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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JackMandarin (347) - Aberdour, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2016
Bottle from Bridgend Services, Freuchie. Pours with a bit of murk. Light golden amber. Generous, fluffy white head. Bready malt comed through in the nose. Quite biscuity too. Spicy yeast character. Some floral and herbal notes from the dry hops. Some orange and grapefruit. Lemon cordial. Very light tropical coconut drink. Taste has a lovely marmalade sweetness with a little sharpness to keep it in check. More spiced bread malt. More orange juice. A little grapefruit again. Medium bitterness. A little astringent bite. Bit too bitey. Juicy middle. Juicy finish with a little dry spiciness. Foamy carbonation. Good medium mouthfeel. Tasty gear, needs sunshine for optimum enjoyment though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 6, 2016
750 ml bottle (2014 vintage) from Everett’s in South Beloit, IL, consumed slightly below cellar temp in a Duvel glass. Difficult to extract cork, slight release of air and noise when popped, but nonetheless it pours the typical huge frothy-rocky Dupont head atop a hazy luminous golden body, though the head is less stable than what I’ve usually seen (from fresher bottles)....spicy nose - tarragon, pepper - with plenty of dry yeastiness and perhaps a faint hint of something sugary, light oxidization...on the tongue it’s immediately sharp with plenty of that dry herbal bitterness, followed by a touch of sweetness in the middle of the palate, and a drier character returning at the finish, which is also rather mineralic/stony...very full and juicy body with tingly carbonation and lots of wet yeasty goodness. I would bet this was absolutely spectacular when absolutely fresh, but it’s still pretty darn excellent and I was overjoyed to find it locally. Now I wonder if they have some more bottles...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Banzale (266) - FRANCE - OCT 20, 2016
Acheter à tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à Dottignies. bouteille de 37,5cl. année 2014 / dry hopping / bouchon lièges Couleur dorée un peu pâle, opaque et trouble . Au nez , c’est extrêmement frais et houblonnée mais quelques note d’épice ce distingue timidement. En bouche, épices présente, fruitées agrumes (orange,pamplemousse,citron vert) amertume présente mais discrète, peu être à cause du vieillissage (dans l’obscurité et bouteille droite) que la bières à subit. Elle à un gout d’alcool plus élever je pense ce qui laisse moins place à amertume. Le tout fini sur une note sèche mais douce ! excellente, malgrés/grâce au vieillissage

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alex60 (277) - - MAY 10, 2016
Bouteille 33 cl - couleur jaune pale,grosse mousse blanche, odeur: houblon, coriandre, goût: houblon, agrumes, épices, amertume quasi nulle, finale séche

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (3233) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2016
2014 bottle from Tanakaya. Classic Dupont yeasty, lemony nose that shines with a bit of honey. Piney hops come out as it warms with a tad of citrus. Above average carbonation with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Biscuit and lemon on the palate with some light citrus. Peppery finish with some light sweetness. Nice take on a new Belgian classic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scrumpy369 (699) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 8, 2016
UPDATED: APR 11, 2016 Bottle from 2014 at importer. Hazy yellow colour with a stiff white head. Nose is slight green appleish sourness. Taste is creamy slight sourness with low bittetness. Dry mouthfeel decent beer but expected more sourness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2016
0.375l bottle, vintage 2014. Hazy golden body, huge white head. Aroma and taste of bread, orange peel, lemon zest, cheese, pepper and spicy, earthy hops. Effervescent and light medium bodied. Pretty awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (1083) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 17, 2016
2014 bottle thanks to Kapusil! Awesome aroma of sweet lemon, basement aroma, pepper. Taste similar with nice piney hops. Drying finish. Slight honey sweetness at the end but otherwise a great saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
diabel (1693) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JAN 5, 2016
Clear blond body. White rocky head. Hoppy aroma. Moderately bitter flavour with a nice twist.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniel_machado (17) - SPAIN - DEC 26, 2015
375 ml bottle. White creamy and persistent head. Color is orange which turns opaque while pouring the yeast in the glass. The classic smell and taste of saison yeast is lowered by the dry hopping which entered new citrus flavors. Good beer but still prefer the regular Saison Dupont.

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