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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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93
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1,185 Ratings
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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
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, best before september 2017

A- Dark golden colour, quite murky/hazy. Huge, bubbly, soft-looking white head, great persistence through the last sips, suprinsigly it does not leave that much lacing

S- Definitely a sweet malt base, maybe some sugar in the mix. Strong yeasty presence, bringing an earthy/barnyard kind of feel. Spicy notes, expecially pepper, on the back of things and maybe a slight lemonish note

T- Bold grainy, crisp entrypoint, very lively in the mouth. Bittersweet, with a very nice balance, throughout the whole tasting, with notes of honey along with a persistent herbal feel. Some kind of earthyness is also present. Background notes of pepper and lemon as the smell suggested. Finishes decently dry despite it's complexity and slightly musty feel, leaving you longing for another sip

M- As mentioned, very lively. Quite dense in body along with pretty high carbonation. You can really feel this beer. The 9.5%ABV is perfectly hidden though

O- All the basics of saisons are there, but in a stronger, bolder version, in terms of body, mouthfeel, maybe even complexity. It may feel on the point of being a little too much, but it never really gets over the top. Plain good stuff, worth a plain good 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Made the mistake of opening after work, before dinner, and without noting alcohol content (9.5%), but fortunately within the safety and comfort of my own home and without heavy machinery present. Served from 750ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pale straw-honey color. Mostly clear with only slightest haze or cloudiness. Vibrant but not excessive carbonation; bubbles like Champagne. Classic Belgian dense whipped egg white head that leaves wonderful lace.

S: Herbs & spices, but not much hops. A little of the horse-blanket-wet-dog you'd expect from a Farmhouse ale. Oh...hello, alcohol!

T: This is not a subtle beer. Lacking the malt or hops presence to offer cover, the alcohol content draws attention to itself. Even the spice of the Belgian yeast can't compete. Finishes dry, with lingering warmth. Yes, it's boozy.

M: Pleasant carbonation contributes to good mouthfeel/texture. Might have earned a 5.0 if it wasn't for its seemingly combustible nature.

O: A pleasant beer that perhaps would have benefited from better timing on my part. However, even with or after food, I don't think it has the backbone to support the high alcohol content, leaving the beer fundamentally out of balance.

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A- Pours a hazy straw color with a thick white head and lively carbonation.

S- The aroma is bold, with huge notes of tart lemon, barnyard funk, and fresh herbs. Some banana notes from the Belgian yeast is also evident.

T- The first thing I notice in the flavor is some biting sour apple that I didn't initially pick up in the nose. The rest of the taste follows the nose with slight funk, crisp/refreshing tartness, and a bit of grassy bitterness from the herbs.

M- The mouthfeel is medium to thick, but it is offset by heavy carbonation. It is a bit reminiscent of a dry white wine.

O- This drinks very easy, and the 9.5% is completely unnoticable. One of my all time favorite saisons, even if it is pretty high in alcohol for the style!

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A- Pours a clear, light golden color with a big fluffy white head, great lacing.

S- A light, bright aroma of lemon and white grapes, hay and yeast, a bit of floral and spicy notes as well.

T- Delicious light fruit, lemon, grapes, apples. Some earthy, funky notes and a mild tartness, as well as some light spice. Malt is light and bready and a bit sweet. A bit of floral hops and some fruity alcohol.

M- Medium-bodied, has a smooth, soft feel with a dry finish.

O- A great saison, its fruity, yeasty and spicy aspects are all awesome and delicious, I'd be happy drinking this at any time of the year.

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A-hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-lemon zest, yeast, herbal, slightly grassy, slight funk

T-lemon, grains, yeasty funk, spices, lightly peppery, slight tartness, all flavors pretty harmoniously blended

F-light to medium body with nice prickly carbonation, crisp with slight alcohol presence making itself known

O-a nice Saison in keeping with the quality of their standard Saison, would drink this again

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