bhensonb (16108) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 25, 2017
750 c&c from Bine & Vine. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma is fruity/spicy/earthy. Med + body. Flavor is fantastic - spicy and earthy. Pretty dry. Decently bitter. Good stuff. marcus (10954) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle shared by bhenson. Pours clear gold with a huge fluffy white head and a floral aroma. There is a hearty light malt flavor with a little fruit and a spicy earthy finish. A pleasant drink. The_Osprey (9823) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2017
August 2017 - Bottle share at Chriso's Pre-GBBF Shindig. Thanks! As 'Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping (2017)', 6.5%. Golden yellow, highly sparkling, translucent, big foamy white head leaves full lacing. Aroma is biscuity, barley grains, a touch of soap. Body is light and frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is a touch washed out by carbonation, spicy saison yeast giving white pepper and cumin vibes, a little soapy with a soft biscuity malt character. Quite nice. (7-4-7-3-15=3.6) joergen (29789) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2017
Draught at Skaal.
Cloudy golden coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of hops and spices.
Fruity flavour of spices and hops.
Hoppy finish. SylvainCFC (382) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 20, 2017
Robe blonde voilée. Mousse blanche importante, assez légère et aérée. Bonne tenue. Nez complexe épicé, herbacé, floral, légère acidité, sauvage. Bouche complexe elle aussi : attaque fruitée, légère douceur, petit côté épicé, poivré typique du style. Des notes houblonnées herbacée, terreuse, florale se développent également. Petit pointe acide (sauvage) rafraichissante. Corpulence moyenne, carbonatation moyenne. Saison complexe, très fraîche, le houblonnage à cru apporte des notes florale, herbacée claires. Pointe acide très légère.
Hermod (8617) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2017
375ml bottle. Corked.
Poured deep golden color with a thick white head.
Floral nose, Belgian hops, mild funk and grass.
Flavor has citrus, floral notes, hops. Mouthdrying finish. Very tasty. Good drinkability, good body. Lovely. hallinghansen (3488) - Odense SV, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2017
Tap @ dunkbar. Clear golden body with a small white head. Hops, yeast, chewing gum, sweet notes, spices. Good. SlackerMads (3644) - DENMARK - SEP 8, 2017
Bottle. Light hazy pale yellow with a large white head with good retention. Pleasant nose with yeast and hops; light banana, flowers, light bubblegum and dry grass. The flavour follows the nose with some banana, light pepper, hay, dry grass, light dough. Medium body, some sweetness, light to medium bitter with pricking carbonation. Feels somewhat watery. Ok. Christian (14040) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2017
On tap at Dunkbar. Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Fruity and spicy aroma with hints of banana and white pepper. Sweet malty and spicy flavour with pepper, grassy and earthy notes. Medium bitter finish. Ernest (7911) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2017
Bottle. Head is initially large to huge, frothy, rocky, white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium to dark yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain, cracker), moderately to heavily hoppy (flowers, Meyer lemon), lightly to moderately yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with notes of gum, plastic, pepper, light note of celery seed. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/oily texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Something just doesn't seem right about this year's coovy, unfortunately. Which is a shame because the initial volatile hop odor is really enticing, and paired with the best Dupont appearance perhaps ever (much bigger and rockier head than normal, which lasts forever), at first glance this was looking to be a 4.5-level delight. As the head recedes, though, some plastic and vegetal character creeps in and spoils the show. Not completely, thankfully -- there's still a good bit of joy in here -- but enough to keep it from being a vintage to buy much of. This is my second bottle, and both have been enjoyable enough right down to the last ounce, but not without having to overlook the flaws.