Foret | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAngel on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
812
Reviews:
466
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
10.7%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Photo of dukeufo
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2015 (L15216A)

A: Pours a straw yellow color with a large head that slowly fades down to a good cap that leaves chunks of sticky lacing

S: Fruity and spicy yeast up front along with some wheat. Emphasis definitely on the yeast

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with lots of fruity and spicy notes from the yeast. Goes into some wheat notes before coming back to banana and clove. Lightly bitter and dry in the finish

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: A great organic version of the classic Saison Dupont. Definitely a bit on the raw side, even with 2 years in the bottle. Very easy to drink, regardless. Definitely worth checking out, although my preference will still go to the original

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Treated as a saison, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-golden orange/yellow color with an off white foamy finger's worth of head. Mildly dissipated to leave some light lacing running here and there.
The aroma had some sweet citrus pulp and rind with a nice Belgian yeasty/bready sort of character punching a little bit of pineapple, red delicious apple, light green apple and a little bit of zesty blend of lemongrass to grassy hoppiness.
The flavor brought the prior mentioned aromas in semi-sweet with that zestiness and a grip of some tart with a singing quality of some breadiness. Zesty to sweet smooth citrusy sort of aftertaste with a hint of some breadiness.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a super dry feel rolling over my tongue. Seemed to be more of a sipper to me. ABV did feel as projected by the brewer.
Overall, pretty nicely done saison by a Belgian brewer, it's hard to not give this high numbers.

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Photo of JayQue
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good Saison. poured from a corked and caged bomber into a flute. Hazy dull honey-gold color with a small, highly carbonated head. Head retention is average and there are small flecks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, Belgian yeast and a little hoppiness. Some of the yeasty barnyard funk and mustiness are present. Taste is very good with all the Saison elements present..citrus, grape, musty/funky/yeast presence and something different - a little hops bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, a little lighter than some Saisons, nice level of carbonation and still very dry in the finish. Overall this is a winner!!!

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: pours a golden orange with a clean, smooth, white; one finger head
S: classic dupont yeast nose along with some subtle citrus and some warm breadiness, there is a zesty character in the citrus here as well as some blanc grape and maybe even some pineapple
T: immediately present is the sweet fullness (suggesting caramel/crystal malts) and unmistakable character of the dupont yeast (so very distinct, you can't miss it), there is a nice, subtle (and clean) hop bite here, offsetting the sweetness, the old adage about beer being liquid bread makes a lot of sense in the context of foret, though not in a grainy way, there is something incredibly (and to it's credit I might add) bready about this beer. some lemon and lime here as well.
M: like all dupont offerings that I've had, dry as hell (I like it that way)
O: I'd like to have this next to the classic saison dupont to compare them, because in some ways I think I might like this better, a very good beer, though great (achieving any sense of classic status) might be a stretch. worth your time.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frykid
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a hazy, light yellow coloration....some foamy head when poured into the glass

crisp, dry drink with a some tartness. citrus, fruit, coriander and other spice flavors

overall, a good saison

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Photo of bouncepass
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTbrew32
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blisscent
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T_Law89
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Silke_Neryn
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ledouge
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aleigator
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a completely hazed, vibrant darker yellow, with a huge, stable white head.

Smells of sour sweet lemon bonbon, Duponts spicy yeast peofile, defined by clove and peppers, and white bread dough. Has a nice flowery undertone, blending perfectly into a cakey sweetness.

Drinks super smooth with a world class smoothness to it, soothing the spices coming from the yeast, while a lively carbonation during the finish is still able to cut through.

Combines a nice leafy hoppiness with a crisp, lemon accompanied sweetness, balanced by a flowery infusion and the spices. Finishes even sweeter, with rock sugar among more profound spices and an effervescent carbonation, opening up the palate to an aqueous softness.

Another winner from this brewery, perfect for warm summer days - while this is certainly well crafted enough to convince on its own as well. Packs a great lemon / flowery interplay, resulting in a pungent, sweet spiciness.

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Photo of tedho21
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of archero
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I love this beer. It is rustic, sweet, a touch spicy, and just a very faint bit tart, but it seems more to me like a light Tripel than a saison. That is the only reason I don't score it higher. Cheers!

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Photo of jtw21
3.79/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stengelfoot
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Foret from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.02 out of 5 based on 812 ratings.
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