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Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Posca RusticaPosca Rustica

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

195 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 33
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-26-2003)
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Reviews by eclipse54:
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eclipse54

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%

A corked and caged 750 mL bottle that I picked up at the Co-op after a glowing recommendation from the resident beer guy. The cork was stamped "2.011" and this was split into tulips.

Pours a lively golden straw color with pastel wheat hues. The body glows uniformly in the light, and is hazy enough that no fine details or real shadows penetrate from side of the glass to the other. About two inches of pure white, foamy, rocky head develops and lingers for a suitable amount of time. Scarce strands of sticky bubbles cling to the glass as lacing.

The aroma is of generous funk, some wheat and straw, belgian yeast, various muddled green herbs, and even more delicate spices. More subtle notes are difficult to individualize, as they seem both well-integrated and a bit overpowered by the funk. The nose is, however, strongly reminiscent of a saison, though with an extra dose of funk and a subtle herbal, almost fruity backing.

It tastes of straw and wheat up front, before a bit of tart peach, orange, and pear push through. A subtle yeasty funk flows throughout the sip, and a gentle stream of integrated herbs mounts towards the rear; perhaps some clove, banana peel, what resemples a slightly bitter, primarily floral hop, a touch of mango, and fresh grass. Some spices finish it off, with some white pepper and maybe some faint coriander being faintly noticeable. The flavors are all exceptionally balanced, however, and while the herbs and spices make a stoic appearance, I'm having a difficult time picking out any individual one.

The mouthfeel is superb; crisp, light bodied to the extent that the herbs and spices will allow, and a nice, refreshingly clean finish. Ample carbonation and a slightly acidic body give it a lively sensation on the tongue.

Overall, this is a very, very good beer. The fact that the flavors are so well integrated really put this one over the top for me. I'm very happy it was pointed out to me, and I won't hesitate to grab it again in the future.

05-30-2012 23:12:09 | More by eclipse54
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-06-2013 15:57:43 | More by beerhunter13
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-08-2013 01:33:52 | More by csmartin6
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%

Loads of harmonious fruit and spice flavours (orange, grapefruit, pinapple, cilantro), crisp, fresh mouthfeel - a great summer beer for sitting in a Belgian cafe by the water. Solid look too, with a full, steady white head and body the colour of peach flesh.

06-02-2013 22:38:39 | More by BGDrock
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-18-2013 01:29:40 | More by jtladner
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -24.3%

Me and 2 other guys payed six quid for this one. defintely not worth the 6 bloody quid. Lots of menthol, citrus, some yeasty sourness. Some clove, toilet cleaner and vomit, fizzy and detergenty. bittersweet flavour, a huge dissapointment(750ml bottle- ChelmsfordBF-03')

09-17-2003 01:07:07 | More by rastaman
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%

Served in a teku
cork says 2011 on it
A- This beer pours a thick white meringue so thick you could write on it and pushes above the glass lasting a long time while sticking to the glass. The hazy apricot body has a wall of microbubbles gliding to the surface.

S- The club soda note leads into a blend of stone fruit esters with some slight dry hint of spices finishing the aroma.

T- The fruity dry candy esters have a soft warm fresh spice note to the finish with some apricot esters mixed in there. There is some pale malt sweetness that comes through as the beer opens. A faint hint of brett grapefruit pith comes through but is very light. The finish is pretty clean with just a hint of esters lingering for a moment.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a touch of velvety fizz to the finish with no real alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a very nice blend of soft flavors that all work well together. There is a nice gentle fresh flavor to the spices that keep them mysterious but also enhance the flavor. The ester quality is nice and has enough depth to make this sessionable albeit a bit big in alcohol.

07-30-2012 19:52:47 | More by rhoadsrage
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 20:49:29 | More by ste5venla
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-09-2014 17:11:00 | More by Griffith
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-27-2014 09:10:30 | More by mattfancett
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -8.4%

Pours cloudy mustard coloured body with lots of head and lace trail down the side of my Sam Adams glass. Bottle from LCBO Dupont feature. Farmhouse aroma. better as it warms for sure and goes through a range of flavour and mouthfeel. More potent tongue freezing as cloves assault me just below room temperature. Very good drinkability and superior for style. 8% well hidden but on the aftertaste.

05-31-2013 22:55:12 | More by Sammy
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augustgarage

California

4.11/5  rDev +2%

Poured from a 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Drie De Fonteinen tumbler.

Clear aureolin liquid with a fist of off-white soft peaks climbing the glass. Thick, clingy, soapy lacing. Superior retention.

