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Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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very good

198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 33
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl visit their website

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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AlaskanYoung, Sep 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Mbpike, Sep 06, 2014
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mattfancett, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

muskiesman, Aug 21, 2014
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valianes, Aug 12, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +9.5%

A - Pale with a straw-like hue and a pearly white head that dissipates after sitting a minute.
S - Herby with a background of baking spice and savory herbs.
T - More savory herbs like rosemary, sage, juniper and a hint of lavender.
M - Medium crispness, medium alcohol.
O - Delicious gruit beer that has become my go to shift drink after a long night tending bar.

tlery, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

JohnK17, Jul 28, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -6.2%

(on tap at Hopleaf, CHI - served in a snifter-like glass, probably ~10oz pour)

I've had this a few times since Sep 2012. Never really struck me as something I'd go out of my way to get. Being a herb and spice nerd, the taste of this beer, while good, offers nothing of interest to me. These were my notes, from this most recent tasting. About sums it up.

"Basically, this tastes like a maltier Duvel... oatmeal cookie melanoidins and [a small hint of its] spicing, with a mildly potent banana note... nothing really stands out spice-wise, as most of the spice and phenolics seems to be yeast/ferm[entation] derived"

The liquid is a cloudy amber, with a gummy white froth atop that falls away, leaving a spitty collar. The smell is a mix of spicy phenolics (a la nutmeg), ripe banana peel, and toasty amber malt - fragrant, aromatic, but doesn't explode out of this glass. The taste is about the same, mellow bitterness mostly from esters - does not taste quite like other Dupont beers. Soft texture, with a bit of foamy/dextrin roundness up front, light and clean finish, tiny bite, soft alcohol warmth.

Maybe if the spicing where more apparent, it would be more interesting. They should list the herbs/spices used on their Cervesia entry on the website. Otherwise, what does it matter what's in it?

Bouleboubier, Jul 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Wowcoolman, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

alostplot, Jul 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

bschinelli, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Gww1864, Jun 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

ahommell, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

craftbeersweden, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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.


fourstringer, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Evil_Pidde, Apr 23, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

Brisket, Apr 17, 2014
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Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
89 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.