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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping (2000-2014)

Formerly brewed at Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 588   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Yearly limited release - 250 kegs, 500 numbered bottles - initially only for the home market but now available for general release in supermarkets. 30 kegs were unfiltered. Different hop used for dry hopping every year.
2013 - Triskel
2014 - Challenger

NB: this listing is for beers pre-2015 only, all subsequent years will be listed seprately. Please state your beer’s year in your rating, however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (5468) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy gold with q white head of foam. Decent retention. Aroma is grassy and bready with an herbal presence lingering in the background. A little estery with some clove and cardamom coming through in the taste. Lighter on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (1137) - NORWAY - JUL 19, 2013
150cl flaske fra systembolagets bestillingsutvalg. Lys gylden farge, medium til høyt karbonert. Stor hvit skumtopp. Gjær, banan, høy, korn, gran, deig, humle, kvae, hint sitrus. En utrolig god saison. Ganske tørr, lite frukt men med humleettersmak

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (4351) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Draught. Pours a hazy orange-amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is slightly sour with a decent funk to it, and just a little bit of orange citrus coming through underneath. Taste is fairly sour, yet remains light and refreshing. Not a bad brew at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 17, 2013
The appearance is a golden color with a white head. The aroma contains some lemons, vanilla, and spices. The flavor is somewhat sour and dry as advertised with some citrus namely lemons and oranges. There is slight bitterness presence too. Overall I like the original better but this is aight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2013
Nice head with excellent duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, hops, flowers, fruits and hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leepe_steven (205) - Lede, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2013
Pours hazy orange, yellowish colour with an off white head. Aroma is hops, spices, fruity. Light to medium body, lots of carbonation. Finish is clean and refreshing, fruity and bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1379) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 14, 2013
On tap. Cloudier golden with a thin white ring of head and nice lacing. Fruit forward nose, hoppy, lemony, dusty yeast notes. Fair sweetness, but more bitterness, and plenty of tartness. Lighter side of medium bodied, fairly active, with a dusty dry hoppy bitter tart finish. Cool brew, I’d say a little more fruity than the standard version. Exquisite palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcr (2576) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2013
750 ml. Cloudy golden body. Huge, frothy white head, lasting. Aroma of floral hops, lemon, toasted grain, herbs, fruits, mustiness, orange, citrus. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic The finish is lightly sweet, moderately bitter and lightly to moderately acidic. Sweet start dries quickly. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Clean, delicate malts washed with tight, but lively carbonation. Taste of orange, grapefruit. Light pepper. Lingering bitterness. Outstanding balance. World class and, finally, a brown bottle from Dupont. 2000th rating.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (2609) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from Save On. Is it possible to improve on damn near the best beer in the world? Probably not. But at least this one does justice to the original. Looks just like it. Slightly more aromatic with citrus and grassy hops. Same very subdued apricot/pineapple sweetness with slightly complex very dry bitter finish. Perfect palate, just like the original. Have to say, if I were blind folded I might be hard pressed to tell the difference. And since this one costs the same as the other, that’ fine with me. An absolute work of art. Bravo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hoppy76 (2) - beloeil, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2013 does not count
the 2013 version better than the 2012. Fruity aroma’s. Fresh... A little less "hoppy" than the standard saison dupont. Superb

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