Foret | Brasserie Dupont sprl

ForetForet
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4.02/5
816 Ratings
ForetForet
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
Ranking:
#3,346
Reviews:
466
Ratings:
816
pDev:
10.7%
Bros Score:
3.37
 
 
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30
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Photo of philipquarles
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

33cL bottle. Pours a hazy golden orange with a huge, billowing white head. Quite a bit of sediment. Strong aroma of bubblegum with lots of floral/herbal notes. Hops are present, as well as some spice. Tastes of spicy yeast and floral, bitter hops with a fruity, sweet background. Well carbonated with a light-medium body. Quite refreshing.

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Photo of TheDoorman
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow/orange huse with a towering white head. Aroma is earthy and yeasty. Grass and pine, a hint of lemony citrus and a pale malt sweetness. Taste follows the nose. Nice earthy tones and and pale malt. There's a tocuh of sweetness in the palate but a nice tartness in the background, rounds the beer out nicely. Light on the palate, with a crisp refreshing finish. A really great embodiment of the style. Only critique is that it may be a touch too sweet. This beer could be confused for a triple, which certainly isnt the worst insult for a pale belgian beer. But a little more earthy farmhouse-quality wouldnt hurt.

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Photo of BeTheBall
4.92/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy amber color with a thick head, but not much lacing. Smell is amazing; grass, fruit, pepper, spices? I could smell this beer for hours. Taste is very refreshing, dry and very, very flavorful with a nice hop smack at the end. Each sips begs another. Mouthfeel is rich, very lively and rich carbonation coats the mouth nicely. Not a session beer, but the aroma and taste are so amazing, I could drink this every day, all day (I don't). A fabulous beer and fantastic representative of the Saison style; it doesn't get any better for me.

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Photo of theopholis
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Slightly opaque, apricot colored body with a huge fluffy head. Good head retention. Might be clear, but the woman who bagged it at the store yesterday managed to shake it up quite a bit. Great head retention, but very little lacing.

Aroma- Nice, refreshing blend of a light breadiness, fruity esters, and an interesting sourness. Nice and citrusy.

Taste- Nice!!!! Up front, you get a light, semi-tart, fruitiness with the softest malt you've ever imagined. Just the barest hint of the famous Belgian funk, horse blanket taste. Finishes with a very mild hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Nice, crisp, light body with a fairy low level of carbonation. The low level of carbonation really allows the taste of the beer to envelop your taste buds. Not really to style, but dammit!!! It works for this beer.

Drinkability- Very!!!

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Photo of Atricapilla
2.75/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into my Orval chalice. Appearance was a hazy golden yellow color, and quite fizzy as well. The nose was not terribly complex: mostly yeast, with a little citrus....flavor was disappointing, consisting of grass and a little yeast.

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Photo of roan22
4.7/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent, organic saison from Belgium. I love it with food, or without. And I love the label SO MUCH! It has to be my favorite beer label.

Appearance is a sunshine orange yellow color, with some yeast sediment and other floaties. Nice thick layer of foam, stays around a while. Nice lacing.

Aroma is a reviving fresh spicy citrus mixed with belgian funk.

Taste is a semi-tart, fruity, light effervescent ale...with a definite belgian funk note, required in a saison to be good. Also there is a subtle bitterness which I can only attribute to hops. No other saison can really boast this quality..Troegs Scratch 14 maybe comes closest. MM spicy pepper noted too.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Tops for all saisons, the bottle disappears fast! Does not disappoint in any way. Tastes very professionally brewed. Alcohol is a nice 7.5%..yet its crisp, refreshing even. Very drinkable for me, especially when eating!

Truthfully, whenever I dine out at fancier BYO restaurants..I always bring a saison in a cork and cage. Everyone from the waiter, to the surrounding patrons, is curious about what the bottle is..and watches me uncork, pour and enjoy this wonderful BEER. They are jealous that they didn't think to bring anything other than wine with them! Haha kidding :P

Similar saisons would Troegs Scratch 14, Saison DuPont and Southampton Saison Deluxe. Cheers!

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Photo of sholland119
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy golden yellow with a half inch of white head.

S-Lots of fruit (lemon and peaches mostly), spicy Belgian yeast and some grassy notes.

T-Sweet fruits and citrus with some white pepper, spice and yeastiness. A bit of grassy hops bite in the very back.

M-Crisp, refreshing, nicely carbonated.

D-Perfect with food (in this case our Thanksgiving turkey) or by itself, this is a tasty beverage.

HV

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Photo of corby112
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a thick foamy white head that settles into a thin lace. Fruity, hoppy aroma with a nice woodsy, pine scent. Very crisp golden ale with hints of apple, and pear up front with a nice dry hoppy finish. Very quaffable with the ABV very well hidden. Highly recommended.

