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Foret - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

710 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 710
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 20
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 05-03-2002)
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Reviews by popery:
Photo of popery
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dull light wood color, right around pine. It's almost the exact color of my bookcase. Cloudy, opaque. Big white head. Lots of lacing. Clumpy lines of bubbles stick to the walls of the glass. Very good retention. At least a centimeter of foam remains after quite awhile.

The aroma has an excellent fresh grain character. Fairly sweet. It's a pleasant bready sweetness. There's a touch of band-aid and a dry yeasty note. Fresh bread. Some light fruitiness, apricots and lemons. Just a tiny sour twinge. A little simple compared to some saisons, but easy to like.

The taste is drier and ups that yeasty tartness some. It starts with some of that fresh barley sweetness and apricot frutiness, but it quickly dries out and adds in lemon tartness and a nice dose of spice. Peppercorns. Again, a bit of that medicinal flavor that I don't love. The finish is quite dry and a bit dusty. Lots of yeasty flavor with lemon peel and pepper.

Mouthfeel is effervescent. The finish leaves a very dry feel, almost woody.

A very nice saison, though I don't like it as much as the flagship Dupont. It just seems a bit simpler. No big complaints, and it might just be a case of being so used to Saison Dupont that's it's hard to avoid comparison bias completely.

popery, Apr 21, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Really liked the nice golden color of this ale,with nice big rocky head that left nice lace.Very fresh and citruisy smel with a little yeast in the background.Fresh taste with some hoppiness to it,thirst quenching and very easy to drink.I do believe this is a organic ale wich makes it even better.

oberon, Feb 27, 2003
Photo of RoyalT
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – Light, cloudy yellow body with a giant head that went down slowly and laced the glass.

Smell – Thick, powdery mix of spices in this one. The light hops are present along with some malt, but mostly this is dominated by white pepper and other light spices.

Taste – The malt flavor is there, but again is is overrun by a powdery mix of light spices that seem to drown out the crispness of the hop flavors. There’s also a lime/lemon flavor that doesn’t go well with the ale.

Mouthfeel – Nice carbonation in accordance with the style.

Drinkability – This went down slow. It’s light, of course, but dull and overly spiced.

RoyalT, Sep 04, 2003
Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

11 ozer from C'est le Vin.

Light.

In one word, this beer is just light.

It’s aromas are right on: honey, straw, herbs, citrus, wheat…but they are light. One has to strain their nose to catch them.

The taste is correct: Grassy with a well hoped bitterness and bite…but this too is too light and overly subtle.

The Mouthfeel too has the alcohol, grainy texture, and spiciness like it ought too only not enough.

This beer is just too light.

Appearance wise, I can’t complain. There is a rich light golden hew with a beautiful lasting white head.

Drinkability is quite high. This beer goes down rather smoothly and quickly.


This is a fine beer and there is nothing wrong with it. I rather enjoyed it. But really…there is no reason or me to buy this one at twice the price of the Hennepin when that Saison is so much better.

DaPeculierDane, Oct 26, 2005
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev -0.5%

DaftPatrick, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of shapudding
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hand carried back from the brewery by a great friend!
Dated 11/2007, L04137/4
cloudy and orangey-yellow with a few bubbles seen rising up to a nice creamy froth of foamy head in a thick layering with some medium sized bubbles. Nicely cellard scents, malty and yeasty. Silky with a bit of bite at the end from the carbonation. Perfect amount of carbonation. Wonderfully dry. Great flavors. Bit of chardonnay, touch of red apple skin and grape skin. Just such great flavor and feel.

shapudding, Mar 20, 2005
Photo of generallee
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a green 750ml corked and caged bottle into a tulip glass. The label has a freshness date however it was unreadable on my bottle. The abv is listed at 7.5%

Appearance: From the pour I got a tall slightly off white head over a cloudy deep golden amber body. It has lots of carbonation flowing up to the head which helps its retention. The head leaves sticky lacing behind which coats the glass as I drink.

Smell: The nose is full of classic Belgian funky/earthy yeast with some spicy notes, light citrus and estery sweetness.

Taste/Palate: It has a sweet grain malty bready base with some light toasted and nutty notes. Yeast spice and mild barnyard/basement funk notes mix in and out finishing on the tongue with some light floral hop flavor and bitterness. The palate has a solid medium feel with lots of soft but lively carbonation.

Notes: This is an Outstanding Saison with classic Belgian flavor and complexity all in a deceivingly drinkable package.

generallee, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of Doomcifer
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Doomcifer, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

750 ml green champagne magnum with no freshness date to be found other than the year 2002 on the cork which I assume it was the bottling year.

Appearance: Has a hazed golden cider hue, crackling carbonation leads to a fallen head though the lace sticks around.

Smell: Raw honey maltiness, brash grassy malt and hops, and herbal / earthy phenolic, cellar mustiness and yeast aromas all over the place. Suggestions of plums and mint come to mind as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Fluffy crisp on the palate, grassy from the grain and withered hop flavour. Hop bitterness is there but seems bigger only because it joins up with some medicinal phenols and a yeasty bite. Vague spicing and more grain in the mouth. Warming alcoholic esters are in tow but not without some fruitiness in hand. Touch vinous and lemony middle to end.

