Saison Dupont Cuvée Dry Hopping (2000-2014)

Formerly brewed at Brasserie Dupont
Style: Saison
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tulip


on tap

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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JimmyBoy74 (637) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
375ml systembolaget. En trevlig öl som passade utmärkt till räkorna. Lite jordiga toner i eftersmaken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (6109) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2015
2014. Tap at Jacs. Unfitlered orange-tan body with a massive white head. Earthy, mellow aroma, hints of melon. Has that nice dry, refined peppery yeast tone, but with some tropical citrus tones too..reminiscent of Belgian IPA. Not really as good as the original, but still sublime, really easy and smooth on the palate. The yeast is dry, flavorful, so much more refined than a typical Saison. Pretty excellent. Mellow lemon-lime. Keeps getting better as I sip at it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (3375) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 22, 2015
At a tasting, many thanks, 2014 edition, big bubbly head, quite cloudy citrus orange color, aroma of wood, spice, yeast and some cardboard, flavor of wood, almond and vanila with a hint of fruit, and a light maltiness in the back medium bitterness. Nice but relatively simple and not too hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (1254) - GERMANY - OCT 26, 2015
Thousand of thanks to bartlebier for this bottle! 2014. Trübes goldgelb mit reichlich Schaum. Etwas malzig, hopfig, fruchtig, Zitrus, grüner Tee, eine dezente Säure, im Abgang leicht bitter, sehr lecker!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1307) - Kalisz, POLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Piana biała, obfita, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, dość trwała. Barwa złota, lekko opalizująca ze sporym zmętnieniem na dnie, piwo ładnie bąbelkuje w szkle. Aromat mocno chmielowy, pilsowy, dominują trawiasto ziołowe elementy a w tle estry od belgijskich drożdży (jasne winogrona, brzoskwinie, białe wino, ciasto drożdżowe) oraz zielone oliwki. W smaku półsłodkie, przyjemna owocowość, przyprawy, zioła i słodowość kontrowana jest średnią do niskiej goryczką, pieprzno chmielową. Alkohol dobrze ukryty, choć w połączeniu z pikantnością rozgrzewa w przełyku. Nagazowanie średnie do wysokiego.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kappldav123 (6069) - GERMANY - SEP 29, 2015
Huge thanks to quack-duck for that one! 2014. Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass very zippy, huge head. Starts dry, hoppy, grasy, light sourish. Fruity notes of lemon, some grape. Bitter background. Light soapy notes. Finish milder, dry-hoppy, less fruity. Not bad!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (1741) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
2014 bottle, this exploded out of the bottle, giving a frothy white head, nice saison aroma, with an extra bitter finish from the dry hopping. There is quite a sweet alcohol layer in there as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2015
2013 vintage. Not sure if it is aged or just sat around for 2 extra years. Hazy brown apricot hue with thick cream lasting white head. Smells of a sugary yeast. A bit sweet, medium texture a bit more hoppy than the non dry hopped version but nothing overwhelming bread/yeast prevails. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (825) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Cuvée 2014 bue en 2015. Blonde légèrement orangée, trouble, haute mousse blanche très persistante. Nez lévuré typique de la saison et houblons herbeux. Bouche assez amère, levure, houblon côté floral et herbeux, quelques esthers. Très bonne carbo, corps aérien, très bonne longeur. Superbe saison, je regrette de ne pas en avoir une autre sous la main ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
llucmaduell (231) - barcelona, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2015
A big surprise. I liked beer. Fresh, powerful, with a point of imbalance thank you very much. Maybe a little too much gas, but also a persistent foam amazing. A bitter taste at the end of the mouth, persistent and very nice. A beer for summer and retain repeat.

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