Soft estery/yeasty aromatics with baked banana, vanilla, and a low but lasting floral element.

Sweet palate entry with a pleasing pure malt flavor. Very light bitter-tartness offsets the sugars, while that floral note returns in the finish. Barely discernible herbal notes, hard to believe there are a dozen unusual ingredients spicing things up as their contribution is so subtle.

Medium-bodied, zesty yet creamy, and strangely refreshing. Alcohol is well hidden.

Having not had many (any?) gruits until now, this is difficult for me to rate to style, but it is a well crafted ale, and strikes one as experimental yet conservative all at once. A good beer in the lead-up to Valentine's Day.

02-10-2014 04:15:08 | More by augustgarage
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours orange/amber. Nice fluffy white head, medium density. Spiderweb lacings.

Fruit and yeast in the aroma. Loads of pear, with a bit of cider. Peppy spice, almost lemongrass. Really nice.

It's spice up front, but mostly from dusty Belgian yeast. It's actually kind of tough to get past the yeast, which is a bit of a shame because there are some really nice malt flavours here. True to the aroma, pear and apple flavour poke through the spice here and there.

This is a really nice beer. Complex, with dominant spicing and a yeast that gives it a farmhouse cider profile. Great stuff.

04-21-2013 17:38:42 | More by CanuckRover
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pourmeadrink

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-18-2013 13:51:13 | More by pourmeadrink
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jwg782

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

12-06-2013 18:06:39 | More by jwg782
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-06-2014 20:12:33 | More by aztraz
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KMcG

Virginia

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours with a light and fluffy white head that is about 2 fingers high in a tulip shaped glass. The head lasts for about 2 minutes then fades to a lace topping the ale with coarser lacing around the edge.  The color is a hazy straw and carbonation effervescence is visble. 

The smell is strongly funked with fruit notes of lemon and cantaloupe. The funk is like a damp barn and there is a bit of skunky edge, but a bit more herbal and earthy. 

The taste is masked by some really explosive effervescence.  It starts with some pale sweet grains and fruity esters.   There elements of herbs, coriander, and Belgian yeasts.  It ends bready and dry. 

The mouthfeel is intense like a champagne. A little thin, alcohol barely noticeable, and nice pleasant aftertaste. 

08-18-2012 23:18:43 | More by KMcG
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%

2011 vintage pours a chill-hazed honey color with 3 fingers of fluuffy ivory colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Wet cereal & pears , honey & apple blossoms

T: Follows the nose, plus honey & white grape up front. Apple peels, candi sugar & grassy, a kiss of dry boozeyness as this warms. Finishes with honey dryness & sweetness & orchard fruittyness

MF: Fairly light in body, almost no carbonation, some warming sensation

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11-01-2012 06:03:49 | More by russpowell
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Glibber

Idaho

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Great straw color with a very creamy white head with temporary lacing that does not stick too long- looking like a nice Belgian Saison. Light aroma with wheat and spices. Very light and refreshing taste. To me it taste like a tangy saison. I really liked this beer and would love to drink more.

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nickhiller

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-21-2012 02:21:32 | More by nickhiller
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

Very hazy pale golden hue with a massive fluffy bright white head that lingers forever. Smells like a saison, fruity and funky. Banana and clove, a bit peppery and spicy as well.

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Nice and herbal, feels like its healing me!

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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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hippityhops85

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%

OK. I'll admit it. I bought this beer based on the label alone. What can I say, I'm a sucker for good graphic design. "Belgian Ale Brewed with Herbs and Spices" on the label.

Poured into my Allagash footed cervois glass. Pours a clear, bright, tangerine with a huge, rocky white head that sticks around for the whole ride. Active carbonation observed.

Um, honestly the first thing I get off the nose is marijuana. There's a wine like character to the nose as well, almost like a pinot grigio.

The taste has a lot of spiciness, Belgian yeast, preserved hops? Really nice flavor and pretty unique taste. The spice dominates but not in a bad way. Really, really enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is very active and just pulls the spices off the tongue and sends it through your nose. Really, really cool.

12-11-2011 23:38:58 | More by hippityhops85
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%

Bottle: Poured a hazy blonde color ale with a super large pure white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma consists of light funky yeast with very sweet malt base. Taste is also dominated by a sweeter then expected malt base with an interesting yeast profile. Body is quite full with great bottle conditioning and great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Well brewed though too sweet for my taste and not as much farmhouse notes as I had expected coming from this brewer.

02-21-2011 03:25:10 | More by Phyl21ca
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Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.