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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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93
outstanding

587 Reviews
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Reviews: 587
Hads: 1,224
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 6.19%
Wants: 97
Gots: 133 | FT: 4
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002

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Photo of Rastacouere
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Matta is such a stellar individual Clear liquid gold wearing a foamy, frothy, rocky gigantic-sized white head. Very carbonated body. Gotta love such a complex aroma that never hinted at being not as great as expected by me (who still recently fell under the charm of their Dupont Forêt). Ultra farmy, dry and yeasty, very yeasty obviously like all other Dupont. Lovely barny and spicy hints. How can you not love a fine Saison. Bone-dry (made me think of chalk at times) with awesome white wine aspects. Deep spice profile includes coriander, basil, pepper, thyme, mint, sage and just various other herbs. The first sip proposes a malty attack with lots of dry hay, some apple and so much yeast. Finish is dry with a grassy hop bitterness, but remains restrained and balanced. Aftertaste comes back to haunt me with suggestions of dust and spices and that scores big points with me. So herbal, so intense and no alcohol to speak of although there's a charming warming effect. Body is medium, quite carbonated, mouth-cleaning for sure and lightly tart at times. Marvellous Marvel. I'm truly impressed and in great thirst of Saison for the rest of my days. Help me! (1,164 characters)

Photo of Cresant
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured this 25.4 oz green bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. The body was rich gold with a light haze. The head was huge and settled brittle.

Smell was clean and citrusy. 7-Up spritzy. Sweet-Tarts or Pixie Stix candy. Hints of a bicycle inner-tube (?).

Taste was complex and delicious. Mineral, earthy. Peppery. Drying, yet some sweetness blossomed as it warmed. Very well hidden alcohol. So easy to drink.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with tiny, zippy carbonation bubbles. (478 characters)

Photo of meathookjones
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap last month at the Hop Leaf and was quite blown away with it. When I came across it in the store the next day there was only 2 bottles, which me and my friend each grabbed one. This was a corked and caged 750ml bottle with 2004 on the cork. Cloudy straw yellow body with a full head of white fluffy head. Great retention as the head rides out the session leaving thick sheets of lace coating the glass after each sip. Big fruit notes of apples, pears and other fruits come up in the nose with a light sweetness. Some peppery hops in the mix as are a few other spices. Notes of yeast and a slight funk are also present. Flavor also has a big fruit component with a variety of lighter fruits mingling with the grassy hops and black pepper. A bit biscuity, good yeast flavors and a touch of the old funk really bring this together nicely. Where is the alcohol? Fairly full mouthfeel with a very crisp feel. Bubbly on the tongue and quite refreshing. Great drinkability as well, I could drink this all day or until that sneaky 10% shows itself. Fantastic brew big ass Saison or Belgian Pale ale. Must try if you enjoy the style and come across this. (1,162 characters)

Photo of illidurit
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 750 ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. Probably my best pour ever; the goldenrod liquid rises just above the Duvel logo and the head stretches 3 fingers upward to create a perfect convex cap just above the rim. Nice ample lacing too.

Smell contains notes of lemon, green apple, yeast, coriander, grass, vinous grape.

Taste evokes earthy lemongrass, straw, excellent spiciness, light breadiness, orange peel, unripe pear.

Mouthfeel is great, a very refreshing beer. Between thin and medium bodied. The alcohol is never really tasted but the warmth of it is pleasant.

Drinkability is wonderful, I had no problem polishing off the 750. (655 characters)

Photo of BeerImmediately
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My second of the season.

Pours with a 1/2 glass of very fluffy/foamy white head over a clear golden body, with tons of carbonation flowing up. Glass is coated with lacing.

Aromas are apparent from several feet away - boom, it just hits you. Plenty of yeasty, funky, earthy, hay, barnyard, lemongrass, you name it... It's a Christmas beer, so this one smells like the manger.

Creamy and rich on the palate, with mild, lightly spicy, and perfumy hops, and plenty of lemongrass in the finish. Herbal and floral. Good dull funk. Mouthfeel is really quite buttery for the style, and that may be due to the high alcohol content. Does somehow finish fairly dry though.

