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Foret - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

713 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 713
Reviews: 446
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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Photo of IsaacmanTX
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearence: Poured from a 750 into a frosted mug (I know, but make due with what you have) with a thick off white 4 fingers of head.

Smell: The aroma is first and foremost a beautiful yeast, followed smoothly by orange zest, spice and coriander.

Taste: a tangy yeast forefront followed by citrus, a hint floral, and just the right sourness at the end.

Mouthfeel: medium body, perhaps a hint heavy, that is still strikingly crisp thanks to great carbonation that keeps this beer lively throughout. (I actually had to make 4 pours to have more than %60 of my mug beer instead of head)

Overall: this is, quite possibly, exactly what I am looking for in a saison. I would not hesitate to build a meal paired specifically for enjoying this saison to its fullest.

IsaacmanTX, Nov 15, 2012
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 marc77
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Darker golden in hue, topped by a thick, creamy and well retained head that leaves sticky Belgian lace. Smooth clove phenols hit the nose upfront, then are ensued by mellow breadiness, hints of tart fruit and pleasant peppery alcohol spice. Biscuity sweetness upfront yields to notes of honey, more clove and black licorice. Darts of black pepper are perceptible mid palate w/ a moderate, and clean hop bitterness that nearly perfectly offsets residual sweetness. Relatively full bodied for a saison, w/ a highly agreeably smooth mouthfeel. Finishes with lightly caramelized sugar and faint fruitiness lingering. Foret is not nearly as fruity as other Saisons (it's not a Belgian pale as noted), but possesses a deliciously smooth clove and bread character. Hop bitterness is above the norm, yet doesn't step on the smooth yeast flavor contributions. An absolute pleasure to drink.

marc77, Aug 26, 2002
Photo of superspak
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2012 printed on the cork. Pours hazy golden orange color with a nice 3 finger fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to thick cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big orange zest, lemon zest, pepper, coriander, earth, clove, pear, wheat, grass, hay, bread, and yeast spiciness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance. Taste of big lemon, orange zest, pepper, clove, pear, wheat, bread, grass, hay, coriander, earth, herbal, floral, and big yeast spiciness. Light wheat tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange zest, wheat, pepper, clove, coriander, bread, earth, grass, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor complexity and balance; very crisp and fairly dry finish; no cloying flavors at all. Great malt flavor to spiciness balance as well. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy, chalky, and fairly prickly and crisp mouthfeel that is excellent. Alcohol is very well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an absolutely world class saision. Insane balance and complexity of flavors; extremely crisp and smooth to sip on. I am going to have to revisit the normal Saision Dupont soon to compare; this is apparently the organically brewed version of that. WOW.

superspak, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of gmcfarre
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Cloudy, semi-opaque with an orange/yellow color. Rocky & thick 1 inch head that lasts. Very little lacing.

S - Spicy fruity aroma almost like a good wheat beer. Earthy yeast scent with touches of coriander.

T - Nice earthen spice and yeast with lots of citrus backing. A little bit sweet and very complex. Nice.

M - Tingly mouthfeel with slightly drying finish.

D - A good saison such as this is emminently drinkable. (Paired nicely with a teriyaki stirfry).

gmcfarre, Nov 27, 2006
Photo of inebrius
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Glowing clouded orange 'neath a fat clingy bonnet. Stunning bouquet of lemon, honey tea with a side of butter cookies and petting zoo. Alternating attack of sweet and bitter turns lime pith peppered by the kitchen spice cupboard. Easy, fluid and full through the pipes.

inebrius, Mar 28, 2003
Photo of Skidz
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out hazy pale straw and sits cloudy light gold with a massive creamy white head that holds strong and leaves generous amounts of lace around the glass and a thick capping the whole way down.

Smells thick and musty with a bit fruity core. Oranges, tangerines, white grapes, lemon zest and apricots. Soothing crackery yeast coats the nostrils. Tart and sour in the back of the throat...this is going to be good.

Tastes lightly sweet up front with some fruity esters coming through initially. Sweet orange peel and grapes with hints of honeysuckle floating around. Thick yeasty pallate pushes flavors of dusty wooden floors. Mild tartness comes out near the medium-bittered finish. Faint alcholic warming glow pushes its way up later on.

Smooth and creamy in the mouth, soft and refreshing all the way. Medium-light in body.

Another nice Saison from DuPont, this lived up to my expectations. Sitting in my 80 degree house with humidity nearing 70% and it's almost 10 in the evening, you can be assured this helped to ease the pain.

Skidz, Jun 11, 2005
Photo of whipp75
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%

whipp75, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Swonkie
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Swonkie, Jan 20, 2013
Photo of weonfire
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

weonfire, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Varkias41
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Varkias41, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of seanthornton152
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased at Belmont Station (best beer store EVER), 11.2 oz bottle, poured into KlienBrouwerij tulip glass.

Golden yellow body, light cloudiness, 2 thumb frothy head, head stays strong for a while then leaves a nice lace

Aroma offers - bread, spice, herbs, yeast; the aroma is wonderful, seems very fresh, reminds me of the early morning in farm country

Malts flavor initially, then yeast, spice...pretty funky, a light hop character, then a slight fruitiness on back of tongue.

Mouthfeel is thin, medium carbonation.

Wow! I believe my bottle is pretty fresh. This saison offers it all. Great Job!

seanthornton152, Aug 15, 2009
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

OddNotion, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Snellgg5, Apr 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

FortSmithHops, Jan 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

QuamLaetus, Dec 31, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

AndrewBV, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

ambiguousfigures, Jul 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

freduardo, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Evokes springtime with flowering plants and pollen circulating. The primary aroma here is honey and spicy phenolics, which remind me of clove, ginger, pepper, candied lemon drop, and banana. Delightfully airy texture, a fine mousse like the finest champagne but better because it persists. Great acidity. Tropical fruit like pineapple, along with citrus, with a touch of caramel sweetness. There is some skunkiness that I didn't get when I tried this on tap, but I think it adds some funky character that doesn't detract from the balance. This is the definitive saison, complex yet refreshing, and might surpass regular Dupont.

jibbyvonjibb, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

yossarian14, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

patrick802, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

nh2032, May 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

YieldToNothing, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

SurfJunkie, Dec 04, 2012
Foret from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 713 ratings.