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Foret Blanche - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
87
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: corby112 on 07-30-2011)
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Photo of MadScientist
3.33/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

MadScientist, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +2.3%

DaftPatrick, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

GreenMountainBoy, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of rob133
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

rob133, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

rhoadsrage, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
Photo of weonfire
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

weonfire, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of Varkias41
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Varkias41, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of augustgarage
3.83/5  rDev -2%
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.

augustgarage, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of Kreizler
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Kreizler, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of OldIronLungs
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

OldIronLungs, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of nimrod979
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

nimrod979, Oct 06, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +2.3%

GRG1313, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

emerge077, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of sammy806
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

sammy806, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

metter98, May 18, 2013
Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

cbutova, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

JohnK17, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of DaveHS
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

DaveHS, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of DerekMorgan
4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

DerekMorgan, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Thorpe429, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of ale207
4/5  rDev +2.3%

ale207, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of DustinSWB
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

DustinSWB, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

John_M, Feb 29, 2012
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Foret Blanche from Brasserie Dupont sprl
87 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.