Drinkability is fantastic. So smooth, flavorful, and complex. A bit stronger and thicker than most Saisons, but a real winner overall. (802 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have had this both on tap and in bottles. In bottles the natural carbonation stands out more and the tap version tends to be served too cold. Releasing the cork frees wisps of fruit, bread, light apricot, funky yeast and earthy aromas. It pours hazy gold with a very slight orange tint under a 1” milky white, finely bubbled foam cap that persists and leaves rich lace. This has a rich malty, bready backbone lightly sweetened with caramel providing an excellent base for yeast driven fruit - apricot, orange blended with a dash of yeasty funk as it crosses the tongue. Light earthy hops provide balance on the finish and lead to long, lingering fruit flavors. This has a creamy texture with a medium to medium full body and above average carbonation. This comes in a brown bottle so it has less chance of getting skunky than Saison Dupont and some of their other green bottled beer. (887 characters)

Photo of Byeast
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: poured a fairly hazed and cloudy paler golden orange color, with a medium head of bright white creamy foam.

Smell: A fresh, earthy, fruity,yeasty, lightly floral and allureing nose, citrus scents, bit of straw like malt, slight coriander spice, and some flowery and grassy hops.

Taste: Full palate of fruity, citrusy, and yeasty complexity, yet leaves me with the impression of being light bodied and refreshing, the carbonation is a bit creamy at first and carries and almost wheaty grain twang for a moment, flash of honey sweetness, then orange peel, fruity and floral esters as well as some phenols on a light and lifting middle, very lightly spicy hop and practically hidden alcohol presence, and a dryish, slightly tart, mineral like, and yeasty finish.

Mouthfeel: full with flavor, overall light bodied.

Drinkability: An outstanding saision. So full of delicous flavors and complexity, as usual the individual tastes became more pronounced as the beer warmed a bit, and i was surprised at all the great flavors that opened up. Even at 9.5%abv it retains those awsome saison refreshing qualities. I need to get some more to cellar, i would proudly bust one out at a special occaison where a toast or good drink was in order! (1,254 characters)

Photo of bosco7
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yellow-orange brew with big cloud like head. Hazed.

Orange, hemp, spearmint, clove, and some medicinal aromas.

Starts with orange peel, green apple, marijuana and pear. The spiciness of this brew quickly takes over. Cloves, pepper, asprin, spearmint, and a whole lot more that is hard to put into words. The body is relatively big and there is some alcohol in the finish. The finish is dry and zesty.

One of those beers that any fermentation enthusiast must try at least once. I recall many years ago, before I was obsessed with craft beer, picking a few bottles up because of the intriguing bottle and price tag. I was amazed by the flavors within. Ever since I have looked forward to this time of year so I can buy a few bottles. (737 characters)

Photo of clickpush
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: 750 ml bottle to tulip glass. This beer is crazy active and produced a four finger head from a relatively gentle pour. Head is fluffy and eggshell in color; beer is cloudy peach. Head's got big bubbles in the center giving it a fluffy appearance, and as it makes its slow pillowy descent it leaves webbed lacings along the glass and excellent lacings eventually atop the effervescent brew.

Nose: Citric tart and sweet at the same time. Classically saison (and delicious). Very faint traces of Christmas spices, lots of lemon and yeast.

Mouth: The malt is thick and slightly bitter with a nice roast character to it. Bitterness is well balanced with some yeasty sweet and spicy flavors and citrus acidity. Reminded of the hops by the gently prodding fresh cut grass flavor. Mouthfeel is incredibly bubbly and prickly and consistent all the way through the mouth. (873 characters)

Photo of atigerlife
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Elegantly Lovely. That is the best way to describe the beer.

Took off the metal cork retainer and the cork shot off like a rocket...I guess those metal things do serve a purpose.

Tons of small carbonation rising. 1 finger white creamy head. Good retention. Dark orange/golden. Beautiful.

Aroma is apparent from far away...hay, floral. Farmhouse. Sweet. Peach and citrus.

Taste is of peach, apricot, grassy. Sweet. Citrus. Many light flavors bouncing around my mouth.

Mouthfeel is creamy, medium bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a very well made beer. Delicous. Good with food. Very easy to drink [maybe too easy given the ABV].

Update 3/3/13: Just had another bottle. 2006. Still wonderful. Highly recommended. (716 characters)

Photo of brdc
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Large corked and caged bottle, poured into a goblet.

It is a reasonably clear, golden brew with a nice foamy whitish head, with great retention and lacing; later in the evening I pour the yeasty bottom as well, and that obviously creates a lot of haziness.
Aroma is funky, straw, earthy and grassy, along with some citric fruitiness and spiciness.
Impressively easy to drink, with well-hidden alcohol, but crisp and creamy in the palate, with the same yeasty, earthy, grassy, orange and pepper notes expected; with the addition of the bottom, some added yeastiness (but I believe it was better without the sediment). Finishes quite dry, asking for more.

This one went great with olive oil/pepper basted steaks, but I can imagine dozens of dishes to pair with it. I need more of this... (790 characters)

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Found at the Blue Nile. (reviewed from notes)

This beer pours a foggy golden peach with an egg shell film for a collar.

