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Foret - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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90
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663 Ratings
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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 444
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%


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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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the tap into a small pint glass

A: Nice dark gold color with lots of carbonation inside. Somewhat hazy. One finger white head.

S: Subtle with some citrus notes and honey standing out. Very light.

T: Fresh and lightly spicey. Light fruits and just a hint of yeast underneath. A refreshing, nice summer beer.

Pleasant enough but very subtle. hoping for more of that fresh saison character. This was just ok.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2013 03:21:58 | More by BucBasil
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Lucky Baldwins in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with spice and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2013 22:13:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at TJ's, Paoli, PA

Slightly cloudy, orange-yellow pour, with a fluffy white head that retained well and coated the glass with lacing. Flowers and lots of wet funk in the nose, pale malts, Belgian yeast. The taste wasn't nearly as funky as the aroma led me to believe it would be, floral, grassy, light toasted bread, sweet with honey and pale malts, notes of citrus and light spice. While the nose was a bit heavy on the funk, this beer was pretty smooth, light-medium in body, and quite drinkable overall. I haven't been impressed by many (if any) Dupont beers, but this one was not bad.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2013 01:36:45 | More by Rifugium
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy golden/orange, thin white head has little retention and little lacing.

S/T - Slight yeast funk up front, honey sweetness mid palate, finishing with a nice herbal hop bite. Some pine and lemon citrus as well.

M - Light/medium body, crisp carbonation and dry finish.

O - Taste and aroma seem subdued. I expected a little better from Dupont

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2012 13:44:59 | More by garuda
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

The body sits a hazy pale yellow color with a thick two finger paper white cap. The cap is thick and recedes slowly. Huge sip marks line the inside of the glass.

Notes of earth, pepper, and grass hit me off the bat. Some underlying apple, pear, and dry straw. Very subtle, the grassy earthy notes are the most prominent.

Soft earthy notes and pepper throughout. An herbal/medicinal flavor through the middle with a light fruitiness in the finish before a drying rush. The finish is clean and crisp. This guy nails the style extremely well. Nothing overpowers, everything plays nice together. Well-balanced and refreshing.

Light bodied with high carbonation. Smooth feel, a tad creamy before a touch of prickly funk breaks through here and there.

Spot on saison. Just tremendously balanced in all facets.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2012 19:00:28 | More by ColForbinBC
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Vieille Provisions Saison Dupont Willi glass. Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a two finger white head that subsided to a half finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, spices, floral, and fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, floral, grain, banana, and spices. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. This was a pretty good example of the style. Lots of the right flavors in all the right places. It did have a nice balance going on as well with the floral and banana aspect going on. I really wish this would have carried over into the aroma some as it was a little light. Worth trying if you are a fan of the style as it was pretty nice, but I wouldn’t make it my first.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2012 10:45:02 | More by thagr81us
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oline73

Maryland

3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I had this on-tap at Max's during their Belgian Independence celebration. Served in a tasting glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy light golden color that reminds me of pear juice. There is a layer of fluffy white head that fades to a ring around the pour.

Smell: Very herbal and super yeasty. There is a mild sweetness in the background.

Taste: The herbal notes from the smell are there, but the yeast really dominates. Slightly tart and just a bit watery. Not overly interesting, but not unpleasant.

Mouthfeel: The body is a bit thin with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this one was a bit too watery and not very interesting. The smell was better than the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

08-02-2012 21:31:00 | More by oline73
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Glibber

Idaho

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at the front door. A nice 1: frothy white head on a straw colored clear beer with plenty of carbination. A nice floral boquet with a hint of citrus. I like Belgian beer and Saisons, so this beer appealed to me. It was easy to drink and I would recommend this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-09-2012 04:29:30 | More by Glibber
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on tap at Barley's in Asheville, NC.

Yellow and hazy with a dusting of white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is spicy with a slight funk. Tastes of fruit and wheat with a slight sweetness and some funk. Very refreshing. A creamy consistency with a moderate carbonation of fine bubbles.

This is a smooth, fun, thirst quenching beer that's perfect for sunny afternoon.

