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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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453 Ratings
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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 19
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: richmof on 05-12-2010

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Photo of falloutsnow
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of WanderingFool
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of NeilFlaiz
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of zimm421
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Gmann
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of tommy5
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of weeare138
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of rangerred
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Photo of brentusaurus
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Rosquin
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of RobinLee
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of hagbergl
4.44/5  rDev +7%
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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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jfcaa193
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Scrapss
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
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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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
92 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.