Foret - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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Reviews by Rastacouere:
4.3/5 rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
~12 celsius, trappist glass First, this is one of the numerous incredible top belgians sent to me by Tampa's rock'a Matt'a. Trust me Matt, they're all drunk in adequate ceremonies! / Dupont Forêt (which wears a pretty curious label...) spreads a dark golden hue, cloudy with an extremely complex aroma to die for. No exageration: I probably spent 30+ minutes sniffing it all in all in the ~45 minutes it took to drink the glass. Basically, it smells very sweet with plenty of little hard to spot characteristics among which stood out the meringue on top my my mother's lemon pie. Very complex and great sniffing as I said, yeasty with notes of vanilla, lichen? pencil shavings woodiness. I had not really thought much about fruit character until the first sip in which I discern peaches and frivolous acid green apples. It's grassy, sweet, woody (foret=forest) with a balancing mild/restrained bitterness in the finish paired with a light astringency. Body is very onctuous, sensual. Sensational, approaching the terrific Beatrix which I loved.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2004 21:36:40 | More by Rastacouere
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3.99/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet. From yesterday.
A: Pours a hazy gold color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. I'm incredibly amazed by how creamy and well retaining its texture is, and also by how much lacing it leaves behind. There are also a noticeable amount of yeast particles near the bottom of the glass.
S: Aye, it's a bit skunky. Thankfully it doesn't obscure the other notes. I'm also getting noble hops, candied sugar, and spice. Shame about the skunk, but it doesn't fully ruin the nose.
T: MUCH better. It starts with a fantastic fruit notes - citrus, pineapple, peach, you name it. Spiciness enters the finish, bringing almost a sesame seed character. I'm also getting herbal and black pepper touches. It's just deep enough, yet still fantastically effortless and unique - and at the end of the day, that's what a saison should be.
M: I like how creamy, soft, and full it is. Yet, it's still bone dry, with medium carbonation. I love how it's both rich feeling AND refreshing all at the same time.
O: Oh yeah, this is the shit. The skunky nose isn't so offputting as to ruin this, and every other aspect is at least excellent. It's so drinkable, yet so rich and so flavorful. I need more of this in my life.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2014 21:10:18 | More by ThisWangsChung
Foret from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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