Foret
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #289
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,018
Avg:
4.04 | pDev: 10.64%
Reviews:
468
Ratings:
827
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Brasserie Dupont sprl
 
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Year-round
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Gots
  69
SCORE
90
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Photo of Gajo74
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BulletProofTrappistMonk
4.84/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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Photo of bushbeer75
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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..

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4.12/5  rDev +2%
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 -1%
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 +1.5%
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%
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 aleigator
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
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 Lingenbrau
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
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 Beginner2
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This was the last of DuPont's widely distributed ales in the U.S. that I had not Had.
And it was a serendipitous confluence of events that made me give Foret such a high rating.
It was a beautiful, sunny spring day. I was eating Bob's World Famous Soup (albeit self-proclaimed.)
And this was the first time I can remember having this saison.
It was love all over again... only better with age.

P.S. If you want a more balanced review, see Beerchitect.

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Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy orange straw with a huge head that poofs. lots of tiny, dark sediment. nose; fruit preserves, sweet dinner roll, & very light citrus hops. taste; yeast, applesauce, sweet pear, sugar cane, mild hops, caramel, banana, & apricot. a dry... almost cinnamon spice on the semi-sweet finish. a sort of lightly boozy apple pie aftertaste. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. sweet and not very complex, but goes down like a fruit dessert at 7.5% abv. a sweeter saison dupont; absolutely delicious!

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Did a corked 2013 tonight, 12/23/15 and still came out very tasty.

Fluffy white head with a golden/orange to the body. Aroma is light with the carb but still very pleasant and fruity. Taste is more of a Belgian Pale/Saison hybrid but very tasty, probably a result of aging. Finishes a bubbly and fruity feel down to the gut that lingers nicely of a typical Saison. Overall, for it's age that I thought might be a problem, very good and drinkable. Look forward to it again down the road.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the corked, caged 750 ml green bottle. 2014 batch. Sampled on November 28, 2015.

The pour is yellow to orange with a big foamy head. Some unfiltered cloudiness.

The aroma brings out bread or dough sensations with an orange or light citrus hop character and Belgian yeast.

Light body.

The breadiness is also noted in the flavor with a slight citrus bitterness at the finish. A little tart.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has some nice citrusy esters with some spicy notes. Taste is slightly sweet and fruity at first and gets more bitter and spicy towards the finish. Body is quite smooth for a belgian beer but also well carbonated. Really good saison overall.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.85/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

White pepper, spices, flowers, chamomile, apples in the aroma. Some bubblegum too. Strong yeast character with spicy herbal hops. Honey, graham cracker, and orange zest. Slight rustic earthiness.

Pours slightly hazy with a big persistent white head. Great retention and lacing. High carbonation.

Apple skins, spices, and cinnamon graham cracker. A hint of clove. Dry and effervescent. Orange peel. Some interesting holiday spice flavor. Warming and spicy alcohols.

High carbonation and medium light body. Very clean and dry finish with just a hint of lingering spices.

Quite complex and seems a bit more fruit and spice forward than typical Saison Dupont.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Was 4 years old at a bar, out of a 330 ml bottle. No idea what conditions it aged under (Reuben's in Boulder). Definitely grew on me, wasn't expecting the strawy fruitiness though. Tasted like fruit juice at first, before it warmed. Really weird sediment. Gray, grainy looking slush, like you'd find on a weedy beach bottom.

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Photo of fourstringer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a corked & caged 750 mL bottle into a Brewer's Art goblet. Moderate hand. 2014.

A: Cloudy, golden, honey-colored body. 2 fingers of off-white head. Good retention and nice lacing.

S: Floral hops, Belgian yeast and appetizing earth notes. Candi sugar. Cracker, grass, hay. Fruit notes, including apple, banana, peach and pineapple.

T: Slight tang and mild yeasty spice up front. Pale malts develops quickly alongside a sweet, fruity character. Gently fades into European hops and a semi-dry to dry finish. Lingering floral hops and fruit in the aftertaste. Light alcohol presence.

M: Smooth, moderate carbonation with medium body and rich overall feel.

O: Very fine saison that is pleasantly fruit-forward. Nice balance although relatively sweet. All-around solid performer.

Prost!

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Foret pours hazy gold with a light orange tint under a 3” thick mousey head that looks like freshly fallen snow and very slowly collapses leaving art nouveau designs on the glass. It has a big saison nose with light fruit, spice, earthiness, bread and a light funk. Bready malt leads the palate seasoned with light fruit, malty sweetness, citrus, and a slight funk that becomes tart on the finish. The beer has an effervescent medium body – the texture makes the beer with slightly different flavors emphasized in the body than in the rich moussey foam.

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Photo of denver10
3.22/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Ultimately, a sweeter version of Saison Dupont, Like they took a whole ton of cane sugar and mixed it into the recipe. Not really a fan.

