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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping - Brasserie Dupont sprl

Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry HoppingSaison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping

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267 Ratings
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.93%


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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: richmof on 05-12-2010)
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brurevu

Texas

4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 01:37:23 | More by brurevu
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Johnbenco34

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 23:52:59 | More by Johnbenco34
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TBoneJones

Texas

4.46/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 03:22:55 | More by TBoneJones
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 13:09:47 | More by micromaniac129
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours with a characteristically Belgian head; the liquid is a very hazy goldenrod color; thick strands of lace line the tulip

Smell: Doughy malt with a hint of banana; coriander, cumin and white pepper; hard to discern the hops in the aroma

Taste: Doughy, up front, with the mid-palate bringing coriander, cumin and white pepper, along with that hint of banana; the hops don't really add much, with just a hint of white grapefruit and lychee in the otherwise dry finish

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Maybe these hops are fading as the year drags on, but I am finding that they don't add much to please my palate; I think I greatly prefer the original version which is one of my favorite Saisons

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2013 21:01:00 | More by brentk56
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bringing light to the notion that farmhouse ales are supposed to be peppery, dry and hoppy, Its a fantastic demonstration to those beer makers and beer drinkers of sweeter or fruitier Saison.

The classy ale pours with a hazy golden-rod color that's just a shade deeper than champagne. Speaking of which, its racing carbonation looks the part of sparkling wine as those bubble rush to the top to fuel a stark-white and lathering head. Strong retention yields a network of webbing patterns on the glass.

Bright floral aromas give the nose a mildly fruity-hop accent that highlights the ready-made esters of apple, orange, and lemon with its grapefruity contributions. The fruit bounces off spicy yeast notes of white pepper, light cumin and clove. All this layers upon a earthy straw-like malt scent.

Light on sweetness, its dry maltiness is of damp hay, grain and water crackers. Pulling ahead of the fruit are the spices that take center stage. Its peppery middle is laced with earthy cumin before its straw-like hop bitterness sets in. White grapefruit put the final touches on what is lemony, orange-like and cidery leading up to a minerally-dry finish.

Bone-dry from start to finish, the beer's short-lived cracker-like character is easily wisped away by its expressive effervescence. The bubbles pang off the tongue and carry a spicy warmth with it. Playful acidity gives a dry white wine mouthfeel to close.

Cuvee Dry-Hopped is simply an added layer of aromatics and impressioned taste that gives rise to the already hoppy Saison. These ales are generally much more liberally hopped than most brewers and drinkers will typically give credit. It's great that Dupont highlights this notion with this famous farmhouse ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2013 18:57:54 | More by BEERchitect
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spicelab

Australia

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Magnum thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor.

Cork bursts out with very little coaxing, but thankfully no gushing behind it. Murky orange-pear with a pillowy white head that forms strongly before falling with good spotty lace to a half-centimetre raised ring. Vigorous bead.

Despite the hopping, the yeast still leads the aroma, but the profile is much sharper and less doughy than the regular version. Orange marmalade, pear strudel, floral spice, dried grass, sweet melons, bubble-gum and mild barnyard funk.

Flavours bring more tart citrus into play, particularly grapefruit with added resiny bitterness creeping in later. Keeps it very clean, but at the same time mollifies the yeast expression a little.

Medium and quite syrupy, with carbonation less aggressive than it appears. Finish is a seamless integration of dry and bitter.

Although I prefer the original, there's plenty to like about the way the hopping tempers the potentially cloying aspects of the yeast profile. Will definitely buy this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 05:58:29 | More by spicelab
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falloutsnow

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From: Binny's, Schaumburg, IL
Date: 2013 bottling
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Dupont's dry-hopped saison is fairly true to claim, presenting a modestly more hop-infused saison with more notable bitterness and floral characters than the original. While an excellent beer, I'm not sure this varies enough from the original to justify seeking out this fairly rare (in the US as of 2013) offering.

Pours a tall (4cm) head of white foam composed of small bubbles, creating a very dense, frothy appearance. Retention is excellent, the head lasting several minutes in a long decline to a thin cap atop the body of the beer, thicker around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is good, a moderate number of dots, lines, and medium-sized splotches cling to the walls. Body is a golden orange hue, with light bringing out golden yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the hazy (50% opaque) body, medium in number, high in activity.

