Liam Deegan

Beer Review: Foret

In Reviews, Saison on November 5, 2010 at 2:00 am

Foret Saison is from Brasserie Dupont, the makers of the classic Saison style beer; Saison Dupont.  This offering is organic and unfiltered, perhaps the funky brother of the archetype.  Here’s my review:

Hazy and straw in color with a dense white cap of rocky foam.

It is earthy and fruity on the nose.  Very complex aromas, some hay and definite yeast tones with spices like coriander and pepper as well as some lemon.

A sip of this lively carbonated beer brings in sweet malt, and then musty and earthy hop notes and a suggestion of rosemary bread.

This beer is very complex, yet balanced and clean with a dry peppery finish.  Foret is very drinkable; as a result, my notes are short because I mostly drank.

To start, this will go good with a brunch high in fat.  The savory and spicy flavors in the beer will go well with most savory breakfasts and the meat, even hollandaise sauce can’t stand up to the high levels of carbonation here.

The herbal notes in this beer will work well with anything from roasted chicken, turkey or even sausage.  Most of these traditionally use rosemary already and the combination will be great.  Again, another good bottle to bring to Thanksgiving.

Style: Saison

ABV: 7.5%

Cheers!

 

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