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Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

189 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 31
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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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy gold body with ample sediment and carbonation. It poured with two and a half fingers of head that sustained quite admirably but did not lace.

Smell: Fruity apple, citrus with a slight touch of banana with a herbal blend of cloves, lemongrass and touches of floral notes. Warming really helped bring the smell out

Taste: This beer tastes drastically different as it warms. When it's cooler it's more belgian fruity yeast struggles to contain ample amounts of chewy malt and boozy alcohol. However, as the beer warms, the beer becomes fruitier as pineapple, apple and citrus notes become tempered by a peppery spiciness, touches of cloves a floral taste that seems to light for hops but too strong for heather.

Mouthfeel: The alcohol isn't particularly disguised on this one, even warming didn't really help clear that boozy taste. Near the start of the beer it's a lot more prevalent, but as it warms up more the fruity and herbal aftertaste lingers nicely.

Drinkability: This beer is incredibly gassy which is a big downside. The upside, once it warms up it's like drinking candy. It's a bit more medium bodied then expect, but I think that the achohol doing it.

Final Thoughts: It is absolutely imperative this beer be drunk on the warm end of cool. If it isn't it's frankly disappointing. However, if given some time it is quiet exceptional. It's more a herbed ale for Belgian drinkers. Thumbs up.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 02:47:29 | More by TheHammer
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szmnnl99

Michigan

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-03-2013 00:53:43 | More by szmnnl99
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Loads of harmonious fruit and spice flavours (orange, grapefruit, pinapple, cilantro), crisp, fresh mouthfeel - a great summer beer for sitting in a Belgian cafe by the water. Solid look too, with a full, steady white head and body the colour of peach flesh.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 22:38:39 | More by BGDrock
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy mustard coloured body with lots of head and lace trail down the side of my Sam Adams glass. Bottle from LCBO Dupont feature. Farmhouse aroma. better as it warms for sure and goes through a range of flavour and mouthfeel. More potent tongue freezing as cloves assault me just below room temperature. Very good drinkability and superior for style. 8% well hidden but on the aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 22:55:12 | More by Sammy
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-27-2013 15:42:56 | More by jimctin
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-19-2013 18:02:34 | More by DeutschesBier
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LoveBeerNo7

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-17-2013 01:36:30 | More by LoveBeerNo7
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-14-2013 00:22:51 | More by jmkoscie
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2GOOFY

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-12-2013 14:45:00 | More by 2GOOFY
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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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dipso123

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-06-2013 23:55:37 | More by dipso123
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-05-2013 20:40:13 | More by Molson2000
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-05-2013 13:38:59 | More by liamt07
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy blonde-orange colour, 1.5 fingers of white head with som elace as well. Smell is yeasty with a lot of spices in there as well, fruity with lots of banana and apple, light alcohol present, mild funk with lemon and citrus notes also. Taste is yeasty up front with a bit of a tangy funk to it as well, fruity citrus, lemon, green apple, spicy and dry at first before a moderately sweet finish, floral and earthy mid palate to finish. Medium high carbonation, medium creamy body. I really enjoyed this, just a pleasure to drink and nicely aromatic as well as flavourful, prefered this to the saison.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 13:52:55 | More by peensteen
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3Pope7

