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Foret Blanche | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,061
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
85
pDev:
10.49%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 85 |  Reviews: 25
Reviews by Luiz0930:
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled June 30th 2015.

Pours a clear straw yellow with, at first, a massive head of foam. Subsequent pours showed a tamer foam presence.

I get a lot of oranges and Coriander in the smell.

Tastes of oranges and Coriander with a bit of earthiness and quite on the dry side. Good showing for a year old bottle, me thinks.

Light bodied with mild carbonation.

Another fine beer from Dupont. Love to try a fresher bottle of this.

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Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's during their Belgian fest event. Was not aware Dupont made a wit.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is attractive, showing considerable honey, clove, allspice and nutmeg. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, with the honey and nose dominating. Mouthfeel is surprisingly full for a wit, with a moderately long, lightly sweet finish.

Pretty nice wit from Dupont. If I ever see it during the warmer months, I'd likely order it again.

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Photo of Varkias41
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a chalice)
2011 on the cork
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy dried lemon color with a thin fizzy white head that fades to a film.

S- This beer has a fresh yeasty dried lemon zest aroma with a slight floral finish. There is a club soda note that comes through as the beer opens.

T- The clean flavor has a scrubbed by a tight fizz. There is some lemon zest and coriander notes with a green hop note and flint taste in the finish. The flavors do grow a bit as it opens but it still stays soft.

M- The light mouthfeel has a full crisp fizz that fills the mouth and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- The light crisp beer is very sessionable with some nice flavors. It would be nice if there was a little less fizz and the head doesn’t last long at all.

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Photo of emerge077
4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into a tumbler glass it pours a pale pastel yellow, cloudy with yeast micro sediment. Long lasting foam and a bit of lacing, in spotty clusters here and there. Looks the part of a "rustic white beer" as stated on the label.

At first there's the signature Dupont green bottle skunk, but it soon blows off and you're left with a dusty wheat and lightly sweet citrus meringue cookie aroma. Some grassy, earthy herbs and wet hay comes through also.

Dry, lightly bitter and earthy, with a light orange sweetness complimented by some floral clover and vague herbal notes to balance out. Unmalted wheat lends a gentle creaminess to the body, generally medium bodied, but still light and drinkable. Finishes dry with lingering coriander and wheat flavors. Pleasant and refreshing, as advertised on the back label.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw color. Plenty active. Yeast bits settle at the bottom of the glass. So far, so good.....
Sweet and sour fruity nose with subtle wheat and big tang. Complex and interesting aroma.
Feel is light and effervescent. Becomes smooth ....man, this style is soooo refreshing. Very Champagne ish.
Flavor is very light, with herbal. Sour fruit, lots of wheat. Complexity low, but still interesting.
Pretty spot-on stylistically.

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Photo of metter98
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and lemon and orange citrus are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the lemon citrus seems a bit stronger. No spices are perceptible.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The light-bodied nature of this beer makes it very easy to drink. It has some refreshing and thirst-quenching properties.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of augustgarage
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage (judging by the cork). Poured from a 750mL caged-and-corked bottle into my Hoegaarden tumbler. Approaching 80ºF today, so a Witbier seems like an apt way to unwind.

Lightly cloudy Stil de grain yellow capped by a very active ivory head. Very faint lacing, and poor retention except for the steady stream of rising bubbles reinvigorating the foam.

Fresh cream, hay, and wheat dominate the nose - fresh farmhouse notes emerge from the distinctive yeast used.

Lemon, lactic acid, and wheat contribute tartness above all on the palate - the gentle sourness subsides as clean subtle malt flavors emerge. Vaguely floral hops suggest wild grass. Finishes bright and nearly vegetal.

Medium-light bodied with good effervesence.

Very refreshing, lightly funky example of the style - would pair well with a nutty cheese.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.41/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle,

A: Pours a cloudy yellow with a soft champagne like white head. Great retention, very nice lace.

S: Lemons and must, hint of sugar, has some saison qualities here.

T: Nice mix of lemon and orange peel with a nice earthy backbone. Complex for the style.

M: Light-bodied, not super crisp, but nice. Soft fluffy Belgian carbonation which I love.

O: Although on the expensive side for the style this is a fantastic new white beer from Dupont. Well worth a pickup.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a hazy straw colo with good carbonation leaving a nice whit cap, good amound if bubbles and lacing

S: A light horseblaket, biscuit, flowers, some light lemon zest and wheat

T: Earthy, lemon zest with some hay and flowers. Some spices are present but overkill.The finish is dry,crisp,funky and refreshing

M: Lighter bodied, well carbonated for the style

O: I would drink again but would not seek it out. Interesting take on a wit.

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Photo of DaveHS
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours hazy dark straw color with an inch of undulating fluffy white head. Reduces very slowly, leaving specks and streaks of soapy lacing.

S-That signature DuPont funk. Lavender, white pepper, hibiscus, zested orange peel. Very appetizing.

