Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
I received this beer in my monthly Rare Beer of the Month Club. The bottle looks great with a natural cork and wire cage. The label has a nice historical anecdote.
This is a hot beer! I thought I was uncorking a bottle of champagne for a second. The pour is large head of wispy foam that hangs out for a few minutes and dissipates nicely. The nose is very floral with a slight twang that is not apparent in the taste. Lots of clove, honey and spices. The beer is very nearly sweet, leaning closely towards mead territory but with a more mature taste. It is not like anything I have had before. I greatly enjoyed it, but not sure how often I would drink it due to the sweetness.
09-27-2011 02:42:29 | More by powellchristoph
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.
This may be the first label I've ever seen with not only an historical anecdote, but a footnoted one! Nice... Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy straw topped by over a finger off slightly dirty white foam. The nose comprises flowers, honey, cream cheese, ginger, light clove, nutmeg, peach, wheat, light cardamom, light lemon zest, and the slightest kiss of mild Belgian funk. The taste hols notes of honey, ginger, cardamom, light orange zest, flowers, clove, white grapes, banana, light watermelon, nutmeg, light maple syrup, and cracked wheat. The body is a hefty light, with a light moderate carbonation and a grainy feel. Overall, this thing seems all over the place, but somehow comes back to one central pivot-point: a sort of saison-gruit, combining the best characteristics of both styles. A very pleasant experience, indeed.
09-23-2011 04:10:11 | More by TMoney2591
3.75/5 rDev -6.9%
A- Pale golden in colour. A hint of haziness but still transparent. Medium fluffy white head that sows nice retention and lacing
S- Very saison-like aroma, with a sweet malt feel that kinda remind of hay and herbal notes of wet-grass and maybe mint
T- Sweet malty character upfront, with some honey notes to it. Lively fruity on the tongue with citric flavours and a delicate hint of spiciness. More herbal (kinda reminds of menthol) and typically saison-like on the back of the palate, with a hint of bitterness that stays in the aftertaste and balances the dominating sweetness. Would never have guessed that hops are actually very low in this beer if i didn't know before
M- Very soft mouthfeel. Oily but still smooth on the palate, with a delicate hint of carbonation on the tongue. Maybe a bit too watery
O- Highly drinkable and quite refreshing, very sweet but still nicely balanced by that slightly bitter aftertaste. Very much a saison despite it's peculiar ingredients, though maybe it lacks a bit in complexity if compared to other Dupont beers
09-18-2011 14:14:34 | More by Cozzatoad
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
Drank from my Stella tulip glass.
A - Pours a hazy golden colour with a two fingered White head that slowly reduces and laces the glass.
S - Spicey yet sweet aromas and very robust. Nice grains also present.
T - Really well balanced flavours of citrus grains , spice pepper and malts, they all blend together very well indeen are are very well balanced. The peppery spice lingers on the tongue for quite some time.
M - Medium body with fullish carbonation,
O - My favourite brew from Dupont, because of its robustness and balance.
04-14-2011 14:51:49 | More by eric5bellies
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
4.35/5 rDev +7.9%
Sampled from the tap, July 2010 at Chez Moeder Lambic Fontainas
The beer arrives with a one-finger thick, creamy, off-white colored head, while the beer is a hazed, pale gold / yellow color. The aroma is herbal and hop like up front (even if it is gruit derived), and has a pale, hay-like grain character to it. The nose reminds me of the scent of orange blossoms, sweet clove in the finish, grassy coriander and that Dupont yeast mustiness. There is certainly a very herbal, hop-like character to this note.
Sweet, honey like pale grain flavors are found up front, while the finish has an almost menthol like, herbaceous bitterness that makes this end with a very dry character; this is especially true when coupled with the typical, musty, sort of cotton ball like Dupont-yeast phenolics (that aren't quite medicinal in character). A biting bitterness is noticeable at times, but others sees the honey and pale malt sweetness being a bit stronger. The beer is nicely light and quaffable and there is a lemon like flavor here as well as a nice grassy note. This is quite a nice beer, it is very much Saison like, which I will certainly never complain about.
12-27-2010 17:59:19 | More by Gueuzedude
3.85/5 rDev -4.5%
Transparent golden color. Fluffy white head that fades away too quickly. I thought there would be some head retention. Mostly hay and fresh wood in the nose. A hit of alcohol and belgian phenols. Flavor is like a mouthful of flowers and grass. Gracefully paired with white pepper and finishes with that peppery spice. Wonderfully sharp phenols are coming from this beer. Solid offering from Dupont. The noticeable alcohol hurts it a little.
