Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2017 (Styrian Eureka)
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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2017 (Styrian Eureka)Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2017 (Styrian Eureka)
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Belgium
Style:
Saison
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 3.55%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
29
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 15, 2022
Added:
May 29, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  0
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Rated: 4.47 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Aug 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed 7-14-2020. Pours with beautiful head indicative of the style, Belgian yeast nose, smooth, malty sweet, dry finish. Hop notes almost unnoticed, as this beer is now 3 years old. But still very enjoyable at this age.
Jul 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by CDBeerDisappear from Ohio

Jan 11, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by Quafftastic from Virginia

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.26 by Budlum from Maryland

Jun 30, 2018
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Reviewed by MagicJeff from Georgia

3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Looks beautiful. Pale golden body with an extremely frothy 2 finger egg-white head.

Smell: Dusty grass clippings. Lemongrass, old lemon peel. The inside of an Aspirin bottle.

Taste: Lemon. Bitter hops balance the slight tartness out. Not as funky tasting as the last regular Dupont I had--maybe that is because this one is fresher. Earthy yet fresh tasting noble hops to me.

Feel: Doesn't seem as crisp or evervescent as a regular DuPont. Medium bodied.

Overall: Interesting offering from Dupont. This beer seems suited to be paired with food vs. being enjoyed on its own.
Apr 03, 2018
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a recently purchased bottle into the large tulip glass
A - Beautiful goldenrod color, aggressive carbonation piles into a pillowy froth .
S - A bit of dust, hay, white pepper, some autumn flowers
T - Very similar to Dupont , the dry hopping adds an earthy element that is quite welcome
M - Prickly carbonation, light in body, with an amazing herbal llinger
O - A very nice enhancement on a classic, worth trying
Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by baklo from North Carolina

Feb 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4.42 by fooziex from Texas

Jan 21, 2018
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle, purchased about a week ago. Shouldn't be more than 6 months old or so.

Pours thick, hazy, and honey-colored with a soapy white head. Very pretty.

Smells yeasty and warm. It's nice, but pretty straightforward for a saison.

Tastes like it smells: a bit less funky and earthy than Dupont's regularly offering, the hops are certainly more up front, but overall it's not all the different from the flagship. Starts warm and spicy, gets dryer and yeastier in the middle, finish with wheatmalt pepper and hoppy spice.
Jan 11, 2018
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Reviewed by wedge from North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Hazy golden range with a huge head of rocky foam. Classic Dupont Saison aromas: flowery noble hops, melon, pear, soft spicy yeast, mellow bubblegum, and white bread. Grassy/peppery hops, fruity yeast esters, orange, straw, and a light doughy sweetness. Medium bodied, effervescent, frothy, and dry. Good - might've been better a few months ago.
Jan 08, 2018
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Reviewed by JackRWatkins from Georgia

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours with a luxurious and creamy, three finger head, with strong retention, & good lacing; with a hazy straw gold body.
S: Comes across as herbal and warm, with some wheaty, grainy notes; and strong elements of spice.
T: Immediate citrus and warm biscuit notes come across right away with strong spicy notes and an earthy minerality.
M: Full bodied and dry.
O: This beer is excellent, it is everything you could want in a saison, granted it's not perfect, but it's pretty damn close, to me better than the original, it goes without saying you should try this.
Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.24 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Dec 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A minor point, this is not the correct photo. The actual bottle has "Styrian Eureka" reversed out with a gold background beneath "Dry Hopping." (Hopefully, the next reviewer is more adept than I and can load the proper photo.)

Given the level of hops, I thought I'd push the Belgian pairing range and Have this with Indian food. Truly dry, it went well with milder curries and chutneys and breads; almost sort of moderating the taste buds to appreciate the subtleties of the foods. (The experiment went less well with spicy dishes.... for which I think I'll continue pairing with IPAs and hoppy lagers.)

The 2017 rendition clearly Looks (rocky head) and Smells (yeasty, malty, fruity) like a Dupont. In the Tastes, more pronounced are several different fruits: apple, citrus rind, probably peachy too. Feel is bubbly and dry and maybe the hops linger too long for a malt-head like me.
Overall, a very good offering from a favored Belgian brewer. I'll try it next year with spicy food if it uses a juicier hop.
Dec 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by desint from Belgium

Nov 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.46 by BKotch from Texas

Nov 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Nov 23, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Brasserie Dupont "Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping (Styrian Eureka)"
750 ml brown glass bottle, corked and caged
$10.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Beautiful label as always. The cork opened easily; and it poured a very hazy golden body beneath a two-finger thick head of frothy white that settled quickly into a finger-plus-thick head of rocky, meringue-like foam. The aroma is typical saison yeast over a sugary malt base. It's spicy, gently fruity (marmalade, apple, green banana), sweetish with vanilla, and dry with a light grassiness and some earthiness. The flavor follows suit, and thankfully it's not too spicy. The vanilla is clear and the fruitiness is similar but fuller: there's some additional light peach, mango, papaya, and soft pine. Perhaps some dark berries as well. A stiff bitterness balances it, and along with the spiciness from the yeast, some pine, and a spritz of alcohol it finishes dry with some earthiness and minerals lingering.
Nov 07, 2017
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Reviewed by rajendra82 from Georgia

4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pale colored body was cloudy, and very effervescent. The head was large upon pouring, at four fingers thick, and amazingly kept growing as the beer sat initially instead of dying down. The aroma was quite mild and pleasing, giving off smells of pear, banana, and clove. The taste was quite a bit like a Hefeweizen, with notes of banana, clove, and bubblegum. There was also a mild pepper spice in the taste, and just a touch of brett funk. Despite the dry hopping approach, and specific hop variety listed on the label, the hop flavor was quite subdued, and perfectly in line with a typical Saison. The Feel was very smooth and silky, and the beer was very easy to drink. A quality beer, but not all that different than regular Saison Dupont.
Oct 15, 2017
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 29 ratings