Smells of creamy, powdery yeast with some black pepper and cream, pears, cranberries, peaches and a crisp but sour pineapple. There's alsoa soft orange juice with a dry grapefruit rind that fades into a light soda CO2.

There's a soft creamy yeast here that reminds me of heavy cream with ginger, black pepper and grapefruit rind. This peppery ginger lingers long into the finish.

Feels silky clean and dry with a light hidden and creamy carbonation.

I could stand to drink several of these. This one's a quaffable treat to be sure. The subtly of this one is remarkable and the seamless blend of flavors makes this one a legend. (753 characters)

Photo of hustlesworth
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A- crazy loud pop as I effortlessly pull out the cork. Upon pouring, my tulip immediately fills with an expansive white foam of uniformly sized bubbles that quickly form a leathery skin on the surface. The head is not moving. It just refuses to go anywhere. I guess I'll just sit here and stare at it. The body itself is a glowing yellow lemony apricot and when the foam finally subsides, the glass is crusted over with delicate lacing accented by thick fingers of leftover foam.

S- the nose is very similar to the vielle but with more emphasis on fruit. Lemon and bitter orange, mango and guava, mild banana and pineapple, clove and cardamom spice. The slightest hint of band aid and barnyard add another layer of yeasty complexity. Nice melon sweetness also along with faint pale malt way in the back.

T- extremely fruity with an elegant balance of sweet tart and bitter. Banana, sweet basil and latex are prominent, with other tropical fruits residing somewhere out the way. It's not funky so to speak, and honestly I would appreciate some of that, but the phenols are alive & kickin and so are the alcohol esters. Alcohol is pineapple and floral like fruit blossoms and I'm sure the hops also have a hand in that with their grassy and flowery citrus bitterness. Tropical tart-sweetness lasts well into the finish, finally giving way to leafy hops and alcohol dryness. I may have forgotten to mention a light base of cracker like malt.

MF- deceitfully light although the alcohol provides a silky body worthy of merit. Bottle conditioned perfection here. Bubbles sting the tongue. Crisp and delightfully dry.

D- an amazing strong saison with more overall character than the weaker versions I've had from DuPont (vielle, avril) although naturally the strength begets less drinkability. An incredible beer and well worth the $11 price tag. (1,846 characters)

Photo of bruachan
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

head is fantastic. nice orangy color, though a little hazy. decent lacing

succulent hoppy aroma. almost some mint going on. leather, apricots (better yet...apricot fruit leather), fenugreek, anise. lusciously herbal

fine hop flavor with excellent yeast flavors. lemony, but otherwise not what i would call a fruity beer (which is a little surprising, given how strongly it smelled of apricots). bitter and only elegantly so. i think i taste the cork a little, but i'll allow it

welll....that is a spectacular brew. the depth, the class...i could drink it for a year and find something new to say each day (607 characters)

Photo of WetCoaster
4.69/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Absolutely lovely clear, deep gold/pale orange with a slightly off-white head. Booming, rocky berg of foam with excellent retention. Extremely fine carbonation. Not amazing in any way, but absolutely spot-on for the style.

Smell: Hells yeah. It's... everything. It starts honey and rich, than boom, floral, with a super-sweet gardenia/jasmine summer evening punch. But we're not done; then the fruit comes. Peach, apricot, plum. Mild hops. Herbs. Bit of the old horseblanket farm funk, white pepper... just awesome.

Taste: Well, I mean, after the aroma, there's no where to go but down, and it doesn't quite hit every point. That doesn't mean it's not great, though. Sweet and smoooth. Velvety peach nectar, followed by a herbal coriander/rosemary bite, a bit of white pepper, and a surprisingly assertive hop bite.

Mouthfeel: Tight and just right, a bit heavier than the average saison, bit still crisp and nice.

Drinkability: At 9.5, a bit too much to drink much of, but just a joy otherwise and (at my local store, anyway) $10 a bottle? A STEAL. Great beer on all levels. (1,090 characters)

Photo of geexploitation
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant, cloudy yellow gold with plenty of head and yeast in suspension. It looks like the Saison Dupont Vieille Provision. It doesn't smell like it, however: the nose holds much more in the way of zesty hops, candi sugar, pilsner malts and a ton of phenols with that fruity Dupont yeast, which throws some lemongrass and orange (maybe burnt orange zest?) into the mix. On the palate. this is a heavy saison with plenty of residual sweetness that could use some time in the bottle to dry out. Still, the flavors are great: smooth, pale malts, creamy orange-and-spice, phenols in the mid-palate. Growing hop bitterness, with orange blossoms, toward the finish, which is dry and refreshing for such a big beer. Mouthfeel is thick and full of fine carbonation. I wonder if it will thin out as the beer ages, but it's still pretty great. Overall, this is a fantastic beer. It's kind of like the Vieille Provision dialed up a bit, but there's nothing wrong with that. Fantastic. (983 characters)

Photo of Absumaster
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the best beer I have ever tasted, there is simply nothing wrong with it, smell is great, taste is supercomplex, appearance is nice and super drinkable. Every sip is enjoyable!
It pours an excellent golden yellow orange color with a stable head that is fed by a constant stream of (a lot of) carbonation.

