Foret Blanche - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4/5 rDev +2%
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.
02-29-2012 18:29:30 | More by John_M
3.93/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
02-09-2012 06:04:02 | More by popery
3.55/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
10-26-2011 04:06:56 | More by mactrail
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
4.15/5 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
4.43/5 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
4.18/5 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
3.23/5 rDev -17.6%
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.
08-04-2011 05:52:09 | More by DaveHS
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
Foret Blanche from Brasserie Dupont sprl
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.