Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping
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From:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Saison
Ranked #210
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
92
Ranked #4,380
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 7.95%
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
502
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 23, 2022
Added:
May 12, 2010
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  74
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry HoppingSaison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping
Notes: The creation of the Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping goes back to 2010. It is a blond beer, top fermented and just as the traditional Saison Dupont with refermentation in the bottle. The specialty of this Saison is the dry hopping*. A Slovenian variety « Styrian Wolf » has been used which produces the more intensive hop aromas and touches of fruit (in particular passion fruit and pine resin). It became a coppery blond beer, dry and thirst-quenching with a bitterness and soft bitter aftertaste. Our selection of yeasts creates the aromas and bitter taste. A real refermentation in the bottle, which can go on for a long time in your cellar, results in a complex and very aromatic beer.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.57/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Shared magnum bottle at RBNAG 2011, as Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping, vintage 2011. ABV 6.5%. Hazy straw colour, moderate white head. Grassy hops in the aroma. Decent hoppy bitterness in the flavour. Can’t really say that it’s so much better than the ordinary Saison Dupont - but might be able to tell the difference if I sampled them side by side?
Jul 23, 2022
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Reviewed by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Bottle Date is: L19222A - I'm guessing this is 2019 and shame on my local bottle shop. (If that's true - I'm looking at you, Shangy's.)

A - Hazy medium golden orange with some floaties suspended in the beer. Lacing is consistently thick, creamy, and bright white.

S - Aroma is entirely sweet malt with citrus residue lingering in the background.

T - Follows the nose with sweet malt from start to finish and ghost-like citrus that barely makes itself known, like a faded shadow cowering in the corner. There's some very faded pine that pops up on the backside to add a very light amount of bitterness.

M - Medium body with soft carbonation.

O - I'll re-visit this review when I find a fresher bottle.
Dec 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.65 by stephenlee93 from England

Sep 04, 2021
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
De color dorado con un dedo de espuma de retención media. Ligera y de carbonatación media. Aroma a levadura, hierbas y especias. Sabor afrutado con notas de miel.
Apr 27, 2021
 
Rated: 4.42 by ptarmigan98 from Alaska

Feb 28, 2021
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Reviewed by heygeebee from Australia

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
A relative review to it's Big Brother.
Darker, less head on pour, dryer, less carbonation and more bitter in flavour.
Saison Dupont is a go-to for me so it's always difficult to better it.
I think the main thing lacking is that wondrous zesty all-filling mouthfeel of the original's soft, soft carbonation that lasts forever...
Jan 29, 2021
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Reviewed by BGDrock from Canada (ON)

4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Gold body with a dash of copper, unfiltered. Big, fluffy, angel-white head with great retention of several minutes.
Yeast spice aromas, whispers of banana, maybe a faint touch of citrus/spice hops.
Flavour is forward on the yeast spice, with biscuit/bready malt forming the backbone, touches of orange/lemon zest, and a very dry finish accentuated by light-medium hop bitterness. Effervescent, fine carbonation and medium body, with soft feel.

Nice balance on this one, delightfully dry, simple clean flavour. Feels sophisticated in it's simplicity, it grows on you.
Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by Cramshawbar from Canada (ON)

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A blend of a saison and Belgian hoppy beer makes its introduction through a pour with a generous head and light copper tones. The nose is herbal sour with hops in the background.
The saison is at the front end of the body, while the dry hops finish off the taste nicely. The lingering bitterness is not desirable but I still liked this beer.
Jan 02, 2021
 
Rated: 4.45 by nullbort from Canada (ON)

Dec 02, 2020
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 1 pint 9.4 ounce corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass, the date on cork is 2019.

APPEARANCE: pours a cloudy, straw color with two-fingers billowing head even with a careful pour, highly carbonated, heavy lacing on the glass, this is a beautiful beer to be sure.

SMELL: sweet and fruity with some farmhouse funk and wet hay.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, initially sweet and fruity then some pine and farmhouse funk on the finish.

PALATE: medium body and highly carbonated.