T/M-This is freaking bizarre. Has the same earthy, herbaceous funkiness of the Foret Saison, but in the context of a witbier. The result isn't quite what I'd call a traditional witbier. Not as dry or crisp as the style typically dictates. There's a very light metallic off flavor mid-palate. The herbal profile doesn't come across as well as this as it does in the saison. The body isn't substantial enough to support all the flavors, and there isn't enough carbonation to separate flavors from one another.

O-An interesting experiment with mixed results.

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Photo of popery
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy gold. The head is aggressively effervescent but fades quickly. However, for a witbier, it's not particularly dramatic. The aroma is rather light on the expected spice, i.e. wheat and the normal coriander, orange peel, etc. wit mixture, but rich with the spice of saison yeast. There's some lemon and a hint of coriander, but I'm mostly finding musty Dupont saison notes. It's smells like a refreshing, summery saison. There's also some sugary, wheaty malt holding it all up. The taste has a nice light sweetness with a refreshing sour tang in the finish. It's a pleasant beer that overstays its welcome by a hair. It's mostly a mouthfeel issue, but I'd prefer the beer to be a bit drier. In that respect, it rates better as a wit than it would as a saison. The carbonation just isn't as prickly as I'd like, and there's a somewhat heavy slickness weighing the beer down. It's not bad, but an even lighter mouthfeel would improve the beer a lot.

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Photo of sammy806
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of spycow
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ATPete
4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle

The beer pours a light yellow color, slight haze and a small white head. Clean nose, slightly tangy wheat, no upfront spice. Clean taste, light bodied, medium carbonation, very drinkable and very food friendly. An excellent bottle from Dupont.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.36/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 330 ml. bottle. Sampled on August 10, 2016.

The pour is yellow and carbonated leading up to a lasting fizzy white head.

Modest aroma of Belgian toasted malt, Belgian yeast, vague coriander, slight banana, and green grass.

Light body for the most part.

Same toastiness in the taste but there is a sharper pepper or sage-like spice bite to finish it off. I might have liked more orange or lemongrass characters.

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Photo of Thorpe429
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of cbutova
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from the 750ml into a snifter and a goblet. Yeast hazed golden body with a nice white pillow of creamy foam on top. Head rises to about a finger high and has decent retention. Nice cloud and ring remain on top of the beer leaving spotty lace.

S- Big citrus rind with a wealth of orange peel and slight tropical fruit notes layered over a somewhat spicy and tart yeast feel. Coriander, white pepper, vanilla honey, wheat and a light sweetness as well.

T- Fruity and spicy yeast character carries over with even more added depth on the palate. Stone-fruit tart tangerine, big orange peel citrus, banana and apples/pear in a fruity Wit. Fruit character is joined by spicy pepper, coriander, clove and some cooking herbs. Light cracked grains, slight funk and sweetness.

MF- Light and semi-dry overall body. Nice high end foamy carbonation supports the body and flavors. Sightly tart finish.

Not a super bubble gum banana bomb but more like a Saison with some of those qualities balanced in nicely, which follows style just fine.

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Photo of corby112
4.58/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1.5 finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.

Slightly spicy, earthy aroma with a nice balance of funky yeast, bread, alcohol, zesty spice and light fruit. Slight vegetal presence with hints of earthy and grass followed by some peppery coriander and citrus rind. Dupont makes this and the nose shows it. A nice blend of saison and witbier characteristics.

Medium bodied with some soft carbonation up front that lingers over the funky, spicy and sweet notes into a slightly dry finish. Again, the saison yeast is very evident with a funky, musty character. Hints of grass and straw countered by some zesty coriander and pepper as well as some citrus/light fruit. Hints of apple, pear and lemon rind give it the perfect amount of sweetness on the back end. Incredibly complex, delicious and extremely quaffable, especially on this 96 degree day. Highly recommended!

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Photo of MadScientist
3.32/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

2012 on the cork

A: A somewhat hazy, pale gold beer. pours with a finger of rocky white head with a good head retention.

S: There is a green glass beer, Saaz hops moderately-light skunked aroma at first that fades after a minute. A moderate wheat sweetness with moderate coriander and orange peel notes. A light earthy hops aroma.

T: Orange and spice are the more prominent flavors followed by a light bit of wheat malt sweetness. Some spice and fruit flavors from the yeast. There is a light hops bitterness and little in the way of hops flavor. The balance is about even with an off-dry finish.

M: A somewhat crispy, medium-light bodied beer with a high level of carbonation.

O: A average example of the style although it's very likely I've got an older bottle on my hand and a fresher sample would rate better.

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Photo of OldIronLungs
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pretty Things glass a fluffy and lightly hazy yellow, lots of visible carbonation and head that settles to a solid film.

Nose is delicate wheat, a hint of citrus and coriander with a very subtle sourness. Maybe a bit metallic?

Very nice and bubbly with a balanced wheat sweetness and subtle sourness that follows the nose. The Belgian yeast brings a touch of tang pulling it all together as a clean, quaffable, and dry summer drink with hints of orange on the finish.

Interesting take on the style, very delicate with just enough tanginess to make it interesting.

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Foret Blanche from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 85 ratings