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Photo of zeff80
3.46/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a semi-opaque, fizzy, golden-yellow color with a small, white, short-lived head. Little lacing.

S - It smelled a little skunky - not good - like a euro lager. Also, some lemon notes hidden underneath it.

T - It had a tart flavor from the lemon. Good Belgian yeast and light caramel maltiness.

M - It was sharp and fizzy. A light to medium bodied beer with a warming quality.

D - This is an okay saison. I did not enjoy the aroma, but it tasted okay.

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Photo of ibbjamin
2.91/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted an Austrailian Longneck out of a large wine glass.

Very carbonated. Poured gently, still leaves an almost two inch fizzy white head. Rather cloudy gold straw color. Strong head retention. Good lacing.

Wheat, breads and yeast in both nose and taste

Fizzy, carbonated. Medium body.

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Photo of aibkstaff
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foret Saison has a cloudy yellow fizzy appearance. Smells a little sweet. It has that meaty bubblegum flavor that's kinda nice. Very wheaty. Has a medium to heavy body. Overall good beer, and very drinkable. I would totally get it again and would recommend it to someone who like beer that tastes like bubblegum.

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Photo of Offa
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is not bad, lightly tart, crisp, very drinkable, but it seems a little weak on the tart, yeasty, and drier qualities that I expect to find in a saison.

Hazy deep straw yellow, it has a small white head steadily shrinking to a thin foam and ring, leaving very little weak lace.

The aorma is mostly a cross between a lager and a witbier or hefeweizen, with grain, hitns of banana, pear, grass, herbs.

The taste is crisp and light, a bit fizzy but soft. It has hints of lemon, grain, banana, pear, a weak hint of yeastiness, and a very light tartness. it's a bnit on the sweet side otherwise and has some definite hefeweizen-like character.

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Photo of kbnooshay
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a very murky yellow gold color with lots of stuff floating around. The frothy white head stuck around for quite awhile.
The aroma is very fresh fruit similar to an apple cider or pears. There is a very pleasant fruity sweetness. At first the VERY peppery hop flavor smacks you in the face. The pear and apple flavor comes through after the pepper dies down. The spicing is light and perhaps not enough. The feel is crisp and tingly from the carbonation. Too peppery! I wouldn't need a big bottle of this but its still tasty, and organic!

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Photo of gyllstromk
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy, pale, dark yellow with a huge bubbly head that lingers.

It's all nice Belgian yeast on the nose. The taste follows with cloves, spices, a little lemon, and a carbonated bite. A little bit of a tangy aftertaste.

Goes down smooth and will refresh for a session!

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Photo of dirtylou
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap in a chalice at Quinn's for a trendy but sensational last dinner in seattle

appearance: served in a chalice, golden-orange body with a huge fluffy white cap and great retention...nice

smell: sweet belgian yeasts, pear and white grape, white pepper, grassy and herbal with some light honey

taste: pretty nice saison but perhaps a little light on the funk - belgian yeasts, white pepper and a touch of coriander...pear, white grape, and nectarine. Nice saison but not one of the finer Duponts i dont think

mouthfeel: smooth and lush

drinkability: good

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Photo of corey0212
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque & glowing honeyed lemon color, big pillowy white head isn't going anywhere anytime soon, moderate amount of foamy lacing clinging to the glass. Some banana aromas, yeasty & earthy, faint lemon. More citrus on the tongue, slightly puckering green apple, peppery, some vague lingering bitterness. Really actively carbonated, super-refreshing, and also pretty creamy. This one is nice....I could drink a Saison anytime of year, and this is a really tasty and versatile example.

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Photo of ryandurka
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

smooth drinking 7.5 percent booze. i like it. nice for refreshing taste and light appearance. i love the bits of seasoning, which look like pepper, floating in the beer. tastes like a mix of a belgian blonde beer and a wheat/white beer. i would buy this beer again. i do recommend this beer to anyone looking to try something a bit different. i split the bottle 3 ways with my wife an mother and we were all super happy and enjoyed this brew.

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Photo of chemmie
3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow with a full pillowtop head. The aroma is predominantly skunky funk with some metallic accents and a little citrus. The skunk doesn't carry over to the taste, leaving a nice bitter earthiness, with some grassy notes and a hint of the metallic mineral-ness. Overall, the taste is pretty good, however the smell leaves a little to be desired.

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Photo of jwc215
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml cage-corked bottle - poured into a tulip glass.

Pours all head (white) despite slow, careful, pour. In time, the head descends - revealing a pale, clouded, somewhat lifeless (little in way of rising bubbles), darkish yellow body. For such a head, not much lacing sticks.

