Foret Blanche - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.63/5 rDev +18.1%
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!
07-30-2011 02:58:22 | More by corby112
4.43/5 rDev +13%
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.
08-25-2011 05:12:46 | More by Halcyondays
4.25/5 rDev +8.4%
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.
07-22-2012 04:14:24 | More by joefuzz
4.18/5 rDev +6.6%
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.
08-14-2011 22:28:46 | More by OldIronLungs
4.15/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
09-17-2011 04:00:20 | More by emerge077
4.13/5 rDev +5.4%
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
08-05-2012 22:29:19 | More by impending
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
12-09-2012 06:13:10 | More by superspak
4.1/5 rDev +4.6%
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.
10-18-2011 18:26:42 | More by ATPete
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
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.
10-08-2013 01:02:48 | More by cbutova
4/5 rDev +2%
(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.
01-08-2013 20:36:52 | More by rhoadsrage
4/5 rDev +2%
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.
10-06-2012 19:09:16 | More by nimrod979
Foret Blanche from Brasserie Dupont sprl
87 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.