Notes: A simple beer, I expected a bit more. Rough around the edges showing some withdrawn complexities. There are other Saisons out there that are better.

Jason, Apr 13, 2003
Photo of Billolick
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

large bottle, with cork and cage. Pours cloudy orangy amber, lifting a massive white head. Good retention, dissolving to a tiny bubble film. Leaves much well scattered lacing. Nose of spice, yeast, corriander. Soft mouthfeel. A hint of a mettalic note. Otherwise typical saison flavors of pepper, must, earthyness and a nice dry finish. Love this style, but this take on it is just so so. Still worth trying and enjoying with BBQ, and summer fare.

Billolick, Aug 06, 2004
Photo of henryclay_
4/5  rDev -0.5%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer ours a murky yellow color with a small white head. Not a very attractive beer. The aroma is light funk with some strong citrus lemon notes. The flavor is lemon, funk, Belgian yeast and some nice sweetness. A relatively funky saison. Medium carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

Mora2000, Feb 15, 2010
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

GreenMountainBoy, May 20, 2014
Photo of jakester
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this as a single at Union Jack's on the Manatawny. I drank it in a goblet. Cork says 2005. "Only organic beer in Belgium"

Pours a very hazy gold with light orange tints. A nice 2 finger head of just off-white foam forms on top, settles to a nice coating and a ring, with very nice lacing.

Aroma is lemony citrus, very bright. Great bready pils malt, coriander, black pepper, yeast, (maybe Brett), maybe fruity like mangoes or papaya. Smells last and last.

Flavor is smooth bready pils malt, citrusy lemons, coriander, black pepper, yeast, and smooth as silk. Fruits like mangoes and tangerines. Hop bitterness is definitely detectable. I love saison. Aftertaste is long citrus and yeast, spicy.

Mouthfeel is spritzy, medium bodied, with medium carbonation. There is some kind of silkiness across the tongue that lasts. Finish is smooth and silky.

I just love saison. I could drink this stuff forever. This one is right there with the best of them. It's citrusy, spicy, and delicious.

jakester, Feb 02, 2006
Photo of Swonkie
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Swonkie, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of Janeinma
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Janeinma, May 25, 2013
Photo of Thrasher
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is a good beer that falls shy of greatness. I love saisons and Flemish golden ales and Biere-de-gardes and farmhouse ales and so on, but this is an average in that category. Still above average as a beer all around I guess. I never loved Saison Dupont and that's a world class brew; this is not but has the added appeal of being organic. Opaque peachy golden with lots of bubbles, little lasting head. Aroma of yeast, spice, and fruit. A fair amount of Euro-skunkiness from the green bottle that lingered, even in aftertaste. The malt profile is very soft, buttery, weiss-like, but the hops kick in quite sharply and set off the equally prickly yeast. Finish is spicy, peppery, cleansing. Went very nicely with a sharp irish cheese but did not advance to the next stage of transcendence. I'll drink this again, sure, but I'm not giving it a whole hearted recommendation.

Thrasher, Jul 24, 2003
Photo of ADR
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy and sedimented, color of darker pineapple juice in hue. Nice head, rising to an inch and generally creamy. Attractive lace on the glass. Slight farm aroma, notes of slightly spoiled wine and tart peach. Light and spritzy mouthfeel as most of the style. Lightly lemony and leathery in overall flavor with an impressive mid mouth bittering starting to seep in. The end note is diminished, a combination of very dry hopping and a very soft rounding down of the carbonation. Dry but subtle in the aftertaste. Maybe slightly more "blurred" than other Saisons but maybe more drinkable as well, without losing the hoppy hallmark that's usually typical.

ADR, Jun 25, 2004
Photo of glid02
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Ormsby's in Atlanta.

Pours a hazy orange-yellow color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of musty pears and green apples with good amounts of pepper-like spices. Also present are mild amounts of bready malts.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Bready light malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by earthy and slightly tart pear and green apple flavors. Midway through the sip good amounts of spices enter into things and carry through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I finished my glass without a problem and could have another.

Overall I thought this was a solid saison but nothing really stood out. Not worth seeking out but definitely worth a shot.

glid02, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of rastaman
3.1/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, thanks to mat. Yeah, not bad, spicy, sour, yeasty and lemony.. No real problem with it, i guess it suffred from the competition it was up against that night, but not a bad beer by any stretch, some spicy, peppery, yeasty flavours throughout, not bad at all.

rastaman, Sep 19, 2004
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)

A- This beer has a hazy dark copper body with a thick off-white head that has a nice bit of lacing.

S- This beer has a yeasty flowery note to a club soda aroma.

T- This beer has a dry pale malt flavor with soft bubble gum that increases with warmth. There is a bittern finish with zest notes and a hint of green peppercorns. The finish has a dry sulfur quality to it.

M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a full finish do to a big but tight fizz.

D- This beer has a dry crisp fresh quality with a nice peppery spice and a big club soda note with a hint of tonic quality. There is a nice hoppyness but not much in flavor more in spicy qualities.

rhoadsrage, May 21, 2007
Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Schlafly33, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

acurtis, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of ste5venla
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of PopGun
4/5  rDev -0.5%

PopGun, Sep 18, 2012
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Foret from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.