Foret Blanche | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by corby112 on 07-30-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
10.46%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SamuelMiller
2.18/5  rDev -44.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of puboflyons
3.36/5  rDev -14.3%
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 GratefulBeerGuy
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
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 Bitterbill
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
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 blisscent
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of puftdank
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chickenshack
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spycow
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pat61
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Foret Blanche smells like the offspring of a saison and a wit with the wit spiciness tamped down a little and augmented with a little saison spice with a very faint funk with orange notes. It pours hazy straw under a bone white finely bubbled 2” persistent foam cap. It’s a creamy palate with a light bread malt backbone delivering light fruit that goes through orange and lemon phases as it traipses across the tongue. By mid palate the orange introduces a slight tangy note becoming more lemony in the finish and aftertaste. Very effervescent and very refreshing – medium bodies but light on its feet. Foret has that damn green bottle and every third or fourth one is skunky.

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Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of s4s
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of AlexFields
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ebeye
5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of Aisha
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of RSCOTHAN
3.43/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +2%

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/13/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, pear, apple, white grape, orange peel, white pepper, coriander, wheat, hay, straw, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky yeast, spices, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, orange peel, coriander, white pepper, lightly tart wheat, hay, straw, grass, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Some light bready tartness/spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, orange peel, coriander, wheat, hay, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast/spice balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice witbier style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, spices, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of muskiesman
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of DaftPatrick
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Hik0
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Foret Blanche from Brasserie Dupont sprl
3.92 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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