Serving type: on-tap

08-27-2011 20:49:08 | More by GJ40
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at The Trappe Door, Greenville, SC. May 2011:

The beer appeared a nice, hazy golden amber color with a huge white head that was very well retained throughout the beer that also left some nice lacing on the glass. The beer had the aroma that you would expect from the style, a nice spicy, citrus aroma with hints of the yeast. The taste is excellent...what one would expect from a saison, but this one takes it up a notch. A nice strong, spicy and citrus taste with that Belgian yeast backbone. The beer had a lighter medium feel to it with higher carbonation, but as expected. The beer had a nice dry finish. Overall, this is an excellent beer and one that I am glad that I ran across and I hope to again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2011 03:12:23 | More by PhillyStyle
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a tumbler at Pizza Paradiso DC.

Gold bodied in appearance sort of yellow/orange and a little cloudy. Foam white head doesn't stick around leaving a small collar eventually, and no lacing. Looks alright nice body.

Smell is kind of small. Muted lemon, and salty airy, nice but mostly closed.

Taste brings a little more. Slightly viscous with mild lemon tastes. Prickly carbonation with a small teeth coating effect. Slight floral aromas in the mouth and orange, even a mild pepper on the finish.

Overall not too bad, masking a high abv but really small in taste and flavor, feels alright but nothing much that seems to grab me while drinking this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2011 02:39:18 | More by smakawhat
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BeerNemesis

New York

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Foret | 20 oz. on-tap | 7.5% ABV | June 2010

Brewer: Brasserie Dupont sprl
Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Glass: Tulip

Appearance:
Hazy yellow-orange with an enduring froth.

Aroma:
Hops, citrus peel, light biscuity malts, and barnyard funk.

Taste:
The hops are exaggerated, foiling my expectations for a balanced saison. Otherwise, the flavors are standard, if less complex than say Saison Dupont.

Mouthfeel:
Prickly carbonation and nice, chewy mouthfeel.

Harmony:
Hops muscle out other flavors -- a detriment for this beer.

Would I get it again?:
No

Served: June 5, 2010 at Ginger Man (NYC)

Price = $9 at Ginger Man (NYC)

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2010 15:51:21 | More by BeerNemesis
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Chizoad

California

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy yellow-orange with an everlasting froth. Hops, citrus, malts, and a little sneaky funk in there.

The hops win out over the other flavors here, which left me a little disappointed. I was hoping for something a little more balanced or rich. But nothing can really stand up to the Fantome Saison in terms of complexity. I'm not penalizing the Dupont Foret at all, and it's a worthy beer.

Nice carbonation and medium/chewy mouthfeel. Not exactly something you'd bang back, but goes down nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2010 16:24:09 | More by Chizoad
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2010 23:08:30 | More by glid02
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Telix

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Taken from notes. I had this on draft at Birreria Paradiso in DC a few months back.

A: A cloudy, soft peach color with a thin, bubbly head that dissipated fairly quickly.

S: Mildly fruity with pear and peach aromas, no acid to speak of.

T: A very light feel in the mouth, with crisp light bitterness. This gives way to the creamy fruitiness.

M: Creamy, effervescent, nice enough but nothing exemplary. It's not too present in the mouth.

D: Very drinkable, excellently refreshing, crisp and fruity. Nothing mind-blowing, but solid.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2010 17:29:03 | More by Telix
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a stemmed tulip glass. A glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As poured the beer is a hazy golden yellow with a thin cap of a white head that recedes quickly leaving a small ring of foam around the glass. At first sipping leaves some sparse lacing but soon even that is gone.

Smell: Aroma is subtle and definite with citrus (lemon), banana and apples along with sweetness from the malt all mingled together with spicy, peppery yeast and a touch of earthiness.

Taste: The flavors are mostly what would be expected from the nose. There is a peppery yeasty character mingled with fruity citrus and some sweet and spicy herbal flavors.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium-bodied and softly creamy with persistent gentle prickly carbonation. The finish is long with dry earthy bitterness predominating to the end

Drinkability: This may well be the best organic beer I've had a chance to taste. It has excellent drinkability. I could easily sit and have this beer all evening and will definitely be looking for this again. It may not be the best saison around but it will do nicely until that one comes along.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2009 01:51:50 | More by drtth
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DawnL

New York

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale gold with lacing.

Soap bubble aroma - there's that banana.

Clove on the palate with a spice kick - like white pepper. It's actually reminding me a little of a Gruner Veltliner.

I like this brew.

Definitely drinkable - would pair well with oysters.

