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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry HoppingSaison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
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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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The haziness is quite beautiful, in my opinion. A uniform two finger head of a white shade forms with a frothy texture. Retention is good, though the head doesn't leave much (if any) lacing on the glass.

S: There's a really epic fruitiness on the aroma, filled with both citrus, stone fruits, and even some cherries. I also enjoy the grassy, sulfury hop profile here; but I think it kind of conceals all the fruits somewhat. Still, the nose is very solid - I blame a case of the allergies here.

T: I can definitely taste the hops here. They finish the brew with an herbal tone, to go with the fruit esters clustered on the front end. In addition, there's also a notable mintyness to close the flavor profile out; similar to the mint I pick up in DFH's 90 Minute. Complexity is muted but noticeable with concentration - I like that the focus here is on subtle suggestions of flavor rather than heavy-handed punches in the face. The same minor complaint I had on the aroma fits here, as well: while the hops are very well balanced within the fruit esters and the malt backbone, I also think they conceal the fruitiness a bit more than I'd like. Very, very good otherwise.

M: It finishes fairly clean and bone dry, without being harshly astringent. Combined with the lively fizz, it makes this one really easy to drink, not to mention refreshing. I could do with a bit less yeastiness, but that's nitpicking from yours truly more than an actual flaw.

O: I'm beginning to question whether or not I really like saisons that much - objectively, though, this is excellent, even fantastic. The hop profile is balanced beautifully within the all of the other notes. Subjectively, the yeast tends to bother me after about 1/2 the bottle is finished. Eh, who cares. A must try for anyone who enjoys the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 20:15:52 | More by ThisWangsChung
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden orange with a large white head.

The aroma is lightly fruity and big on the floral hop notes and that lovely Dupont yeast.

Slightly sweet and bready. Floral, grassy, orange fruitiness, and musty yeast.

Sharp and prickly on the tongue. Dry and lighter side of medium bodied.

Pretty good but doesn't do it for me quite like the regular version.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 07:00:45 | More by MattSweatshirt
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gshackles

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-03-2013 06:09:11 | More by gshackles
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Lurkerson

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-03-2013 03:14:57 | More by Lurkerson
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

07-01-2013 21:34:25 | More by jacewg
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bobv

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

07-01-2013 19:04:18 | More by bobv
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

07-01-2013 05:30:07 | More by Swift989
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elec

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

07-01-2013 01:19:37 | More by elec
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impending

California

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A-

750ml into a tulip. Pours a fully hazed mid tone orange mango, towering dense frothy white head recedes leaving clumps dangling, excellent lacing.

Dupont excellence, glorious Dupont yeast. superb aroma

The hop addition couples with the perfectly dry finish, very little bitter. The final flavor is of pepper and hay, herbs and twigs but in a good way. Between thin & medium bodied
pairs well with a wide variety of foods. old world flavor
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 01:05:40 | More by impending
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cracked the 2013 Dry Hopped S.D. and poured it into a Duvel tulip glass.

Pours with a huge fluffy white head, reminiscent of Duvel in fact. Much larger head than previous Saison Dupont Bottles.

Smell was light and refreshing, slight yeasty nose with a hint of lemon peel and the slightest touch of sourness.

Taste was all saison, with notes of pepper, dusty yeast, hay, orange and lemon peel, and hop acids. The yeasty finish is very similar to the house yeast weyerbacher uses.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin, but the carbonation was spot on.

Overall, this was an ok beer. It wasn't as good as the Saison Dupont, and personally i wouldn't seek it out again. Glad I tried it since I'm a huge saison fan, but think it falls just a bit short.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 17:25:07 | More by taylor714914
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-30-2013 02:03:33 | More by ILiveOffHops
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Syracuse12

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

06-30-2013 00:51:16 | More by Syracuse12
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Danny1217

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-29-2013 15:10:59 | More by Danny1217
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huysmans

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2013 01:08:30 | More by huysmans
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nrb1

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-29-2013 00:12:19 | More by nrb1
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robwestcott

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-29-2013 00:09:51 | More by robwestcott
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-28-2013 06:06:41 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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WynnO

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-28-2013 01:33:04 | More by WynnO
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Altenor

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-26-2013 08:05:19 | More by Altenor
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superspak

Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2013 bottling. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big orange zest, lemon zest, pear, herbal, floral, coriander, grass, pepper, clove, hay, bread, light funk, and earthy yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of orange zest, lemon zest, pear, clove, pepper, herbal, coriander, floral, grass, hay, bread, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruits, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, coriander, grass, bread, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of citrus hops with fruity/spicy yeast esters; with a nice spiciness over fruitiness flavor balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp, smooth, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent saison. Great balance and complexity of hop and yeast flavors; very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 04:56:41 | More by superspak
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brotherloco

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-26-2013 01:04:21 | More by brotherloco
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BKBassist

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-24-2013 04:58:17 | More by BKBassist
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srgj88

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

06-24-2013 02:50:51 | More by srgj88
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babaracas

Florida

3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 version with Triskel. Pours a murky amber with soapy white head, fast fading to a thin ring, just a few blobs of lace behind. Smell: herbal (oregano, thyme area), stone fruit, sweet orange, light breadiness. Taste: doughy, sage, lemon, pepper note, sticky note-quite-ripe plum. Not as fruity as the aroma. Medium-plus bodied with ample carbonation, fluffy feel, drying and spicy finish. Nice, but there are plenty of better hop-focused saisons out there.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 02:30:03 | More by babaracas
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bird22

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-24-2013 01:50:37 | More by bird22
Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
92 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.