Avec Les Bons Voeux | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle. Golden amber in color, cloudy, with a massive, pillowy white head that lasts for eternity and sticks to the side of the glass. Simply stunning. Aroma jumps right out of the glass and slaps you in the face with a big dose of complexity. Big, perfumy hops got my attention initially, followed by barnyard funk and skunk, mild fruits like peach and pear, orange citrus, and some light peppery spice. Flavor has the textbook Saison fruit/spice combo with the alcohol coming through ever so slightly. A big wave of earthy, perfumy hops as well. Bone dry in the finish but so smooth that it keeps you coming back for more and more. Medium bodied and very easy to drink, especially given the high ABV.

I saved this bottle for New Year's Eve, but everyone I was with had switched to drinking wine and I ended up polishing the whole thing off myself. Nothing but praise for this beer. I might even be underrating it but I'd like to have it again before giving it even higher marks. Outstanding beer, highly recommended.

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Photo of DenverLogan
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From corked bottle into a Corsendonk chalice. Hard to read, but it looks like identifying numbers: L021300...could be several years old.
Color is golden with small beige head...lots of floaties as the bottle gets moved around.
Aroma of sweet malts, powder sugar, fresh baked bread.
Medium carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of floral hops, candy sugar, coriander, grassy hops, light pepper and herbs, some astringency. While this bottle is, I'm guessing, a tad past prime it's nonetheless very tasty, and my numerous experiences with this beer fresh and aged have always been positive. Very flavorful, full bodied, complex and satisfying.

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Photo of tjthresh
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

1998 Vintage!!!
When I first poured the bottle it was a strw yellow with a teeny tiny bubbeled froathy white head, and a bazillion bubbles climbing the walls of my glass. When I finally got the rest into my glass, I got all the yeast. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing. It has the horsey Belgian smell, with some Granny Smith apples thrown in for good measure. The taste is great. Pepper and apples and doughy yeast goodness. The after taste has a light lingering alcohol thing going on that works well. I would drink this everyday if I weren't buzzing so hard now!!!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Avec les Bons Voeux de la Brasserie Dupont - 9.5% abv - Tourpes, Belgium

Appears a slightly clouded honey golden hue with a bright white head, from the 750ml green bottle. White head forms thick and dwindles slowly, forms fine Belgian style lacing.

Aroma has a strong herbal and citrus zest hop profile. A dry bitter hop presence blended with mildly funk yeast phenols. Barnyard, with a nice perfume like nose to it. It's bright and keeps you enticed with each sniff.

Flavors bring out complex layers of malt, phenols from the yeast, and herbal/citric hops. The flavors blend so nicely there's big malt honey biscuit tones with a touch of alcohol and effervescent bittering hops biting the palate. Farmhouse ale at it's best this may be the classic of all Farmhouse ales, I beefed up version for the holidays.

Mouthfeel has some cloying moments but the effervescence is enough to carry the whole experience. Medium bodied alcohol is mild compared to the actual numbers this beer puts up, definitely well hidden on the palate, carbonation is great like champagne for sure.

Drinkability it's hard to believe this style originated across Europe from farmhouse workers who would drink this extremely refreshing complex golden ale after working the land. This is the hallmark for the celebratory moments in our lives grab a bottle of with best wishes on your holiday and let your friends and family be aware of the nuances. this bottles is from February of 2009 and I can't get enough of it.

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Photo of akorsak
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 75 cL corked and caged 2006 bottle.

A: A hazy yellowish glow highlights this beer. There is a great deal of suspended particles in the ale. It is also very carbonated, resulting in 4 finger's worth of head.

S: The ale has a very funky aroma. There is a yeasty freshness, some black pepper coriander and some honey-like sweetness. Holding it all together is a gamey, natural barnyard aroma.

T: The saison has a horse blanket taste, gamey and funky with a lot of natural shit in it. I picture the barrels, open for all the world to contaminate. There is some coriander and licorice there as well, adding additional flavors.

M: The yeast helps give the ale a very dry mouhfeel, making me want another sip immediately. As I noted in my review of the '05 vintage, I'd leave this beer in my mouth for an hours if I could for the abundance of spices.

D: A delicious beer, perfect for the yuletide time. I am especially glad to have had it while my beloved Nittany Lions upset the Vols in the Outback Bowl.

