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Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 96
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 32
Gots: 18 | 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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 01-26-2003)
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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.

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On tap at Bier:Thirty in Boise.

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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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 211 ratings.