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Foret Blanche - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
88
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 9.67%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of impending
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
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

impending, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of beerhorn12
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

beerhorn12, Aug 04, 2012
Photo of asafarc2
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

asafarc2, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of joefuzz
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

joefuzz, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.63/5  rDev -7.6%
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.

barleywinefiend, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of RES
4/5  rDev +1.8%

RES, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of codynevels
4/5  rDev +1.8%

codynevels, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of augustgarage
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
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 rob133
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

rob133, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Varkias41
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Varkias41, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DSlim71, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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
Photo of grannaniwa
3/5  rDev -23.7%

grannaniwa, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of popery
3.93/5  rDev 0%
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.

popery, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev +1.8%

GRG1313, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of mactrail
3.55/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

mactrail, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of ATPete
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

ATPete, Oct 18, 2011
Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
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 Halcyondays
4.43/5  rDev +12.7%
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.

Halcyondays, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of OldIronLungs
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
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 DaveHS
3.23/5  rDev -17.8%
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.

DaveHS, Aug 04, 2011
Photo of corby112
4.63/5  rDev +17.8%
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!

corby112, Jul 30, 2011
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Foret Blanche from Brasserie Dupont sprl
88 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.