Aroma displays its saison pedigree with pleasant Belgian yeast that gives a musty basement and decomposing hay-like scent, pears, slight lemon peel, but this is then blended with a notable touch of flowers and possibly peach from the hops.

Flavor is like a modestly hoppier, more bitter version of the original Saison Dupont, bridging musty yeast and rotting hay with fresh flowers, musky fruit juices, and bitter hops. Front of palate is pear juice, musty yeast, decomposing hay, light lemon rind, and slight floral notes. Mid-palate finds continued musty yeast, decomposing hay, pear juice, funky pineapple, light lemon rind, modest hop bitterness. Back of palate finds moderate hop bitterness with white pepper, musty yeast, decomposing hay, and moderate phenolics. Aftertaste of clean hop bitterness, a mild pilsner malt graininess, residual white pepper, musty yeast, and pear juice.

Beer is medium bodied, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a slightly fizzy, quickly turning foamy mouthfeel that is typical for the style and fits this beer well. Closes dry, with very light stickinesss on the palate and lips.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 00:00:32 | More by falloutsnow
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Gmann

New York

4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a big near explosive pure white head that slowly settles into a huge rocky head.

The aroma is quite yeasty, as the original. Nice balance between clove, green banana, lemon, and light farmhouse. Good twang. Not much from the hops. Basically has the same aroma as the original.

Again, quite yeasty with clove and hints of farmhouse. Nice lemon tartness and pepper spice from the hops. Slightly bready malt but quite light and dry; perfect. The new hop seems to marry nicely with the brew as I hardly taste a difference. Probably should have done a side by side. The taste is bright, floral and flavorful.

Nice light to moderate feel with very fizzy carbonation. Great hot weather brew as it drinks quite light.

Great beer though can't really tell the difference between the original without a side by side. i will re-review once I do that. Regardless, awesome beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2013 00:54:11 | More by Gmann
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Scrapss

Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 00:28:32 | More by Scrapss
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage with Triskel hops.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, chalk, spice, yeast, honey, and slight funk and earthy floral aromas. Taste is much the same with grain, yeast, and earthy and citrus hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a high level of carbonation with a crisp and prickly mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with lots of varied aromas and flavors that all work together to contribute to the high drinkability of this one.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 02:54:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
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vfgccp

New York

4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Great, chunky bubble head towers above the glass. Ok retention and low lace. Bright, hazy golden wheat body.

S - Lemon cookies, white oak, biscotti, dry honey, banana.

T - Bright acidity, bitter lemon rinds, banana, honey, woody grass.

M - High carbonation up front, but quickly fades giving way to a smooth medium frame.

O - A solid saison, but imho not as good as the timeless saison archetype of the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 01:35:11 | More by vfgccp
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dasenebler

Maine

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

8/24/13
Dupont Cuvee Dry Hop '13
750mL, no dates

Hazy glowing orange. Nice white head. Excellent retention, spots of lace. (4.5)

Aroma has some floral hop, yeast funk, light sulfur, and phenol. (3.5)

Very dry and yeasty. Malt flavor takes a back seat to earthy, floral hops and yeast notes of phenol, light styrene, and rustic, barny funk. Fruit in the middle. Nice hop subtlety but not "hoppy" in the American sense. Finish is bone dry. Effervescent carb, great bitterness. A very refreshing Saison that would pair with a wide variety of cheeses and lighter fare. (4, 4.5)

Very good, but I don't see it as an improvement on the standard Dupont aside from the brown bottle, which prevents light-struck flavors far better than the usual green bottles the Brasserie uses for packaging. I wasn't expecting that the hops would be more apparent in flavor than aroma.(4)

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 00:02:56 | More by dasenebler
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scottfrie

California

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Gulden Draak tulip. 2013.

