Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.04/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
07-27-2013 17:57:04 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
4.38/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
07-26-2013 04:29:01 | More by jeff1973
District of Columbia
3.85/5 rDev -7.5%
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.
07-24-2013 23:56:03 | More by Sludgeman
4.4/5 rDev +5.8%
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.
07-14-2013 00:36:06 | More by ryan1788a5
4.7/5 rDev +13%
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.
07-13-2013 01:53:03 | More by champ103
4.44/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
07-11-2013 23:38:05 | More by GilGarp
4.3/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
07-10-2013 18:24:49 | More by cbutova
4.19/5 rDev +0.7%
Once again, hats off to mr. cbutova.
Color is murky dull orange. White head -> thick ring.
Nose hints towards a well-balanced beer. Earthy, farm, yeast, lemon, some grapefruit and lighter fruits.
Taste is where it really opens nicely. Grapefruit, earthy, grassy, floral hops with maybe some peach there. Good farm, biscuit, yeast backing. Hops are a bit more subdued than expected but bring nice flavor and meld well.
Good mouthfeel just like the base beer, good foaminess, tasty and drinkable, low bitterness.
Pretty awesome, it is hard to beat the base beer for me as far as saisons go but this is a nice variation. Hops are of a notable variety and definitely make their presence known without overtaking.
07-10-2013 18:17:07 | More by Chico1985
Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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