OVERALL: this is a terrific Farmhouse Ale, it's very flavorful and I love this hop variety but this beer still remains true to the style, to me Saison Dupont has no equal when it comes to this style, I have enjoyed every beer from this brewer, I will have this again for sure and recommend to anyone who enjoys the style.
Nov 08, 2020
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Reviewed by emerge077 from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2017 vintage, Styrian Eureka

Hazy saturated golden orange, billowing head of foam that towers over the rim of the glass, looking more like a huge dollop of whipped cream. Tiny streams of carbonation race upward.

Aroma is softly sweet and fruity, some light minerality and barn straw notes.

Taste has a light yeasty fruitiness, bready malt that is a touch oxidized by now, Froot Loops cereal, and a mild hop bitterness. Seems sweeter than the standard issue Saison Dupont, maybe a lightly fruity hop character as well.

Effervescent and smooth, medium bodied with ample carbonation. Somewhat rustic character, well water and tangy yeast. Overall this was nice to try, though i’ll be sure to look for a date on the bottle next time.
Nov 02, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BdM from Netherlands

Sep 08, 2020
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Reviewed by HalfFull from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750 poured into a snifter glass. Pour is a hazy light golden with an inch of sticky foam from the bottle conditioned package. The Styrian Wolf dry hopping has no effect on the wonderful effervescense of the delivery but does add a nice aroma to the delivery, yet seems to detract a bit from the base beer, as expected. Taste is rich and full with a battle between the saison yeast and the hop notes. Hops become a bit soapy at times vs. the classic dupont character.

Dry hopping a saison might seem counter intuitive to many Belgian brewers, but they haven't suffered through many lame attempts of the style by American brewers. The subtleties of yeast are lost somewhat here, yet that is the point.....to an American drinking it.

Think I'll stick to the classic version in the future and encourage gringo brewers to dry hop away for lack of understanding yeast dynamics. Cheers..
Aug 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jun 30, 2020
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Reviewed by RaulMondesi from California

4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I’ma call this one a “portrait beer” because it pours like a piece of art. Yeah, it’s almost like Rembrandt brewed this one in his backyard. Almost.

Anyway, the damn thing just glows a beautiful golden straw like William Holden’s horse chewing on his lunch. Then the nose...the nose! The hops are pungent, yet faint and delicate all at the same time. I assume making love to a proper English girl like Kate Beckinsale is similar in feel. On my golden tongue is all OG Saison DuPont, but then with those Styrian Wolf hops that make a playa go awooooooooo!

Get some!
May 30, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

May 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
“Styrian Wolf”
Dull gold, slightly veiled with abundant white foam with medium fine texture and good resistance. Scent of white bread, crackers, honey, white flowers, citrus fruits, spices and herbaceous, a little sour. On the palate there is a good malty and fruity base, citrus fruits, tropical fruit, flowers, pepper and hops with herbaceous hints. Final bittering, pinching and with a light return of lemon peel. The body it is crisp, thirst-quenching and well balanced.
May 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Mar 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.24 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Feb 15, 2020
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From the 2019 batch. Sampled on January 11, 2020.

The appearance is a slightly cloudy looking light amber-peach tone with a tremendous fluffy white head that slowly fades.

Pleasant aromas of toasted bread, Belgian yeast, overripe peach, apple, or fruit in general.

Medium to better than medium mouthfeel.

The taste is at first sweet and toasty with only a slightly tart character and a peppery and dry finish.
Jan 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

Dec 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Nov 18, 2019
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Rated by bubseymour from Maryland

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
A little peppery but still a solid saison
Nov 10, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
the hops change on this one from vintage to vintage, and i had brewers gold hops in mine. i know they did that in 2016, but this cant be that old, had on tap this week, and it smells and tastes fresh, so perhaps brewers gold has come back around. if anyone knows, please confirm! the beer is excellent, although i think i prefer the original saison better, the hops take away a little bit from the yeast, which is what makes these dupont beers so special to begin with. in this instance its earthy and a little vegetal in nose and taste, noble-esque, with some distinct grassiness and a hint of lime, but its almost a little soapy with the yeast, spice on spice too, all quite subtle, this isnt american level dry hopped or anything, still somewhat reserved, but it seems slightly distracting to me, despite it being so cohesive overall. soft and fluffy feeling, i can taste the wheat, herbal with the hops and a bit bitter as well, hints of peach and green apple and white wine, white pepper too. its flavorful but also mellow, frothy and bubbly and alive, cool beer overall, itd be fun to line up all the different hop variants together, but the age would probably make them more different than the hop varietals at that point. i really love the original, so its a little odd that they would play with something so iconic, but this is fun and good. quite a bit different than the styrian wolf edition i had last year...

