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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

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
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 smcolw
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
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%
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 +2.2%
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 -0.7%
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 -4.8%
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 -12.8%
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%
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 +2.4%
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 -2.2%
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 -18.1%
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 +2.2%
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 -8.2%
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 -2.2%
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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Photo of Ri0
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cuvee dry hopping 2015 with English Minstrel hops added. Poured into a Duvel Tulip.

A golden and clear liquid with a fluffy 3 finger white head. Long lastin retention and fat lacing encircle the glass. Aroma has a good amount of funk. I almost thought it was skunked, but realized that it is definitely the intended aroma. A good amount of yeast and hop spice mixed in with fruitiness and funk. A very light and carbonated feel. Overall a tasty Sasion with some bite from the hops.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1 pint, 9.4 Oz bottle in a traditional Dupont brown bottle shape with its classic green, yellow and white label. Caged and corked in style! Cuvee dry hopping 2015 with English Minstrel hops added. Poured into a stemmed skinny like Belgian tulip.

This isn't quite as good as the original Saison Dupont, but it's clearly a top shelf saison. It actually adds a bit more citrusy grapefruit like notes to an already superb recipe. Just picture a funkier Saison Dupont thats slightlt more hop forward. Some musty and weird funk to the yeast in the aroma, but it's a farmhouse ale... that's what I'm looking for at times. Unique and weird. The texture and feel are spot on and it's yellow golden body is beautiful with a bunch of haze and tiny yeast particles. Unfiltered Belgian Saison at its finest. Snow white head sits on top with class.

This is the sort of stuff I would imagine drinking if I were sitting out back of some classic Belgian Castle on the edge of the beautiful pre modern times Belgium countryside. It's just that sort of weird, no batch is the same... hell, no bottle is the same farmhouse ale. Brilliant and beautiful.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall, this is very similar to the regular Saison Dupont. Look is identical to my eye. Nose has a bit more hops, which causes the citrus pepper notes to fall back a bit, but still very similar to the regular brew. Flavor is also similar, but has a bit of less pleasant bitter astringency that sticks in the back of the throat. Overall, still a great beer.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Murky orange body, huge fluffy white head. Great lacing. Aromas of spice, pepper, yeast, stale hops. Flavor is not much different from the non-dry hopped version to be honest. Faint dry hop does change the flavor a bit, but otherwise a bit of bubblegum, yeast and grain.

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Photo of Jason
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

750ml green bottle, sample from the importer.

Towering white head, leaves a beautiful trail of lacing down the glass. Hop haze is nearly murky, not a fan of that. Sweet herbal hop resin, very floral in the nose with hints of dried grass, bubble gum, and nutty yeast. Big kiss of herbal hop, very dry palate. Yeast, slightly mealy, grassy, and husky. Dried apples, nutty yeast, phenols, hop oil, lemon rind, and hay linger. Much prefer the original though it was fun to give this a try.

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Photo of justinp444
4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage. Poured into a tulip in has a massive amount of carbonation leading to a 3 inch + white head of various sized bubbles and a orange mango colored body. Smell is papaya, orange, hay, banana, light biscuit malt, and earth. Taste is more mango, tropical fruit, citrus, mirabelle plum, some banana, apple, hay, Belgian yeast esters, grass, biscuit malt, and earth. Has a very nice crisp yet soft mouth feel and a moderate body.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.42/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A big surprise. I liked beer. Fresh, powerful, with a point of imbalance thank you very much. Maybe a little too much gas, but also a persistent foam amazing. A bitter taste at the end of the mouth, persistent and very nice. A beer for summer and retain repeat.

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

Hazy orange colour with huge fluffy/creamy head. Lots of lace. Aroma is spices, yeast, some fruit and earth. Flavour is earth, a bit meaty, spices, zest and lots of yeast. An excellently balanced whole with a very filling palate.

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Photo of Auraan
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review based on the 2014 vintage. Poured a gorgeous cloudy golden body with 3 fingers of thick, foamy white head that receded to a nice cap of white foam. Overall impression of appearance is of an amazing saison. Scents of lemon zest and juice upfront, giving way to medium-high phenolic aromas of white pepper with just a touch of clove and light hints of wild funk and a medium-light hop presence that is floral and spicy in character and a light bready wheat malt in the background. Overall impression of aroma is of a very nice dry saison, that showcases a high level of lemon and peppery character without the sweet citrus of sweeter examples of the style. The Challenger hops add a light floral presence though they are not massively different from the Golding hops normally used at this point in the vintage's life. Flavor begins dry with moderate bitterness and notes of lemon zest and white pepper upfront with a light funkiness and hop-derived notes of floral, further peppery and earthy quality and a light malt sweetness adding balance in the background. Middle picks up on dryness with lemon zest beginning to give way to more pronounced flavors of white pepper and floral, earthy, herbal, spicy hops and a musty funk. Finish is dry with notes of white and black pepper and medium-light levels of floral, herbal, peppery hop-derived character and a light touch of warming alcohol and lemon zest. Aftertaste is dry with notes of earthy, herbal, floral hops and peppery notes. Overall impression of flavor is of an excellent dry saison. Not too far off from the basic Saison Dupont, but still quite pleasant in its refreshing overall character. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high, effervescent carbonation and a refreshing tartness. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of the perfect saison. Overall this is a very nice saison on the dry side of the style. Aroma and flavor are both quite refreshing and this is aided by mouthfeel. The hop variety used is difficult to discern but that may be due to the age of the bottle. However it is still an excellent beer and one of the best examples of the style.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured in a wine glass from a 750mL at Artichoke Cafe in Albuquerque, NM.

Cloudy straw-colored liquid with a substantial frothy, pale white head.

Smell and taste are similar and show case a dryer yeasty floral flavor and touches of grassy and slightly citrusy hops. Noticeable bitterness but tame by American standards. A strong malt presence and I found myself tasting something akin to cotton candy at times. There's a lot to like here.

Great beer.

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Photo of ocelot2500
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a frothy white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of hay and some grainy malts.

Tastes of the grainy malts layered with hops and spice. Malts lead off with a grainy sweetness. This gives way to a bit of apple fruitiness followed by lemony hops along with some citrus. Spiciness comes towards the back end with notes of clove and pepper as well as some earthiness. Finishes fairly dry.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty, but I wouldn't say it was better than the original.

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