Smell was excellent, lemon zest and slightly acidic, hops off course and some fruity green apples.

First taste is hops, sort of cannabis like and a green taste, grass or italian herb-like. Then the fruity and floral part, with flowers, green apples and other exotic fruits, like pineapple and mango.To finish it off, there is a malty backbone, in a vienna malt way.
Mouthfeel is dry and body is medium to low. I suspect some lactic acid to be in there. Although it sounds like a serious attack of the tastebuds, everything is quit mild.

This is a wonderfull beer, without a doubt, I have never given these good reviews to a beer, this beer is great in smell and taste and is highly drinkable! (1,018 characters)

Photo of sinistrsam
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow. I had this out of a bottle at the Eulogy Belgian Beer bar in Philadelphia. It was poured by the bartender in front of my eyes and had a wonderful slightly-cloudy pale yellow body and a great white head. Mild carbonation is evident.
Not much in the nose at first but it reveals its complexity as it warms. Reminiscent of white wine and champagne, th smell encompases eevrything from tart apple to grass and lemon. Very mild but lovely, and balanced extremely well.
Yeast and citrus cominate the taste, but once agian this is mild. Vanilla and wood, floral and herbal tastes. This is what expect a farmhouse to be. This can be called the archytype as far as I'm concerned. So much going on here that I have a hard time discerning all the flavors and aromas.
The dry and sweet tastes play back and forth but the dry seems to win, if only by a little. Light-bodied and a perfect ammount of carbonation. You could forget you're drinking a beer here and think you had been poured a flat (not in a bad way) champagne-like dry white wine.
The drinkability was given only a 4.5 because of the ABV; as a few others have said, you need to take into account what needs to be done the morning after you drink this. This is literally so drinkable and full of complexity, that you could taste something differtn each time, and therefore open several bottles in an evening. Beware if you do that.
Overall I will support this beers high rating; this is truly outstanding and something I will actively seek out in the future. (1,514 characters)

Photo of aerozeppl
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml 2005 Vintage

A: Poured with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. Super sticky lacing.

S: Very musty nose up front.Then some nice fruity esters with hints of pineapple and banana. Little bit of funk as well which I was hoping for.

T: Nice subtle tartness up front. Then it has that nice earthy taste followed by a powerful sour yeasty taste. You actually get a touch of hops as well. Finishes with a blast of fruit. Very nice saison. Very complex. Tons of funk at the end of the bottle.

M: Nice light to medium body with some stickiness. Carbonation was really nice.

D: Damn is this good with 3 years on it. The last pour with all the yeast in it was sublime. Tons of funk. Excellent beer. I am sure the 3 years on the bottle did not hurt. (744 characters)

Photo of sloejams
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is always a personal favorite this time of year. Saison Dupont pairs well with just about all food, so can be said of this which is why it's easy to show up with a bottle or 2 no matter what the occasion.

It has a straw yellow cloudy color with a prominent head. Orange zest, lemon and coriander dominant the smell. The taste is crisp with slight sweetness, the flavors being funky - some wheat, lemon and clove. Very refreshing with a slight creaminess, even.

Very tasty, grab some this time of year while they last. (524 characters)

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Avec les Bons Voeux de la Brasserie Dupont! Vintage 2006.

Cork pops substantially and that dupont dank smells comes roiling out. i swear when you open this beer you can smell it across the room. Pours a straw yellow with orange tints and a very, very slight haziness. Good head that retains quite well. The nose of the brew is by far one of the most aromatic out there. Smells of light fruits maybe pear and settles into a nose of belgian yeast and spice. The taste is incredibly delightful with notes of apple and pear and that saison flavor that only comes from belgium. the apple flavors really come out in the finish and especially in the aftertaste. Great spice yeast and hop mixture and even a little fructose sugar taste. The carbonation is perfect and not to abrasive like you would find in some saisons. Slides right down the throat. If I couldnt read i would not beleive there was 9.5 abv in this fantastic farmhouse. By far my favorite saison, think it would be wonderful with another year or two under its belt. the most drinkable saison ive ever had, and the best and most noticeabley lingering aftertaste of any brew ive ever had. Great choice! (1,160 characters)

