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Dupont Blanche Du Hainaut Biologique

Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Bottle fermentation organic beer brewed with water*, malt*, wheat*, wheatsyrup*, hop*, coriander*, orangepeel*, yeast - * from organic farming.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6162) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Small 25cl bottle. Cloudy light orange with a short-lived white head. Crisp cucumber is the top note off the pour, then chamomile and hay. Watery, insipid wheaty palate, chamomile accents, no real spice. Best before May 2015, so I’m assuming freshness isn’t the issue here.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Eructoblaster (2853) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle - 250ml. Hazy pale blond body with an average white foamy head. Weird malty/hoppy aroma with wet wood hints. Fair, slightly misbalanced taste carries grainy and flowery notes. Ends with a short bitter/grainy finish. Disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (2173) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2014
250ml bottle at home. Pours hazy lemon yellow, big white head, at first, soon goes. Aromas of lemon, coriander, bready yeast. Taste is light sweet, more bread malt. Slightly thin on the finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBear11D (164) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Foret Blanche pours a mostly cloudy white/wine-ish yellow with a beige champaign like head that doesn't last too long. The aroma is orange and spice. The flavor is orange, spice and a hint of grape. Overall this is a decent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Geers. Pale hazy gold pour with white head. Aroma is very wheaty, very spicy, lots of coriander, very doughy, pizza dough aroma. Taste is wheaty, sweet and grainy. Palate is light, med carbonation, quite refreshing acutally. Nice witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbudd19 (392) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
Cloudy yellow pour, lots of thick white creamy head that brims over the glass, a touch brown sediment sits on too of the foam, SARS maybe? Aroma, lemon, orange, coriander, very typical aroma of the style, and a nice beer to crack given it’s finally nice out! Taste, orange, coriander, very citrusy without being acidic, fairly dry finish, nice well rounded stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Digzis (42) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAR 3, 2014
Nez de citron, légère amertume, léger goût de céréales, avec une fine note de coriandre. Elle ne reste pas très longtemps en bouche. Une bière à boire pour se désaltérer quand il fait chaud

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldMrCrow (1717) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2014
750 ml bottle labelled as Foret Blanche. Purchased from Belmont Station late Dec ’13 and tasted Feb ’14 -- but the cork reads 2012. That’s a bit of a disappointment. It’s not a style I particularly want to age.

Bottle opens with a vigorous champagne-bottle POP, but doesn’t gush. Pours a light gold with a coarse white head. Lovely nose -- Brasserie Dupont has such a distinct aroma; of course I’m romanticizing but I always think sunshine on a dusty Belgian barnyard, here with the addition of orange peel and light coriander and cloves.

Flavor is quite dry for the style, hints of orange, the usual bubblegum and banana and coriander. Witbier as a style brings forward the elements I like least in my saisons, but that was fully expected. Hint of pear juice. Straw. Skunked-out Eurohops, unfortunately -- green glass -- but I’d say the majority of the blame here rests firmly on the shoulders of the distributor/retailer, for selling a 2012 witbier two years later. On the other hand, I shouldn’t hate on them -- I’m very pleased to have tried this in any condition, and I’ve never seen it anywhere else. Quite quaffable, feels positively low alcohol compared to most of the recent beers I’ve had. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8391) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottled 29/01/14. A blonde beer with a whitish head. a sweet wit. Coriander noted. Low hop, low funk and low yeast for a Belgian brewed wit. a bit disappointing on all levels really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (920) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a hazy golden yellow with average soapy white head. Aroma is sweet honey notes, coriander, orange peel and lemon. Flavour is lemon, bready, sweet honey like notes, orange peel, coriander, higher carbonation(kinda reminds me of soda water), mild bitterness and then falls off as soon as you swallow. Quite sessionable.

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