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Photo of rallison
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Lucky Baldwin's, served into a mini Chimay goblet.

Beautiful murky straw color with a nice white head. I've had this beer in the bottle too, and it does not disappoint served in either form.

Lots of things going on. You've got a good amount of fresh straw/grass flavor. Some nice toffee. Hints of spicing with coriander and the like. Maybe a tiny bit of citrus. Wonderful, creamy, smooth mouthfeel. Rich tasting. Tastes both thick, yet delicate. Absolutely not cloying. Finish just leaves you begging for another sip. Drinkable? Oh yes - a beer this interesting and so well done is extremely drinkable.

Excellent, excellent saison. And a very unique take on the style. It really is a Winter saison, with more body, stronger flavors and the like. If you haven't had it, go and pick some up. Recommended.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No readable freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy gold color with a two-finger white head that plateaus up above the top of the glass. So strange: the plateau remains intact even as sips are taken and the rest of the head slowly diminishes.

S- Lemony, effervescent yeast aroma plus a trace amount of skunkiness (probably due to the green glass bottle). Slightly sweet with some mild herbal spice characteristic. A bit musty and barnyard-like.

T- Peppery, herbal spiciness with some Saison yeast flavor. Alcohol is extremely well masked. Notes of lemon peel and coriander. Slightly bitter in the finish. Booze comes through a bit more as it warms.

M- Spritzy with high carbonation and a light body. On point for the style.

O- Always so worried when I buy green glass imports since they rarely have freshness dates, especially since I got burned on a bottle of Biere de Miel I purchased at Whole Foods. Luckily, I went with my gut when I saw this on the shelf at one of the bottle shops I frequent which I hadn't seen there when I last visited maybe a month before. This easily makes it into my top ten Saisons. Satisfying in every department.

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Photo of cameraman
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A pale golden color with a two inch, white colored head and stays there for sometime. A grassy scent at first, mixed with a bready scents, with touches of yeasty esters, and ending with a lemony fragrance. The bread comes out in each taste, then blending to a biscuit and yeast flavor. A grassy and lemon flavor finishes it all out. A heavy water feel, with a touch of a cleansing sensation of carbonation with a light dryness at the end. The light feel, along with the pleasant flavors and aromas make this an easy to drink beer, especially with a good piece of sea bass.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from notes a few days ago...

Pours golden orange, slightly hazy. Thick frothy 2 finger head. Some lacing, very nice head retention.

Sweet oranges, pine, lemons, grapefruit in the aroma. Rounded off with a slight mustiness and grassy hops.

Surprisingly tart but with honey sweetness. Dry yeast, pineapple, finishes dry and yeasty. Earthy and musty. Hints of vinegar, apples, and pepper.

Lightly carbonated, coats the mouth nicely but not particularly thick. Smooth bubbles...velvety texture overall.

Refreshing for the ABV, full complex flavor, but still crisp and refreshing even as it warms.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A medium yellow, strong straw colored beer forms a rocky, stark white head that persists beyond the session and laces wonderfully all the way. Only a mild haze keeps it from brilliant clarity. Strong efforvescence gives a lot of life to the beer and tickles the nose as the first sip is taken.

The beer begins with large fruitiness (lemons, apples, white grapes, oranges, pineapple, and mangos) and sweet pilsner malts (bready and fresh). A light tartness and sweaty note blends wonderfully into a spicy, peppery, earthy taste that increases in hop flavor, bitterness, and earthiness as the beer fades into the finish. Spicy phenols give hints of cumin and white pepper while the alcohols add power to the warm alcohols and amplify the bite of hops.

Delightfully sweet and full up front, largely because of the full carbonaiton that lifts the beer from the tongue. The fizz gives a medium prickle to the mouth and helps to dry the beer in the end. Though dry in the finish, the beer's fruity and sweet memory returns in the aftertaste and never interferes with the spicy and dry finish.

It's great to see how these classic Saisons give a clean spiciness and fruitiness while retaining a dryness from mid-palate on. With just enough musty Belgian character to create intrigue without dominating the subtle yeast character is what separates these from immitators.

Thanks jnn4v!

