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Avec Les Bons Voeux - Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BA SCORE
93
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1,173 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,173
Reviews: 579
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 85
Gots: 108 | 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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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Pizza Port
Carlsbad, CA

Clear golden with a thin white head though it has good and persistent retention. Spotted lacing down the glass.

Sweet lemon, spicy yeast, a touch of funk, some hay and it all comes together very well.

A perfect and memorable combination of enjoyable flavors. A bit spicy, a bit funky, a bit sweet, even some bitterness, all incredibly drinkable, finishes perfectly clean; I could literally drink this all day!

Airy yet satisfying, it's bubbly, yet creamy; incredible!

Near perfect Belgian saison.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bluejacket74
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml caged and corked bottle, 2011 printed on the cork. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a cloudy gold color with a couple inch frothy off-white head. Head retention is excellent, and there's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is fruity and yeasty, it smells like apricots, lemon peel, hay, peppery spice and some banana. Taste is similar to the aroma, the brew tastes like hay, peppery spice, lemon and orange peel, pears, earth and some bready malt. There's more bitterness in this brew than I was expecting. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit slick and creamy, and is very well carbonated. The 9.5% ABV isn't very noticeable at all. I liked this brew, I'd recommend this one to others. $11.49 a bottle.

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this liquid magic in a snifter, poured from a growler. It was a gorgeous honey gold color with substantial cloudiness from the yeast. Lacing on the glass was minimal, but still present.

This beer smells like dried apricots for the most part, although that’s accompanied by the faint banana scent characteristic of Belgian yeast. It makes me want a tangy cheese… pass the feta, anyone?

For a high-octane brew (the abv is a whopping 9.5 percent) the mouth feel is still very clean and light. There’s also a pronounced tingle with each sip, but I think it’s due more to the beer’s spiciness than its effervescence.

Apricot fruitiness stays prominent in the taste, but it’s accompanied by the biting spiciness I noted in the mouth feel. Coriander is one of the detectable spices. After the spicy fruit blast, the saison finishes with a dry, lemon tartness. The lingering taste is herbal and dry.

This beer would pair fantastically with curry or Mediterranean food— namely lamb and tzatziki sauce. In terms of seasons, this brew would be satiating year-round. The spiciness makes it compelling in cooler months, but it’s so light and refreshing that I’d gladly bring it out to the pool with me.

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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

excellent saison, pours hazy pale yellow, very very airy light white head a 3 inches high and lasting. looks like a nice big cloud floating there. smells yeasty, sweet, and strong. notes of spice and preserved lemons are present, hints of brown sugar as well. flavor is very light, maybe a touch of honey sweetness, floral hop and yeast profile. feel is fantastic, incredibly light in the mouth for a beer thats 9.5%. major carbonation, but its little tiny bubbles, great feeling. medium bodied. great buzz from this guy, dangerously easy drinking. overall a really solid saison, if a little light on the spicy notes. yum yum

edit: just had a 2007 vintage of this, and its changed a lot. lots of the sugars have seemed to congeal, making it thicker and sweeter, while the carbonation is tamed a little as well, and that airy lightness is gone. the alcohol is also tamer too, never would guess its as strong as it is. I think age has done some good things for this beer, but I have to confess to enjoying the fresh version a bit more.

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3.3/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a regular glass.

A - Hazy straw, lots of bubbles, huge, frothy white head, hangs around for ever.

S - Bubblegum, straw, spice, funkiness

T - Grassy, spicy,some pepper, yeasty, good Belgium funk.

M - Lots of carbonation, medium bodied.

O - Not bad, a little heavier then I was expecting

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2.56/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Huge pale white bubbly head over cloudy yellow-brown highly carbonated beer. The smell is astringent, metallic, not pleasant.

Taste isn't that great either. Earthy malts but metallic flavors too. Mouthfeel is a bit bubbly but isn't that exciting. This beer isn't that enjoyable, especially given the excellent style it comes from.

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle with 2011 on the cork. It's good that I pointed this away from my face while opening, as the cork slammed my ceiling. I then did a little slamming with Fleshgod Apocalypse while I partook in the festivities.

A: I poured very slowly but the foam still amassed very quickly and made up a good %80 of my glass. The carbonation is nuts in this stuff. Very light golden-yellow color with thousands of bubbles spritzing about. I kinda like the whole vanilla ice cream look of this massive head.

S: Clearly one of the more wild smelling saisons I've smelled, nice bright funk emanates. Wet hay, cheese, and peppery yeast all come through strongly. Lots of earthy goodness in this beer. I'm really not sensing that high abv here, hopefully it stays that way.

T: More concentrated with flavor than many(most) of the saisons I've had. The alcohol makes this a bigger beer than most of it's brethren, and I really enjoy having it more potent. The main aspects are dryness and earthiness. Grassy hops are used here and really combine with the almost skunking flavors to round out the yeast, pepper/spice, and light funkiness.

M: Its a big bodied saison. Not quite as easy drinking as most but it still fits well in the category. Dry all the way through with the carbonation seeming moderate to low in the mouth.

O: Whoa this is a big boy. Avec les Bons Voux really stands out in this style being more bold while staying 'mostly' true to form. Highly recommended... once in a while : )

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Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 1,173 ratings.