Foret | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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4.02/5
Exceptional
818 Ratings
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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:
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Added by BeerAngel on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,777
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
818
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
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Ratings: 818 |  Reviews: 466
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

Photo of Antc2382
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MGibbons
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beginner2
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
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 +11.9%
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 BradtheGreat7
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrJones
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Invinciblejets
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dougbreathe
3.54/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
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 2GOOFY
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
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 +5.7%
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 mytu420
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ronricorossi
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RLM15
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Foret from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 818 ratings