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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry HoppingSaison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by richmof on 05-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,593
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
605
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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Photo of Jason_Schroeder
3.79/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Great drink to have with spicy foods or just food in general. Have bought three bombers of it this year and have been very pleased with them all.

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Photo of thwinger
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
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 Jacobob10
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
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 Eman17
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mollykats
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sheppard
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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 -3.1%
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 +1.7%
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 prost2hefeweizen
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdubz94
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
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 vdub191
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dentist666
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
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.
Delicious.

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Photo of Campodog
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foley67
4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tekstr1der
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
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 Can_has_beer
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.9/5  rDev +17.8%
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 opion...it'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 Casey3236
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smcolw
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
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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