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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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93
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1,020 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,020
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 70
Gots: 61 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002)
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Twal

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-21-2013 02:42:23 | More by Twal
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mzwolinski

California

4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2004

At 9.5%, this is the strongest of Brasserie Dupont’s lineup. And I’ve got a whole 750 ml all to myself. Poor me. (Or is that, “pour me!”)

Crisp pop upon opening!

Cloudy, orangeish peach in appearance with a swirling eddy of carbonation and a thick off-white head.

Grassy, slightly lemony aroma. Invigorating and refreshing!

The malt body is understated and at first serves merely as a stage for a slightly spicy, herbal, floral hop presence. Slightly peppery at the finish. Tartness is minimum. Malt develops a slightly chewy, doughy character as the beer warms. Exquisitely balanced. God, how the hell is 9.5%? You’ll feel it long before you taste it (though the alcohol flavor does spark up a bit as the beer sits).

Lovely, well carbonated but substantial mouthfeel

Yeast pour adds a hint of farmhouse funk to the aroma and an easy depth to the flavor.

What a great beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2006 03:58:44 | More by mzwolinski
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Googs

New York

4/5  rDev -4.3%

01-17-2013 02:39:30 | More by Googs
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ggaughan

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly.

Poured a nice hazy orange-ish color with a small, subtle white head. The beer has a nice spicy, herbal aroma and the nice abv% comes through as well, very strong but appealling aroma.

The taste is spicy and tangy but very drinkable. This is a definite favorite of mine in the farmhouse / saison style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-15-2006 00:48:30 | More by ggaughan
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kornkid8600

California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-08-2011 07:57:23 | More by kornkid8600
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.3%

03-22-2014 03:03:06 | More by jim_carignan
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MeisterBurger

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The cork pops out of the bottle like this beer has somewhere to go. A very lively, highly carbonated pour leads to a clear, golden color topped by an astoundingly large bubbled, billowy, creamy head that retains almost too well.

And the aroma...aaahhh, the aroma. Nice and fruity. Citrusy lemon and fresh cut pear with the carbonation is high, sweet honey and toffee once things die down. Wheat and spice. Really just bright and inviting.

The taste is fruit (apples, pears, lemon) and Belgian funk supported by a gentle honied pale malt underneath. Nice, dry, bitter finish with some good pepper and coriander in the aftertaste. Nice yeastiness throughout. Slightly warming alcohol. Just incredible.

Medium bodied, creamy, with high carbonation that keeps things light and fresh on the palate.

Incredibly drinkable. Refreshing. Which is all a bit of a danger at 9,5% vol.

And yeah. In short, I would drink this again quite happily...

...but I'd be thinking of Saison Dupont.

(With thanks to stagger yet again for hooking me up.)

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2009 05:23:37 | More by MeisterBurger
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philipquarles

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

75cl bottle from '09. Pours a hazy, ruddy gold with a large white head. Nice staying power. Smells incredibly yeasty and slightly sweet, with a lot of bubblegum. Slight tanginess. Definite grassy hops in the background. The initial taste is quite bitter, again with a lot of strong, aromatic hop character. Very sweet later, with a lot of malt/candi sugar coming through. Again, plenty of the trademark Dupont yeast. Slightly boozy, warming finish. Lingering notes both sweet and bitter, which isn't very pleasant. Medium body. Not terrible, but it doesn't hold a candle to Saison Dupont. What's the point?

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2009 00:31:25 | More by philipquarles
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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-11-2014 18:54:04 | More by leitmotif
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brbrocc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

03-01-2014 17:55:48 | More by brbrocc
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

12-15-2011 00:27:20 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

02-08-2014 01:11:52 | More by Hallertau
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

03-25-2014 15:46:18 | More by Beerswag
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured with a large, fluffy white head that was very long-lasting. Body is pale yellow, and hazy.

S: Spicy aroma (coriander?), some light citrus fruit, and just a touch of barnyard funk.

T: Delicious... the flavor is actually quite subdued, and blended perfectly. Spices, fruit, funk, with a bit of noble hop flavor. Finishes crisp and dry.

M: Light to medium-light bodied, with high carbonation.

