light biscuit malt, and earth. Taste is more mango, tropical fruit, citrus, mirabelle plum, some banana, apple, hay, Belgian yeast esters, grass, biscuit malt, and earth. Has a very nice crisp yet soft mouth feel and a moderate body.

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Photo of matthiasbrau
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ii'd been searching for this since the email from Vanberg & DeWulf in April, announcing its imminent arrival... but it was no where to be found, until today, when i found it on the shelf of my local bottle shop.

750-milliliter bottle, poured into my Saison Dupont glass. Glowing a hazy yellow-orange in the late-afternoon sun, this effervescent elixir is capped with three fingers of bone-white mousse; hoppy, peppery nose; Triskell hops are subtle, yet present; there is a smoothness and slightly lighter mouthfeel here typically not found in the regular Saison Dupont; paired quite well with bassa oreganata and citrus risotto; well worth seeking out if you are already a fan of Brasserie Dupont...or if you are looking for a reason to try this most magnificent of breweries.

$13.99 at Shoreline Beverage in Huntington, NY, but i do see it on beermenus.com for cheaper in NYC. I'll certainly be stocking up!

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, 2013 vintage but unknown bottling date, poured into my The Bruery tulip glass, drank over one hour.

Apperance: 3/3 - straw yellow color, murky c/w BJCP style requirements, big, frothy white head dissipates into one finger head, small-to-moderate alcohol legs

Aroma: 9/12 - lots of lemon peel, tangerine and other fruity esters (coriander, clove); some bready/biscuity notes are also detectable but much more subdued than the citrus, no alcohol detectable and, even though it claims to be dry hopped, I don't detect an dramatic hop aroma (and certainly not much beyond the traditional Saison Dupont)

Flavor: 18/20 - typical refreshing citrus flavors throughout the flavor profile, minimal bitterness, very little alcohol

Mouthfeel: 4/5 - moderate body; little alcohol (surprising that it's 6.5%),moderate-to-high carbonation expected for style

Overall Impression: 9/10 - Saison Dupont is the paragon farmhouse ale/saison for me, and I'm happy to have finally had a chance to review it here; it hits on all the high points of the style, especially the refreshing admixture of citrus and Belgian yeast esters; however, I don't taste much hop presence at all, and, to be honest, if I drank it side--by-side with the traditional non-dry hopped recipe, I doubt that I'd be able to pick them apart


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Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a small snifter. Fluffy white head, high retention on a hazy, golden body. Soapy lacing sticks to the glass. Aroma includes a lovely banana and bubblegum Dupont yeasty goodness, some wispy notes of hop bitterness and some sweet plantain notes. Taste is not as bitter as expected with the dry hopping but just a beautiful flavor, mainly banana, slight white pepper spiciness and some overripe plantain notes. Refreshing and silly drinkable. Amazingness by Dupont, of course, no surprise.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.51/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle.

A: Clear orange body with an inch of dense eggshell head. Great retention, ok lace.

S: Super fresh, aromatic mix of hops and yeast. Grassy, leafy, and lightly fruity hops get top billing, with some spicy phenols and faint breadiness. Amazing.

T: Spicy up front, mainly from the hops, followed by a distinct almond flavor that's fascinating. Herbal, resinous hops on the cleanly bitter finish. Delicious.

M: Super frothy, creamy in the end. Great.

O: I love the original, largely for its hoppy component, so this is even more amazing. Just like Duvel Tripel Hop is a step up from an already wonderful beer, so too Cuvee Dry Hopping provides a major improvement. Get some.


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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 ocelot2500
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a frothy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of hay and some grainy malts.

Tastes of the grainy malts layered with hops and spice. Malts lead off with a grainy sweetness. This gives way to a bit of apple fruitiness followed by lemony hops along with some citrus. Spiciness comes towards the back end with notes of clove and pepper as well as some earthiness. Finishes fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty, but I wouldn't say it was better than the original.

