Foret
Brasserie Dupont sprl

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From:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
 
Belgium
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #417
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,988
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.7%
Ratings:
832
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 19, 2022
Added:
May 03, 2002
Wants:
  32
Gots:
  70
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Organic saison ale. Bottle conditioned.
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4.24 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Feb 19, 2022
 
4.17 by irishevans from California on Feb 12, 2022
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4.59/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Hophazzard from California

How is this not more highly rated? It’s outstanding

Nov 22, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by REVZEB from Illinois

Cloudy straw gold appearance with a huge pearl white head. Biscuit and must lead the nose with leafy hops, hay, belgian yeast and spices, and white pepper. Taste builds on everything from the nose, adding lemon juice, flowers, and orange zest. Feel is bright, slightly bready, crisp, light, and smooth.

Jan 01, 2021
 
4.15 by Gkruszewski from New York on Nov 07, 2020
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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ForetSaison from California

The best Saison.

Mar 24, 2020
 
4 by fthegiants from California on Dec 10, 2019
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4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gajo74 from New York

Pours a golden orange color, slightly cloudy, carbonation is visible. The head is frothy and well retaining.

The nose opens cleanly, however, there are soon notes of fruity esters. Sweet fruity aromas evoke pithy citrus fruit, peach, melon, pear and a hint of pineapple. Earthy notes of musty grass and peppery spices.

The palate opens very dry with muted fruit flavors interplaying with rustic, spicy, grassy and peppery notes. Notes of peach, pear, melon, peppercorn, coriander and clove amidst a malt backbone that is crackery and dry, with subtle touches of honey. Complex overall, including tart lemony notes and touches of alcohol spice.

Medium bodied with lively carbonation. The finish is dry, bitter and with a touch of alcohol spice and a grassy burn.

Nice example of Saison that hits all the right notes of the style.

Nov 24, 2019
 
4.12 by Budlum from Maryland on Aug 18, 2019
 
4.04 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Aug 08, 2019
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4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by BulletProofTrappistMonk from Missouri

I love saisons, the setting was perfect (a warm Spring evening with friends in the back yard), and my palate was perfectly prepared. Uncorked the bomber and poured about 1/3 of it in a large tulip. Beautiful honey with nice head and lacing. A riot of fruit flavors and aromas made me think it was going to be sweet, but it stayed more to dry side. Subtle spices, mainly clove. Perhaps, slightly more effervescent than the average beer, tickling the tongue. I don't know the age of this bottle, but the cork had 2.015 on it. It was given to me by my son, purchased in NW Arkansas (what a great gift). If it is from 2015, then it aged superbly. I savored every drop of the bottle. My rating seems to be better than most, maybe I opened it at exactly the right time.

I highly recommend this for saison lovers.

Jun 09, 2019
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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bushbeer75 from Michigan

11.2 oz brown bottle

Foret has a [light] cloudy body. An easy pour produced a 1 1/2-finger white rocky head that held well. Limited lacing was produced. The nose is of light fruits; apples, pears, and a mild sweetness. The taste is very similar to the nose with upfront fruity notes followed by a sweetness and light spiciness. At the finish very light hops are noted. Foret is light-medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Foret is easy drinking and referishing..

Mar 04, 2019
 
3.5 by Amoeba from California on Mar 03, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Craig-er from New Hampshire

Golden color with a litlle foam that dissapates in a few minutes. Beautiful color and flavors are wonderful for this great Saison.

Oct 13, 2018
 
4.09 by weareallfalafel from Virginia on Sep 23, 2018
 
4.12 by Sellen from Connecticut on Sep 07, 2018
 
4.48 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Mar 30, 2018
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5/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by DoctorRobert1969 from California

One of my favs. So delicious and kicks u too. Great flavors and funk.

Nov 26, 2017
 
4 by fosters9 from New York on Oct 30, 2017
 
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Oct 14, 2017
 
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Oct 14, 2017
 
3.75 by Ned57 from Massachusetts on Sep 08, 2017
 
4.03 by unclekeith from Alaska on Sep 03, 2017
 
3.25 by dukeufo from California on Jul 23, 2017
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4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

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

Jul 09, 2017
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.

Jun 25, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JayQue from Virginia

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!!!

Jun 15, 2017
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4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by JackRWatkins from Georgia

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.

May 20, 2017
 
4.25 by paulish from New York on May 20, 2017
 
4.04 by mltobin from Connecticut on May 13, 2017
 
4.35 by bouncepass from California on Feb 17, 2017
 
3.5 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Jan 28, 2017
 
4.18 by CTbrew32 from Rhode Island on Jan 26, 2017
 
4.17 by bubseymour from Maryland on Aug 29, 2016
 
4.14 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Aug 29, 2016
 
4.65 by T_Law89 from New Jersey on Aug 27, 2016
 
4.25 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Aug 02, 2016
 
3.7 by ledouge from Virginia on Jul 28, 2016
 
3.88 by hypnotoad1 from Virginia on Jul 28, 2016
 
3.75 by psoriasaurus from Thailand on Jul 08, 2016
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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 832 ratings