Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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4.6/5 rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On-tap at Lucky Baldwin's in Pasadena, 7/20/05 at their Christmas Beers & Interesting Winter Warmers in July Fesitval.
Appearance: Beer pours a glowing orange with a light cloudiness and a frothy, white, stiff head. The lacing on the side of the glass is very sticky and open. Excellent head retention on this beauty.
Smell: Remarkably sweet and fruity in the nose. The maltiness is rich but competes to be noticed among the strong fruity esters and white fruit flesh scents (that ominous apple/pear scent in many Belgian beers). Although the scent is there in many Belgians, this one is over the top in strength. Very nice.
Taste: This beer is awsome in complexity and variety of flavors. It is not a one-trick-pony for sure. The malt flavor jumps up first at the front of the beer. It then genlty glides to a set of fruity and phenolic flavors but without any kind of harsh transition. The fruits are vrey citrusy (lime, orange) and crisp and sweet (apple, pear, canteloupe). That is another great thing about this beer, the flavors are not contradictary but rather complimentary. No flavor is harsh but they are mostly bold and well matched flavors. So after the malt gives way to a fruity character, the flavor continues to develop with a whole spice rack full of spicy flavors. There is white pepper, sage, and corriander. I like the spicness. Nice but not overdone. The ending of this beer returns to its malty roots with a strong bready maltiness. That breadiness is also somewhat like a batter on tempura in that it is rich and sticky while still being light. Final flavors that I notice are a light hop bitterness at the end that is still fruit with its bitterness, some candy sugar sweetness, and a straw flavor.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and chewy yet it still has a refreshing wateryness to it (in a good way). It's sticky yet still well carbonated and spritzy with a nice drying quality at the end.
Drinkability: All around an excellent beer. The flavors work well together and are well matched. It's smooth and complex and what a beer should do. Well done. It is just lovely on-tap.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2005 23:31:53 | More by BrewMaster
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4/5 rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Lemon yellow and cloudy with lots of yeast particles floating within. Soda like carbonation, highly carbonated. It sports a 5 finger white head with a lemony tinge and small and large bubbles. Random chunky lacing.
S: Funky Belgian yeasts reminiscent of Saison Dupont, lemon rind, herbs like sage, snow, white sugar, slight cabbage or skunk, bitterness, light floral, candied lemon.
T: Lemon candy, lemon rind, medium sweetness, a hit of white lemon pith and rind in the taste of bitterness, bitter herbs, I believe there is brettanomycies in this. I tasted it in the Bruery’s and Boulevard’s brews only they tend to oversweeten those brews in my opinion. This is much dryer and pleasant as well as original. Light sourness. The alcohol is well covered. Light fruitiness.
M: Medium thick, slighty gelatinous and syrupy, medium low carbonation. Dry finish.
O: An amazing classic that I can see has set a standard for high octane saisons. Much prefer it to the others I’ve tried. Drank at Turkey Creek with my father in law June 29, 2014.
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 03:52:00 | More by patre_tim
4.1/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
From a bomber to a tulip.
A - Hazy deep gold with a fluffy, pillowy, head that won't quit. Excellent lace on the glass.
S - Skunk as soon as the bottle was opened. Dissipated quickly and stayed well in the background afterwards. Bready, toasty malt, spicy notes from hops and/or yeast. Very rustic.
T - Very complex. Toasty malt, nondescript fruity notes from yeast. Significant bitterness that helps dry the beer out. Rustic without being overly "funky". Dry, bitter, spicy finish.
M - Explosive carbonation fills the mouth. Medium body with a dry, bitter finish. Very low alcohol warmth; well-hidden for the 9.5% ABV.
O - Wow. Take the initial skunk aroma away and this is a world class beer. I will seek this out again in the hops of a fresher bottle. Love the style.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2014 00:27:04 | More by CASK1
Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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