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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,090 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,090
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 79
Gots: 82 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of cbutova
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Emma for sharing this. Always nice to try the DuPont lineup.

A- Quite hazily bodied from the 750ml to a few glasses with a pale golden body. A puffy, creamy white head rises to over two fingers with a big bubbly frothy appearance and good retention. Lacing starts with a mammoth pillow and webs follow.

S- More clove and banana forward than other DuPont examples that I had, perhaps a different yeast or just the boost in alcohol doing this. Rounding that out is the rustic, crisp DuPont Saison feel with spices and fruits abundant. Pepper, coriander, dried citrus peel and apple/pear.

T- Spicy light fruits with some sweetness probably due to the high ABV. Reminds me of spiced pairs and citrus with some apple hints as well. Peppercorn, coriander, clove, orange peel, lemons and some light-medium candi sugar caramelized hints.

MF- Light-medium bodied for the style perhaps just towards the latter. Carbonation is super smooth and silky like the rest of the DuPont brews but still at a very high level. Finishes with some spicy tones and a soft bitterness.

Sort of a bigger version of DuPont with a large portion of banana esters and cloves. Certainly another above-average beer from DuPont and reminds me how they just own Saisons.

cbutova, Monday at 01:02 AM
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3.68/5  rDev -11.8%

cfadams17, Nov 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Trashcat, Nov 21, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bonsall_Phil, Nov 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Jtrigonis, Nov 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

lillitnn92, Nov 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Zekenyce, Nov 19, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

FaradayUncaged, Nov 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

IreRican, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

lmaduells, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Quafftastic, Nov 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Moses_Malone, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of ph001c
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

ph001c, Nov 04, 2014
Photo of aleigator
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Pale, golden-yellow color, with a decent head, which leaves a fine, long staying lacing.

Aromas are of an interesting melange, containing wheat, straw, yeast and tart Brettanomyces, also hints of pepper, spices and lemon zest are recognizable.

Taste reveals an unbelievable smooth mouthfeel, due to a huge amount of Belgian yeast, which puts a pillow on the palate. On top of that, warm stingy spices amongst black pepper build up a fascinating complexity, which results in a medium dry finish, with subtle vanilla notes. Very easy to drink, alcohol is present at no point at all, very intriguing, well balanced beer. Bretts among metallic, lively carbonation are responsible for a supporting sour- and dryness, which underlines the slick. spicy yeast impression just perfect. As I am drinking a young bottle, bretts are recognizable only for a short period of time, mingled together with copper flavor. When those leave the palate, dough malts and supersmooth mouthfeel do become even more present.

aleigator, Nov 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DeFaz, Nov 03, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

parintele, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy dark straw color. The head is, uh, a billion fingers high, and white in shade. It's both fluffy and bubbly, and the retention (aggravatingly) is good as well. Rings of lacing are left on the glass. (3.5)

Smell: This one hits all the right buttons. Despite the green bottles, there's almost no skunk to be found. And there is a more palpable sweetness than regular Dupont, obviously. The fruit notes here are a bit more defined. Of course, I forgot to mention that typical Dupont character (sesame seed, black pepper, pure goodness) is still here in full force. Wait...now that it opens up, it becomes funky and brett-laden. It was amazing before the brett kicked in...but now it's transformed into something phenomenal. (4.5)

Taste: The opening flavors betray its noel roots somewhat, with some notes of apple, pear, and candi sugar. In many ways, it's pretty sweet. In other ways, it's not sweet at all. The midtaste transforms into a traditional saison with its peppery/spicy flavors, and the back end sees only a wisp of malty sweetness linger. I'm even picking up brett-laden characteristics (funk and earth), though it's very subtle. Really, it's amazing how such a big-ass beer can be so delicate and refined. It doesn't quite live up to the nose, but who cares?! (4)

Mouthfeel: It's more of a sipper than standard Dupont, due to being relatively heavier/sweeter. Still, the carbonation almost perfectly scrubs off any lingering sweetness. It's fizzy without being harsh. For fork's sake, it's 9.5% - even if it's a bit sweet, it goes down far more easily than something like this should. (4.25)

Overall: I'm a sucker for Dupont saisons. While it smells better than it actually tastes, it's still a wonderful example of the style. It's still amazing how such a rich beer can seem lighter than it really is, while right. (4.25)

4.15/5: If any other brewer do saisons better than Dupont, I haven't found them yet

ThisWangsChung, Oct 30, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev -5%

ennissthemenace, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of smakawhat
4.89/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Big orange and yellow almost banana like edges on the side of the glass. Slightly opaque, but a huge roaring column of carbonation on the middle. Huge frothy and I mean frothy growing head with a thick creamed off white cap, almost vanilla crème color, with an island puck. Sides repopulate with rising carbonation on the side to make white bubbles as they hit the ring top. Pretty much a textbook saison folks, and Belgian looking greatness.

Kapow on the bouquet. Huge farmhouse notes, with a real dry sense. Hints of cream sweetness but with a big funk and huge amounts of earth and dirt fresh soil. Some faint even surprising hints of peach fruit. The sweet character is very surprising if a bit unexpected, but this is just all over the place and impressive as hell.

Palate just pushes all the right buttons. Big contrast on the palate of juicy fruit quality and a large funk and earth dryness. Mouthfeel somehow manages a crisp intense dryness, but a thick coating malt body with creamy sweetness. Thick notes of peach and apricot fruit sweetness. Crisp and dry mellow wild and dry yeast qualities, that balance the palate perfectly. Hints of mellow sucrose, almost giving it a big wine riesling sweet fruit character.

Why in the hell have I put off trying this beer for so dam long? Just fantastic stuff.!

smakawhat, Oct 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,090 ratings.