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Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

189 Ratings
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 30
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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 rdickey:
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rdickey

New Jersey

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It pours a very pale gold into a goblet, with a big, dense two-finger head on top. The head leaves behind nice lacing as I work my way through the glass.

Smell: An interesting mix of honey and herbs seems to be the foundation, although there are also some grainy and grassy notes that are appealing. Belgian yeasts are also present. Not invited to the party are any hops I can recognize, although there are certainly hop-like notes.

Taste: This is another interesting one. The honey flavors from the nose continue in the mouth, accompanied here by citrus (more lemons than oranges) and an almost wit-like wheatiness. There is a hint of funk, although it’s only lurking around the edges. As it warms, tart cherries sneak in. With all of this going on, it seems sort of crazy, but it all works together.

Mouthfeel: Very light and zippy in the mouth – quite refreshing.

Drinkability: High, particularly because the ABV is well-hidden. However, you’ll want to take your time with this one, because there’s a lot going on.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 23:25:50 | More by rdickey
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged & corked 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. L13121B is stamped on the label. Cork has "2013" inked on the side.

A: Cloudy, light honey-colored body. 1.5 fingers of tight, white head. Good retention. Light lacing.

S: Belgian yeast with citrus, lemon juice notes. Hay. Indistinct spice. Vanilla. A touch of bubble gum. Becomes a bit more herbal as it warms, but the "gruit" notes are never the focal point.

T: Mild sweetness with a certain amount of tartness opens. Pale malt and some light astringency develops. Only a faint bitterness at the end, but a rather dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden.

M: Moderately high carbonation with a slight prickliness. Moderate body. Surprisingly crisp, but not unwelcome.

O: Very nice brew, if not Belgian blonde first and gruit second. The herbs/spicing are perceivable, but subdued. Regardless, enjoyable.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 03:08:26 | More by fourstringer
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Sweden

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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A- Golden straw color, little head with no lacing.

S- all Belgian esters and floral nose smells good, not very strong odor.

T- similar to the nose. Belgian yeast, cloves, banana, slight peppery flavor. Malt is fairly heavily represented, as expected with the lack of hops from the style.

M- syrupy, somewhat heavy bodied given the appearance. Carbonation is pretty strong as well.

O- good, unusual in a good way. I haven't had many Gruits, I'd try again, though not super often.

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4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.