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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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107 Reviews
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Reviews: 107
Hads: 526
Avg: 4.17
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 23
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of Dope
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle.

A: Pours a hazy gold. Enormous and effervescent off-white head. Top notch head retention, huge island of foam and almost continuous walls of lacing. Almost perfect.

S: Nice bright citrus with some pears and apples. White pepper and some bready malt. A little floral aspect to it too.

T: Oh yeah, definitely floral up front, you can really get that challenger hop aspect here. Floral with white pepper and light citrus. Very light pears too. Lots more flowers in the middle, leading into a really grainy sort of finish. Light bitterness with drying white pepper, flowers and a hint of citrus in the aftertaste. You get quick little bursts of sweet orange here and there too. Quite nice.

M: Medium bodied, dry and lightly bitter. Aftertaste almost a touch chalky.

O: I wasn't a huge fan of the regular saison dupont but this was quite nice. Lightly bitter, lightly dry and lots of flowers and citrus. Makes for a nice crisp and easy drinking saison with some surprisingly bold flavors at the same time.

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Photo of thierrynantes
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (37,5 cl) purchased from La Cervoiserie, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : dark golden color, with white foam head (not persistent).
Smell : hops, spices and yeasty aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : herbal and yeasty flavors leading to a dry and spicy finish.
Overall : a good beer in the Belgian style Saison.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I recently purchased the 2014 vintage more out of curiosity than anything else.

From the bottle: "Vielle Provision"; Unfiltered"; "Bottle Conditioned"; "Belgian Farmhouse Ale"; "Cuvee Dry Hopping 2014"; "Every year, Dupont's Master Brewer, Olivier Dedeycker, makes a special dry-hopped version of the brewery's famous Saison Dupont. This lets him take advantage of different hop varieties each season. For 2014, he chose the famous English hop, CHALLENGER, renowned for its balance of of bittering and aromatic qualities. Importantly, they were cultivated in Belgium by the farm that supplies Olivier's Golding hops. Using only hop flowers (no pellets, please), he added them to the late boil and dry hopped in cold maturation. The result is 'a super-refreshing Saison with accentuated floral, spice, and citrus hop notes. Cheers!'"

Having popped the cork, I utilized a VERY gentle pour for the initial pour. My sometime drinking buddy, Sam Knocken, was over to help share the bottle. I got a skim of bone-white head as the result, but not much more than that. Color was a cloudy golden-yellow (SRM = > 2, ~ 4 -5 ). Ihad company over, so the bashful trio of Croesus, Mammon and MIdas did not show up. The nose had a great black pepper spiciness, accompanied by a pleasant mustiness, underlain by a brilliant earthiness. Mouthfeel was very effervescent and the hops gave the standard saison flavor much more of a lemon-citrusy bite. Finish really evinced a tartness not usually found in the style. It was especially lemony, but there was also a grapefruit-like bitterness, also. Very dry and quite refreshing as a whole.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Note: 2014 Vintage with Challenger Hops

A: Pours a cloudy medium straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass + surface of the beer along with some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy off-white head that very slowly reduce to a full finger thick pillowy layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of grassy/hay-like funkiness with lighter aromas of pale malts, citrus/lemon rind, and spices (white pepper and coriander) with the distinct aroma of saison yeast. Lighter notes of floral and spicy hops.

T: Upfront the beer is earthy with a light to moderate flavor of slightly chalky pale malts. That is followed by light flavors of citrus/lemon rind and hay-like barnyard funkiness. There is a moderate flavor of spices (white pepper and coriander) from the yeast and the hops. Light flavors of floral hops add a light amount of lingering bitterness to the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and slightly prickly. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Very enjoyable and paired wonderfully with my grilled lamb, roasted potatoes, and greens dinner tonight. Earthy with citrus and spices is just up my alley. Looking forward to trying next year's version with a different hop.

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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 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 BoldRulerVT
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the 750 ml bottle into tall tulips.
Pours blonde and hazy with generous frothy head, lots of bubbles rise from bottom of the glass.
Aromas are perfect, tangy, yeasty and utterly saison.
taste is lighter than aroma, very quenching.
Mouthfeel is clean and dry, very nice.
Overall, this is an aromatic and quenching saison. Delicious!

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Photo of clayrock81
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a cloudy orangish gold with a yeasty, funky, spicy bitter floral hop elements along with tropical fruits. Smooth beer thanks to yeast and well-carbonated so it is crisp and light and the hop bitterness is evident on the end. Tropical fruit like flavor sweetness sticks around in the beer as well as some funky sour notes for a well-balanced and crafted beer.

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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 Johnbenco34
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

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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 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 brentk56
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
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

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

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Photo of spicelab
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Apex last night.

A clear yellow with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose has a light citrus character along with honey, freshly spun cotton candy, delicate earthy, floral and fresh. Rustic, grainy with an enjoyable. Excellent.

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Photo of falloutsnow
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Gmann
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of rangerred
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Arrived with a half finger white head over a slighly hazy, straw-colored body.

Aroma of pears, coriander, bread, and biscuit. The aroma was very typical of regular Dupont and while nothing really stood out as spectacular, it is extremely solid and a great example of the style.

The flavor contains more pear and yeast esters along with bread and a touch of toast. Some coriander along with grass and hay. I do notice more hops in this version which is a nice differenct from what one would find in a standard Saison. Helps to liven it up a little. Very dry mouthfeel and finish which is wonderful.

Overall, a very nice beer and one I am very happy I was able to try.

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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 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 UCLABrewN84
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of vfgccp
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of dasenebler
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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)

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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
92 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.