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Foret Blanche - Brasserie Dupont sprl

Foret BlancheForet Blanche

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BA SCORE
87
very good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.54%


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Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: corby112 on 07-30-2011)
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

one of belgiums greats here. this is a unique hybrid type between a classic belgian wit and a saison. the yeast is awesome and alive in this one, imparting floral aromas and a hint of spice to the taste. its a very pale and very hazy yellow color, straw colored really, which an inch or so of lasting lace. pollen springtime aromas of light wheat malt and bitter orange peel, a very delicate balance and complexion. i don't get much coriander as is traditionally present, but instead pick up on some subtle herbs and spices mostly from the yeast. soapy feel for such a light bodied and easy drinking beer. soapy in a good way of course, rich and sudsy. long yeasty finish, really fun and light beer full of flavor, but probably best suited to springtime. just not quite as robust as the weather, but an exceptional brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 20:18:31 | More by StonedTrippin
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cbutova

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from the 750ml into a snifter and a goblet. Yeast hazed golden body with a nice white pillow of creamy foam on top. Head rises to about a finger high and has decent retention. Nice cloud and ring remain on top of the beer leaving spotty lace.

S- Big citrus rind with a wealth of orange peel and slight tropical fruit notes layered over a somewhat spicy and tart yeast feel. Coriander, white pepper, vanilla honey, wheat and a light sweetness as well.

T- Fruity and spicy yeast character carries over with even more added depth on the palate. Stone-fruit tart tangerine, big orange peel citrus, banana and apples/pear in a fruity Wit. Fruit character is joined by spicy pepper, coriander, clove and some cooking herbs. Light cracked grains, slight funk and sweetness.

MF- Light and semi-dry overall body. Nice high end foamy carbonation supports the body and flavors. Sightly tart finish.

Not a super bubble gum banana bomb but more like a Saison with some of those qualities balanced in nicely, which follows style just fine.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 01:02:48 | More by cbutova
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metter98

New York

3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and lemon and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the lemon citrus seems a bit stronger. No spices are perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light-bodied nature of this beer makes it very easy to drink. It has some refreshing and thirst-quenching properties.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 00:21:50 | More by metter98
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MadScientist

New York

3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2012 on the cork

A: A somewhat hazy, pale gold beer. pours with a finger of rocky white head with a good head retention.

S: There is a green glass beer, Saaz hops moderately-light skunked aroma at first that fades after a minute. A moderate wheat sweetness with moderate coriander and orange peel notes. A light earthy hops aroma.

T: Orange and spice are the more prominent flavors followed by a light bit of wheat malt sweetness. Some spice and fruit flavors from the yeast. There is a light hops bitterness and little in the way of hops flavor. The balance is about even with an off-dry finish.

M: A somewhat crispy, medium-light bodied beer with a high level of carbonation.

O: A average example of the style although it's very likely I've got an older bottle on my hand and a fresher sample would rate better.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 23:06:19 | More by MadScientist
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)
2011 on the cork
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy dried lemon color with a thin fizzy white head that fades to a film.

S- This beer has a fresh yeasty dried lemon zest aroma with a slight floral finish. There is a club soda note that comes through as the beer opens.

T- The clean flavor has a scrubbed by a tight fizz. There is some lemon zest and coriander notes with a green hop note and flint taste in the finish. The flavors do grow a bit as it opens but it still stays soft.

M- The light mouthfeel has a full crisp fizz that fills the mouth and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The light crisp beer is very sessionable with some nice flavors. It would be nice if there was a little less fizz and the head doesn’t last long at all.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 20:36:52 | More by rhoadsrage
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 2011 printed on the cork. Pours lightly hazy and cloudy golden straw color with a 2 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap than lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apple, pear, grape, lemon zest, coriander, orange peel, hay, grass, herbal, white pepper, wheat, and light funk. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of apple, pear, grape, lemon, orange peel, tangy wheat, bread, hay, grass, coriander, floral, light pepper, and light funkiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, lemon zest, wheat, bread, grass, floral, hay, coriander, light pepper, and light funk on the finish for a bit. Damn nice flavor balance with a high amount of complexity; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very crisp and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent witbier! There is a high amount of flavor complexity and balance; and it is extremely smooth and crisp to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 06:13:10 | More by superspak
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nimrod979

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Caged and corked green bottle. Poured into a Hoegaarden glass.

