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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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1,025 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,025
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 73
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.

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macrosmatic

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

New York

4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:17:30 | More by cavedave
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carln26

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 21:55:54 | More by gatornation
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JamisonM

Arizona

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2010 05:10:15 | More by JamisonM
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doubleipa

Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2006 20:49:16 | More by doubleipa
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freed

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2005 16:47:41 | More by freed
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 20:54:49 | More by rvdoorn
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weazal

California

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2010 05:01:32 | More by weazal
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tpd975

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!!!

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2009 00:35:50 | More by tpd975
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scruffwhor

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2008 01:08:33 | More by younger35
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2011 18:28:43 | More by DoktorZee
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egajdzis

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2005 23:49:12 | More by egajdzis
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burnheartsMKE

Wisconsin

4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 375 ml bottle. Pours a hazy lemony yellow colour. Nose is filled with tons of vinous, fruity notes: lemon, fruit cocktail, canned pears. Taste is similarly fruity with pear notes, spicy pepper and a huge drying bitter finish. Bottle-conditioned and very aggressively carbonated.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 21:21:10 | More by CookstLiquor
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Mantooth

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pour @ Milltown in Carrboro, NC (highly recommended), into a Dupont Saison glass.

A: Hazy gold with a deep white head and lazy lacing.

S: Lemons, yeast, pepper and a little vanilla.

T: Lemon peel, citrus rind, lots of earthiness and some spice.

M: Slick, very carbonated, warmth from the alcohol.

O: A very nice beer I'm happy to have happened upon.

Serving type: on-tap

02-12-2012 17:28:00 | More by Mantooth
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Furiously carbonated honey hued liquid produces an enormous unstoppable whit head flow....

Orange cola, lemon and yeast fill the nostrils

A Honey tinged cloying sweetness on top of golden grains, warm alcohol and yeast on the tongue, notes of rye seed and bitter hops in the back ground

Medium to full bodied nectar, a strong fast bubble on the tongue and the ability to last for a few seconds on the palate

Overall one of the most flavorful Saisons I've had. I good deal of flavor but still refreshes in the classic summer fashion.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 01:26:57 | More by JoeAmerican77
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stagger

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very nice saison, although with a too-bitter finish for my liking. Still, I buy it regularly and count my self lucky to be able to.

First pour is MASSIVE head: like 3-to-1 head-to-liquid ratio. And lacing? The word doesn't describe it: it's more like the ice-cream foam on a rootbeer float. It won't go away, so you just have to drink through it.

Taste is sweet and spicy upfront giving way to an estery middle and a bitter, almost astringent finish, an almost Aspirin taste. Complicated and enjoyable enough to keep you coming back for more, at a dangerous rate (watch the ABV!). Just funky enough for a white boy who likes James Brown.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2009 03:15:53 | More by stagger
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at Monster Beverage in Glassboro, NJ and split it with a friend as part of a 'Beer Connoisseur Night'.

APPEARANCE: Pours a hazy golden orange into my brand new Hennepin tulip. The head starts out massive and slowly shrinks to a one-finger head that refuses to budge. It's rocky, pillowy, and downright perfect. Lacing cascades down the glass in large sheets.

SMELL: The funkiness is tremendous. It's really sharp and pungent and somewhat difficult to get past. But when you do, some other great aromas really start to open up. A mild citrusy quality is there as is a defined hop smell, though definitely playing backup. Spiciness is fairly mild, but really, everything is there to augment the base of a really farmhouse funky beer.

TASTE: The funk hits immediately in the flavor too, but not nearly as intense as in the nose. Some noble hop flavor is present, and it adds a decent amount of spiciness to the beer. Toward the finish, alcohol comes out decently as the beer takes on a bit of a sweetness. After the swallow, most of the flavors float away leaving only a reminder of the intense funk that the beer features.

MOUTHFEEL: A nice light body with a nice dryness to match. Carbonation is fine an at medium levels.

DRINKABILITY: This beer goes down quite easy with it being just a little too funky to be perfect. Even though, call it dangerous with a 9.5% ABV.

Very nice. This is something I'd definitely want to have again. Lucky for me, I've been seeing this on the shelves a lot more lately.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2007 03:57:07 | More by jmalex
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GClarkage

California

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12/21/04- On tap at the Toronado in San Francisco, CA

Presentation- Served in a tulip glass.

Appearance- Beautiful cloudy apricot colored pour, 1 inch think solid head and one of the best lacings I have seen.

Smell- Mainly spices and yeast. Maybe a bit of fruit in the background. A bit peppery.

Taste- Tons of random spices everywhere. I think it's coriander that I mainly taste. The pepper is prominent as well. Tastes a bit medicinal, but in a good way, if that makes sense.

Mouthfeel- Lightly carbonated. Maybe a tad dry going down.

Drinkability- Couldn't believe the ABV on this when I got home. Can barely detect the alcohol in this one. Glad I tried this one. Will look for it in the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

12-22-2004 01:00:47 | More by GClarkage
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden yellow body with a marshmallow fluff head that leaves prodigious amounts of lacing

Smell: Funky, yeasty, coriander, hay and other spices

Taste: Starts with a spicy coriander laden yeast bite that grows lemony bitter and phenolic in a good way; peppery, spicy with plenty of solvent alcohol, too, although some sweet citrus sneaks in at the very end

Mouthfeel: Light and fizzy with considerable warming

Drinkability: A nice blend of both sweet and tart elements

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2006 03:52:56 | More by brentk56
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LordAdmNelson

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So I was gonna stop reviewing at 400 beers, but I guess I'm shooting for 500. This beer is a great example of the style, pouring a nice goldenrod color with white pillowy head. Nose is really funky and delicious, underlaid with citrus, pepper, and yeast. Taste follows suit, with addition of sweet and bready malt notes, some vinous nature, and nice clove/yeasty/spice notes. Light, bubbly, and refreshing... a very easy drink. I think I like this more than regular Saison Dupont.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2010 01:09:37 | More by LordAdmNelson
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macster

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from bottle to chalice a deep, slightly hazy golden-orange color. Pour creates a thick, tight white head with great retention throughout the glass.

Just a conucopia of complex luscious subtle aromas showing off notes of apple, pear, banana, lemon zest, fresh yeast rolls, coriander and clove with a touch of apricot.

Pleasant livey mouthfeel with a full, fluffy body backed by a tingly spritziness.

Flavors are crisp and tart starting off with a subdued fruity sweetness with flavors of ripe pear, apple, apricot and banana. This seamlessly melds into a more assertive flavor profile of slightly bittersweet lemon zest, herbs, spices and wood pulp finishing with a faint but balancing Noble hop and warming alcohol ending.

Very drinkable and very easy going down for a 9.5%’er. Excellent!!

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 06:57:01 | More by macster
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BierReise

Florida

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75cl Corked 2003 vintagePoured a cloudy golden orange color with a creamy white head. Aroma slightly sour and fruity. Some lemon, skunk and barnyard funk also present. Really wonderfully complex. Body is medium with a velvety smoothness and a lively carbonation. Flavor is spicy like a Tripel with some nice citrus in there as well. Good retention leaving scattered lacing in my Trappist glass. Overall one of the best in this style that I've had.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2004 21:03:44 | More by BierReise
Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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