Photo of hwwty4
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured a corked and caged 750ml into my Hennepin globe glass. This beer pours a rich, hazy golden with a massive 4-inch head that lasts for days and leaves crazy lacing all the way down the glass. The aroma is amazing. I don't think I've ever had a beer with this much aroma. After I opened it up the aroma wafted through the entity of my kitchen and living room. Massive notes of lemon zest, pepper, yeasty biscuits, toast, grassy hops, coriander with just a hint of banana underlying the aroma. Also there subtle notes of funk along with just a hint of sulfur that I think probably comes from the green bottle but adds just another layer of complexity to the beer. The flavor is just as remarkable. As complex as any saison I could want. Massive lemon zest, apple skins, ripe pears, grains, yeasty biscuits and just a wee bit of funk. The funk is a bit toned down form the nose. The sulfur is still there though, once again adding more to it then subtracting. My biggest issue is the alcohol content. Its really hard to hide 9.5% and it shows through just a little bit. The mouthfeel is exceptional. I've never had a Saison that is that creamy and smooth but at the same time it just doesn't finish dry enough or me. This is always my biggest complaint with Saisons. I want them to finish bone dry. Overall this is a exceptional example of a Belgian Saison. Absolutely beautiful. (1,381 characters)

Photo of alexgash
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2006 bottle, I believe. Has yellow label with roman numeral 3 on it.

Clearish, deep golden body with straw edges. Voluminous, cumulus, rocky, cotton-white head. Very nice lacing. Complex, very aromatic nose. Rich, sugary, cotton-candy notes mix with sharp sea air, horse blanket, fresh-mowed grass, wet hay, and a whiff of fruity alcohol. I could smell this dizzyingly complex beer all day/night!

Lemony-tart bitterness and Saaz funk goodness up front. Sour apple malt turns sweeter and sugary-er mid-palate. Some tropical fruit and pear sweetness in there, but never gets too sweet. Overall this remains a mostly dry beer. Lemon citrus bitterness increases in the finish and becomes more herbal, resinous and numbing. Alcohol is present and warming. Picking up some leftover powdered sugar too. Slight tart/sour barnyard funk throughout lets me know that this is still a Dupont creation. Slightly more complex than the regular Saison. Medium-bodied with a smooth, tiny-bubble feel. Would be nice to be able to get this year round. As it is, this shall become a winter staple for me! (1,090 characters)

Photo of Zorro
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3/4 Liter bottle received from dnrobert24 and 2MBBIF.

I get a loud pop and a healthy amount of carbonation from the cork upon opening. Cork has 2005 on it as the bottling year.

Poured in to my Duvel Tulip I get a peachy golden colored beer with a trace of chill hazing. Powerful and voluminous white head almost is too much for my glass. Absolutely perfect looks for a Saison.

Smell is strong almost like a lovely flowers and spices perfume. Strong flowers combine with an intense spicy aroma. Strong coriander and black pepper aroma accents a very floral Saison.

Taste is quite dry and very floral and spicy that is my first impression. Hops are not at all hidden here and show themselves as a stiff drying bitterness in the aftertaste. Strongly warming in the chest but not the mouth, you will not be drinking two bottles of this by yourself. Flavor is all flowers and hay with coriander and black pepper. A very well executed beer that nails the style perfectly.

Mouthfeel is full crisp and drying, only thing left behind is a taste of flowers.

I always worry when I give a beer very high marks as to whether my sense of taste might be out of whack but not with this one. Pretty much a perfect Saison, throw away all that champagne and serve this for special occasions. Only possible flaw here is that the alcohol level won't let you drink a lot of it at once. (1,381 characters)

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4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle.

Hazy, dull orange liquid. Large, rocky, white colored head. Appearance doesn't do much for me.

Things rapidly improve as I inhale. Belgian barnyard present, but not very strong. Lemony-citrus scent. Candi sugar. Spices, maybe coriander. Grass/herbal notes.

They improve more with the first sip! Nicely bitter - lemon - which lingers well into the aftertaste. Alcohol/phenol taste. Candi sugar deep & buried, but picks up with the temperature. Tastes more like honey as it warms. Clove and pepper. Grass. This beer is way too complex for me to describe properly.

Medium bodied, with high carbonation - they work well together. Quite dry. Alcohol warming kicks in nice & quick.

A very complex saison. Bitter/citrus more than sweet. I will definately look forward to having another. (808 characters)

Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 587 ratings.