Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium


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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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An organic ale that is called Foret in the U.S.A.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 31, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2007 Pours golden w/ a full sustained head. Sticky lacing w/ a full rocky canopy. Nice! Aroma is fresh and bright w/ flowery candy. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers that create a soft cotton texture. First off this brew has a bright, crisp, and fruity charcter. It’s quite refreshing and has a defined ctrus rind componenet that quickly asserts itself and sticks like a strict teacher looking over your shoulder during class. Nicely spiced and only mildly sweet. I can taste flavors of citrus, cotton candy, clean spices, vanilla bean, peach and apple. The finish is bittered w/ citrus rind and peach pit leaving the palate dry w/ lingering spice and a refreshing sensation that directs me to drink more. Very addicting. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Folkstar (6) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - APR 21, 2006 does not count
Ahh, Foret. A true classic in our own time. Very yeasty head, a very notable amount of spice but not too much, and an alcohol conent we can all agree with. The flavor never disagrees with your meal, and this beaity only gets better with cellaring. If you have never tried this fine Belgian Ale, I dare say that you’ve never lived, sir.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AmyGinger (43) - USA - FEB 21, 2010
One of the best beers that I have ever tasted! I enjoyed the fact that it was an organic beverage but still tasted fabulous!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2005
organic is the bonus. lightstruck (skunk) aroma disappears rapidly. cloudy with nice foam like shaving cream. this saison is much like the other dupont saison. refreshing, tart, fruity, fizzy, rustic, bready, soft, frothy and well balanced with bitterness. another work of art from the farmhouse.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2008
Had this one under the USA moniker of "Foret Organic." 750 mL Bottle. Enjoyed this one with my Easter 2008 dinner: Roasted duck (marinated with orange puree and rosemary) with caramelized onions, saffron rice with peas, and a balsamic reduction, and rosemary sourdough rolls. Equally amazing with dessert: homemade sweet ricotta tart. Poured into a Unibroue tulip glass, forming a huge foamy/rocky head. This beer is beautiful: the color of gold, hay at sunrise, and strong chamomile tea, with bubbles a-plenty rising from the bottom of the glass. On the nose, this ale continues to unfold a plethora of offerings the longer I linger -- burnt sugar, caramel, grass and hay, almonds, cardamom, and (my favorite), boxwoods after a summer rain. The taste picks up right where the nose leaves off: almonds, spice, white pepper, raw unrefined sugar and caramel, with a tart (almost mild citrus) twist. Superb!! Nor does the palate disappoint: even thought the beer is slightly sweet on the tongue, the palate is cava-dry and bubbly. Wonderful stuff. Overall: More, please!!! And, it’s organic, to boot. Equally amazing with the savory duck and the slightly sweet ricotta tart.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Citronella and pepper in the pleasant nose with notes of mint. Fairly clear, golden coloured body with dense, small-bubbled, white head that lasts nicely. Earthy bitterness and mild spices with some notes of pine. Bitterness lasts nicely. Soft, smooth mouth, medium body, gentle carbonation. Excellent! American version is well-named for the flavours it presents. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Rastacouere and a gang of Bierophoux.
Year old bottle tasted at a resampling seemed to have lost a fair bit of character - best enjoyed more or less fresh. Probably would have knocked it down to mid-three’s had I been rating.
Resampled numerous bottles of various ages and it keeps getting better and better - this is in my top ten beers ever, no question!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4579) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Smells citrusy, floral, very nice. This beer is really good. It’s got a light amount of hops in the finish, it seems. Smooth and a little spicy throughout. I could drink this all the time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Augustijn55 (82) - Izegem, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2006
WOW ! Never drinks such a good "bio" beer. Smells citrusy, floral, very nice. This beer is really good. It’s got a light amount of hops in the finish. Smooth and a little spicy throughout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 375ml bottle. Poured opaque yellow/orange with a small white head. Aroma: citrus, musty with passing notes of alcohol as it warmed. The taste had citrus, spices and Belgium yeast with a mild bitterness in the finish. Medium carbonation. Very good body. I thought it was great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tobias (202) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2005
750 ml bottle: this beer pours like liquid gold. i love it. big fluffy merengue like head. aroma is of sweet oranges, spicy, peppery corriander, bubyeasty, bready goodness. a hint of sour tart mustyness. the flavor its slighty tart up front with sweet malty peppery oranges. one of the most balanced drinable beers i have every tasted. just the right amount ot floral hoppiness on the end.

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