The smell is grassy, musty, lemony and honey-ish.

The taste is of honey sweetness with tart lemon. There is a metallic tinge and a mustiness leaning more towards mildew than barnyard. It's not bad - but lacks the lemony zest of Saison DuPont or other classic saisons. As it progresses, it gets a touch soapy. It has a slightly bitter-ish, but wet, finish.

Despite the head, the carbonation is mild on the palate, giving it a certain watery thinness, though the carbonation does become a bit more noticeable in the throat - not really a characteristic that thrills me.

This seems like a "wanna be" Saison Dupont (although - I know - same brewery). I don't know if "organic" has anything to do with it, but it is just a shadow of the true classic. Not bad, but unless you are really "green" no reason to get this with so many more satisfying saisons out there.

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Photo of rtepiak
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a straw with magnificent head. big bellowing and consistent and creamy. white, and very lacy. nose is quite yeasty. and a light malt of sweet. a sweet ester saison with the taste of apples. hop is minty and astringent. robust like thyme with that nice light pollen. musky in the older bottles. quite basic and bare but simply great. i like saisons and this is a fantastic blend of doughy and dry.

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

Poured from a 750mL green bottle, corked and caged. Hazy light orange color with a thick wet spitty looking head. The beer's smells are mixed, mostly funky Belgian aromatics but with a bit of what passes for skunk. Maybe it IS skunked, or maybe it's an intended byproduct, I can't tell. The taste is really good though, some fruits of the pear/banana/apple sorts, along with lots of yeasty spiciness, very delicious. I don't really taste skunk but I still smell it. The aftertaste is a little biting, more like pepper than bitterness from hops. The body is medium-thick, very nicely done.

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Photo of Proteus93
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My bottle of this had been picked up in Canada, courtesy of CBA, back in July, so the bottle is labeled as the Moinette Biologique. Shared in good company

A: Pours very similar to a Duvel or the like... A hazy murk of yellow with some golden hues. A massive cloud of head... Dishsoap, sea foam, rolling bubbles.

S: Fresh fruit - apple and pear. Paired with a nice spiciness, almost similar to nutmeg and candi sugar.

T + M: Fruit peel, spices... A peppery note on the finish. Alcohol warms up as it goes down and leaves behind the lingering flavour.

D: A nice Belgian, easy to drink, but not so complex as others can be. Some nice warm flavours come as it warms up... I'd gladly have it again, I suppose.

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Photo of bluegrassbrew
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into a snifter.

Pours a deep golden color with a massive rocky white head. Leaves nice lacing all over the the glass.

Smell is fruity and musky. Some grapefruit like notes mixed with a slightly sour funk.

Taste is more of the same. A bit of lemon like zest and sourness from the funk. Spicy and floral.

Overall, this is a tasty beer. Refreshing and solid. Perhaps a tad too thin in mouthfeel, but good none the less.

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Photo of CrellMoset
3.61/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of proteus93, split three ways at a tasting - thanks! Poured into a wine glass.

Appearance: A hazy orange yellow amber body with an AMAZINGLY huge fluffy head and great splotchy lacing. Incredibly fine sediment at the bottom of the glass. Very nice.

Aroma: Very yeasty, earthy, horseblanket, farmhouse notes, and lots of herbal, spicy, leafy, grassy, vegetal hoppiness. Nice, but two-dimensional - yeast and spice, with not much more going on.

Taste: A little mild and simplistic, but what's there is nice. Grassy hop notes, pale malt sweetness, a few light, crisp, and occasionally tart fruity esters. Fairly dry.

Mouthfeel: A huge body - seriously, absolutely huge - which results in a very dry body. Crisp, spritzy, prickly, and of a medium thickness.

Drinkability: Not too much to say about this one. I've had better saisons, and I've had worse saisons. It's a little one-dimensional, or at least simplistic, but what's there isn't bad.

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Photo of koolk
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

250mL version.

Pours a hazy bright orange with a firm white head that retains well with some good lacing to boot.

Strong yeast associated aromas of florals, banana and spice. Beautifully complex. Citrus, grass and even some rose petal notes come and go. Top stuff!

Palate is more white fruit dominate, with banana, pineapple and peaches mixing with a wonderfully sweet and sour balance. Spicy bitterness/tart/saltiness on the aftertaste show off the "bio" edge.

Creamy mouthfeel, perfectly balanced sweet, sour, bitter and carbonation.

Only my 2nd Dupont beer, but it begs the question "Where has Dupont been all my life?" Consider me a fan! Great stuff.

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Foret from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 816 ratings
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