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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,025 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,025
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 74
Gots: 62 | FT: 3
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002)
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ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Its shiny gold body is brilliantly clear. Lots and lots of carbonation keep the nearly three fingers of fluffy, rich white head afloat. The head retention is very impressive with its high ABV. One word to describe the appearance; refreshing.

Lemon peel, white pepper, wet grass and chalky, damp yeast spell out a classic Saison aroma. Soft notes of vanilla are on the underlay as well as unripe Anjou pear. The alcohol is subtle and comes across as what I think of as wet sugar paste.

A spicy earthiness laced with lemon peel quickly asserts itself on the palate. The alcohol is quite pleasant, rolling off the sides of the tongue in a sugary sweet form. As the beer warms, the alcohol becomes more concentrated at the center of the tongue, losing a bit of its sweetness. Vanilla and clemintine peel are far from the forefront but add a very pleasant sweetness and complexity to this spicy and earthy Saison.

The body is medium and rich with the lively carbonation accentuating the spiciness. The alcohol only serves to compliment the sweetness of the beer. Its slightly creamy feel makes this a treat to drink.

I find with nearly every Saison I have, it takes a good chunk of time to fully appreciate its complexities. And from the nose to the feel that's what I had to do and it's well worth it. The highlights for me were the underlying notes of vanilla and sweet clemintine peel and the creamy and rich body. A near perfect traditional Saison.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2012 02:25:31 | More by ludachris
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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.

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Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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