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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Ratings: 1,046
Reviews: 563
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Wants: 76
Gots: 72 | FT: 4
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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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Photo of adamant1912


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-27-2013 17:11:59 | More by adamant1912
Photo of oglmcdgl


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-19-2014 06:37:54 | More by oglmcdgl
Photo of BeerOps


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-22-2012 22:24:20 | More by BeerOps
Photo of Sparky44


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-25-2013 01:40:52 | More by Sparky44
Photo of laoge


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-27-2013 06:51:37 | More by laoge
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-03-2014 06:18:16 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of Richardberg

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

A - poured into a pint glass. orange, less hazy than I'd expect from a "big" saison, but certainly not clear. nice creamy head & retention.

S - whiff of citrus up front, then all manner of yeasty funky aftereffects

T - smooth, complex, balanced, with a nice bitter finish

M - great carbonation for a big beer, yet pleasantly full bodied (for a farmhouse ale)

D - extremely well made, complete, yet traditional saison

08-23-2010 03:29:30 | More by Richardberg
Photo of Michael914


4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-15-2014 16:48:30 | More by Michael914
Photo of nasastrums

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

01-05-2014 22:35:48 | More by nasastrums
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

05-06-2013 14:11:08 | More by roblund
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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at the Independent. Poured into an oversized wine glass.

A: Nice, hazy gold with a big white head and lots of visible carbonation.

S: Big Belgian yeast (apples, pears, a bit of banana), some bready malt, and some background spices that I can't quite name.

T: Follows the nose well. Fruity esters as on the nose, a bit of barnyard funk, and maybe the spices are clove or allspice? They are fairly restrained anyway.

M: Light body but average for style. Good, almost champagne-like carbonation, and alcohol is well-hidden.

O: A good saison, but honestly I think I would prefer their base saison to this one. I would have another if I found it somewhere.

01-14-2013 23:49:36 | More by macrosmatic
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New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%

Huge white head atop a golden/straw colored lightly cloudy beer. Lively carbonation activity.

Just a hint of skunk to the aroma, but it is far overshadowed by delicious notes of hay and funk, pepper, cloves, grainy malt sweet, and a tart fruitiness.

Full flavored zing of spice and tart, light funk joins the sip, some of that nondescript fruity flavor also. Sip ends with the spice and sweet getting some righteous herb and flowers into it, a bit of earth and bitter, and it is nicely dry.

Bright in the mouth, clean, sorta thick and highly carb. for style, but it works well to showcase the flavors. The linger is just right.

Wonderful saison, certain to please those who like spice forward and lightly funky, certain to disappoint those looking for the crazy funk or the extreme tart characters of some saison yeasts.

03-09-2013 21:17:30 | More by cavedave
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

This was on tap to day at Red Bones. The color was hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma has candy notes along with a combination of citrus and pear. A white sheet of lace was prevalent down the side of the glass. The taste has a nice tartness. More of the pear and citrus. A lot more candy sweetness. This to me was a cross between a Saison, and a Belgian Trippel. It had good characters of both. A mild alcohol warming and hop bite. Slick mouth feel. Very drinkable.

02-20-2005 18:50:23 | More by carln26
Photo of gatornation


4.22/5  rDev +1%

from corked 750ml bottle

A- pours a semi cloudy yellow/orange color wit a fluffy white head and nice lacing

S- was lemon and apples with a barn funk and malt with hops and pepper

T- was a slight sour funk with lemongrass malt and hops, fruits and spices are muted with a fair amount of citrus hops

M- crisp and tart well carbonated , with the abv well hidden

O- quite tasty saison,highly drinkable with a slight funk

12-28-2011 21:55:54 | More by gatornation
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

A: high carbonation, golden color, creamy white head

S: Lemon, Lemon zest a fresh smelling beer. with some phenols as well

T: lemon and lemon zest in the taste with some funk not much alcohol

M: light mouth with high carbonation

D: very drinkable

Overall: a very nice beer I might just pop one of these open for the new year!

12-17-2010 05:10:15 | More by JamisonM
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

Was thrilled to pick this up for the Holidays. I love Saison Dupont, so I was really looking forward to drinking this one. I was definitely not disspointed. The head and lacing were world class. Aroma was very yeasty, grassy/hay, and really spicy. Before I tasted this baby I thought it might be too spicy. I was wrong. It was nice and tart and not too spicy. It would be hard to drink more than one of these and still be able to talk, but I'll try. I'll be interested to learn how six months in the cellar will affect this one.

03-31-2006 20:49:16 | More by doubleipa
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

I was surprised to find this on tap at Pix last night. I was further that the glass that was brought to me when I ordered was massive and full. There must have been a full 20 oz worth of Belgian goodness. But the waitress apologized for serving in the wrong glass, which was really ok with me. The beer looked quite attractive in the Duvel chalice. Murky golden with a tufted halo of brownish curling foam.

The aroma was immediately fruity. Apple cider left in the bottom of the press to long hidden in one of the horse stalls. Funky in all the right ways.

