Posca Rustica | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TMoney2591 on 01-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
243
Reviews:
104
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Proper glassware is a mug and that’s what I had it in. The appearance was a nice hazy golden orange to yellow color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. The lacing was somewhat spotty and somewhat clingy here and there. The smell was sweet herbal, light white wine (but nice). Light citrus fruit amplifies a silky sweet underlying malt. The taste was herbally sweet with a nice florally silky and somewhat light acceptable white wine balanced by citric fruits. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was there - good. I have to say there’s a nice smooth sweet herbal quality rolling over my tongue. Overall, I like this one and would definitely come back to this.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johnct
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bitterbill
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled May 28th 2015.

Pretty big foamer, 2 fingers with a slow and careful pour. Shrinks slowly and leaves a lot of lacing behind. The beer itself is clear, so far, gold colour.

Smells spicy with some cloves and Coriander, earthy, peculiar bitterness.

Coriander and clove to start. Bitterness is on the spicy side with an overall earthy character and it is yeasty. Not tart but close. It is 8% abv and I do get some warming but no sign in the taste.

Medium body with zesty carbonation that tickles my throat.

Saying that this is yummy wouldn't be out of order. It is a Dupont beer after all.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

this is an under appreciated beer in general i think, and another classic from dupont that probably deserves more attention than it gets. for me this is like a strong wit meets a saison, i get a citrus peel bitter and sweet interplay going on in nose and taste, and i get a lot of texture and flavor out of the wheat malt. both are great features, and on the saison side, its equally robust. this yeast is just as good as i hoped it would be, a little funky but well short of tart, belgiany in the fruity sense, but also with a spice character than plays well with the spices added to the brew. the flavor here is nice and complex, and the bigger body really lets it unfold at its own pace. something floral and bitter, dandelion maybe, comes to mind up front, an odd place for bitterness but appropriate here, then i get a sweet golden raisin fruitiness, maybe from the yeast, that goes great with the wheat. slight oxidation creeps in here in the center, very green bottle belgian light skunk though, and its not out of place. white pepper, breakfast bread, coriander seed, green apple, and something bitter like tea, vegetal there at the end, but not appearing to be any hop i am familiar with. sudsy and big feeling, some residual sugar, has elements of a tripel there with the sweet and the yeast. of expert quality overall, as good as anything else these guys do, and worth paying for.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sparx1100
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hansavijaticar
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Something like crossover between saison and Leipziger Gose. Herbal, citrussy, bit salty. Nicely balanced. Refreshing. Feels like session beer inspite of 8 percent of alcohol.

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Photo of doktorhops
4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Brasserie Dupont brew my all-time, indisputable (at least until another brewer bests them) favourite Saison - their eponymous Saison. So when I found this corked/caged 750ml bottle of Cervesia at Plonk I was at first intrigued “Do Dupont do anything apart from Saisons?” well apparently this one is a Gruit (before hops were mainstream beers were finished with herbs and spices - Gruit is the name for this mixture) with sweet woodruff (known as Galium Odoratum or wild baby’s breath) and bog myrtle along with a dozen other spices. I do like a good Gruit.

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: Fully cloudy, I may have stirred up the yeast somewhat, tangerine body with a 2 cm dense white head that soon reduces to a thin blanket of snow on top. Closer inspection reveals suspended yeast particles - I love those guys. 8/10.

S: Sharp sweet spices: Coriander along with cardamom especially, infused with a musty yeast, overripe pears and big floral note... hint of bubble gum coming through too, this is one hugely complex fragrance sitting in front of me. Notes of concentrated orange juice coming through too... damn! 10/10.

T: Sweet upfront, not sugar bomb overly but noticeable, then the spices hit and mid palate everything balances with a citric note... this is a fairly sublime balance. Flavours noted (I need a list): Orange peel, overripe pear, coriander, cardamom, clove, something else bitter and herbal, something coppery/earthy and musty yeast. Aftertaste brings back that orange concentrate noted in the aroma. Flawless taste? Pretty much. 10/10.

M: Medium bodied with creamy almost Weizen-like carbonation. Hard to find faults with this brew. 10/10.

D: Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve had a brew this good, once again Dupont have hit the proverbial nail on the head with this fantastic Gruit. In fact if I had a bottle of this and Duvel (my favourite beer) sitting on a table in front of me I would reach for Cervesia, perhaps I’ve had my fill of Duvel - which is a brilliant beer no less, who knows maybe these spiced brews hit the spot more in my old age? [35 atm btw]. Regardless this is one fascinating beer from Dupont deserving of a place in my beer pantheon, no two ways about it. Better than their Saison? For me: Shit yeah! 9/10.

Food match: Beef bourguignon or steak frites, or if you’re less meat-inclined: Cheese platter with some Bleu de Bresse.

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Photo of Wolverine48092
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Golden amber with a slight cloudiness, heaps of carbonation, and a half finger of light beige head.

Belgian yeasts right from the first scent, fruity, pears, melon, a light smokiness, the smell of gold or some metallic but not in a rusty way.

Light and fruity and smooth. Well rounded. Fragrant like a woman's perfume or blossoms. The gold like quality comes through as well, light crisp bitter hops near the finish. Like I'm drinking liquid gold! Light spiciness.

Light feel to the body but not lacking, lots of champagne like carbonation.

Definite qualities like Saison Dupont, and certainly Belgian qualities. My wife picked this up in Asheville, NC and brought it over to Chiang Mai, Thailand for me. Great brew, smooth and well balanced. Drank September 1st, 2015.

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Photo of Hack
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ShadyRigglesbee
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of godtopus
2.7/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The nose offers a decent range of herbal notes but is also rather perfumey. Taste is cloyingly sweet with noticeable alcohol. Rather thick mouthfeel with too much carbonation. Overall not as complex a taste experience as one would expect from the Dupont yeast.

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Photo of RochefortChris
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of campfirebrew
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of personpitch
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
4.73/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mJJJJJJJ
4.74/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zuidman
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duff27
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YamagamiTravis
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Posca Rustica from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.02 out of 5 based on 243 ratings.
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