10-06-2010 18:37:27 | More by BearsOnAcid
4.2/5 rDev +4.2%
Rich, spicy aroma with a nice fruity touch. The smell is robust with a light honey note in the background.
Moderately hazy golden colour with a nice, fluffy off-white head. Decent head retention.
Smooth, spicy yeast profile, a touch of citrus and a nice dose of malt come through. Very good.
Medium body with moderately-high carbonation. Nice.
A great, tasty Belgian ale. Lots of flavour, refined and beautifully built.
09-20-2010 09:31:45 | More by dgilks
4.03/5 rDev 0%
If I recall what I was told, this is one of those: "Oh we found a recipe at an archaelogical site somewhere."
Pours a clouded orange gold. Nice off white head. Citrus nose. Flavor is smooth and citrusy. Did I say smooth? Hopefully I did. Lasting flavor. Yet again, you see the skill of Dupont through this beer. Nicely done.
06-20-2010 02:40:23 | More by RblWthACoz
4.15/5 rDev +3%
A - Poured from the 750ml corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass a hazy orange colour with a few centimetres of head that hangs around for a while falling away slowly leaving thick lacing.
S - Spicy yeast phenols with a fair amount of light fruity notes such as pear, melon and sweet grapes. A hint of pale malt.
T - Powdery belgain yeast comes through but is balanced nicely by a slightly sweet pale malt quality along with the fruitiness.
M - Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.
D - The 8%ABV is deceptive. Full of flavour with nothing being over the top or out of proportion.
Something I'll be buying more of indeed.
08-05-2009 12:07:34 | More by brendan13
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
750ml corked and caged green bottle with a supremely elegant yet deceiving looking label - I only realised it was Brasserie Dupont until I read the fine print.
Served in a Gouden Carolus chalice glass. Immediate image is a cloudy pale orange, bordering on bronze, beer. Very reminiscent of a hefe weisse such as a Franziskaner. A proper and careful pour generates a think foaming head full of action as it opens up and slowly fades into the beer sans lacing.
Nose introduces strong notes of a careful hops/yeast combination with subtle fruits. Alcohol notes are present but a little too much for my tastes.
When Cervesia- Archeosite is in your mouth yo know about it.... and you immediately know you want more! The type of spice you get from fresh herbs mashes in with the best of citrus sits in perfectly with malt flavor your nose promised you after pouring. Mouthfeel is extremely soft. The initial spice fades away but the palate holds the flavor.
Overall a very impressive Belgian Strong Pale Ale even if its a little different from the other beers in that class.
Highly recommended and it will be in my kitchen again!
04-11-2009 13:41:41 | More by SleepyMonk
4.53/5 rDev +12.4%
Pouring a cloudy orange, thick white head.
Immediate notes of metallic hop, but giving way to citrus, malt & fleshy yeast notes.
The flavour profile is wonderful; malt complexity, spice & perfume, yeast, sherbet, honeydew, ginger, late macadamia nuttiness... I baulked at giving this a five, but I did wax lyrical (to my wife's annoyance)... that's good enough for me.
Feels tingly, creamy, with a long palate.
All up a superbly balanced ale; suitable for most occasions, and a joy to drink on its own. Highly recommended.
10-23-2008 09:21:26 | More by vancurly
3.9/5 rDev -3.2%
One of the lesser known and harder to find beers from Dupont, only available in a 750ml bottle for as far as I know. It colors somewhere in-between orange and yellow, builds up to a small head formation and shows some fine bubbles. Almost no lace.
The smell is sweet from the malt and fruity besides it. There is a herb profile that is complex and unfamiliar (reminiscent of menthol). Even though hoppiness is moderate and the 'farmhouse' character is toned down, this still is a recognizable Dupont-nose, with some wheat and sugar hidden underneath.
The herbal aspect seems to dominate the taste at first, but is suddenly counterbalanced by a strong blow of wheat that undermines the sweetness somewhat. A hoppy and dry moment follows, which then leads up to a prolonged aftertaste in which all of the taste elements are somehow present. A very unusual but likable taste.
On the palate there is a pretty strong carbonation and a medium build body.
An intriguing and tasty beer, quite heavy on the herbs though.
