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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: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bygers (1149) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle 0,33l. Hazy golden, big white head. Aroma of orange, spices, malt, grassy hops, lots of them. Taste of honey, citrus, grass, yeast and clove. Little bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1499) - ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
25 cL on draught at the Brugse Beertje in Brugge. Cloudy blond, fair head in a long glass. Nice light, gueuze hop aroma. Light and dry, a pleasant session beer. Decent and better than the ’normal’ version.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3808) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2012
@ Basunen: Trevlig belgodoft med tydlig tutti frutti. Lätt smakrik öl, lagom krydrad med en viss sträv eftersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7700) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget, 1,5 liter, vintage 2012. Hazy golden with a large white head. Easy to drink with hay, fruit, hops and some notes of yeast. Also something that reminded of "tutti-frutti". A pleasant one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1454) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2012
Lovely thing, which might have more success as an educational tool than as an improvement over the original. Had on draft. Herbal-minty hop nose might be subduing some of the yeasty esters (or it could be because this one hasn’t developed in the bottle). Familiar moderate bitterness and dry finish. Would love to do side-by-side, or else drink about 10 more of these to work the rest out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (7460) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Glouglouburp at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours a hazy golden body with nice, thick white head. Aroma is zest, yeast, citrus and lemon. Mouthfeel is super carbonated with a ton of spice up front, lemon, bitter grassy hop and yeast. Not a big fan of this, but very greatful I was able to try it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9836) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 2014-07-08. Crisp yellow body, nice white head. Aroma of floral hops, pale malt. Flavour is similar, lightly bitter throughout, floral and grassy over pale malt. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Quite drinkable. 7/3/7/3/14-15 Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh

2012-08-18. Hazy dark yellow body with a nice white head. 3+ Flavour is on the dry side, with a good amount of bitterness and hop character. Grassy hops, whispers of lemon. 7+ Yeasty aroma, floral character to the hops, very muted pale malt 6+ Average plus palate feels fuller due to fairly high carbonation. 3+ Enjoyable. 7/3/7/4/15 Giant Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 shared by Glouglouburp

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (3999) - NORWAY - AUG 29, 2012
Tapped at Mikkeller Bar, july 18th 2012. Hazy golden, big white head. Aroma of orange, spices, malt, grassy hops, lots of them. Taste of honey, citrus, grass, yeast and clove. Well balanced, good bitterness, and a really nce refreshing aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
Tap@DelftBierfestival. Soapy/hoppy aroma. Hazy, pale yellow, white head, good lace. Very soapy, some hops and herbs. Watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at Deflt beer festival. Light and golden to pour, little head. Floral and fruity. Medium bodied and slightly bitter. Not bad at all.

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