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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,054 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 564
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 76
Gots: 72 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of Pintofbrown
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The caged and corked bottle is always a little imposing isn't it? I poured this one into a tulip.

Appearance- The head froths to three-fingers. It is very pillowy with nice mounds of bubbles in the white cap. As the head recedes it leaves behind chunky, spidery lace.

The body is a cloudy, bright gold.

Smell- Ah that sweet, funky yeast. How one craves that smell. And this saison is full of it. There is a real citrus quality to the nose, lemon mainly. There is some hay, sweet corn, and apple as well.

Taste- There is some coriander and clove that comes through. More of the funky yeast lasts long into the finish. Citrus is not as big here. It still has that grassy, hay flavor to it.

The finish also has some of that sweet corn taste. It is pretty complex.

Mouth feel- It is medium bodied and rather watery. It is not really lifting the drink off the tongue. Where I think saisons should be a little more crisp like a cider.

Overall- It is a very respectable saison.I would have liked more going on on the palate that wasn't just so straightforward yeast character. More fruits or grain, something. The feel is also a little off. I would certainly have it again.

Pintofbrown, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of groetman
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

groetman, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of jamesgaither
4/5  rDev -4.1%

jamesgaither, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of micromaniac129
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a golden yellow with some haziness. Its well carbonated and has a tall massive foam cap thats quite dense, but leaves littt]le lacing. Aroma is funky laced with pale malts yeast and earth. Taste was similar to a tripel in that it was semi-dry and spicey but also had some saison aspects like corrinder and lemon juice. Thin on the paleete. Not a lack of alcohol i can detect. It's almost ten, thats pretty good. All in all not bad, I would need to drink a few more ( on different occasions) to settle into it.

micromaniac129, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of StonePhil
5/5  rDev +19.9%

StonePhil, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

twelveinches, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of Elfastball7
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Elfastball7, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of mjryan
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yikes. Drinking this from draught has I type. Never had this beer before. The standard saison from Dupont is one of my all time favorite beers and this "super" version is not disappointing. Hazy blonde with much head. Aromas of lemons, honey and faint bananas. Tastes amazing! Super saison indeed. Big citrus zest and sourdough flavours. Hoppier than I was expecting which is fine by me. Finishes slightly sweet for a saison, but is rather dry considering it's 9.5% abv. Yeah, good stuff.

mjryan, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Levich
3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Levich, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of lawlerj
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

lawlerj, Dec 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jonetone, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

tjseveryday, Dec 08, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

kornkid8600, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of Compton25
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Compton25, Dec 07, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

PaBeerLover, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of justintcoons
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

justintcoons, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ROGUE16, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

kayrex, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of GJ40
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

GJ40, Dec 02, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

uturn, Dec 01, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

brandoman63, Nov 30, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

InspectorBob, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

rekel, Nov 28, 2011
Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
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