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Photo of gosurfobx
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a corked bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a large frothy, rocky head. Inhaled the a whiff of the beer and knew it was going to be good. Has hints of yeast and some spicy notes. Took a sip and was delighted. Yeasty and spicy flovors fill the mouth. Good mouthfeel. Very drinkable, will look out for this one again, too bad its only seasonal.

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Photo of Beerenauslese
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
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?

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 Release

New 2004 release, yet it still has the old style brown text and yellow label that has the ‘III’ above the title. Hazy golden body, just as I remember it. Decent off-white head, luxurious appearance. Gorgeous farmyard funky nose, fresh and spritzy yet with a pungent pull of the nasal hairs and a kick in the furry love plums. Tart and spicy, tangy lingering peppery yeast and funky Saison tastes, small but fiercely tasty ‘orange’ Satsuma’s, nuts, raw honey, light acidic lemons, smidgeons of black pepper, yeasty esters and alcohols with a doughy bread feel, it goes on, and on, and on, and on, and on, and on….. A Classic Saison, Classic Dupont. Superb. A Special Saison Treat.

The 2004 is great right now, fresh & vibrant, but I suspect it will improve with some age, which is a good job, because I picked up a few bottles of this one. Don’t pass this one by or skimp by just getting one, you’ll regret it if you do! Excellent.


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2001 Release

A large 75cl Bottle shared with one of my best friends in the dark candlelit cellars of the Porte Noire in Brussels. Labeled ‘Dupont III, Avec les Bon Voeux de la Brasserie’, it came highly recommended by the knowledgeable waiter. He explained that it was from a small independent brewer renowned for producing traditional beers, and that this was their winter seasonal. He made a bloody great choice.

Appearance: Although it was dark in the Porte Noire, when held to the candle light it exhibited a light golden color, with some tangerine flashes as the candle flickered. High carbonation aided the streamers which continued for some time. Had a lovely, uneven, cotton wool fluffy white head that stayed throughout.

Smell: SPICY HOPS. Hmmmm. It was about 3 minutes before my friend, clearly agitated, asked me if I was actually going to drink this beer. Superb nose that has a crispy spicy hoppiness mixed with a slightly musty odor that lingers. Smells simply gorgeous, maybe just one more smell before I drink it….

Taste: Hopheads will love this, though the musty dimensions of this beer may not be for all. The waiter explained that this aspect of the beer came from the yeast that is used. He explained that the Dupont yeast is complex and contains many strains (more than 5). “Farmyard” was how I explained it to him – he agreed, “well Dupont is a Farm Yard Brewery” he retorted. This waiter clearly knew his Shit big style.

Mouthfeel: Wholesome, smooth and solid, high carbonation and 9.5% ABV clearly helps this beer establish a presence, though the alcohol is not dominant as one would expect for this high strength beer. But it is the urban upstart Spicy Hops that really kick your ass right at the end. A powerful smack of spicy hops and the musty dimension linger well into the night. The next few beers were tainted by this strong aftertaste!!!

Drinkability: For me – this is a 4.5, and so very nearly a 5. Nuff Said.

Overall: A very traditional, high quality offering from Dupont.

I can still taste this beer when I think about it. Quite Excellent.
And Yes, we did leave the Waiter a big tip that night.

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Photo of DrJay
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged 750mL. The bottle opened with a loud pop - I was expecting a gusher, but things stayed under control. As I poured the first glass, there wasn't much other than a scant bit of hazy, straw yellow beer beneath an enormous bright white head. As the foam settled it left copious amounts of lacing behind. What an aroma! Sweet malts and candy mingle with ripe fruit, grape skin, spicy alcohol and grassy hops. First sip: starts out with sweetness and fruit, but this quickly gives way to significant bitterness and spicy alcohol warmth that lingers. Bready yeast, slight tartness, and grassy hops fill in the middle. Off-dry, with a medium body and fairly high carbonation. Plenty of warmth and a nearly slick texture. Very, very good. The complexity is wonderful, almost like tasting different beers with each sip. Highly recommended.

