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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (1852) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2015
Saison en houblonnage à froid et refermentée, brassée avec 3 houblons dont le Challenger dans cette version 2014. Bouteille de 37,5 cl bouchonnée de liège et cerclée... On est donc aux antipodes des piteuses bières bio en 25 cl de la brasserie... Titre alcoolique de 6,5 % abv. Couleur bond doré tendre, avec un très léger voile très esthétique. Bulles par dizaines de milliers, très fines, en fontaine centrale. Superbe. Mousse blanc légèrement cassé, très épaisse, bien structurée, avec de la densité sur le haut. Arômes de malt clair finement grillé, houblon très fin, pain 7 céréales, pointe de noisette et levure. 1ère bouche soyeuse à veloutée, à la superbe entame à l’équilibre (déjà) parfait malt/houblon. Arrière-bouche longue, fine, magnifique. 2ème au superbe ensemble bien plein, ferme, de grande tenue. Arrière-bouche avec une amertume complexe, très belle. 3ème bouche avec finesse, précision, harmonie. Arrière-bouche de grande composition, et grande amertume. Longueur splendide, en progression constante. Jambes finement marquées. Levure : très grande veine de la maison, fine, complète et complexe. Alcool qui soutient parfaitement les saveurs malgré son niveau modeste mais adéquat au genre. Finale qui vous fait fermer les yeux de bonheur. CONCLUSION : ma première saison superbe de chez Dupont, alors que la brasserie est mondialement connue pour cela. Il fallait bien que j’y arrive, mais il fallait la trouver … Je peux ainsi leur donner mon cinquième 5 dans leur production, et pour cette dry hop il s’agit de son premier 5 sur le site !!!! Voilà donc qui est très bien dans tous les sens, à la veille du printemps.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2014
750ml ($9.99) and worth every penny. An absolute masterpiece of belgian beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Plaguebringer (8) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
A: yeast, grass, hay, caramel, faint hoppyness. A: cloudy dark golden, bubbly with one finger thick head, quickly dissipating. T: Slightly bitter, very dry, taste of yeast, malts, starts off dry with a honey-like sweeter aftertaste. P: Very refreshing and bubbly, high carbonation with a long slightly bitter finish. Overall an excellent Saison with hops complementing the flavour of the beer in a great way, however being dry-hopped I had expected a bit more hops on the nose.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (9350) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 [email protected] Moeder Lambic: very hazy, misty yellow with a white head, very different from the normal version, previous flavours have been partially erased by the dry hops, very bold hop flavour, lemon zest, citrus, pepper, spices, something field-like, bitter & dry ///// Tried again on draft this one, not so fresh as the first time around & it is a lot lovelier now, pretty similar to the regular one but with more pronounced fruit notes, tangerine, mandarin, citrus, hops are faints, lovely, fresh 3.6 with some proper age 4.7

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
malrubius (2831) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle from Save On. Is it possible to improve on damn near the best beer in the world? Probably not. But at least this one does justice to the original. Looks just like it. Slightly more aromatic with citrus and grassy hops. Same very subdued apricot/pineapple sweetness with slightly complex very dry bitter finish. Perfect palate, just like the original. Have to say, if I were blind folded I might be hard pressed to tell the difference. And since this one costs the same as the other, that’ fine with me. An absolute work of art. Bravo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhishPhan (3) - Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
If you like regular DuPont and if you like dry hopped beers then you will love this. The dry hopping creates a more intense aroma and adds complexity to the palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
mcran86 (19) - Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2013
750 ml bottle. Golden pour medium head. Flowery aroma with crisp taste. Notes of flowers and citrus. Very refreshing. One of my favorite saisons. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pilif (25) - zedelgem, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2012
limitd edition of the saison dupont, the result is amazing very soft beer, difference of the normal saison dupont, the hop results in a very soft bitterness , a new beer of brewery dupont to be proud on it

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (4246) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2017 Vintage 2011. 1,5l Magnum Bottle (Cuvee Dry Hopping). Aromat dojrzalych cytryn a w smaku kwaskowe cytrynowe jakby kwasek cytrynowy, nieco oleistosci oleju lnianego, bardzo wytrawne, orzezwiajace piwo z wielka pianka jaskrawym zoltym kolorem, no i pod koniec tej wielkiej butli naprawde sporo tego osadku. Delicious

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bmsulliv (219) - - JUL 12, 2013
Incredible- slightly hopped aroma vs standard, still has great saison dupont flavor almost feels a little more balanced- flavor is still pleasantly esthery ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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