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Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 32
Gots: 16 | 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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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -2%

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.

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

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%

Pours a hazed, dulled orange gold, good cap of white soapy froth, decent retention. Scent contains good floral and sweet honey notes, a splash of tangy yogurt, musty grain, light presence of pear and melon. Taste follows scent, quite complex and hard to pick out so many of the unique flavors. Medium bodied, lightly creamy but grainy, dry finish. Unique brew which falls squarely between subtle and aggressive in most of its flavor components, very nice blend.

11-30-2011 14:30:59 | More by rfgetz
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John_M

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a striking gold color with pretty good head retention and light lacing. The nose is pretty nice, as I get honey, orange peel, light vanilla, some light clove and some pretty nice underlying spice (mostly nutmeg I'd say). Mouthfeel replicates the nose, with the spice and light bitterness countering the modest sweetness very well. For all the world, the flavor profile reminds me of the Dupont Saison or Avec Les Bons, which I guess is completely to be expected. There's really a lot going on in this beer, and it's just eminently enjoyable. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, spice infused finish. Alcohol is really well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is flat out excellent.

Quite tasty.... I wouldn't hesitate to order this again.

04-06-2012 19:23:43 | More by John_M
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%

Bottle from Harvest Wines. From notes.

A - Poured cloudy golden with a one finger fluffy white head and mild carbonation. Spotty lace anda film of retention.

S - Hoppy with grass and lemon. Canteloupe skin? Hay, banana, chamomile. Spritzy? Nice and hoppy.

T - Lemon, hops, grass, hay, tea, chamomile. Pretty cool.

M - Very effervescent with a medium body and a dry finish with lemon.

O/D - A little too spritzy but pretty good otherwise. Enjoyed it, but probably couldn't have another.

07-10-2012 07:43:04 | More by tbeckett
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-06-2013 15:57:43 | More by beerhunter13
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-18-2013 01:29:40 | More by jtladner
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-03-2013 20:49:29 | More by ste5venla
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-09-2014 17:11:00 | More by Griffith
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CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

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

Sweden

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-06-2014 20:12:33 | More by aztraz
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Glibber

Idaho

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Great straw color with a very creamy white head with temporary lacing that does not stick too long- looking like a nice Belgian Saison. Light aroma with wheat and spices. Very light and refreshing taste. To me it taste like a tangy saison. I really liked this beer and would love to drink more.

06-29-2012 00:05:02 | More by Glibber
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gillagorilla

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-20-2014 06:01:06 | More by gillagorilla
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fourstringer

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

Prost!

05-10-2014 03:08:26 | More by fourstringer
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metter98

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is slightly hazy dark golden yellow in color. It poured with a small patch of bubbles on the surface and a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass; these never completely faded away.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of herbs and spices in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and has flavors of herbs and spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a hint of dryness in the finish.
O: The beer is very easy to drink considering all of the herbs and spices in the taste.

12-04-2011 14:17:04 | More by metter98
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-05-2011 01:44:43 | More by dbrauneis
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Lantern


4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-14-2012 00:13:25 | More by Lantern
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-16-2013 18:56:07 | More by AngusOg
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cervejinha

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-18-2013 01:29:00 | More by cervejinha
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AllanC

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-09-2012 19:23:50 | More by AllanC
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -0.7%

No hops, what the...? But with certain complexity and balance from its charming yeast character and then complemented with an array of herbs and spices, the beer doesn't need 'em.

The invitation to dive right into the glass starts with it's glowing bright gold appearance that edges toward the honey-straw side. The mild haze casts a slightly diffused character through the center. Its lively carbonation builds a fluffy white head that retains gracefully despite any help from absence hops. The beer also reminds me why the stick foam left on the glass as Belgian lace.

Boastful aromas never miss the hops as the yeast dictates the aromatic balance. Delicate tea-like herbs, the light pungency of grass, and a bouquet of hibiscus, chamomile, clove, and a dash of cinnamon attests to the complements of yeasty phenols and additions to the brew kettle. Backed by a sweeter scent of baking wheat breads and confectioner's sugar, the malts pull the anxious spices into harmony.

Much of the same manifests in taste, but perhaps in reverse order. The powdery sweetness of pilsner and wheat grist prime the palate with a softer almost-cotton candy-like sweetness that lifts as the spices and fruit take hold. A light must of aged woods usher in a mid palate of cider, white grape, apple, and cranberry with plump juicy taste and pleasant acidity. A late palate of spices lead by clove and rose hips develops into an earthy straw-like bitterness to close the session. Even without the smooth bitterness of hops, the beer avoids harsh bite, yet complements with a still bitter balance.

Spritzy carbonation gives a texture similar to sparkling wine except with the understated heft of wheaty malt. The acidic carbonation easily pulls the malt from the mouth and allows for a quick finish of peppercorn, light herbal bitterness, and alcoholic warmth. Surprisingly low in astringency, the rustic ale closes with an aftertaste of rose and chamomile.

I'm quite surprised of how I didn't miss the hops hardly at all. Where usual saisons celebrate hop character that ranges from medium to bold with earthen spice and resolute bitterness, this one achieves everything that the style should with a superior balance from yeast. Its a fantastic beer that's a testament to the quality to be expected from Dupont.

08-20-2012 17:30:21 | More by BEERchitect
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-24-2013 14:53:32 | More by InspectorBob
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Grinky

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-09-2013 03:58:23 | More by Grinky
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DSlim71

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-06-2012 20:03:58 | More by DSlim71
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-28-2013 02:28:03 | More by mkennedy119
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maddox716

Utah

4/5  rDev -0.7%

10-05-2013 02:24:49 | More by maddox716
Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.