08-27-2008 15:54:28 | More by TKempe
3.75/5 rDev -6.9%
A big 750 mL bottle to share with just myself. Good stuff!
An orange color with lots of carbonation rising up from my Chimay chalice. The head is creamy and is lacing on the glass before settling into a small layer of foam.
Smell is sweet with a lot of esters and some higher alcohols, a typical Belgian yeast profile. A little cork.
Taste of red, ripe apples with esters and higher alcohols. A typical Belgian yeast profile. Some spicy and peppery notes. A light bitter and little hoppiness, maybe a little noble hops.
06-13-2008 20:44:01 | More by Absumaster
United Kingdom (England)
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
Coming in a 750ml green champagne bottle, corked and caged. BB 07/2006 and the cork marks "2.004", supposedly the bottling year? Served lightly chilled in a broad-rimmed goblet.
A: slightly hazy, dark orangey golden or honeyish hue; the white beer head forms slowly, but retains its tight, cottony-foamy texture brilliantly; carbonation is quite lively, full of tiny bubbles~~
S: interesting combo. of sweet pilsner+caramel malts and tart fruity edges of apricot+lemon+green apple; the funky farmhouse yeastiness typical of Saison is quite understated here, but still makes a healthy contribution to the overall balance; a lovely flow of spices (white pepper etc.) as in lots of Belgian pale ales sustains with dried-grassy hops at the back (a bit like Saaz). Pleasant, but not terribly complex.
T: creamy-textured, semi-sour sweet and caramely maltiness, lemony+apple-ish fruitiness, and compelling dryish/woody, coriander-spicy, and slightly damp yeastiness all intertwine beautifully... the palate becomes drier at the back, where a residual taste of hops, a mild wheatish sweet aftertaste, and a little lemon-grass aroma sustains, before the quiet undercurrent of warming alc. creeps down the throat and rounds off the palate with a satisfying, rounded finishing feel.
M&D: creamy-soft on the mouthfeel, it seems the carbonation in the bottle-conditioning process really has transformed to be really subtle and soft, and makes this beer smoother than it would've been. The overall balance manifests itself in the ratio b/w hops, spices, and malts on the palate, but the down-side of this is lacking more complexity or an exciting theme for it to stand out. That said, I like this balanced beer, be it a Saison, Belgian Pale Ale, or something of a cross in between... a session one for me.
06-13-2006 19:49:57 | More by wl0307
District of Columbia
3.25/5 rDev -19.4%
The presentation is superb, in a champagne bottle with a wire-reinforced cork. The smell is wonderful, that of a whole array of fruits especially banana and a generous hint of alcohol. The taste is the exact same, with the banana taking precidence, and the alcohol being a close second. There is very little after taste, but the fruityness lingers for a bit.
03-10-2005 15:54:56 | More by Toddv29424
4.55/5 rDev +12.9%
Appearance: Golden opaque body, massive white cloudy head.
Aroma: Spicy belgian yeast and banana
Taste: Agressive bitterness, very prominent wheat flavors
Creamy lovlyness The long lasting spicyness overcomes and outlasts the bitterness. This is something made special by the aggressive bitterness (of course not by stone standards) and lack of sickening sweetness common in Belgian brews.
Drinkability: Simply amazing.
04-05-2004 11:04:57 | More by Naerhu
4.33/5 rDev +7.4%
Tried at Kroegske October 2001. Appearence: Golden yellow, clear, big rocky head. Aroma: dominated by complex herbs, but also some malt. Flavor: Herbal spicy flavors, including what tastes like licorice. Very complex, the spices are intruiging, and yet mellow for a gruit style, which is really what this is. Finish: Spiciness and creamy malt.
10-17-2003 01:03:15 | More by saltydog
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
4.22/5 rDev +4.7%
When I opened this bottle during the Super Bowl, everyone looked my direction. The cork popped like champagne, The bubbly brew poured effervecent and a cloudy yellow. The wine drinkers loved it. So did the beer drinkers. The aroma was subdued but the corriander came through. The taste also was not strong but satisfying. If finished somewhat sweet. The mouthfeel was near that of champagne and tingled the tongue. I found this beer very drinkable and enjoyed both glasses. I did not notice the alcohol in either the taste or the aroma, but I will look for another bottle to keep for special occasions.
01-26-2003 20:12:29 | More by LarryKemp
Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.