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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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93
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434 Ratings
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Ratings: 434
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 8.43%
Wants: 18
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
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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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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of hagbergl
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of PeteRiz
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of jfcaa193
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Scrapss
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

Photo of Barnsley
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Photo of vfgccp
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Photo of BeerMeBrah
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of GABrew
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Photo of dasenebler
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

8/24/13
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)

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of scottfrie
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into Gulden Draak tulip. 2013.

A: Pours a cloudy apricot color with an absolutely huge, billowing, off-white head that grew as it sat in the glass instead of subsiding. Head took forever to slowly fad into a thick, dense film with that was well retained but only left decent lace.
S: Dry peppery Belgian yeast notes mix with clean wheat and farmyard straw. Hops are herbal and leafy with a hint of citrus and fruit.
T: More cracked grains and peppery yeast notes follow the nose with more flavors of citrus and stone fruits in the finish. The aftertaste is full of peach, leafy hops, and is slightly bitter and spicy.
M: Medium body, fluffy carbonation with a soft mouthfeel but watery finish.
O: A very solid saison. I haven’t had the original in a while but this didn’t seem overly hoppy to me.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of woosterbill
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle.

A: Clear orange body with an inch of dense eggshell head. Great retention, ok lace.

S: Super fresh, aromatic mix of hops and yeast. Grassy, leafy, and lightly fruity hops get top billing, with some spicy phenols and faint breadiness. Amazing.

T: Spicy up front, mainly from the hops, followed by a distinct almond flavor that's fascinating. Herbal, resinous hops on the cleanly bitter finish. Delicious.

M: Super frothy, creamy in the end. Great.

O: I love the original, largely for its hoppy component, so this is even more amazing. Just like Duvel Tripel Hop is a step up from an already wonderful beer, so too Cuvee Dry Hopping provides a major improvement. Get some.

Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 434 ratings.