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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,055 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,055
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 76
Gots: 72 | FT: 3
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002)
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Photo of hayesjw
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

hayesjw, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Giggy
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Giggy, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of seaoflament
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A 2007 vintage.

Pours a bright golden color with an inch of white foam.

Aromas of apricots, peaches, coriander, pepper, hints of honey, and orange. A sweet malt profile in the background ties all the fruits and spices together. The malt has a wheat characteristic or maybe it is the yeast profile. Earthy notes also present, as well as some lemon zest.

Peppery and yeast flavors dominate at first and then it finishes with peach and bitter nectarine. A tad more alcohol is noticeable as it warms up.

Lively carbonation yet not aggressive on the tongue. Clean and slightly fruity finish with a little alcohol warmth in the back of the throat. Somewhat bitter and dry finish

A good saison but a tad too much alcohol to drink too much of it in one day.

seaoflament, Feb 01, 2008
Photo of DaveHS
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2010 poured into my St. Feuillen glass.

A-Pours hazy blonde with about an inch of frothy, bubbly eggshell white head. Leaves soapy lacing down the glass.

S-Grassy hops, honeydew, blood orange juice, and DuPont's signature yeast.

T/M-Less earthy than the standard DuPont saison. The difference is subtle, but ultimately significant. The earthy, funky yeast is at the forefront of the flavor profile, along with notes of white pepper and a touch of coriander. Gets nice and dry mid-palate, with a warming finish and prickly carbonation.

O-A great alternative to the sweet, sometimes syrupy Belgian holiday ales. My favorite DuPont beer.

DaveHS, Jun 25, 2011
Photo of Beerenauslese
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this several times before without reviewing. But I bought 6 bottles in the summertime from my local wineshop for next to nothing and now it's time to reap the investment.

Clear yellow gold body, poured in a flute to a three-quarter inch, dense sudsy head. Moderate head retention, but after a few minutes, dissipates to a ring and cap, with a little sticky lacing.

Nose is light malts, quite aromatic with spices--a little coriander, maybe ginger--and tropical/citrus fruit notes, light brown sugar, noble hops and a little alchohol.

Tastes of tropical fruits and tangerine, an earthy yeast character, balanced by light bready malts, coriander spice, and a little butterskotch/brown sugar. Long bitter hop finish with lots of orange rind and a touch of pepper. With the light malt structure, the alcohol is much more evident than in a usual saison.

This is very nicely carbonated and has a very creamy, moussey mouthfeel.

This is a nice orange-spiced saison, and with a 9.5% ABV, it is a winter warmer and definitely a good beer for the holidays. With the orange acidity, it will cut through the heavy cookies and fruit cakes. But I could drink this beer whenever I want a fruity higher ABV saison. It was a good decision to scoop these in the summertime, my only question is why did I wait till the holidays to crack one open?

Beerenauslese, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of xdefeatsy
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

xdefeatsy, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of wdarcy77
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

wdarcy77, May 01, 2012
Photo of Agold
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this bottle in a BIF. Excited to crack it open. Looks nice. About an inch and a half of fluffy white head with ok retention. A few spots of lacing stay on the glass, but not too much. The body is golden and hazy. Aroma is nice. Fruity, floral, a bit spicy, and candied citrus peel without the sweet. Flavor is grassy, floral, citrusy, and spicy. Mouthfeel is right on. Light, med-high carb, dry, very nice. I had no problem drinking the whole 750 by myself, was very easy drinking and very enjoyable, but not really remarkable.

Agold, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of WYVYRN527
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Upon pouring into a glass, the beer displays a beautiful hazy golden color with very fine carbonation. Once settled, the head is about a quarter of an inch and very creamy. The aroma is a bit off at first, but after a few minutes hints of citrus and spice show through. A doughy aroma lingers behind. The flavors are immense, beginning with citrus, spice, and then followed with a long dry finish that lingers on the palate for minutes. I found this beer very easy to drink, and anyone looking to try something new during the holiday season, I would deffinitely reccommend it.

WYVYRN527, Nov 30, 2007
Photo of Hallertau
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Hallertau, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of carln26
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

carln26, Feb 20, 2005
Photo of inspektor
2.5/5  rDev -40%

inspektor, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of ThreeFishes
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ThreeFishes, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of leedorham
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

leedorham, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of magine
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Duvel glass.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow orange; tons of bubbles and a massive near white head. Head is tremendous looking. Incredible head retention and lacing. The head and lace is massive. Really is a tremendous looking brew and is among the best looking brews I have ever seen. Wow.

Brew smells of spice; yeasts and coriander lemon zest. Good nose.

Brew is spiced; citrus, lemon - zesty. A good brew just a bit too spiced. It could use more yeast which would add to the body and mouthfeel. The brew is spiced from start to finish. Cant tell it has high abv, somewhere between a triple and a saison. Good tastes, just could have been something way more. Good.

This is one of the best looking brews you will have. It doesnt quite hit on the taste though. But it is very good.

magine, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of John11486
5/5  rDev +19.9%

John11486, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of dedrinker
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aren't we all so precious just for having this? Hazy deep golden, fuzzy head that calms down in time. Nose of minerals and earth; some tartness. Flavors of lemongrass, lazy grains, and clove. It tasted the closest yet to a cross between a Saison and Hefeweizen. In regards to a regular Saison Dupont, this one had much more fruit, spice and body, but I'm not going to be fooled into worshiping this beer just because it's a limited edition holiday Saison. Good-to-great...yes. Awesome? Nah. You can live off the Foret Organic in the meantime.

dedrinker, Nov 09, 2007
Photo of kbnooshay
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a gorgeous hazy orange yellow color with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma was slightly musty, clove, citrus like and yeasty. Flavor though reminds me of a Duvel, but slightly less sweet and more earthy in flavor. The mellow but nice fruit flavor is of an acid orange and pear. The peppery hop flavor is there but not too obnoxious as to overpower the delicate fruit flavor. Feel is tingly liek a champagne but not as light obviously. Not the most balanced or complex farmhouse but it was VERY enjoyable.

kbnooshay, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of rvdoorn
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
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

rvdoorn, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of adamant1912
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

adamant1912, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of jim_carignan
4/5  rDev -4.1%

jim_carignan, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -4.1%

brpendergast85, May 27, 2014
Photo of timtim
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

hazy golden with a white head that has pretty good retention and good lace. smell is really nice. nose is less barnyardy than foret or saison d, but more spicy. mainly pepper, corriander, some clove. a little lemongrassy smell and some musty to go with it. taste is basically what the nose suggests. nice and warming. medium full like their other saisons with a nice amount of carbonation. very drinkable for a 9.5%er. i'll enjoy a few more of these this holiday season.

timtim, Nov 10, 2007
Photo of Googs
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Googs, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of cavedave
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

cavedave, Mar 09, 2013
Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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