Appearance: Pale, straw yellow in color. Mostly clear with a slight haze. two finger white foamy head that has a pretty long retention. No lacing.

Aroma: Uh-oh thought this smelled a little skunky at first. White-wine fruitiness. Light apple cider. Plenty of spice, coriander. A bit of funkiness to it.

Taste: At first offers a quick fruitiness to it. A crisp and light apple cider comes to mind. Tangy. Coriander and orange peel spice. herbal. again some slight funk. Faintly pick up a little biscuity malt.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and dry. Lighter bodied. Soft carbonation. Very drinkable. There's some decent flavors going on.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 19:09:16 | More by nimrod979
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Trappiste Pub & Cafe in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy light yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spices, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2012 01:06:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
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impending

California

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-

750ml into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazed dull pale yellow, dense pure white head retains nicely, good lacing.

Aroma is of light skinned fruits covered in powered sugar. Up beat spicing of bitter orange rind and white pepper atop a minor musty note.

The taste has a pleasant little sweetness. Wheat and citrus defines the flavor. The slightly spiced, zero bitter, mildly dry aftertaste doesn't linger. Pairs well with delicate food. Very thin tingly mouthfeel feels like it aggressively evaporates. Interesting, the swallow seems in sum less than the sip. Complexity increases with warmth.
excellent hot weather quencher
obviously Dupont
cheers
jd

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2012 22:29:19 | More by impending
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joefuzz

New York

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is all witbier hazy yellow with a good sized white head. Smells of wheat, orange peel, horse blanket and saison yeast. Taste is lots of citrus and wheat with some light funk that goes into a sort of grass like earthy aftertaste, dry finish. Mouthfeel is light and with lively carbonation. Overall im not a huge fan of wheat based beers but the way Dupont can turn anything into a saison just amazes me. Great beer seek this out.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 04:14:24 | More by joefuzz
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a hazy straw colo with good carbonation leaving a nice whit cap, good amound if bubbles and lacing

S: A light horseblaket, biscuit, flowers, some light lemon zest and wheat

T: Earthy, lemon zest with some hay and flowers. Some spices are present but overkill.The finish is dry,crisp,funky and refreshing

M: Lighter bodied, well carbonated for the style

O: I would drink again but would not seek it out. Interesting take on a wit.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2012 15:54:07 | More by barleywinefiend
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augustgarage

California

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage (judging by the cork). Poured from a 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Hoegaarden tumbler. Approaching 80ºF today, so a Witbier seems like an apt way to unwind.

Lightly cloudy Stil de grain yellow capped by a very active ivory head. Very faint lacing, and poor retention except for the steady stream of rising bubbles reinvigorating the foam.

Fresh cream, hay, and wheat dominate the nose - fresh farmhouse notes emerge from the distinctive yeast used.

Lemon, lactic acid, and wheat contribute tartness above all on the palate - the gentle sourness subsides as clean subtle malt flavors emerge. Vaguely floral hops suggest wild grass. Finishes bright and nearly vegetal.

Medium-light bodied with good effervesence.

Very refreshing, lightly funky example of the style - would pair well with a nutty cheese.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 01:46:30 | More by augustgarage
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's during their Belgian fest event. Was not aware Dupont made a wit.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive, showing considerable honey, clove, allspice and nutmeg. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, with the honey and nose dominating. Mouthfeel is surprisingly full for a wit, with a moderately long, lightly sweet finish.

Pretty nice wit from Dupont. If I ever see it during the warmer months, I'd likely order it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 18:29:30 | More by johnmichaelsen
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popery

California

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy gold. The head is aggressively effervescent but fades quickly. However, for a witbier, it's not particularly dramatic. The aroma is rather light on the expected spice, i.e. wheat and the normal coriander, orange peel, etc. wit mixture, but rich with the spice of saison yeast. There's some lemon and a hint of coriander, but I'm mostly finding musty Dupont saison notes. It's smells like a refreshing, summery saison. There's also some sugary, wheaty malt holding it all up. The taste has a nice light sweetness with a refreshing sour tang in the finish. It's a pleasant beer that overstays its welcome by a hair. It's mostly a mouthfeel issue, but I'd prefer the beer to be a bit drier. In that respect, it rates better as a wit than it would as a saison. The carbonation just isn't as prickly as I'd like, and there's a somewhat heavy slickness weighing the beer down. It's not bad, but an even lighter mouthfeel would improve the beer a lot.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2012 06:04:02 | More by popery
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mactrail

California

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

More on the golden amber color than most Wits. Sweet malt greets the taste buds. Sparkly mouthfeel. No head to speak of but quite spritzy. Prickly carbonic taste. Acidic wheat flavor. Fragrant nose; flowery with a touch of caramel. Quite malty with enough sweetness to balance the tart. Faintly fruity.

