Foret | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Brasserie Dupont sprl

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAngel on 05-03-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a barely hazy golden color (probably from the tiny bit of yest that got stirred up during the pour) with an incredibly thick white head that leaves exceptional lace. Smells of spices, honey, even the syrup of cherries (werid, i know...but it's awesome and keeps my nose in the glass). The taste is also of spices, honey (not as much as the nose hinted at), and again, this marachino cherry flavor keeps coming up. It has a mild bitterness and a nice dry finish. Unfortunately, the Foret didn't have as much "funk" as I was hoping for, but nevertheless, awesome beer.

I am fairly new to Saisons but like what I have had so far and the Foret only adds to my encouragement to explore this style in more depth.

750ml, tulip, began at ~50 degrees and ended at ~60 degrees F.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter at the Gingerman in Manhattan NY to show a cloudy copper with minor head and some lacing. Was expecting more of a head.

A: A sour candy fruit with mild hops finish.

T: Tart fruits(grapes) with spices and hops mingling together perfectly with generous amounts of bread and yeast.

M: Tight, dry and smooth, you can detect the brewing prowess quite well from the consistency in your pallet.

D: Complex beer that is perhaps too subtle in many aspects. Much different from the regular Saison Dupont with lambic overtones.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: overly huge, off-white head...crystalline, sticky, rocky, a glance, still...slow degradation - poured sort of clear, at first...sediment took over, rendering the golden ale so cloudy

S: sugar-coated dried fruit (pineapple, apple) - totally of DuPont - saffron-spicy, floral phenolics

T: musty, multigrain cracker - flowery/leafy, dirty-earthy - the stale-ish malt seems old or muted or not of the highest quality - can't get past the "off-ness" - tart and bitter citrus peel aftertaste, with some graham cracker thrown in

F: nothing to criticize too harshly here - has that soft carbonation and body, light effervescence - finishes dry and almost clean...a little grit

O: well, while this IS one of the better organic brews I've had, the green bottle (always on the top shelf, directly underneath the overhead bright lights) has to effect something while the quality of the malts come into question - otherwise, this compares favorably to the Saison Dupont - this is worth picking up, especially if you're the type who wants to support organic products

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a bright hazy orange/yellow body with a choppy matte white head.

The nose was a mix of yeast, lemon zest, orange, fruit, a very German weis (minus the banana) yeast smell. Really a beautiful summery wheat beer smell.

Very spice hop finish. Very organic tasting. Dry with a very strong astringent taste. Wheat, dull black pepper, malt, lemon zest, natural leafiness. Hints of mint and natural herbs. There’s actually a sort of dirty leaf taste that’s nicely fitting for the farmhouse flavor. A pretty big astringent hop bitterness but without a big hop taste.

Pretty nice saison, sort of a bigger more astringent earthy version of saison dupont. Not as fruity as saison dupont, but overall a really nice beer.

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