edit: 2019 edition is styrian wolf again, and its amazing, not sure what that brewers gold was, maybe the original from 2016, but suffice it to say the fresher the better on this sort of thing. 2019 is exceptional!
Oct 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.08 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours light golden with mountainous foam head that refuses to dissipate. Aroma is sweet & malty, touch of honey. Has the trademark farmhouse flavors, but the hops at this point present themselves as more bitter than floral. Probably drinking this past it’s prime, as it was the 2018 release. I would pass on this next time and just get the traditional version.

9/29/19
Bomber, 2018 vintage
4 rating
Sep 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Aug 11, 2019
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Reviewed by malrubius from Vermont

4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle. The usual gold with lasting head and lace. Lemon pepper vanilla cake floral perfume aroma. Similar medium sweetness with lemon pepper and mild herbal finish. Light and lively. Not my favorite of the series, but still great.
Jul 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.42 by craigdb from Pennsylvania

Jul 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.23 by BennyProfane from California

Jul 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by emincems from Turkey

May 10, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by Didier from New Hampshire

Apr 22, 2019
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: It pours yellow with a white head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has aromas of lemons with some spices in support. There are some earthly notes in the background with a grainy character.

Taste: The flavors are strong with lemon, citrus, earthly elements and spice. The spices elements have a low level of pepper and grain.

Feel: It has a moderate body with high carbonation. It finishes crisp and dry.

Overall, a good blend of spices and citrus lead the flavors with well supported background elements and a dry finish.
Mar 02, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Feb 22, 2019
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
2011

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;
Dec 25, 2018
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
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.
Dec 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.37 by zknight from Korea (South)

Dec 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly cloudy, golden coloration with a large, frothy head and visible coloration. Smell is rather hoppy, with quite vibrant stone fruit and citrus notes of peach, grapefruit and lime peel, but some doughy malt and fruity/spicy estery yeast notes of green apple and pepper coming through as well. Taste follows the nose, being quite dominated by the floral, grassy and fruity hops with notes of peach, grapefruit, lime peel and just a hint of red berries and pine, as well as some doughy malt and estery fruit and spice notes of green apple, pear, pepper and clove. Finishes quite dry, with a light bitterness and some hoppy citrus and estery yeast notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and medium/lively carbonation.

This almost feels more like a "Belgian IPA" than a Saison, with the yeast esters still noticeable, but being quite overwhelmed by the onslaught of hops, which I'm personally not a big fan of at all. The estery spice is still most noticeable, with some distinct white pepper notes, but the fruity esters are being almost completely drowned out by the fruity hops, which also have a strong noble, floral and grassy character to them that makes me dislike them even more. This also feels quite dry and has more of a zesty/tangy than tart edge to it. If you like hoppy Saison, you may just love this, but personally I'll NEVER drink this over the original Saison Dupont, which is far superior to my palate, with the mouthfeel also feeling worse here, being less sparkly and effervescent.
Nov 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On draft, willi becher pint glass. Pours a clear golden yellow body, one finger frothy white head, good retention, lots of lacing. Smell is rich DuPont mineral yeast, straw, a bit of hay, slight tropical fruit, pear, green apple, Brett leather and lemon. Pretty nice stuff. Flavour is similarly complex, although slightly more muddled than I'd like, but perhaps it is more of an aggressive freshness to it. Mildly bitter resin. Mouthfeel is lighter medium bodied, good carbonation, a bit lemony and zesty on the backend. Solid rendition of Dupont, although I think I do have a bit of a preference for the base beer when fresh.
Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by Griphon from Florida

Sep 20, 2018
Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 657 ratings