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Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Posca RusticaPosca Rustica

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

191 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 191
Reviews: 92
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 32
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl visit their website
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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Lantern


4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-14-2012 00:13:25 | More by Lantern
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-16-2013 18:56:07 | More by AngusOg
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cervejinha

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-18-2013 01:29:00 | More by cervejinha
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AllanC

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-09-2012 19:23:50 | More by AllanC
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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

No hops, what the...? But with certain complexity and balance from its charming yeast character and then complemented with an array of herbs and spices, the beer doesn't need 'em.

The invitation to dive right into the glass starts with it's glowing bright gold appearance that edges toward the honey-straw side. The mild haze casts a slightly diffused character through the center. Its lively carbonation builds a fluffy white head that retains gracefully despite any help from absence hops. The beer also reminds me why the stick foam left on the glass as Belgian lace.

Boastful aromas never miss the hops as the yeast dictates the aromatic balance. Delicate tea-like herbs, the light pungency of grass, and a bouquet of hibiscus, chamomile, clove, and a dash of cinnamon attests to the complements of yeasty phenols and additions to the brew kettle. Backed by a sweeter scent of baking wheat breads and confectioner's sugar, the malts pull the anxious spices into harmony.

Much of the same manifests in taste, but perhaps in reverse order. The powdery sweetness of pilsner and wheat grist prime the palate with a softer almost-cotton candy-like sweetness that lifts as the spices and fruit take hold. A light must of aged woods usher in a mid palate of cider, white grape, apple, and cranberry with plump juicy taste and pleasant acidity. A late palate of spices lead by clove and rose hips develops into an earthy straw-like bitterness to close the session. Even without the smooth bitterness of hops, the beer avoids harsh bite, yet complements with a still bitter balance.

Spritzy carbonation gives a texture similar to sparkling wine except with the understated heft of wheaty malt. The acidic carbonation easily pulls the malt from the mouth and allows for a quick finish of peppercorn, light herbal bitterness, and alcoholic warmth. Surprisingly low in astringency, the rustic ale closes with an aftertaste of rose and chamomile.

I'm quite surprised of how I didn't miss the hops hardly at all. Where usual saisons celebrate hop character that ranges from medium to bold with earthen spice and resolute bitterness, this one achieves everything that the style should with a superior balance from yeast. Its a fantastic beer that's a testament to the quality to be expected from Dupont.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 17:30:21 | More by BEERchitect
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-24-2013 14:53:32 | More by InspectorBob
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Grinky

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-09-2013 03:58:23 | More by Grinky
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-06-2012 20:03:58 | More by DSlim71
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-28-2013 02:28:03 | More by mkennedy119
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maddox716

Utah

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-05-2013 02:24:49 | More by maddox716
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ncelauro

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-04-2013 12:56:31 | More by ncelauro
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jryanj927

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-15-2013 16:51:11 | More by jryanj927
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-15-2013 01:15:27 | More by JDavidRice
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-18-2012 20:51:45 | More by jwat
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dprophet

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-22-2012 10:22:05 | More by dprophet
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craftbeersweden

Sweden

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2013 14:21:09 | More by yancot
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htrae2014

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-11-2012 15:28:03 | More by htrae2014
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Jmamay22

New York

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

Pours a clear straw colored yellow with a thin white head. Smells of Belgian yeast with a distinct apple and pear aroma. Hints of white pepper and herbal scents as well.

Tastes of candied Belgian sugar with the yeast expectedly playing a large and complex role. Lots of tart apple with a spicy pepper finish that is bone dry. Very pleasant all around as a very herbal saison. The mouthfeel is typically Belgian with a very zesty and effervescent feel.

It is worth noting that despite the history explained on the bottle of the beer it looks to me that it is misrepresented as ancient herbed ale and would be better classified as a saison or Belgian strong pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 18:57:13 | More by Jmamay22
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-15-2014 17:13:27 | More by duceswild
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WeissBoy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-07-2013 04:23:50 | More by WeissBoy
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ant880

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-27-2013 19:02:19 | More by ant880
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WindedIndian

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2013 14:36:17 | More by WindedIndian
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-19-2013 01:50:11 | More by Jspriest
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-09-2013 18:55:37 | More by rolltide8425
Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.