Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping
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Belgian Saison
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4.17 | pDev: 7.91%
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Photo of CTHomer
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4


A: hazy; medium gold in color; 1 finger tightly pored white head that receded to a wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: not especially aromatic; what’s there is citrus with a little funk;

T: subtle, but really nice; apricot up front with grapefruit toward the finish; very mild tartness and sweetness at the end;

M: light bodied; highly carbonated; moderately dry finish;

O: Really enjoyable;

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Photo of VoodooBear
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: Draft, served in a snifter.

Appearance: The one finger head stays around for a while and leaves some great lacing that covers the entire glass. It's a bright gold color.

Smell: It's not that aromatic. There's a slight floral hop aroma and a hint of cloves but that's pretty much it.

Taste: Slightly bitter, with some floral, hoppy notes, coriander, pepper and little bit of a sour note at the end.

Mouthfeel: It's dry, smooth and light bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: The hoppiness is not that present but it makes up for it with everything else. A very well made beer.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a mostly clear golden coloration with a medium, frothy head and visible coloration. Smell is quite hoppy, with notes of peach and lime peel, but some estry yeast notes coming through as well. Taste is a great balance of hoppy citrus/stone fruit notes: tangerine, lime peel, peach and estery yeast notes of tart green apple and clove, with some light malts, grass and hay coming through as well. Finishes semi-dry, with a light bitterness and estery yeast notes lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and medium/lively carbonation. This is basically a hoppier, dryer version of Saison Dupont that still maintains those fruity/spicy estery yeast notes as well though, although it's also a little less tart. Very nicely balanced, great Saison if you prefer something a little more on the hoppy side.

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Photo of thwinger
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Murky gold with ample white head. Yeasty citrus smell with pleasant sweet/hoppy finish. Yeasty sweet beginning to the taste, with a hoppy bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel gives a middle-bodied beer with ample but not overpowering carbonation, and a slight coating of the mouth afterward. Overall, a good, balanced beer. I would enjoy 2 or 3 in a sitting without thinking twice about it!

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Photo of Jacobier10
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2017 (Styrian Eureka). 750 mL bottle.

Pours a hazy deep gold color with a massive, rocky, white head. Great retention, as a mountain of foam sits on top of the beer throughout a good portion of its life. Beautiful stuff.

Peppery spice aroma with no shortage of fruity hops. Difficult to pick out a specific type of fruit, but most closely resembles citrus or lemon. Tasty combination of fruit and spice in the flavor as well. Medium-light bodied and ridiculously easy to drink, yet it never feels thin or watery at all. Very dry finish, inviting you back for more and more.

Overall, there's not a huge difference between this and the standard Saison Dupont; which means it's an amazing beer! Complex enough to keep you interested in it from start to finish, with a lightness to it that quenches your thirst. Outstanding.

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Photo of Sheppard
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This review is for the 2017 batch which was hopped with Styrian Eureka.

Pours a hazy golden. Some spicy clovey esters on the nose. This carries through in flavor too. There's an underlying herbal heathery character that lends some balances and makes this a very interesting beer. This beer would've been perfect if the weather was 5 degrees warmer, but nonetheless, this is what you expect from Dupont. An excellent saison.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap. It pours a fairly dark burnt orange with a medium head. The nose is not too hoppy but a balanced combination of yeasty notes and some piney hoppiness. The taste is fairly bitter for a saison but not in an unpleasant way. Smooth mouthfeel with little carbonation.

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Photo of Dzu
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from tap into teku glass.
L: Light amber with a soft foam head.
S: Oranges, apples. Hops.
T: Apples, weak bitterness, refreshing.
F: Medium body and carbonation
O: Great saison.Must try.

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.71/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2016 vintage. Fridge temp poured into a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a monstrous 3-4 finger head. Tons of gorgeous lacing left behind. Each continued pour yields a huge head. This is probably the foamiest beer I have poured.

Aroma is belgian yeast, cloves, spices, citrus, lemon, olives, bit of pine and grass, some hops.

