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: 600   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle from five bar. Pours a light golden orange with a small white head. Taste is quite yesty with lime lemon flavours. Farmhouse Belgium yeast is huge in this one. Light bitterness. Champagne beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
peral2 (579) - SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
Magnumflaska från Systembolaget ganska spritsig och fruktig smak med toner av bröd (jäst). Saknar beskan , inte min favorittyp! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
A hazed blonde ale with a thick white head. In aroma, a sweet spiced malt with orange pulp, a bit of chalk. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with powdery talcum, green hops, light signs of oxidation, Tasted at GRM’s tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (1531) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
[email protected] (keg). Head: large, white foam. Colour: hazy, yellow golden. Aroma: hops, citrus, bitter. Taste: hops, bitter, citrus. Palate: dry, nice medium bitter finish, lots of CO2. Overall: very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4970) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 3, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 --------&# Aug 2014------- DuPont Dry Hopping 2014: On tap at Bakujun, 1296 yen for 284ml. Served in the appropriate glassware and I am pretty sure this is the only place in town that does that... A completely opaque honey gold with a good cm of creamy off-white foam that lingers. Great aroma of saison spice + funk, sweet bread & light citrus. Nice light refreshing body - creamy with an energizing carbonation. This is simply delicious: spice, funk, some Brett, light citrus, wheat a touch of cloves in the finish. Really nice stuff, I made the right call ordering this. -------old rating Jan 2013------- generous people at Craft Beer Base shared this with me! It is quite possibly my first saison. A cloudy beer with good lacing and an inch head of foam. It started off a bit acidic and spicy, pretty good maybe a 3.25 but after warming up some sweet fruity notes started to come through and helped push up it’s score. Be sure to serve at the right temperature!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 [4711-20120818] Bottle. Plasticky old soda pop aroma. Hazy, light orange body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Light zesty yeast flavour has a bit of a lime background. Medium body. Good, drinkable. (6/3/7/4/14) 3.4
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

[6492B-20140708] Bottle. Toasted evergreen grass aroma. Slightly hazy, pale yellow body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Straw light yeast flavour has a lingering saison toast. Medium body. Good. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "My bus is in half an hour." "Well, we’ve got this and two Firestones." "...Yeah OK."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teddybeer (3697) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2012
On tap @ Animal. Golden colour with a white head, medium lasting and nice lacing. Aroma has belgium yeast notes, fruity and citrus. Flavor is slightly alcoholic, yeasty, fresh. Dry final, bittery with a good duration. Carbonation and body are medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2012
Dry-hopping does not add that much to an already mostly perfect saison. Aroma has a nice hop flourish along with the typical yeasty saison smell. Otherwise this is good, but perhaps not any kind of genre-hopper that the name suggests.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (6030) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Bottle shared at Campground Brewdown. Poured a very hazy thick orange/amber body with a thick foamy bright white head. Aroma was fruity with notes of apple cider, acidity, white wine vinegar and some bread. Medium/full body with average to strong carbonation a creamy finish and an average duration on the aftertaste. Flavor is similar to the aroma with notes of green apple, Belgian yeast, wet bread crusts and some white wine. Meh not loving this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - NOV 23, 2012
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.

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