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Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

190 Ratings
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Ratings: 190
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 32
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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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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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
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-14-2013 19:05:14 | More by NightINgale
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-09-2013 18:55:37 | More by rolltide8425
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-04-2013 03:02:09 | More by MarkyMOD
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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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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-25-2013 12:33:56 | More by drgonzo2k2
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JBetz

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-17-2013 15:15:44 | More by JBetz
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jsurfs82

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-13-2013 14:53:21 | More by jsurfs82
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nzerbe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

03-09-2013 23:23:24 | More by nzerbe
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WindedIndian

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-04-2013 14:36:17 | More by WindedIndian
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-28-2013 21:54:57 | More by djrn2
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

P: A shiny copper orange with a vivacious tornado spinning in the middle of the glass. Topped with a creamy layer of French vanilla colored head that hangs out for a while. Delicate clingy lacing cascaded along the edges.

S: Green tea tannins, lemongrass, slight skunk aroma, peppery spice, Belgian yeast and burnt sugar. Phenolic presence with subtle bubble gum, cherry syrup and fruit rollups.

T/M: Herbal infused light fruit cup syrup. Spiced rum soaked apples, flower petals, fresh grass, lime, yellow pear and hard cherry candy. A sugar dosed saison similarity. Moderate body that finishes dry and somewhat chalky. Lingering spiced alcohol.

O: An interesting brew for sure. Complex and well blended. I have to say the tornado effect was the coolest thing I have ever since pouring a beer. I love the chance to try ancient interpretations of past beers. This was a real treat. Proost!!

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2013 23:51:46 | More by Hopswagger
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peabody

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a really clear yellow with lots and lots of bubbles that continue eminating from the bottom of the glass. Nice lacing here also.
Elmers glue at first then as it warms the belgian spices come through. Very peppery and sharp to the nose. That belgian yeast is really strong here. Not a lot of fruit smells though.
Taste is sweet and fruity like pears or dates. Then the belgian yeast shines through and the lemon pledge follows right behind.
Mouthfeel is nothing but CLEAN. Wonderfull effervescence and non-stickyness in a thirst quenching light belgian concoction.
Overall this is a really clean and refreshing drink. At 12.95 a bottle I will be getting this again.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 23:30:52 | More by peabody
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Jerktookmyname

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

01-27-2013 14:13:38 | More by Jerktookmyname
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-25-2012 02:15:51 | More by od_sf
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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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elNopalero

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a bottle from 2012.

Pours a golden straw color with great white foam clouds and tight lacing. There’s an aroma of yeasty esters. I am guessing gale, heather, and orange blossoms (the aromas not the actual ingredients). It’s not hoppy but definitely floral.

The flavor is light with a great saison character. The yeasty esters and floral notes play well together here, delicate & mellow. Very effervescent with a great crisp finish. I enjoyed this one tremendously.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 03:27:24 | More by elNopalero
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impending

California

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

B+

750ml into a tulip. Pours a heavily hazed dull orange gold, dense creamy froth clings nicely.

Aroma is sweet yeasty spicy dab of mentholatum goodness. Pleasant hops, confectioners sugar, minor dirt floor. Light skinned fruits heavily bruised.

Flavor is rich and complex, the mentholatum carries forward as a tiny note that appears and rides the aftertaste. Apple, pear, a little citrus, just a touch of floral. Herbal and earthy but not overly so. A quick dry bite mid taste, subtle herbs sit in for bitter. Light to medium bodied mouthfeel. The Dupont yeast does not stand out.
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 06:04:17 | More by impending
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jessicapreuss

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-16-2012 03:42:29 | More by jessicapreuss
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BurnInLA

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

11-04-2012 22:20:05 | More by BurnInLA
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage pours a chill-hazed honey color with 3 fingers of fluuffy ivory colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Wet cereal & pears , honey & apple blossoms

T: Follows the nose, plus honey & white grape up front. Apple peels, candi sugar & grassy, a kiss of dry boozeyness as this warms. Finishes with honey dryness & sweetness & orchard fruittyness

MF: Fairly light in body, almost no carbonation, some warming sensation

A nice journey to the past, not sometthing, nor a style I'd care to drink all the time, but a nice change of pace...

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2012 06:03:49 | More by russpowell
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage.

Pours a pasty white almost 2 finger large creamy fluffy head that fades at a med pace with a bit of lacing, over crystal clear macro looking clear pilsner yellow colored beer.

Nose is light, pilsner like malts, a light skunk aroma, some light earthy funk, plenty of spices, orange peel, coriander like, creamy base malt, light fluffy Belgian malt and spices, some herbal flower like spices, stone fruit, little yeast, toasty malt, a definite herbal like quality, light fruity esters.

Taste starts with plenty of Belgian esters, fruity esters, Belgian malts, little creamy and fluffy, some tripel spices, light orange peel, light belgian golden malts, chewy but some warming booze, light booze phenols as well, plenty of herbal green plant like herbs, hint of citrus and fruity flavors, spicy and tingly as well, chewy malts and a little yeasty. Fairly complex and hot but tasty. Finish is a bit drier but still semi sweet, lots of herbal flavors, esters, light phenols and hot booze, light wheat like malts as well lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb, plenty of warming and tingly booze, almost anesthetizing.

Overall decent, starts a bit iffy, but then gets pretty good with lots of complex tripel flavors and aromas, a bit too hot boozy and some phenols with that, but nice spices, esters, and decent overall drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 00:22:55 | More by jlindros
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Prolific off-white head covers this pale orange brew. Retention is good.

Smells of sublime fruits (apple, orange, banana) with a spicy backing fused with a hint of taffy.

Phenols up front to the tongue with an earthy aftertaste. Vanilla cake, spice and even a hint of leafiness exist.

Light and almost fluffy mouth-feel with little to no alcohol discernible. Dry with a slightly soft center.

I'm usually a bit skeptical about outlier styles such as this one, but going against my instincts sure paid off in this instance, and has fomented a desire to seek more of the same in hope of finding more quality in the obscure.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 23:42:26 | More by stephens101
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AllanC

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-09-2012 19:23:50 | More by AllanC
Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 190 ratings.