Finally the head recedes enough to take a sip! Taste is a delicate combination of peppery spices, zesty lemon sweetness, and just a hint of bitterness.

Medium thick mouthfeel. Well carbonated. Creamy at first with a dry bitter finish. Exceedingly refreshing.

Overall, a world-class saison. A complex blend of sweet and spicy yet so drinkable and refreshing. Slightly more bitter than standard Saison Dupont. I will continue to imbibe and immensely enjoy both.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

0,375l bottle.
Hazy amber with huge white head, long retention, some laces.
Freshest saison smell - yellow fruits, citrus, grassy hops.
Taste - classic saison sweetish taste balanced by dry, grassy and bitter hop bite
Medium body, high carbonation.

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Photo of tekstr1der
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden with a fluffy pillow of lasting whit foam. Aroma is citrus, lemon, yeast, and a slight malt sweetness. Flavor has a lot going on. Lots of tang of yeast and both citrus and mild bitter from hops. This is balanced by just enough sweet, though the finish is slightly dry and somewhat bitter. I prefer more sweetness all around as found in their biere de miel.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Magnum. 06 2016

A cloudy golden peach color, amazingly active, rushing carbonation that creates a wonderful, creamy white towering beast of foam. Sloooow dissipation leaves sticky, lacy bits all around the chalice. A heavy all-white creamy top is thick even waaay after decanting.

The aroma is an abundance of sweet and sour fruity notes, tropical, citrus, clove, honey, white pepper and a dense herbal mixture with earthy undertones. I can smell its rather wild and pungent aroma from several feet away !

Feeling first: mouthfeel is unreal, lush, sharp, dry and amazingly refreshing. The dry hop adds even more of a dry bite and Zing. Just awesome.

The flavor, honestly boggles my mind. The balance of such a wild array, the yeast flavors are very complex, earthy, fruity, citric, sour notes....just heavy with yeastie goodness. Feels wild but with amazing balance and refinement.
A light, crispy malt adds some body and a light honey sweetness in a very subtle way. Currents of light and darkfruits continue to ride with a gritty, earthy hop flavor that blends so well with the wicked yeast flavors. The hop/yeast forward combo of this authentic Belgian style is just such a pleasure to enjoy. Refreshing/warming and super easy to pair with a plate of fruit and cheese.

I've had several American "Belgian Style" versions of the classic Saison or Farmhouse ale, and after a few pours of this, solidifies my's got to be from Belgium.
The bar is set by this classic. And the bar is set very, very high.

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Photo of smcolw
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden with a strong haze. Frothy head which leaves multiple chunky rings of lace on the glass.

Clean, creamy, with light sugar and tartness. Attractively mild aroma.

Refreshing and spritzy are the first words which come to mind when tatting this beer. While lightly tart, there's enough sweet, like candy sugar, to balance this. The body is thin but the cream notes bring balance. Lots of carbonation. "Easy to drink, refreshing" makes this sound like a lawnmower beer. It's that and so much more flavorful than 99+% of the beers available.

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Photo of Jraiona
3.57/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2013 Cuvée. Poured into a tulip it presented a hazy golden color with thick white head with moderate retention and some slight lacing. The aroma of yeast was quite dominant and as the beer warmed while in th glass I detected slight herbal/earthy aromas along with must and possibly grass. It had a moderate/high level of carbonation and felt very lively and light on my tongue and had a crisp, clean and dry finish.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy orange pale colour. Hints of barnyard funk under fruity and earthy yeast flavour. Love the flowery, spicy hops that linger and meld impeccably with the malts

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cuvée 2015. Less peppery than a classical saison but still is. I can taste the characteristic notes of Sorachi ace. It's vert fruity and hoppy for a saison but I like it. The smell Is not si good at first but it gets better

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Photo of LXIXME
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Big white head sits above an over carbonated pale yellowish colored beer with a big aroma of banana, cloves, and a bit of freshly crushed black pepper. The taste lacks the big bite of the aroma although it does bring a bit of that through in the taste of this Saison with a light clove taste probably coming through the most. A light nicely dryish aftertaste finishes off this offering from Brasserie DuPont.

