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Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping

Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7003) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2014
2013 bottle (Triskel hops). Poured cloudy straw golden with a well-retained, thick white head. The aroma picked up soft peppery notes, cloves, and mild lemon acidity plus a fresh accent from grassy and lesser earthy hops.. this wasn’t too far removed from the base beer, but it was a nice twist. The flavor found ever-so-slightly buttery biscuit and bready malts at the core, with lemon zest, earthy spices (including white pepper and cloves) plus grainy bitterness around.. finished grainy with a kiss of lemon. Medium-bodied with quite a bit of carbonation.. dry and grainy.. this was good, but I prefer the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (1162) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - APR 10, 2014
(backlog ZBF 2013, ZO 28). Tap. Signature Dupont dryness, chalky yeast profile and grassy hop profile still preside over this supposed foray into dryhopping. Ironically, delicate almond malts nicely featured here. Nothing against a BE sense of balance, - and this was easy drinking - but this was a bit of a letdown given the name.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
Butelka 375ml. Cuvée 2014. OCZY : piwo jest mętne o głębokim zółtym kolorze. Piana jest średniej wielkości o kolorze białym. NOS : piwo ma świeży aromat. Cytryna, zielone jabłko, twaróg, siano, zioła. Ma również zapach mięsa. Gotowanego mięsa z warzywami. USTA : piwo jest mocno gazowane, średnio nasycone. Kremowe w ustach. Piwo jest mało słodkie o wyraźnych nutach siana i drożdży. Drożdże z tej browarni nadają piwu pikantny charakter ziół i metalu. Do tego jabłko i cytrusy nadają świeżości. Nuty mięsne są daleko od wywoływania nieprzyjemnego smaku, wręcz przeciwnie, nadają charakter obory i wsi, który pasuje świetnie do tego stylu. Gorycz jest umiarkowana ale wyraźna. Posmak jest metalowy, ziołowy i ziemny. ODCZUCIA : jestem wielkim fanem tego browaru i w ogóle Saison Dupont. Niesamowite jest to, że będąc dosyć małym browarem na skale światową, proponują jedne z lepszych piw na rynku w Belgii i zarazem jedne z najtańszych. Ta wersja jest lepsza od zwykłej. Dodali jedyne brakujące ogniwo : więcej chmielu. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 9/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (591) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow, lots of white head. Aroma well balanced, spice, lemon zest, grassy. Body full and lovely, finish slight with yeast dominant at first and then subsumed by a lemon-grassy taste. Nice, but I prefer the original.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1840) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Gold pour. Medium head. Straw, earthy yeast DuPont aroma. Light orange blossom floral. Funky bite to it. Flavour is peach, yeast, candy sugar, white pepper spice, light coriander. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bomber C&C. 2013 version. Cloudy yellow with a foamy off white head that lasts. Aromas of spice, pepper, clove, light citrus, and pine. Flavor is pepper, clove, light citrus, banana and yeast. Light bodied, dry and crisp with a slight bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (888) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Approximately half of a 25.4 oz. bottle, consumed on 3-8-14. 2013 vintage. Labeled as "Saison Dupont Vieille Provision Cuvée Dry Hopping 2013." Scents of apple cider, cream, vanilla, red pepper spice, lemon, and a touch of brine. Belgian yeast smell. Just a hint of sourness. I was hoping for a stronger and hoppier aroma. Pours a hazy, opaque orange-gold with a moderate to large amount of fluffy, thick, long-lasting, uneven, off-white head. Moderate amount of tan flakes suspended in the liquid. Tornado of effervescence almost earns the appearance a 5, but not quite. Simultaneously dry and candy-sugar/fruit-sweet taste. Tangy. Peach, black pepper spice, blueberry, apple juice, muffin, and minerals. Bready flavor with a bit of umami meatiness. Dry, earthy aftertaste. Medium body. Frothy, silky, and lively in the palate. Filling. Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping 2013 is somewhat Orval-esque, which is very high praise, but it is not as good as Orval. I was hoping to love it, but I merely like it. It is not notably hoppy. Perhaps this bottle is old enough for the dry hopping effect to have worn off. I feel the urge to give this beer a 3.8, which I consider "very good," as opposed to a 3.7, which is merely "good," but I can’t quite justify it. I prefer the regular Saison Dupont Vieille Provision. I shared this beer with my parents, and my mom, who is far from into beer though willing to sample, absolutely loved it, for whatever that is worth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2013 bottle drunk 3/8/14
That Dupont appearance that you all know and love (perfect).
Every bit as lip-smackingly delicious as the regular saison, with a fruitier, less herbal hoppiness. Big, fruity and lightly sweet in the mouth. All-around amazing, certainly can’t score it worse than the regular. I’d even say that depending on the mood I’m in, I’d prefer this over the regular. The hops make it feel less dry on the palate, almost like a Belgian IPA, which I would think is appropriate, since this is trying to highlight the hops. Great stuff, glad I found it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rader58 (763) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAR 4, 2014
draught. Pours a hazy pale yellow. Aroma of citrus, coriander, dough. Flavor of citrus, spice, coriander, lemon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (2927) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Murky gold, puffy white head. Sulfuric and plastic nose, considerable oily grass, moderate dough and pale grain. Flavor is pineapple and grass, light dough mid with more grassy bitterness before lightly syrupy thin body through finish. XXX Bitter light.

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