This must be your grandfather's Wit. On tap in a tulip glass at Ocean Beach Pizza Port.

Serving type: on-tap

10-26-2011 04:06:56 | More by mactrail
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ATPete

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

The beer pours a light yellow color, slight haze and a small white head. Clean nose, slightly tangy wheat, no upfront spice. Clean taste, light bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable and very food friendly. An excellent bottle from Dupont.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 18:26:42 | More by ATPete
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emerge077

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into a tumbler glass it pours a pale pastel yellow, cloudy with yeast micro sediment. Long lasting foam and a bit of lacing, in spotty clusters here and there. Looks the part of a "rustic white beer" as stated on the label.

At first there's the signature Dupont green bottle skunk, but it soon blows off and you're left with a dusty wheat and lightly sweet citrus meringue cookie aroma. Some grassy, earthy herbs and wet hay comes through also.

Dry, lightly bitter and earthy, with a light orange sweetness complimented by some floral clover and vague herbal notes to balance out. Unmalted wheat lends a gentle creaminess to the body, generally medium bodied, but still light and drinkable. Finishes dry with lingering coriander and wheat flavors. Pleasant and refreshing, as advertised on the back label.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 04:00:20 | More by emerge077
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Halcyondays

California

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy yellow with a soft champagne like white head. Great retention, very nice lace.

S: Lemons and must, hint of sugar, has some saison qualities here.

T: Nice mix of lemon and orange peel with a nice earthy backbone. Complex for the style.

M: Light-bodied, not super crisp, but nice. Soft fluffy Belgian carbonation which I love.

O: Although on the expensive side for the style this is a fantastic new white beer from Dupont. Well worth a pickup.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 05:12:46 | More by Halcyondays
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OldIronLungs

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pretty Things glass a fluffy and lightly hazy yellow, lots of visible carbonation and head that settles to a solid film.

Nose is delicate wheat, a hint of citrus and coriander with a very subtle sourness. Maybe a bit metallic?

Very nice and bubbly with a balanced wheat sweetness and subtle sourness that follows the nose. The Belgian yeast brings a touch of tang pulling it all together as a clean, quaffable, and dry summer drink with hints of orange on the finish.

Interesting take on the style, very delicate with just enough tanginess to make it interesting.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 22:28:46 | More by OldIronLungs
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DaveHS

California

3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours hazy dark straw color with an inch of undulating fluffy white head. Reduces very slowly, leaving specks and streaks of soapy lacing.

S-That signature DuPont funk. Lavender, white pepper, hibiscus, zested orange peel. Very appetizing.

T/M-This is freaking bizarre. Has the same earthy, herbaceous funkiness of the Foret Saison, but in the context of a witbier. The result isn't quite what I'd call a traditional witbier. Not as dry or crisp as the style typically dictates. There's a very light metallic off flavor mid-palate. The herbal profile doesn't come across as well as this as it does in the saison. The body isn't substantial enough to support all the flavors, and there isn't enough carbonation to separate flavors from one another.

O-An interesting experiment with mixed results.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 05:52:09 | More by DaveHS
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Slightly spicy, earthy aroma with a nice balance of funky yeast, bread, alcohol, zesty spice and light fruit. Slight vegetal presence with hints of earthy and grass followed by some peppery coriander and citrus rind. Dupont makes this and the nose shows it. A nice blend of saison and witbier characteristics.

Medium bodied with some soft carbonation up front that lingers over the funky, spicy and sweet notes into a slightly dry finish. Again, the saison yeast is very evident with a funky, musty character. Hints of grass and straw countered by some zesty coriander and pepper as well as some citrus/light fruit. Hints of apple, pear and lemon rind give it the perfect amount of sweetness on the back end. Incredibly complex, delicious and extremely quaffable, especially on this 96 degree day. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 02:58:22 | More by corby112
Foret Blanche from Brasserie Dupont sprl
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.