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


on tap

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RATINGS: 541   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 14/20
Concealer (909) - 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 (1401) - 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 (4058) - 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 (815) - 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 (3575) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6670) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2014
i was feeling frisky, like a cat per say, and bought this bottle at Nobi. night time .. . gold .. fantastic head and lacing .. . earthy, light yeast, hay, artisan bread crust, and flowers .. . clean and balanced, with a nice rounding bitterness .. . a fantastic saison .. . . Cedric, don’t count your tips in public!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (1875) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
2013 version. got a bottle sample at a bar. poured a hazzy yellow golden colour with a white head. a lot of yeast and weak spices in the aroma. not a big hop aroma as expected. malts, spiced yeast, very low carbonated. dry mouthfeel. i just don’t like my hoppy beers with no carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10607) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly cloudy orange with a large, frothy white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is moderate Pils malt, earthy and spicy, herbal hops, ripe pears, black pepper, and spicy wheat malt. Flavor is crisp Pils malt forward with moderate hops and bitterness, light esters and spices with a dry and prickly finish. Medium body and heavy carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7363) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Draft in a sampler at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy gold color with a soft, resilient white head. Yeast-forward, with notes of bready malts, dough, straw, mild spices, grass, florals, and citrus. Light-medium bodied, with a clean mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Like a crisper, cleaner version of the regular Saison Dupont. Satisfying and refreshing. So good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
legion242 (2323) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Poured a golden clear with minimal head. Nose is dry, old hops with a little dust. Crisp across the palate. Very, very good.

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