Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Traditional Ale
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium


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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Brewed in the ancient Gallic style for the archaeological site at Aubechies.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (671) - BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2013
Bière superbe que cette recette de l’archéosite d’Aubechies qui nous surprend à plus d’un titre, mais on pouvait s’attendre à des merveilles avec cette magnifique brasserie Dupont. Le côté herbes aromatiques a été développé dans l’esprit strictement gustatif, et non pas fausse antiquité que d’autres sites auraient pu exploiter. Bravo à Aubechies Blicquy d’être resté au côté original d’une bière belge spéciale, ce qu’elle devait être, mais il fallait éviter tous les écueils faciles de ce genre historique, et même ici antique ... Bravo encore. Donc par rapport au site Ratebeer, insistons sur le fait que cette bière n’est pas une « traditional ale », mais une « spéciale belge » (ou « spéciale ancien belge » si vous préférez!!!). Les artistes de chez Dupont nous ont sur cette base concocté (c’est le mot!!!) un merveilleux breuvage gaulois aromatique. Bouteille de 75 cl, bouchonnée de liège, à l’étiquette sobre (comme toujours chez Dupont). Couleur doré foncé brillant. Clarté nette, pure. Bulles moyennes par milliers partout (mais quand on a entendu l’explosion à l’ouverture de cette bouteille, rien d’étonnant....). Mousse blanc/beige bien formée : floconnée en bas et crémeuse en haut au centre. Arômes de pain gris, levure, foie de veau, pointe de muscade, croûte de pain. 1ère bouche soyeuse à l’entrée très originale, sur des épices orientales fines, fleurs et herbes, suivies d’un malt caramel. Arrière-bouche bien pleine, complète avec une pointe désaltérante d’herbes. 2ème bouche d’un fantastique ensemble céréales/houblon/levure, avec une pointe d’épices fines. 3ème bouche fleurie sublime, avec une pointe de lavande, de santal et d’aubépine. Arrière-bouche très pleine et qui progresse. Longueur (avec une bouteille très légèrement réfrigérée, comme conseillé par le brasseur) sublime, avec des fleurs en tous sens et l’orge qui revient, à la texture très moelleuse. Levure douce, veloutée, avec une pointe de sel marin et de poivre. Alcool très bien, qui donne un soutien massif à cette bière. Finale magique, splendide, grandiose. Conclusion : une réussite totale, dans un format qui a fait ses preuves, et qui apporte à notre boisson nationale un attrait considérable, voire extrême quand elle atteint ces sommets...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2004
Bottled - Bedford Beer Festival. 75cl bottle shared with the gathering. The real deal! A copper coloured beer with a full aroma of spices, pepper and spearmint. These aromas all come through into the taste in a massively enjoyable way. Tha alcohol level gives it a great kick. Sounds an odd mix of flavours and I can see why some people would find it odd, but to me this is a truly great, tasty, fully enjoyable experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
Bottle 750ml. Great beer. Aromas of citrus, caramel, coriander, vanilla, and dough. Taste is sweet, with a hint of sourness. Palate is almost creamy, and full bodied. Amber, cloudy, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
suprchunk (2318) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2011
A golden straw colored pour. Starts off with a huge white head. This quickly fades away, leaving not much in the way of lacing behind it. Just a thin layer of bubbles keep afloat the surface. Honey and malt aromas are the first thing to greet my nose. There is a bit of spiciness to it as well. Without actually having spices. The taste is pretty much on par with the aroma. Sweet and silky smooth. A honey-like coating envelopes my mouth. There is a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. This beer is awesome. I could, and will, drink it daily. My new favorite, until the next one comes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCorkStops (53) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Described as a Herbed/Spiced Beer on beerAdvocate, I’m not really sure what to expect. But of all the beers on the Holiday offering list, this is one of the few with a very good review/score on Advocate. So, we bought a case, and we’ll just have to crack a bottle to see what we’ve got. First off, the backside of the label tells this lengthy story about how the Posca Rustica came to be. I tried to read it all it one sitting, but had to come back to it in the morning. In any case, they weave a tale of a spiced version of a saison ale that was fed to the Roman soldiers while stationed in modern-day Belgium. Posca Rustica pours out a darker amber color than the standard Saison. There’s a significant rusty shade to the amber color, with a nice white fluffy foam on top. The foam is thick and long-lasting, leaving a nice amount of lacing behind. The aromas are a beautiful melting pot of bready, yeasty-ness, but much less funky than a typical saison. The herbal components are evident, but not intense. The herbal aromas follow through on the palate, which is really cool. In body, it’s fairly light like the saison, but it’s got a much creamier, velvety mouth-feel. It’s got this added layer of complexity that is as much about texture as it is flavor. Right about now, I’m wishing I had ordered more than just this one case.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wombata (467) - Kobe, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2010
Tasted an eight-year-old 2002 with an expiration date of 2007. Bouquet: ginger, pleasantly medicinal with menthol notes. Later showed some licorice. Flavor: Similar to bouquet with some pear and fermented honey characteristics that made for a smooth, rounded body. This too developed some licorice flavors as it warmed up. Outstanding. Complex and ages well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drpimento (2282) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2012
Yummmm. Poured at a good temperature with a medium sized head that soon settles to a few wisps, a ring and a little lace. Color is a hazy amber with no bubble trails. Aroma is malt, beer, yeast, hop, fruit, wine. Flavor’s like nose with sweet on top with bitter and carbonic tang right below. Vineous, a little grape. Body and carbonation are perfect. Finish is like flavor, fairly long and easy drinking. Excellent brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3293) - Radom, POLAND - JUL 29, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2013 Bogate słodowo-aromatyczne piwo. Mocno nagazowane, bardzo obfita piana. Piwo jasne lekko zamglone i mętne. Korek z mojej butelki 75cl głaśno wystrzelił i dymek parował przez dłógi czas podczas nalewania. Zacna rzecz od Dupont. Polecam

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5876) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle, caged and corked, under the "Posca Rustica" label. Nice classic visuals, golden orange and light, slightly opaque. The aroma is darn like pineapple juice, straight up. This drinks with a nice fruity essence, overall -- a definite tropical fruit tilt being the primary component. Very evenly balanced, with any herbal aspects being intertwined quite well. Fun. (#5334, 11/17/2013)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
henrikb (1259) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2007
Hazy beautiful golden body with a huge perfect white head; Big beautiful melon hoppy nose; Big malty sweet slightly bitter fruity acidy fresh complex and great body; Long fresh and malty full finish, complex, balanced and super good.

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