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Foret - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

695 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 695
Reviews: 445
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 17
Gots: 30 | 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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marc77

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2002 18:18:00 | More by marc77
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superspak

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 04:16:03 | More by superspak
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gmcfarre

Colorado

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).

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2006 20:31:43 | More by gmcfarre
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inebrius

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2003 20:50:30 | More by inebrius
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Skidz

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2005 02:44:45 | More by Skidz
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Swonkie

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-20-2013 16:56:39 | More by Swonkie
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weonfire

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-24-2012 04:11:45 | More by weonfire
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-15-2012 19:37:49 | More by Varkias41
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seanthornton152

Oregon

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2009 18:33:48 | More by seanthornton152
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Snellgg5

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

04-23-2012 21:54:03 | More by Snellgg5
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FortSmithHops

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-07-2012 18:25:44 | More by FortSmithHops
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QuamLaetus

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-31-2012 19:40:42 | More by QuamLaetus
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AndrewBV

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-05-2014 23:56:11 | More by AndrewBV
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-20-2014 06:37:33 | More by ambiguousfigures
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-14-2011 22:10:46 | More by freduardo
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yossarian14

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

09-12-2012 13:12:12 | More by yossarian14
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patrick802

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-03-2013 21:42:15 | More by patrick802
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nh2032

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-12-2013 21:46:25 | More by nh2032
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

06-09-2013 18:58:45 | More by YieldToNothing
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SurfJunkie


4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-04-2012 18:11:57 | More by SurfJunkie
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KevT

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-14-2014 21:00:01 | More by KevT
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beagle75

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-24-2011 03:48:33 | More by beagle75
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Thumpybass

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-22-2013 23:27:03 | More by Thumpybass
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a very cloudy golden peachish color with a nice frothy one finger white head. Excellent puffy retention of the head.
S: Wheaty phenol notes combined with fruit. Mostly banana and lemon zest notes, but also some vanilla and honey. Spicy with cloves. A bit of hops also.
T/M: Fruity hop presence with a nice supporting cast of cloves, wheatyness, and slight sugary notes. Grassy hop notes that lend to the bitterness. There's a texture to this beer that's noticeable after it goes down--a bit grainy and grassy. The texture adds to the mouthfeel and gives it a bit of body that would not have been there otherwise. Medium to above average body, especially for a saison.
D: Very tasty saison. Do the organic ingredients have anything to do with that? Not sure, but this is definitely a great tasting brew, especially for the price.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2006 02:20:02 | More by bjohnson
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nygannon

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-20-2013 05:53:12 | More by nygannon
Foret from Brasserie Dupont sprl
90 out of 100 based on 695 ratings.