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Photo of Hallu
3.62/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smells like cider, but brute cider not sweet cider. So you get the musky smell too, probably from the yeast. But there's also a harsher smell that quickly reminds you of lesser beers like Kronenbourg and Heineken... Not good at all. Luckily, it's not in the taste. The taste is earthy, herbal, floral, drywith a faint backbone of apple. The carbonation is quite high, which leads to a very thick foam, like champagne. I like the taste but the smells really throws me off.

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw orange with massive amounts of foam. Gots some lacing left behind.

The nose. ...hopped up but that Farmhouse smell is there in abundance. Spicy with horse blanket.

Hoppy Saison taste but I fear the horse blanket taste got rubbed out, for the most part. Except in the finish where it combines with some Belgian yeast and spices.

Medium body with medium carbonation.

I do prefer the regular Saison Dupont but this is enjoyable.

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Photo of amano_h
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl bottle poured into a plastic cup on the train.

Tropical fruits, orange, a little bit of pine resin, and earthy aromas dominate the first whiff. There's a bit of a biscuity and funky backdrop that follows, but otherwise smells like very much like the world-famous Saison Dupont.

The tropical fruits shine through very well. The resinous hop character from the dry-hopping isn't as aggressive as one would imagine, but blends very well with the white peppery character of the original. The herbal and medicinal qualities are slightly muted compared to the original, but they slowly surface once you give it some time.

Mouthfeel isn't all that different from the original; light-medium body with moderate carbonation that finishes bone dry. A very interesting take overall; the American in me kinda wishes Saison Dupont would come up with a rotating experimental series and do some more aggressive dry-hopping using more pungent bittering hops, but I appreciate that they used a variety that complements their signature flavor rather than overpower it.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle 2015, Beergium- Pours cloudy gold with a huge white foamy head. High carbonation. Nice lacing. Smell - ripened fruits to the fore as well as a bready yeasty aroma. Taste - Slight tarty feel, fruity foretaste with a long dry bitter aftertaste. Nice, dry, well balanced farmhouse ale.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Cervezasespeciales. In Teku glass. Reading CPPHTP10 Ch11. Nice and refreshing, with a subtle sourness that makes it not reach the amazing status but good nonetheless.

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Photo of metter98
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Mugs Alehouse, Brooklyn, NY

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color. It poured with a thin white head that left some lacing on the surface and sides of the glass and a thin collar around the edge.
S: Moderate aromas of the Minstrel hops are present in the nose—these seem to be a little citrusy and grassy.
T: The taste closely follows the smell, having flavors of citrusy and grassy hops along with some hints of spices from the yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. There is some dryness.
O: This saison is very interesting and refreshing. The dry hopping adds some different aromas and flavors that you wouldn't normally expect from a Saison Dupont.

Notes: 2015 vintage

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of JackieKu
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. 2014 batch.

A: Cloudy. Gold. Poured a lot of foam, medium retention.
S: Passion fruit. Mildly grapefruit. Moderate sour notes. Some herbs (dill?).
T: Intense tropical fruits. Low sourness. Moderate bitterness. Dry.
M: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation.
O: Extremely pricey at the place I got it. But the quality is not that high. It's good, not great.

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Photo of Jwale73
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 vintage. 375ml corked and caged bottle served in a tulip. Pours a lovely orange-gold with a dense, 2.5 inch bright white head that settles into a rocky, ski slope of a head with delicate, textured strands of lacing coating the walls of the glass and exhibiting excellent retention. Copious tiny bubbles are present effervescing in solution. Nose is consistent with the standard Dupont offering - grassy notes, belgian yeast and a light peppery/spicy quality; not really getting the dry-hopping in the nose. Taste consistent with nose; however, there is a light hops character present in the flavor profile which expresses itself as herbal and slightly medicinal. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a pleasant, even carbonation and a slightly creamy texture. Overall, not much different than the standard offering; however, a trace more complexity. Quite pleasant and enjoyable.

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