Episode #189: Dupont Dry Hopped and More: Revisiting Farmhouse Ales

It’s been a while since we tasted true Belgian (or French) farmhouse ales…Too long in fact. So we take a look at some of the classic out there that are inspiring a new breed of Amerincan Saison. We also have the return of a very special guest!

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Breweries and Beers

tootiDupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2013
Dupont Cuvee Dry Hopping 2013
tooti Thiriez Blonde
Thiriez Blonde
tooti Blaugies Darbyste
Blaugies Darbyste

Comments 4 

  1. From "Tom" :

    You two talk of pairing beer and wine with different foods. And that is what happens when Margaret is on, a really enjoyable pairing of two different personalities to make an informative and joyful show.

  2. From "Scott" :

    Great to see the Thiriez on the show! I really loved that beer and I was thinking of a couple of the comments made about it. When I had the beer, I was wondering if there was a slight skunkiness to the beer or if it was an upfront earthy, funkiness smell. Because recently at my place of work, I just had Thiriez Extra and that beer had that same smell, maybe even a little bit more of it, and I’m just thinking that’s how Thiriez makes their farmhouse ales.

    Also, I didn’t think it was as hoppy as an IPA. I thought it was a little more subdued, but an extremely hoppy beer was their Extra. 4.5% beer, yet the hop content could be in a beer twice that abv.

    A great show and it shows there are a couple more saisons out there I need to try!

    My thoughts about the Thiriez:
    “A rich, thick white head with a solid lacing and a bright, yellow-gold color go together well. The beer has a champagne aroma with a spicy and fresh hop smell backing it up. The taste is earthy, musty, and pleasantly spicy before they give way to a bracing rush of hops. A light malt backbone supports a complimentary tartness. The mouth feel is low to medium with a nice bristly acidity and the hops linger after you finish each sip.

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