Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2016 (Brewer's Gold) | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2016 (Brewer's Gold)Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2016 (Brewer's Gold)
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Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2016 (Brewer's Gold)Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2016 (Brewer's Gold)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by 4DAloveofSTOUT on 08-24-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
19
pDev:
4.84%
Bros Score:
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of HoppyBastard
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a caged and corked 1 pint 9.4 ounce bottle, the "brewed on" date is "06 2016".

APPEARANCE: pours a dense, hazy, golden color with three fingers, billowing off-white head that slowly receded until a thick cap of small bubbles remained, there is abundant lacing on the glass, highly carbonated.

SMELL: bread, banana and a faint orange citrus note.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially bread and then a pleasant citrus hop profile and finished with a banana note and a little farmhouse funk, the 6.5% ABV is imperceptible.

PALATE: medium body and highly carbonated.

OVERALL: this is a beautiful looking beer and very different from the usual Saison because of the more pronounced hops and the farmhouse funk is far less pronounced, it's not too boozy either, I enjoyed this and would buy again no problem, would recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.

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Photo of TheDoctor
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a relatively clear straw color with two fingers of bone white head. There is some light citrus sap on the nose with an otherwise very saisony smell peppery phenols, nice spice. The taste has an herbal bite with a crisp mineral flavor, the phenols bloom in the finish, spicy, lightly boozy. A very nice beer to begin with, with a little punch from the hops.

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Photo of desint
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dazka
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bluecrow
4.13/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-hazy to cloudy amber bottle pour with 2cm of foam. There is some citrus and a touch of pepper in the nose. The flavor is delicate and complex. There is some lemon, some berry and the spice note is oaky even though this is not barrel-aged. The saison yeast flavor persists through a dry finish.
This is always a special brew and I will try the Brewer's Gold hop variety in a future brew session.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yuno
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlakeAM
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kitch
4.07/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 375ml corked and caged bottle, 2016 cork with a best before date of July 2019. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku.

Appearance: It was a hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that dissipated fairly quickly and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet juicy mandarin, orange, lemon, grass, yeast and pepper spice.

Taste: Follows the aroma closely with citrusy mandarin, orange, lemon, hay, grass, yeast and pepper spice. Starts sweet, ends lightly bitter.

Mouthfeel: Dry, light to medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: Another great, easily drinkable Saison from Dupont.

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Photo of wedge
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange hue with a tall, sticky head of rocky foam. Lovely aroma of spicy yeast esters, yellow cake, peppery citrus, and grassy, floral hops. Flavors of hay, dough, flowers, bubblegum, peppery esters throughout the middle, finishing with a citrusy sweetness. Frothy medium body finishing nicely dry. Good stuff...

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Photo of BrewCat22
4.41/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StJamesGate
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tarnished platinum with lumpy loose white froth. 4
Flowers, pears, + pencil erasers - fragrant. 4.25
Cracker pils malt, tart little bite, juicy nectarine rind, some waxy lemon rind, chalk, white pepper and burnt grass. 4
Crisp, fizzy, light. 4

Signature Dupont nose always attracts (even without any hop aroma.) Taste is the same, maybe pushed to extreme - doesn't have the easy roundness of ALBV. Hops don't show huge, either, especially with Brewers Gold + in spite of carbonic bite. Nice, but probably not necessary. 4

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Photo of utopiajane
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy apricot color with a fat good head of off white foam that lasted very well. Nose is sweet mango. A little tart funk and hop pepper. Crisp malt, like honey on a cracker. Drinks dry bubbly and malty. Hops are not as prominent ont he palate but some of that peachy stone fruit fills up the middle. Floral and a tart bit of barnyard. The funk has a sharpness and that is why i called it barnyard. Bubbly but not fizzy. melon.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.44/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Fully opaque, golden burnt orange, 3 fingers of foamy head.

Awesome aromas of honey, Belgian spice, yeasty hop. Melon. Peach.

Yeasty, smooth, with grapefruit pith and lemons. Lightly bitter with some piney notes and Belgian spice. Light bubble gum notes. Oaky and woody and stiff. Gets in the way.

Feel is sharp and smooth with lots of carbonation and biting dryness.

Overall I'm not really a fan, count me in the minority. May seem blasphemous by some, but it just wasn't enjoyable to me. No balance.

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Photo of DeutschesBier
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papposilenus
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a 750ml bottle, corked-and-caged, dated 06 2016. Served in an imperial pint/nonic.

Pours a hazed golden-straw colour with a billowing cloud of soft, sudsy head. Retention is apparently infinite and, if I hadn't slurped it out, would undoubtedly still be in the bottom of the glass. Leaves great wads of long-lasting sloppy lacing.

The nose is clean with sharp belgian yeastiness, dried leaves, lemons and pears.

Initially the taste is crusty dinner rolls and a melange of bitter citrus, grapefruit pith, bergamot/seville orange, currants, and lemon peel. As it sits on the palate, the citrus character recedes and more woodland flavours develop, dried leaves, acorns, bitter herbs and pine needles. Finishes with a long, clean, drying earthiness and a slightly sappy, mildly numbing, tongue-coating zing.

Feel is medium-bodied, probably thick in saison-terms, and brightly carbonated. It starts off almost creamy and ends up nearly chalky-dry.

Overall, an exceptionally tasty beverage. What with the bittering dry-hopping and thickness, in a blind tasting I would undoubtedly have guessed it was a belgian IPA but, if they want to call it a saison, I'll go along.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2016 (Brewer's Gold) from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 19 ratings