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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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For 2017, Olivier chose the Slovenian hop, Styrian Eureka, known for its spicy and earthy flavor.

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3.3
BeerViking (5049) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2017
Bottle share at Chriso’s, hazy gold with a fine ring, funky grainy nose with earthy notes, palate is spicy earthy, faintly creamy and peppery drying.

4.1
Alengrin (5727) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 This year’s version of the special dry-hopped Saison Dupont, this time using a new Slovenian hop variety called Styrian Eureka, not sure if I encountered this in any beer before... From the usual 37.5 cl bottle with cork, which opens with a loud bang followed by a whiff of ’smoke’, but no gushing. Very thick and dense, rocky, egg-white head leaving behind a thick, continuous patch of lacing and retaining extremely well, resting on top of an orangey-hued ’old gold’ coloured, initially almost clear beer with very fierce fizz pushing upwards, sustaining the pillowy head; evidently turning a hazy orangey peach with sediment. Interesting, sweetish and spicy, as well as earthy aroma of apricots, grapefruit peel, orange zest, peach, honey, fresh cloves, sugarloaf, basil, kumquat, Muscat wine, sweet cicely, freshly baked white bread, hints of nougat, soap, blackcurrants, camomile flowers, even slight liquorice and juniper berries somewhere. Fruity onset, estery with hints of peach, pineapple, red apple and light banana, sweetish with softly sourish edge, medium carbo (actually softer than expected based on the looks), smooth and ’full’ mouthfeel. Pleasant bready malt body, ’crusty’ and a tad cereally, with ongoing fruitiness and spicy phenols above, increasingly becoming firmly hop bitter, with eventually a long, dry, spicy, leafy finish, with lots of retronasal spicy, floral and zesty notes, grapefruity aspects, resinous and matching well with the bready malt sweet backbone. One of the more expressive editions in this series, clearly, I had no idea this Styrian Eureka had such a rich, fruity, spicy and explicit profile but it sure is interesting to get acquainted with it in this manner. Maybe not everyone will appreciate a hop variety with this character to appear in this acclaimed saison, but for me this combo works very well - I might even find this the best rendition of Saison Dupont Cuv�e Dry Hopping so far.

3.2
tderoeck (10203) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2017
14/VII/17 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: IV/2020 (2017-1001)

Little cloudy blond to orange beer, lots of light-coloured specks floating around under a big creamy solid white head, pretty stable, adhesive, a bit of lacing in the glass. Aroma: some marijuana, grassy, hay, some cow fodder, grains, bit dusty, spicy touch, cardamom and cloves. MF: very lively carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sweet start, yeast, lots of ripe banana and banana peel, sweet malts. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, some citrus, very yeasty, coriander, banana peel. Not very pleasant, although I think the yeast plays a bigger part in that, than the hops. Or maybe not, after reading up about the kind of hops being used...

3.3
JorisPPattyn (10072) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2017
Good, lightly yellow head over faintly hazy darker yellow beer. Catty hops, dried herbs, dried chamomile, sunflowerseed. Quite spicy, and flavourprofile fully determined by this chamomile-like thing, more than probably the hops. Bit slick, light body. NON, mon cher Olivier! These hops are NOT what the classic Saison Dupont needs! Thanks, M & L V.! 6/4/7/3/13

3.3
Cool_Bond (2800) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2017
Really good and fruity fragrance. Fruity but also yeast in flavor. Okay bitterness that fills the upper part of the mouth for a long time. Not a bad beer at all. But the beer did not fit me. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.4
nutjes (1243) - Zwevegem, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2017
37,5cl-fles in Court-Circuit te Moeskroen. U: Wazig blond met een witte schuimkraag. G: Bleekmout, licht kruidig, wat floraal en gist. S: Moutzoet met een lichte bitterheid. Gist en licht kruidig. Droge afdronk. M: Doordrinker met medium carbonatie.

3.8
BRW (3073) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2017
On tap at Biercab. Hazy orange colour with white head. Yeast, spices and fruity aroma. Spices, yeast, straw, ripe fruit, bitter tste. Medium body.

3.6
thomat (4145) - G�teborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle from SB. Cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Fruity and earthy tones. Malt, fruit, herbs and hops. Medium body with a bitter / herbal finish.

3.8
Holmen2 (4043) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2017
From tap at Hoppy Corner in Paris 14.07.17. Translucent pale golden. White head and lacing. Aroma of fresh grass and meadows. Refreshing taste of fresh lemon, grass, a hint of herbs and succade. Medium bitterness, Quite dry.

3.5
anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty grassy citrus hoppy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy grassy hoppy yeasty finish.


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