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:
#1,694
Reviews:
132
Ratings:
614
pDev:
7.93%
Bros Score:
3.89
 
 
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26
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Ratings: 614 |  Reviews: 132
Photo of Bruno74200
4.12/5  rDev -1%
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%
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%
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 Ristaccia
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bitterbill
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
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 YvesB
3.77/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of FreshHawk
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 REVZEB
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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Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 614 ratings