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

5-18-15 - 2015 version on tap and served in a Brasserie DuPont chalice at Monk's in Philly. Just awesome. Refreshingly smooth and somewhat bitter with a dry aftertaste. All Saisons should be measured off of this. Good luck!

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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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Photo of TBoneJones
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

DuPont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2013
Hazy golden, crisp yet robust in appearance with the expected high head of soapy white foam.
Immediate hay, some funk, malts. Nice but not strong.
This drinks well. First sip is an unusual dip into the barnyard, spices are in there in a peppery way, and then a bittersweet mouthful of the unusual hops involved with this brew; nice combo of the English and French variety used (detailed as per the label). There's also the bubblegum taste aspect i enjoy that appears in certain belgium styles. If anything there seems a dimension missing in the taste, but one which only prevents this beer from being both complex and delicious, as opposed to delicious, which it is.
Feels incredibly smooth, creamy, and of medium carbonation. Highly drinkable off the bat. A sharp finishing taste.

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Photo of brurevu
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Unfortunately I can’t speak to the effect of the dry-hopping as I have not had the original Saison Dupont and this bottle has aged a bit so the hops may have faded. The bottle opened with a celebratory Pop that was and exciting start. The beer is un-filtered and bottle conditioned so I was delicate with the initial pour so as not to have a glass overflowing with foam. The beer poured a hazy golden straw color with a significant effervescent white head. The aroma was bright and fruity with notes of pear and cherries over the Belgian yeast and cloves although I didn’t detect much from the hops. The initial taste was heavy on the Belgian yeast and spices with a bit of funk that faded into a dry and fruity finish. The pear, apple and hint of cherries were well hidden underneath the typical saison flavors and really accentuated the beer. The bottle conditioning gave the Saison Dupont a vibrant mouthfeel that let the brew finish bright and dry. This was a standout Saison.

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Photo of GilGarp
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. 750 ml corked and caged brown (!) glass bottle. Served cold into a tulip glass on a hot summer day.

This year's vintage is brewed with Triskel hops. I've never heard for this type nor seen it in the local homebrew shop so it should be interesting to try.

Visually, this looks about right for an authentic Belgian Saison. It has a hazy yellow-orange color with visible suspended yeast and other sediment. It has thick white head but it settles fairly quickly and leaves no lace behind.

Aroma is extremely enjoyable on its own. Beautiful complexity and depth unlike anything I would expect to get locally. It has the funk of the yeast along with floral and citrusy hop character.

Flavor is tart and funky with a good dose of bitterness from those hops. A little sweet up front but it finishes very dry. Each sip digs a little deeper into the depths of this beer's flavor. There is some herbal and medicinal quality to it. Bitter like traditional hops but also a bit like aspirin. Very interesting.

Mouthfeel is light in body and assertively carbonated like most examples of this style.

Overall a really enjoyable Saison and one with trying at least once.

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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 micromaniac129
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Still, a very much yeasty beer in aroma. Subtle hop aroma pops through here and there giving a floral aroma to thee nose. These mingle nicely with the spicy yeasty notes, clove and cotton candy sweetness.
The body is quite pretty with a golden color and a tall frothy white head. Well attentuated, sparkling bubbles stream race to meet the foamy cap. Lots of lacing ring the glass.
The taste pretty dry with a subtle sweetness to counter just a bit. IT's spicy and malty with just a tad bit of fruit at the finish.
The light malt flavor compliments the spicy yeast. You can hint at some very light citrus flavors at the finish.
This well attenuated beer has an effervescent feel on the palate. The beer drinks dry all the way through.
Very very drinkable and refreshing with the only real difference being a more complex hop profile from dry hopping.
An excellent beer.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A big surprise. I liked beer. Fresh, powerful, with a point of imbalance thank you very much. Maybe a little too much gas, but also a persistent foam amazing. A bitter taste at the end of the mouth, persistent and very nice. A beer for summer and retain repeat.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a duvel tulip. 2013 vintage, dry hopped with triskel.

