Foret - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
2.002 on cork. Yeast cake/chunks of yeast adorn the side(?) of the bottle. Yeasty orangy gold with huge white head and fast-rising champagne-like bubbles. Nice thick layering afterwards. Nice yeasty/spicy aroma with sweet honeyed malts and earthy/musty hops. Flavor and mouthfeel just don't hold up to what I would expect from Dupont. There's the earthy hopiness up front, a little sweet, orangy(?) maltiness in the middle and a little musty skankiness at the end. Overall finishes kind of thin. Nearing the end of this 750, I'm feeling kinda parched. Wasn't a saison first created to quench the thirst of farmhands? Whatever. I'm enjoying this beer but it's not one of my favorite saisons.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2004 02:18:36 | More by pbrian
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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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