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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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605 Ratings
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:
#1,595
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
605
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
72
Trade:
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Photo of amano_h
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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 RMentair
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dental
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shighet
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
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 ZEB89
3.92/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.07/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of josanguapo
3.4/5  rDev -18.3%
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 benlhoest
4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mytu420
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
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 -8.4%
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 -2.4%
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 Invinciblejets
4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brutalist
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dirt286
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joshkouri
4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 605 ratings
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