A: Cloudy lemon yellow in color. Three fingers of foamy white head retain extremely well. Lacing forms a thick collar as well as leaving intermittent foamy patches on the glass.

S: doughy and biscuit malt. Very yeast forward with aromas of soft chalk and white pepper. Tropical esters of starfruit. Floral hops also divulge traces of pear and apple blossom.

T: Very yeasty, as in the nose. Light chalk, white pepper, and other vague spicing. Subtle tropical esters in the background. Very slight tartness, and a bit of that musty “old book” type of thing adds an approachable rustic element. Hops are predominantly floral, though there is a very slight herbal character and a kiss of pear and apple blossom. Finishes with a wonderful marriage of floral hops and rustic yeast.

M: Light in body. Very creamy and smooth with a delicate supporting carbonation. Very nice.

O This was a treat to drink. It’s everything you know and love about Saison Dupont, but with a nice complimentary hopping. A beautiful beer.

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Photo of Scrapss
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bomber with Triskelion treatment from 2013 , Served in Turbinator style glass.

A: slight haze, golden color. One finger head that reduces to thin disk. slight bubbles.

S: earthy, almost imperceptable slight spoiled milk funk. soft hay and grassy. Slight hop.

T: Smooth grain, slight milky funk, cream, light vanillan & citrus notes with pepper yeast. There is nothing terribly overpowering in this brew, very very subtle.

M: creamy all day long. Hides ABV very well. Ephemeral finish with dryness, but not IPA like dryness. Very delicate, like an old friend leaving for the day and you know they're going to return again at some point. Ultimate finish is a bit spicy out breath with tart-lemony clove.

O: wow. I really like Ommegang Hennepin, but I have to say that this is way more complex and subtle. Hennepin has my go-to in the Saison category, but, um, I think I might switch to Saison DuPont Cuvee when the mood strikes me.

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Photo of aleigator
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of jeff1973
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013 Triskel version. Poured from a 750ml bottle to a Moinette Chalice. Looks like came out sometime in May 2013.

A - Slightly hazy straw gold. Eggshell colored head, keeps a constant presence on top of beer. Decent lacing.

S - Band-aid, horse blanket, stone fruits, pepper. Complex. Nice.

T - Band-aid, pepper, and horse-blanket Belgian funk upfront, sweetens out mid-palate w/ some nice peach, apricot flavors. Some hibiscus (from the Triskel hops)? Dries out nicely at the end. All the flavors are well balanced and go together awesomely.

M - Light and crisp. Medium body which coats mouth just enough to let all the flavors come across. Medium carbonation.

O - Great beer. All the great aspects of a Belgian IPA w/ some great stone fruit notes from a good Tripel or Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Great Belgian yeast presence (band-aid, horse blanket). I haven't had regular Saison Dupont for awhile. I need to definitely revisit it.

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Photo of John_M
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

On tap at the Bier Stein the other day. The beer menu that this relies on challenger hops.

The beer pour a solid gold color with very good head retention and lacing. On the nose, you get some noticeable honey, light clove and dry citrus. The flavor profile is more of the same, but it's incredible how much flavor this beer delivers on a light, dry, lightly bitter frame. Drinkability is exceptional... but for the hefty price tag, I could happily drink this all night long.

The words DuPont an saison are pretty much synonymous. When I think saison, I think Dupont This is another example why. Great stuff.

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Photo of larryi86
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle, 2014, poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden color with a four finger white head.

S- Floral hops, some citrus, lemon, light fruits, slightly funky yeast, some bready malts, touch of peppercorns.

T- Citrus and floral hops combined with hints of lemons and a nice sweet bready malt backbone, finish is better, earthy, hints of pepper, slightly funky. Very nice balance between the Saison flavors and the hops.

S- Smooth crisp, dry medium body.

O- A great beer, very happy I was able to find this. As a fan of both Saisons and hoppy beers, I love what it is going on with this beer. This is a most try for anyone likes Saisons and IPAs.

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