D: A fantastic Saison... delicious. Dangerously easy to drink despite the high ABV. Something I would definitely seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 16:09:37 | More by berley31
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homebrewhawk

Kansas

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy gold. Plenty of carbonation and an off white head. Nice clove/coriander yeast aromas with some malts. Great mouthfeel. A little sugary sweetness. Dry, slightly spicy finish with a little alcohol coming through. I didn't write much down when I was drinking it, but I really enjoyed it!

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2007 16:38:06 | More by homebrewhawk
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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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theboozecruise

Louisiana

4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer #3 at a recent tasting, preceded by the Fantome Hiver.

Poured a cloudy copperish tone, large creamy head. Scent of spices and some definite fruit. This was the second Saison of the tasting and I'm new to this style, but liking it a lot. They make me think of a spicier take on a Belgian White Ale.

The 9.5% abv is very well masked... very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2009 14:31:30 | More by theboozecruise
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khiasmus

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy orange/yellow with as rich a pillowy head as one could want depending on the manner of pour.

S- Rich sweet malt, honey, white pepper, coriander, clove. Hops are faint in the background, lending a piney character. Some faint alcohol in the back.

T- Much the same as the nose, with a bit more prominent honey-sweetness, all the spicyness is there and the finish has a bit of sour lent from the yeast, along with the bitter grapefruity hops.

M- Both smooth and very sharp from the high carbonation, and has a very dry, lingering finish with a bit of alcohol warmth.

D- Quite good. I don't know that I would buy another bottle for the price, but certainly worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2008 01:59:01 | More by khiasmus
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Kinsman

California

3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills the glass with a clear golden yellow body and crowned with a huge rocky and dense sticky white head.

Aroma hits you with a dose of yeasty funk right off the bat. Slightly fruity and a bit grainy as well. However, a bit of skunky aroma adds some light-struck suspicion. A brown bottle sure would be nice but I'm able to enjoy it nonetheless.

A bit tart with a healthy dose of musty funk upfront greet the palate. Fruity with some apple and grape notes alongside a nice biscuity malt body.

Mouthfeel is bubbly and effervescent with a nice crisp finish. Overall, a tasty saison but the slight hint of skunk throws it off just a bit. Still however, happy to enjoy as I ring in the new year.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 04:31:27 | More by Kinsman
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unclekeith

Alaska

4/5  rDev -4.3%

04-23-2013 15:56:25 | More by unclekeith
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Lothore

California

3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a deep golden yellow hue. Slightly hazy with a huge frothy white head which leaves tons of lacing as it goes down. An absolutely beautiful brew.

S- Smell is very strong. Fruit notes, Belgian spices and yeast combine to make my mouth water.

T- This is where this saison lets me down a little, not because it tastes bad but because of the fact that it just seems unbalanced and after the amazing look and smell I had my hopes a little too high. As one might expect you get the same fruit notes as in the nose, very few of the spices and a belgian yeast which leaves a slight skunky Heineken flavor in your mouth. While this paragraph seems like I don't like the taste that isn't it at all. I think it is one of the best saison's I have ever had but I felt like it could be the ultimate with a couple tweaks.

M- Mouthfeel is very crisp, lingers on the palate a bit and seems to go down very smooth. Amazingly refreshing.

D- Again because of the fact that the taste isn't where I would like it to be, it got dinged in this category a bit, however I had no trouble finishing the 750 by myself.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2008 04:13:11 | More by Lothore
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-12-2011 04:42:38 | More by Elfastball7
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paulthebeerguru

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: snifter. nice pale yellow color with some sediment in there. solid white head. good retention and good lacing.

S: nice lemon aroma. some sweet tones mixed with some sour notes. almost like a fair lemonade.

T: sweeter malts than expected. some lemon and sweet orange flavors. some sours, but light. very nice tasting saison.

M: very smooth and mellow for 9.5%, heavier than expected. high carbonation.

D: I love saisons, this is good, but not top notch for me. very enjoyable though, well worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2008 18:04:32 | More by paulthebeerguru
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elec

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

02-12-2012 04:06:44 | More by elec
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-17-2013 20:32:11 | More by Caudalie
Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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