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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,185 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,185
Reviews: 582
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 86
Gots: 116 | FT: 3
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002

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Ratings: 1,185 | Reviews: 582
Photo of Auraan
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear amber orange body with no head and minimal white lacing. A unique looking saison, a portent of things to come. Scents of alcohol mingle with fruity esters of apricot, orange flesh, and aromatic floral hops with a note of jasmine, notes of sugar cookie and some light peppery aromas. Overall impression is of a bigger, strong saison, with more alcohol than traditional, but many of the traditional aromas nicely present and balanced well. Unique yet traditional, a good saison aroma. Flavor begins nicely balanced, a mix of sweet and bitter, with notes of alcohol, orange flesh, herbal hops. Middle is medium in sweetness with the same flavors as the beginning, but with a bit more alcohol. Finish is medium dry, with notes of alcohol, floral and herbal European hops, citrus flesh and peel and white pepper. Aftertaste is alcohol, floral hops and white pepper. Overall impression of taste is of a very nice saison. Strong in alcohol, but traditional in other ways. A good unique saison, brimming with flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation and a lightly acidic feel. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a saison that is a bit less traditional, but still good. Overall this is a good saison. A wonderful aroma and flavor that are unique yet traditional saison with the same in mouthfeel. A good saison that is quite well executed.

Photo of bainard
4.92/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pat61
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Photo of Sean_King
3.91/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ale_Dog
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ieatplates
4.94/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WynnO
3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateF90
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Armsby Abbey in Worcester, MA. Great find. Attractively transparent. One finger sticky head. Smell is tepid, very similar to regular Dupont. Taste is the redeeming quality, much more depth and room to explore. Hay and farmhouse flavors galore. Noticeable booze on the finish justified the price tag. Carbonation works in concert with the flavor profile. Tasty rarity.

Photo of yancot
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of neruda11
3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anvilx
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConanSachler
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alex-Alkis
4.82/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tinfang
4.77/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle. Golden amber in color, cloudy, with a massive, pillowy white head that lasts for eternity and sticks to the side of the glass. Simply stunning. Aroma jumps right out of the glass and slaps you in the face with a big dose of complexity. Big, perfumy hops got my attention initially, followed by barnyard funk and skunk, mild fruits like peach and pear, orange citrus, and some light peppery spice. Flavor has the textbook Saison fruit/spice combo with the alcohol coming through ever so slightly. A big wave of earthy, perfumy hops as well. Bone dry in the finish but so smooth that it keeps you coming back for more and more. Medium bodied and very easy to drink, especially given the high ABV.

I saved this bottle for New Year's Eve, but everyone I was with had switched to drinking wine and I ended up polishing the whole thing off myself. Nothing but praise for this beer. I might even be underrating it but I'd like to have it again before giving it even higher marks. Outstanding beer, highly recommended.

Photo of AndreasDif
3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerpirates
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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