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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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1,090 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,090
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 78
Gots: 81 | FT: 3
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Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

zonker17, Jan 12, 2012
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1/5  rDev -76%

Kayaker6, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of Robje
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Robje, Jan 10, 2012
Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

bonbini26, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of gearzstang
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

gearzstang, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

acurtis, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of ianjsullivan
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ST: 750ml poured into a snifter. Bottle lists ABV but does not list DBD. 2011 vintage.

A: Cloudy golden orange with a huge finger length white fluff head. It has great retention and lives a thick ring of lacing.

S: Piney hops, earth, sour fruit, stone, funky yeast. citrus.

T: Sour fruit, orange, spice, funky yeast, bread, and lemon.

M: Medium and dry

O: Lots of nice sunny fruit joins with stone, earth, and a nice spicy finish. This beer has some alcohol warmth, but the alcohol is well blended. A very enjoyable beer to sip, but it is a bit heavy despite the carbonation zing.

ianjsullivan, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of bbadger
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

bbadger, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of GrumpyJunglist
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

the 2011 vintage, poured from a 750 ml into a tulip.

A: poured a beautiful bright golden yellow, that was very hazy. Had a very high pitched pop of the cork and the poor had tremendous head. Literally had 4+ finger head. A lovely fluffy white pillow.

S: A nice funky aroma with mild sour fruit aromas. Definitely a step up from the regular saison dupont.

T: its nice and citrusy with a bit of funk in the after taste. its got a little bite of hop in it too.

M: Nice and sparkly like a champagne, a tad sour in a good way. no way can I taste the 9.5% abv. But it leaves a little warming afterwards.

O: Definitely a kickass saison. I know some people don't like the "skunky" aromas, but once you sip it, its nothing of the sort. Can't wait to try another one in a few months.

GrumpyJunglist, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -4.1%

ygtbsm94, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ajc4, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of xdefeatsy
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

xdefeatsy, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of gushov
4/5  rDev -4.1%

gushov, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of johnnybelgians
4/5  rDev -4.1%

johnnybelgians, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

emdawg, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Kinsman
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

Kinsman, Jan 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

litheum94, Dec 31, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jbakajust1, Dec 30, 2011
Photo of jak
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jak, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of gatornation
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from corked 750ml bottle

A- pours a semi cloudy yellow/orange color wit a fluffy white head and nice lacing

S- was lemon and apples with a barn funk and malt with hops and pepper

T- was a slight sour funk with lemongrass malt and hops, fruits and spices are muted with a fair amount of citrus hops

M- crisp and tart well carbonated , with the abv well hidden

O- quite tasty saison,highly drinkable with a slight funk

gatornation, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

kaelingirl, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

spamages, Dec 27, 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 doughanson78
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Straw yellow with a good amount of haze. Two and a half finger, flufffy off white head that has great retention and lacing.

S: Very nice funkiness. Nice Belgian yeast coming through along with apples, peach, lemon, and a slight coriander spiciness.

T: Exactly like the nose. A slight tartness upfront with the apples. The yeast, spiciness, and other fruits come in the middle along with the start of the funkiness. Finishes with an awesome funkiness and clove like flavor.

M: Light body. High carbonation that is just right. Very crisp and super dry.

O: Awesome Saison. Definitely becoming one of my favorite styles. Give this a try.

doughanson78, Dec 26, 2011
Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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