A: Pours a cloudy apricot color with an absolutely huge, billowing, off-white head that grew as it sat in the glass instead of subsiding. Head took forever to slowly fad into a thick, dense film with that was well retained but only left decent lace.
S: Dry peppery Belgian yeast notes mix with clean wheat and farmyard straw. Hops are herbal and leafy with a hint of citrus and fruit.
T: More cracked grains and peppery yeast notes follow the nose with more flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the finish. The aftertaste is full of peach, leafy hops, and is slightly bitter and spicy.
M: Medium body, fluffy carbonation with a soft mouthfeel but watery finish.
O: A very solid saison. I haven’t had the original in a while but this didn’t seem overly hoppy to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 01:44:46 | More by scottfrie
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 19:29:02 | More by oberon
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.5/5  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.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 03:41:16 | More by woosterbill
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macrosmatic

Florida

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from 2013-vintage 750 mL bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Light orangish copper, quite haze. Big fluffy white head atop medium levels of visible carbonation.

S: Light malt, yeasty, light apple and citrus fruitiness, and hints of barnyard grasses.

T: Light malt, tangy barnyard, some horse blanket, earthy yeasty fruit esters, with floral hops that remind me of dandelion greens with moderate bitterness. Finishes fairly dry.

M: Light to medium body, good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is well-hidden.

O: Not bad but honestly nothing exciting. The sweet yeast esters are a challenging counterpoint to the funk and hop bitterness. Glad to have tried it but not something I'd go back for.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 23:23:36 | More by macrosmatic
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Dry-hopped with the Triskel hop.

Beer is cloudy golden with a large snow-white head. Good retention.

Nose contains yeast as the dominant smell, but also lemon, light fruits and floral notes. Spicy and peppery. Very good.

A stronger hop bitterness in comparison to the regular Saison Dupont is immediately apparent. Then are the classic flavours: yeast, pepper, spice, bread and light fruits. Finishes dry. Really good.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Dry.

Overall, great. The dry-hopping provides a bit more depth and complexity to a classic. Really tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 19:32:10 | More by jrenihan
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Beer pours straw yellow with a slight haze, possibly from dry hopping or from the yeast. The head is strong with large bubbles.

The aroma is typical of a saison, there is a hint of acidity and funk, some wheat and straw aromas, a little hint of hops, but nothing that is hitting me in the face too much. The dry hopping either happened too long ago or was subtle.

The flavor is crisp and refreshing. A little bit of wheat, a slightly hoppy finish. Just enough to leave your palate clean and wanting another sip.

Mouthfeel is medium.

Overall this is a really nice beer. I like that is is dry, refreshing, and just a little bit funky. Dupont, as usual, has hit a home run.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 17:57:04 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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jeff1973

California

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 04:29:01 | More by jeff1973
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a Dupont glass at Brasserie Beck. Vintage 2013.

A good beer but don't pay attention to the description. Not getting the floral and citrus aromas, nor the creamy smoothness.

A - cloudy pale golden with a nice 2-finger off-white rocky head, dissipates to a substantial lasting layer.

S - A stronger than average barnyard funk, yeasty-slight fresh bread aroma.

T - Light maltiness with a herbal bitterness.

MF - Light bodied. Crisp with a lasting bitter finish.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2013 23:56:03 | More by Sludgeman
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 00:36:06 | More by ryan1788a5
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champ103

Texas

4.7/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2013 01:53:03 | More by champ103
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.44/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2013 23:38:05 | More by GilGarp
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage/edition reviewed from notes on July 7th.

A- Pint glass pour with a golden-light orange body. Foamy and somewhat frothy head to about two fingers. Decent head retention and a small cloud and ring leaving patchy lace. Cloudy yeast haze throughout.

S- A nice lemon and peppery spicy nose with some grassy, spicy and floral hop character. Coriander, orange peel are here but mostly the clean and crisp DuPont strain shines.

T- The classic DuPont with some added hop character. The hops to me are grassy, spicy, floral with some citrus peel kick. Clean and plentiful saison yeast attributes of spiciness, lemon pepper and farmhouse feel.

MF- Light and dried out body but not watery. Higher end spritzy carbonation with a bit of a foamy and creamy feeling to it all. Light hop bitterness in the finish.

Again, basically the classic DuPont beer with some nice added citrus and spicy hop character coming into play. It all blends nicely and the two main attributes come together as one rather than just yeast and then hops.

Serving type: bottle

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