Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl
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3.43/5 rDev -17.9%
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a goblet.
Pours a honey amber color with a frothy head that settles to about 1 cm. Slight lacing left on the glass.
Aroma is spicy with faint hints of apricot and peach.
This is a dry Saison with no sourness. It has a spicy alcohol taste with herbal undertones and finishes with a slight hoppiness.
Mouthfeel is smooth and light. It erupts into a foam at first, but as you drink, the foam explosion dissipates.
Overall, a good strong Saison.
12-12-2011 00:29:34 | More by Levich
3.73/5 rDev -10.8%
On tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA as part of their Jingle Bell Jubilee.
Pours a hazy light yellow with a 1/2 inch white head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Small streaks of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is somewhat subtle with grains, spices, and some fruity aromas. Taste is of grains, spices, and fruity grape-like flavors. This beer has a crisp mouthfeel with a slightly acidic quality to it. Overall, this is a good saison with some nice spice and fruit aspects.
12-11-2011 19:21:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.25/5 rDev +1.7%
Poured on tap into a New Belgium Globe glass.
A - pours a slightly hazy light amber w/ a frothy off white head that dissipates relatively quickly.
S - fruity and funky; not much in the way of hop character. A bit of lemony aroma.
T - follows the nose, but with a stronger funk presence. Funky up front and then smoothes out into the Belgian yeast and fruit notes.
M - medium bodied, not overwhelming, nice carbonation.
O - overall, a very nice brew, and very glad that I got to try it. Had at a special tasting at Brix wine and beer store in Omaha. Cheers!
12-10-2011 01:27:59 | More by lawlerj
3.95/5 rDev -5.5%
Poured into a tulip.
A: Pours a slightly hazed gold with 3 fingers of creamy, white head that dissipates slowly. Moderate-heavy carbonation and very lively.
N: Beautiful Belgian funk wafts up along with big pear and lemon notes. There's also caramel, light grains, hints of bubblegum and and apricot and perhaps some banana and coriander.
T: Grass, hay, pear and a nice earthy funk upfront. Lemony citrus follows along with golden delicious apple and light grains. Finishes dry with yeast, coriander, some banana and hints of clove.
M: Light-medium bodied, crisp, dry, tingly and a little sticky. Also has a strange kind of chalkiness to it. Surprisingly warming. :)
O: Very funky and very earthy with dominant fruit flavors of pear and golden delicious apple. Good amount of coriander in the finish. Alcohol extremely well hidden. Very welcoming and warming Saison. Certainly makes a great beer for any season.
12-06-2011 02:11:12 | More by justintcoons
4.45/5 rDev +6.5%
Sampled from a 750ml bottle in a chalice.
A – Light golden with a slight haze and a sturdy white head. A gentle but constant rise of fleeing bubbles.
S – Fruitier with some citrus at the start. But later a funk emerges along with some spiciness (black pepper).
T – Slightly funky and fruity and a bit hoppy. Crisp with brief perceptions of sweetness but dry overall. The nearly 9.5% alcohol is well hidden. It comes across more as a richness. Very nice.
M – Very light and airy as a barrage of bubbles releases with every sip.
O – A rich and complex beer. It’s one that keeps you thinking with every sip.
12-02-2011 22:07:58 | More by GJ40
3.65/5 rDev -12.7%
Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass. This beer pours to a wheat/straw color with a foamy white head that has some staying power. But the first thing you notice about this beer is the smell--it's wheaty and yeasty with a hint of orange, and is very pleasant. Taste is wheaty and malty--textured with some spices and an aftertaste of spicy orange. The sharp initial sip is balanced by the creamy mouthfeel and the lingering citrus taste. The one criticism is the 9.5 abv is noticeable.
11-25-2011 23:21:03 | More by Kooz
4.22/5 rDev +1%
Look: the beer pours a hazy peach orange color with a large white head
Smell: Earth, leather, citrus and spices (pepper)
Taste: Fresh grass, leaves, citrus and some sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: Chewy and with high carbonation
Overall: Nice beer, but will never be my favorite
11-21-2011 20:54:49 | More by rvdoorn
4.15/5 rDev -0.7%
Light orange/amber pour with a great lacy head. Aromas of melon, cotton candy and candied fruit. Taste follows the expected Dupont profile. Though feeling light in body at 9.5% alcohol this one is a thumper. Very good though for my palate I prefer the regular Saison Dupont.
11-20-2011 20:11:13 | More by Nuke77
3.45/5 rDev -17.5%
Opaque light orange with a large fine-bubbled white head. Leaves behind touches of lace and a slightly raised ring. Slow steady bead visible around the edges.
Yeasty and malty. Sticky marmalade, floral spice, grapefruit, honey, rockmelon, honeydew and candy floss. Bit of booze, which unfortunately seems to muddle rather than sharpen the aromas.
Taste follows the nose. The booze makes for robust, although again not distinct, yeast driven flavours. It also contributes a hot finish which has no place in a Saison in my view.
This is the strongest of a string of similar offerings, being - in ascending order of ABV: Saison Dupont, Cervesia and La Biere de Beloeil. While the charisma of the Dupont yeast strain ensures it's a yummy beer, I can't credit a single positive attribute that the higher ABV contributes. Instead, it merely lowers the drinkability.
11-20-2011 07:33:59 | More by spicelab
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