Posca Rustica - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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3.5/5 rDev -13.2%
I like gruits in a historic sense. Were this simply labeled Saison Dupont 2, I’d probably find it much less interesting. Basically it tastes like Saison Dupont with the hops out and every other flower in. But by trying to resurrect an old style there is a wonderful sense of beer history and experimentalism.
What about the beer I guess? Well it pours a very hazy gold, and looks as refreshing as the bottle claims. A vigorous head rises and stays for a few moments.
Posca Rustica has a whole different body than expected though. The body is surprisingly heavy, with less (although still high) carbonation than expected. The alcohol is masked nearly entirely however, and lemon and light tart notes tingle on the tongue. A saison yeast strain has to be in effect here, as the pepper notes really define it on the cheeks. It’s a fun beer, but it’s a much less drinkable than I’d hoped.
A good beer in general, a great gruit, and not the best purchase while Saison Dupont still exists.
09-25-2013 20:59:49 | More by VincentFrey
3.48/5 rDev -13.6%
Had on-tap at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a snifter.
A- Pours a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch white had that retains a bit before be Pliny a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a small patch of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves a thin ring behind on the glass.
S- Sweet honey smell and a bit of booze. Has a fume similar to that of a white wine.
T- Huh. Tastes like a mead that's not very sweet, or a white wine that's too sweet. The spices used are very subtle and can't compete with the white wine notes. Smooth and easy to drink but pretty one-dimensional.
M- Thin and watery with medium-low carbonation and a light body.
O- I don't know why this has such a high score. Alba Scots Pine Ale and the Fritz Briem 13th Century are much tastier versions of the style.
09-11-2013 22:44:23 | More by Immortale25
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
750 mL bottle of Cervesia from LCBO and listed as a "Belgian pale ale" on Untappd, which is a classification I understand better than "ancient herbed"...
Pours a bright golden colour with an impressive white head, good retention and carbonation level. Perfectly clear until reaching the sediment around the punt. The pleasant mouthfeel is lacking any oiliness, despite the 8% ABV. Aroma is Belgian-yeast forward with a nice underlying bite; it's got a good balance of malt breadiness with candied fruit hop tones. Lots of flavour, transitioning from a sweet start to a decently bitter and tropical fruit infused finish, with just a hint of alcohol burn.
Although this is definitely a "Belgian", there are enough other profiles engaged to be enjoyed by a non-Belgian fan (such as myself). Definitely a beer I'm glad to have tried!
07-18-2013 22:59:20 | More by hopsolutely
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2012 vintage on the cork. Pours hazy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, coriander, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, wheat, bread, grass, and herbal earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast esters with herbs and a fair amount of malt balance; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, coriander, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, wheat, bread, grass, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, coriander, pepper, herbal, floral, wheat, bread, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with herbal flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth and fairly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent herb/spiced saison. All around great balance and complexity of yeast esters and herbs/spices with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for 8%. A very enjoyable offering.
07-03-2013 04:02:41 | More by superspak
Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.