Foret Libre | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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3.95/5
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16 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by impending on 02-09-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,296
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
16
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
3
Trade:
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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by chinchill:
Photo of chinchill
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a large cork and wire bottle.
Hazy light golden body topped by a durable white head.
Yeasty, fruity aroma.
Fruity flavor. Both the flavor and the aroma have moderately high complexity.
Drinks like a very flavorful but light Belgian tripel.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of goochpunch
4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden honey with a thin white head. Smells of crackery grain with spicy yeast. Grassy hop aroma. Tastes of honey, cereal grain. There's mild bitterness in the finish and a well-integrated spiciness from the yeast. Body is medium with mild carbonation. This is tasty. Not bad at all for a gluten free beer.

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Photo of aaronyoung01
3.11/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of trebbates
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. One of those beers that just does it for me. Pours a beautiful golden color with a fluffy white head that left small amounts of lacing. The floral, yeasty smell had me from the pop of the cork. I love a saison and the Belgians never disappoint. This will surely go down as one of the best. Great mouth feel with just the right amount of carbonation. This is a great beer and is worth trying.

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Photo of TomMorris
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Couldn't find a bottle date, guessing 1 year old. It poured with a ton of head, which very slowly receeded over the course of 30 minutes. The aroma was classic DuPont saison, but compared to Saison DuPont I thought this turned out slightly more bitter, slightly smoother mouthfeel and very much drier. Overall, I prefer Saison DuPont.

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Photo of jrein0254
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpmorrissey
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JellyJacket
3.52/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of impending
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma is spices, Belgian yeast and citrus. The flavor is Belgian yeast/candy, spices, fruit, malts and a mix of mild sweetness and tart in the finish.

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Photo of mynie
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I remember trying a bunch of gluten-free beers around 2005, and they all tasted herbal. The bad ones tasted medicinal. None really tasted like other styles of beer, but most of them were pretty good, on their own terms.

This was back when "gluten-free" was a concern only for celiacs and those with other, legitimate medical issues, before idiot hippies invented the notion of "gluten sensitivity" and began their quest to ruin restaurant menus nationwide. It's perfectly normal and heathy to be repulsed by such people, and, consequentially, to mindlessly reject their material effects. Which is why I, like many of you, have not drank a gluten-free beer for some time.

And so I was surprised to see that Dupont put out a gluten-free product. It scrambled my prejudices. Roughly, my peanut-sized brain received a signal that said "DUPONT GOOD" and was then blindsided by "GLUTEN FREE BAD" and I was so upset I had go to my car, where I peed myself.

Not gonna lie: I have no memory of getting home. Found this in my fridge two later, and so I guess I have to review it.

Pours like a well-crafted saison: bright sunshine yellow, hazy, fizzy, large white head.

Smells fresh and delicate. Perhaps not as peppery as Saison Dupont but otherwise similar: hay, weed, dandelions, lemon.

Tastes very firm and floral up front, grassy and lemony in the middle, and very light and seltzery at the end. A tad thin and inconsistent, but still a solid saison. For a gluten-free product, it's a remarkable achievement.

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Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Foret Libre from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 16 ratings