Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.16/5 rDev 0%
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.
08-30-2013 02:54:15 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.18/5 rDev +0.5%
Served from a magnum at the De Heeren 20th Anniversary party during last week's trip to Belgium. Reviewed from notes.
Luckily I was the first of the day to order this one so I got to watch them pop open the magnum. Very cool. Served in a mini snifter.
Poured a nice slightly-hazed golden-straw color with a good white head and quite a bit of lacing. Really long-lasting head, actually.
The nose and flavor were both pretty similar to the regular version but with an extra bit of hop character. Light pepper and a bit of earthiness. Good floral hop character throughout.
Light body and quite dry with a nice bitterness in the finish. Crisp carbonation. Glad I was able to find this one.
09-15-2011 10:50:59 | More by Thorpe429
3.76/5 rDev -9.6%
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
11-03-2013 21:01:00 | More by brentk56
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Bottle: Poured a bright dirty orangey color ale with a huge foamy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of rustic Belgian malt with light funky ester and some dry Noble hops. Taste is quite complex and refreshing at the same time with light barnyard notes with some rustic malt and a dry hoppy aftertaste with light notes of cat’s urine. Body is full with great bottle-conditioning and some super good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed with nice complexity and hoppy notes but good drinkability factor as well.
07-06-2011 19:41:18 | More by Phyl21ca
4.28/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
10-31-2013 18:57:54 | More by BEERchitect
3.8/5 rDev -8.7%
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.
08-18-2013 19:29:02 | More by oberon
4.29/5 rDev +3.1%
On-tap 8/26/13 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI, served in a tulip glass.
A: The beer is a bright gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.
S: The aroma contains Belgian yeast, wheat, citrus, bananas, spice, caramelized malts and some hops.
T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of bananas, citrus and mild spices. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat, Belgian yeast and a hearty malt character. The hops presence is mild but complementary and brings a very good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.
O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a very nice Saison to drink for a very long time.
08-26-2013 20:22:22 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.75/5 rDev -9.9%
We had this on-tap at moeder lambic fontainas. Served in a tulip glass.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with a two finger fluffy white head. The head leaves a layer on top of the pour with some nice lacing.
Smell: Slightly soapy, but not in a terrible way. Banana and herbal hop notes along with some mild alcohol.
Taste: Less strong than the smell. Herbal hops dominate with some Belgian yeast in the mix. A hint of fruit that reminds me of some citrus and banana.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly, fluffy carbonation and a dry finish.
Overall: The taste didn't quite live up to the smell, but I enjoyed it. More of the fruit notes coming out in the taste would have made it wonderful.
05-17-2012 02:09:09 | More by oline73
4/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
10-31-2011 00:33:18 | More by Mora2000
3.79/5 rDev -8.9%
On tap at Pizza Paradiso in Georgetown. Color is a hazy mid-amber in the nonic. Dry yet fruity. A warm Hefeweizen sweetness sneaks in. The Belgian yeastiness provides a rich chaos of murky, mineral flavors and ends on a dry austere note. Not so much aroma, just hint of yeasty funk.
Comparing this to the regular Saison Dupont, the hops here add just a little bitterness in the aftertaste, but not much more than the regular version. A more subtle and nice use of what are reported to be Triskel hops from the masters.
08-02-2013 22:00:07 | More by mactrail
Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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