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

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RATINGS: 344   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Tap at tap and mallet. Bronze white head. Hops and yeasty beer with evidently somewhat high in alcohol. Bubblegum yeast flavors and somewhat hot after a while. Not my favorite dupont offering. Not a fan of the yeast in this one, too bubblegummy, and cloying. Oh well.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Couleur du miel avec un col moyen blanc. L’arôme terreux et un peu aigre du levure sauvage, un peu du miel, cire d’abeille, et un peu du malt léger. Le goût est du miel, levure sauvage, un peu du malt, et tout est très bien équilibré avec un amertume léger dans la finale. Haut carbonatation et léger en bouche.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bulk_Carrier (2277) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - NOV 29, 2014
My research leads me to believe that when ratebeer calls this a traditional ale they mean that this is a Scottish Gruit. 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
27/X/14 - 75cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: IX/2015 (2014-1271) Thanks to hackobock for the trade!

Note: after trying to find this beer for more than 3 years, I eventually acquired it through trade from Scandinavia. Please Belgian brewers, quit this "export only" policy please! It’s ridiculous!
Clear deep orange beer, aery white irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of orange peel, bit sweet, oxidized, bit spicy, coriander. MF: lots of carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sourish, refreshing, spicy, bitter, coriander, some oranges, little sweet. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, orange peel, hoppy, banana, yeast, sugary touch, spices, coriander, bit oxidized.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2014
750 ml bottle
An rather unusual experience provides what I can only assume beer might have tasted like long ago. If that was the case I’m not sure I would drink quite as much. On the other hand as long as it did not cost upwards of $14.99 like this did I may change my mind. Worth trying once, this unique beer compares favorably to Dogfish Head’s own remake of an ancient recipe.

Aroma / Appearance - A bronze body sits below a thin white head despite a strong aggressive pour. Herbs in late spring mix with a dry autumnal feel. Musty books complete a very rustic feel.

Flavor / Palate - Earthy spices and herbs refresh the palate at first. A moderate bite grows over the course of a few sips. A solid finish leaves behind memories of a respectable experiment that is worth sampling once. In general though I believe I’d rather purchase the Saison instead if I had to choose one to drink on a regular basis.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2014
From a bottle poured a straw color with a good amount of head. Light malty spicy flavor with a quick finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4618) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
Lasting white frothy head atop a clear, lightly carbonated amber body with minor sediment. Nose of nail polish. Very vibrant and sweet tonic and lemon. Very nicely balanced. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy tawny color with full head. Aromas of light lemon, honey/beeswax, and sourdough. Flavors of herbal/spicy bread, lemongrass, and toasted malts. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (752) - örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Dimmig, orange-gul med ett lätt vitt skum. Doft: Malt, jäst, belgo, gräs, banan, jord. Smak: Jäst, belgo, humle, malt, vete?, gräs, lite örter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TEJA (1376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Thin off white head. A dry woody malty aroma with a small belgian tuch. The taste is a bit sharp and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 2, 2014
750 ml bottle purchased at France 44 in Minneapolis. Enjoyed as Dupont Posca Rustica. The pour is slight haze golden with a one inch white head that is lasting. The aroma is grass, soft lemon, and pleasant herbal earthy yeast. The taste is citrus peel, orange fruit, grass and herbal. As it warms there is also a bit of white grape, banana fruit sort of thing going on. The palate is medium bodied, soft carbonation, and bit mouth coating with a lingering herbal finish. Solid.


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