My rating: 3.5

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Photo of flagmantho
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap in a straight sided DuPont glass at the Stumbling Monk in Seattle.

Appearance: light golden hue with a light haze and 2 fingers of frothy white foam head. Quite attractive.

Smell: moderately funky with a nice grassy aroma. Enticing.

Taste: a little buttery with more of that moderate funk with a little sweetness and nicely grassy hops. Very smooth and balanced; I quite like it.

Mouthfeel: medium rich body with a great smoothness and great creaminess. Bam!

Overall: this is a balanced and very drinkable saison. Delicious.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.52/5  rDev +11.9%

Appearance: Pours with four fingers of highly condensed bubbles which partially dissipated but were still very present while drinking. Rich rings of sticky lacing left behind with the dissipating head and each drink. Golden in color with amber notes throughout darkening it up. Active carbonation is good but a tick lower then most saisons.

Smell: Honey sweetness meshes perfectly with freshly cut straw exploding on the front. Sprite fresh fruits with accents of mango, pineapple, and kiwi dance on the undertones. Butterscotch, sour dough bread, and sprite yeast really pull this aroma through on the back end. So bright and potent, a true treat.

Taste: The second it touches the palate, a light touch of salt and prairie grass wash over and really pull the drinker in. The grass continues into the body with gradual but significant malts growing. Touches of grains, but the malt profile comes off with a medium, rounded sweetness that really shines. Floral notes with some airy spices pull through on the back end.

Mouthfeel: For me, the lower carbonation in this brew is perfect. Sweet, incredibly drinkable while still packing a significant pop at 7.5%

Overall: This is the best Saison I've ever had. The honey like sweetness meshes perfectly with the grassy, earthy notes. Crisp without being over the top, simply a masterfully crafted brew.

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Photo of jibbyvonjibb
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Evokes springtime with flowering plants and pollen circulating. The primary aroma here is honey and spicy phenolics, which remind me of clove, ginger, pepper, candied lemon drop, and banana. Delightfully airy texture, a fine mousse like the finest champagne but better because it persists. Great acidity. Tropical fruit like pineapple, along with citrus, with a touch of caramel sweetness. There is some skunkiness that I didn't get when I tried this on tap, but I think it adds some funky character that doesn't detract from the balance. This is the definitive saison, complex yet refreshing, and might surpass regular Dupont.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a Chimay goblet. From yesterday.

A: Pours a hazy gold color. The head is two fingers high and white in shade. I'm incredibly amazed by how creamy and well retaining its texture is, and also by how much lacing it leaves behind. There are also a noticeable amount of yeast particles near the bottom of the glass.

S: Aye, it's a bit skunky. Thankfully it doesn't obscure the other notes. I'm also getting noble hops, candied sugar, and spice. Shame about the skunk, but it doesn't fully ruin the nose.

T: MUCH better. It starts with a fantastic fruit notes - citrus, pineapple, peach, you name it. Spiciness enters the finish, bringing almost a sesame seed character. I'm also getting herbal and black pepper touches. It's just deep enough, yet still fantastically effortless and unique - and at the end of the day, that's what a saison should be.

M: I like how creamy, soft, and full it is. Yet, it's still bone dry, with medium carbonation. I love how it's both rich feeling AND refreshing all at the same time.

O: Oh yeah, this is the shit. The skunky nose isn't so offputting as to ruin this, and every other aspect is at least excellent. It's so drinkable, yet so rich and so flavorful. I need more of this in my life.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

awesome stuff, an organic version of the famous dupont saison. hazy goldenrod colored beer with a brassy glimmer and an inch and a half of frothing white head. i smell the sugar in this immediately, candy sugar in its rawest form, not all the way fermented out, but not too sweet either, a lot like a tripel on the nose, but the yeast is far more interesting. classic belgian saison strain gives the farmhouse profile without ever getting into the funky or weird zone. i highly appreciate the malt depth on this, its sturdy wheat, with some body, and again with a touch of residual sugar. a well refined yet very rustic ale, id love to culture some of this yeast for a brew of my own. great effervescence in the feel even though though the body is heavier than a lot of american examples of the style. yeast and sugar dual in the finish, this may change over time as we know these two ingredients are not stable together. great beer, especially for the price, props for being organic. even though its supposed to be the same, this is appreciably different (and superior) from the regular saison dupont.

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Photo of craftbeersweden
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from Systembolaget at the Swedish release date, april 1.

Hazy, yellow beer with a beatiful fluffy two finger high, white head.

Nose: Spices, belgian yest, banana, apple, vanilla and bread.

Taste: Mango, apples, herbs, pears, pepper, honey and a hint of yeast.

Mouth: Light, soft and dry. Medium body with high carbonation.

This is a great Saison!

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 827 ratings