Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2013 coming to USA for the first time this spring

Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2013 labelReceived the following note from BeerPulse supporter, Vanberg & DeWulf, regarding an upcoming new beer release. More below…

After 5 years of making Belgians extremely happy with their special seasonal release a dry-hop version of SAISON DUPONT, Vanberg & DeWulf and Brasserie Dupont are now able to make American drinkers equally happy. Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2013 will be available this May only featuring the famous TRISKEL hop varietal from Alsace.

Triskel is bred from the French Strissespalt and English Yeoman hops. Dupont’s master brewer Oliver Dedeycker describes it as “combining the aromatic notes, mainly floral, of Strisselspalt with the fruity character of Yeoman.” The unusual name, Triskel, was apparently inspired by triskelion, the symbol of the Gauls, those beer drinking ancestors of the French, which represents the three elements: Earth, Air and Water.

Cuvee 2013 will be available in the following formats and pricing:

case 12x75cl (please note bottles will be brown to better preserve dry-hop aroma and flavor)
20L Microstar kegs
30L KeyKegs.

Distributors in the Vanberg & DeWulf network will be able to preorder their supplies of Saison Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping only in January for delivery in April.

97 ON RATEBEER: Described as ” very dense and persistent yellow-tinted head, leaving classical lacerings over hazy orange beer with a mossy sheen. Hop power – if a bit fleetingly – with white candi sugar, and very yeasty esters. Hop presence very clear – but no USA hops, mind you, not citrussy at all. Fresh cucumber flavour, as well as wheaty grain, and mild fruit acids in the finish. Extremely refreshing, well-carbonated, light to medium body.”

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