I was prepared for disappointment. I was pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2009 00:08:55 | More by DawnL
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soupyman10

District of Columbia

4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a perfect light yellow color with a small white head that sticks around and leaves excellent lacing. Aromas and tastes are perfect for a saison - lots of yeast and slightly spicy malt and hop balance up front. A ton of funk in the background - a strong "dirtiness" sitting in the back of your mouth for the duration of the drink. Feel is appropriate for the style. Really a big fan of this one - love the style, and this is a perfect, highly drinkable example.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2009 14:42:54 | More by soupyman10
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TheEremite

California

4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this one on Tap at the Trappist in Oakland. Hazy yellow with a white head. Lots of hop aroma and a healthy dose of yeasty spice. Smells delightful. Drinks extremely easy for 7.5%. There is a substantial bitter hop/spice flavor that sticks in your mouth for a while. All said it's a nice beer. I would order it again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2009 16:08:19 | More by TheEremite
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ dba Manhattan

Served in a Duvel tulip glass, pours a hazy, golden straw yellow color, finished on top with thick, fluffy 3 finger white head. In the nose there is lemon, yeast, peppery notes. Taste is crisp, citrusy, spicy notes. Not one of the best saisons i've had, but respectable, a pretty easy drinking one on a hot day, has a pretty light body for the ABV. A complex, yet simple brew. Billed as an organic beer, i guess that is a plus if you are looking for that kind of thing.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2009 13:43:02 | More by bonbini26
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dirtylou

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap in a chalice at Quinn's for a trendy but sensational last dinner in seattle

appearance: served in a chalice, golden-orange body with a huge fluffy white cap and great retention...nice

smell: sweet belgian yeasts, pear and white grape, white pepper, grassy and herbal with some light honey

taste: pretty nice saison but perhaps a little light on the funk - belgian yeasts, white pepper and a touch of coriander...pear, white grape, and nectarine. Nice saison but not one of the finer Duponts i dont think

mouthfeel: smooth and lush

drinkability: good

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2008 01:56:19 | More by dirtylou
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Halcyondays

California

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a cloudy translucent orange-yellow, with a mild white head, but white extensive full lacing, nice to see.

S: Earthy notes indicative of this style, grass, hop resin, sweet malt.

T: Flowery hops and earth, maltiness is sweet and bready, some yeast complexity, mild apple. Standard saison flavour, good, but nothing too exciting.

M: Mild carbonation, fairly light-bodied for its alcohol content, creamy, rustic.

D: Another tasty if not ovrwhelming saison from Dupont, would be a really good food beer, I'd have again on-tap, but wouldn't pop the 9 bucks for a bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

07-12-2008 22:08:41 | More by Halcyondays
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Brianmerrilyn

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at the Gingerman in Manhattan NY to show a cloudy copper with minor head and some lacing. Was expecting more of a head.

A: A sour candy fruit with mild hops finish.

T: Tart fruits(grapes) with spices and hops mingling together perfectly with generous amounts of bread and yeast.

M: Tight, dry and smooth, you can detect the brewing prowess quite well from the consistency in your pallet.

D: Complex beer that is perhaps too subtle in many aspects. Much different from the regular Saison Dupont with lambic overtones.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2008 12:30:45 | More by Brianmerrilyn
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MrRetardedMonkey

New Hampshire

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ Ebenezer's in Lovell, ME.

Pours a clear gold with a creamy two-finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin cap. Great lacing.

Smell is mostly cloves, pepper and coriander, with a slight fruitiness. There's some fresh floral hops and Belgian yeast rounding things out. It's very earthy with that typical barnyard saison scent.

Taste is very much like the nose: sweet malts balanced with clove and peppery spice with a hint of fruit, before a strong dry floral hop finish.

Medium-bodied, crisp and dry mouthfeel, with light carbonation.

Very drinkable and very refreshing on a hot summer night.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2008 15:37:17 | More by MrRetardedMonkey
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours a solid gold color with outstanding head retention and lacing. This is a very impressive looking beer. On the nose I get lots of honey and butter, with some underlying spice. On the palate this is a very nice beer, with sweet malt interwoven with honey, butter and bubblegum. However, the beer has a dry hoppy finish, giving the beer a very light mouthfeel. Abv. is well disguised, making this beer pretty drinkable.

A very nice, very solid beer from Dupont.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2007 22:15:21 | More by johnmichaelsen
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Foret from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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