The taste was adequately malty but was really highlighted by all the various natural orchard flavors. Yeast gave it a bready base and rather bright apple sweetness. The body was mixed between sweet fullness and a somewhat thick and chunky musty malt.

All in all it was quite terrific, but the 20 oz may have been a tad too much as I couldn't bring myself to finish it. It went well with the rosemary chocolate we had as well.

02-19-2005 16:47:41 | More by freed
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

Look: the beer pours a hazy peach orange color with a large white head
Smell: Earth, leather, citrus and spices (pepper)
Taste: Fresh grass, leaves, citrus and some sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: Chewy and with high carbonation
Overall: Nice beer, but will never be my favorite

11-21-2011 20:54:49 | More by rvdoorn
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

Appearance: Cloudy, yellow pale gold with nice, white head.

Smell: Refreshing, effervescent aroma. More floral, but with a rich sweetness.

Taste: The mouthfeel actually masks some of the flavor. There is mostly spices and an underlying dry hoppy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: It has a mouth-filling body and bursting carbonation. It wants to overflow out of your mouth! But despite fullness, it still finishes easy and quick.

02-23-2010 05:01:32 | More by weazal
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

On tap at Monk's.

A: Pours a light hazy yellow hue with a nice solid white head. Nice retention with very light lace.

S: Lots of nice sweet fresh orange juice. Hints of wet hay, and spiced cooked pears. Subtle notes of clove and cinnamon.

T: Very tasty. Lots of stewed pairs. Strong spiced notes with subtle breadiness. Mildly earthy with just a hint of funky tartness.

M: Medium in body, good carbonation.

D: Very good, one I could have several of... If Fou Foune was not on tap. Bartender another Fou Foune Please!!!

12-03-2009 00:35:50 | More by tpd975
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

Good, hazy, saison looks. Like a pale yellow honey sun look. maybe the nectar of the Belgian Gods??? Couldn't see any bubbles. Light lacing and small head, but good film throughout. One of the sweetest smelling, yet authentic saison's Ever. Lots of very sophisticated candy smells along with the pale malts and light sytgian hops. Smooth mouthfeel that just begs to be paired with some unique Belgian food like Monkfish. In a creamy garlic sauce with some shallots.

11-22-2006 07:58:37 | More by scruffwhor
Photo of younger35


4.22/5  rDev +1%

Received this brew in a semi recent trade with WeisGuy. Been looking for this brew for quite some time so I appreciate the opportunity! Drank from my brand spanking new Ithaca tulip (thanks to BeerTruth!). 2007 on cork.

Appearance- Pours a light honey yellow with a huge three finger creamy white head. Slowly subsides leaving a really thick half finger cap and collar that leave a small amount of patchy lacing.
Smell- Not the wild funkiness that I was expecting. Very subtle, balanced and easy on the nostrils. Soft ripened banana combined with zesty clove and white pepper are at the forefront. Fairly fruity as well with a slight acidic zest that is full of lemon and orange. Becomes a bit more pronounced as it warms bringing forth a slightly sweet biscuity goodness.
Taste- Starts slightly sweet with a light candied Belgium maltiness that is almost honey like. Zesty and full of fruity goodness, orange peel and pineapple are slightly acidic and slightly bitter. A bit of spiciness ranging from light nutmeg and clove to pepper and coriander are more than present. Not the funkiest brew I've had but definitely a bit of wild mustiness in the finish along with some of that banana I got in the nose.
Mouthfeel- Light and creamy effervescence that makes the medium to heavy body feel light and airy. A bit of warming in the finish.
Drinkability- This is a really tasty brew that I find myself enjoying thoroughly. It goes down a bit too easy for a brew over 9% and I definitely wish I had a drinking buddy right now. The ABV could be toned down a bit but otherwise this is a fantastic brew. Big thanks to Shane!

07-08-2008 01:08:33 | More by younger35
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Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +1%

Poured from a bomber into a schooner. Didn't note the best before date as this was in a group tasting.

A - pours a golden, cloudy brew that appears highly carbonated. Very fluffy head that dissipates quickly with little to no lacing.

S - lovely citrus (lemon), yeast and floral notes on the nose.

T - nice bitter attack with an underpinning of spiciness and pepper. Resolves into a delicious floral character that goes on and on.

M - very light with sharp carbonation. A real thirst quencher.

D - very drinkable, but also a bit boozy. If you're up for the power, it won't let you down.

This is an excellent Saison and an exceptional summer beer. Quite delicious on all dimensions.

08-06-2011 18:28:43 | More by DoktorZee
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

Poured a hazy gold color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Earthy aroma, with some citrus and yeast as well. Spicy coriander, orange peel, yeast, and alcohol noticeable in the taste. Mouthfeel was slightly carbonated. I think I like McKenzie's better.

08-23-2005 23:49:12 | More by egajdzis
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4.22/5  rDev +1%

A beautiful winter saison. Perfect for this frozen New Year's Day. An almost caramel-like sweet base balanced out with a funky tang. Bright (but nowhere near blinding) like the setting sun's reflection off a snowy farm field. Rustic and very welcoming.

01-02-2011 01:05:08 | More by burnheartsMKE
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