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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,124 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,124
Reviews: 571
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 83
Gots: 93 | 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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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

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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.!

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01/15/14 From bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC. I Love This Beer!!!. The mystery is how it is so aromatic...almost perfumy...but the flavors are all so subtle. Seductive. Typical yeast-up-front Belgian character with a truly refined touch. I Love This Beer!!!

Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,124 ratings.