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-28-2013 02:18:15 | More by 3Pope7
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a murky, muddy orange with copper highlights. The beer pours with a lovely uniform head of medium sized, slightly creamy, white bubbles. In body, this beer is swamp water murky and impenetrable to the eye. On the nose, the beer smells of grainy funk with minty, herbal scents that play into the aroma. This beer definitely has the Dupont yeast funk in it, smelling nearly skunked, but also of grainy cereal and a touch of lemon citrus. The funk brings some wonderful spice into the nose, moving from pepper to barnyard, and then to an unnamable spice. On the tongue, the beer tastes surprisingly sweet with an herbal bitter backing. In flavor the beer begins as very sweet caramel apple and pear, which blends with funky barnyard flavors to dry itself out a touch, but not enough. The flavor moves into grassy, herbal funky flavors in the middle of the taste that blends with sweet cider-like flavors and chamomile. The finish is very sweet grassy flavors mixing with the herbal chamomile and light pear notes. The aftertaste is slightly funky with a sweet lingering flavor. The sweet flavors in this beer are surprisingly high, especially for a Dupont beer, but they do manage to stay just below cloying, which is a nice achievement. In the mouth, the beer feels on the heavier side of medium in body with a creamy soft carbonation that coddles the tongue a little too much and allows for that sweetness to run through the mouth. The mouth is left tingly, but clean. Overall, this is a really sweet saison/gruit. It also has far more of the saison characteristics to it than the herbal gruit character that I was hoping for. Its sweetness is a tad too much for me, and makes the beer feel syrupy in my mouth, almost like a too sweet tea mixed with a saison. In the end it is a good beer, but I wish they had dried out the sweetness more and brought out more herbal flavors. Personally, I would choose any of the other offerings of Dupont before I came back for this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2013 01:34:01 | More by Maxwell
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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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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orange/amber. Nice fluffy white head, medium density. Spiderweb lacings.

Fruit and yeast in the aroma. Loads of pear, with a bit of cider. Peppy spice, almost lemongrass. Really nice.

It's spice up front, but mostly from dusty Belgian yeast. It's actually kind of tough to get past the yeast, which is a bit of a shame because there are some really nice malt flavours here. True to the aroma, pear and apple flavour poke through the spice here and there.

This is a really nice beer. Complex, with dominant spicing and a yeast that gives it a farmhouse cider profile. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 17:38:42 | More by CanuckRover
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle stamped with a best before of 12/2014.

(4.0) A: Cloudy peachy-copper with a tall and creamy head. Decent retention with minimal legs.

(4.25) S: Tart and slightly sour citrus fruits (orange and lemon), whole grain crackers, cloves and other spices, and faint sweeter tropical fruits. Very good and inviting aroma that is quite funky.

(4.25) T: Floral qualities, pear/pineapple/banana/orange, spice (mainly cloves and pepper), cracker-like grain, and fresh grasses. Wide variety of mixed fruits. Farmhouse and saison-like tastes. Pleasantly bitter and incredibly dry. Full of flavour.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. A solidly oily character.

(4.25) D: The flavours work very well together with a nice balance between crackery grain and varied fruits. And 5/5 for the classic bottle art.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 01:40:55 | More by Digimaika2
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO for $8.00

Appearance - hazy gold colour with a massive size foamy white coloured head. It's hard to make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for 6-7 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, green grapes, pears, clove/yeast, banana

Taste & Mouth - There is a high amount of carbonation and I can taste breads/grains mixed with bananas and green grapes and pear. There is also some yeast and some floral notes. It ends with a
pear/banana fruity aftertaste with a light bitterness.

Overall - Not Gruit tasting really.. more of a saison or a belgian blonde. Regardless, a really good beer that I am happy to have available to me. I'll buy a few more to tuck away.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2013 00:11:34 | More by spinrsx
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MWMBeerguy

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-15-2013 00:24:24 | More by MWMBeerguy
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Kremlock

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Golden straw colour. Hazy, nice thick which head that settles to spotty head.

S: Green fruits (apples, grapes, unripe bananas)

T: Same as nose, with some ginger and a hint of peppery spice.

M: Well carbonated, a bit of a tang, low sourness to it. Great with cheese.

O: A well balanced Belgian with great flavours that are well rounded.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 23:34:08 | More by Kremlock
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer is golden and slightly cloudy. Moderately-sized white head.

Green grape and other light fruit in the nose. Lemon. Belgian yeast. Slightly herbal. Some spices. Quite a bright scent. Nice.

Yeast, light fruit and spices are all readily present on drinking the beer. Green grape. banana, lemon, white pepper and coriander. On the sweet side, with the sweetness particularly notable in the finish. Grassy and bready.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Sweetness dries the mouth a bit, Smooth.

Overall, good. I don't have much experience with gruit, but this doesn't strike me as wildly different from the saisons Dupont makes.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 22:15:12 | More by jrenihan
Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.