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Photo of giblet
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured from a 750ml/25.4oz bottle. poured nice yeller color. excellent carbonation! very fine bubbles and a lot of them. very nice head about 1.5" in my glass. the head stayed at least one inch through out the drinking. very good lacing with little oily features. nice slightly bitter aroma.

taste was very good. i really enjoyed this one. i will certainly get it again.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

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Photo of clvand0
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden color with a an extremely tall puffy head that has good retention and leaves lots of lacing on the glass. The aroma has lots of fruit esters. Some slight Belgian funk as well. Little bit of sweetness. Smells really good. The flavor has a lot of light fruit and a lot of spices. Little bit of funk in the flavor. Quite a bit going on here. Very tasty. The mouthfeel is light, but has some creaminess as well. The drinkability is really good for such high alcohol. It's very warming as you drink it.

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Photo of DapperGrowler
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice Thick Head (retained). Cloudy with mild lacing.

Smell: Flowery, sweet, earthy, yeasty

Taste: Light, Crisp on the front. Deep full bodied taste on the back. Slightly Bitter.

Mouthfeel: Fees Crisp; well bodied; well balanced. Lots of carbonation

Overall: this was a great beer. A great representation of a Belgium Saison. Cant Wait till next holiday season in order to get another bottle!

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got this bottle in a trade with traquairlover. Thanks Will!

It pours, after a big pop when I removed the cork, a cloudy straw yellow with a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell brings to my nose some wheat, lemon citrus, clove, more citrus, and a touch of some funk. Great smelling and hoppier than I thought it would be.

The taste is big wheat and clove notes followed closely by plenty of citrus hop bitterness and much less so of some funk. Usually I look forward to the Brett influence in a Saison but it isn't missed all that much here. This is tasting *very* good.

Medium bodied with a brisk amount of carbonation, it finishes with some funk and mucho bitterness...quite a dry finish and quite lovely.

Drinkability? I had to check the abv on the bottle and the site again. 9.5%?? Surprisingly well hidden though I doubt it won't catch up to me, eventually. Oh and head retention=excellent. Lacing=excellent.

Bottom line: A great brew. It's been on my Wants list for a long time and would still be there as I rarely go out seeking brews for trade either through BMs or ISOs in the trading forum. Traders usually have to "wake me up" with an offer and I just take whatever they give me and it always works out. ;^)
OK, sometimes when I'm contacted, I *do* check out their Gots to see what's on there but I don't do it very often.

Anywho, I've drifted again. Bottom line: I love this beer!

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Photo of davidchollar
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this amazing beer is my first saison, and before my first taste i'm damn excited. simple, good looking 750ml bottle, the cork has 2004 printed on it.

a nice apple juice and wine smell hits the nostrils mid-pour, and from a distance of a few feet. this is a rare treat for me to have such an intensely aromatic beer. normal, slightly hazy golden beer appearance with a good white head. foam is not massive or billowy, after it settles a beautiful swirly head remains making this one good looking brew. it's great to look at, and the smell is equally impressive. big and bold. lots of ripe berry and spice, maybe even some toasty malt.

full delicious taste, obviously high abv but not overpowering, it works well with the flavor. bitter finish. active carbonation and a lively mouthfeel, good aftertaste. i can't tell what makes this different from a belgian strong pale or even a tripel, but i really like it. and at about $10 per bottle, this is indescribably better than any wine you could get for the same price. dangerously drinkable, i could drink one after another (and pass out after 2) highly recommended

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Photo of impending
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

SF Toronado. Poured a hazy yellow gold, sparkles when backlit.

Classic saison aroma with sharp spices, bright yeast notes and excellent citrus but a lack of serious funk.

Excellent taste, all of the aroma is represented and more. Nice minor tart bitter finish lingers properly. Full bodied mouthfeel. The alcohol comes forward and warms as the brew warms. I feel this is superior to their Saison Dupont.
cheers
jd

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Photo of Trueant1
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my first saisson so I will post the style description from this website to educate:

Description:
Saisons are sturdy farmhouse ale that was traditionally brewed in the winter, to be consumed throughout the summer months. Not so long ago it was close to being an endangered style, but over recent years there's been a massive revival; especially in the US.

This is a very complex style, many are very fruit in the aroma and flavor. Look for earthy yeast tones, mild to moderate tartness. Lot of spice and with a medium bitterness. They tend to be semi-dry with many only having touch of sweetness.
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My cork said 2005 ...it is 2008 now. My label looks different...it says 3 Avec les bons voeux de la brasserie DUPONT

Pour into my St. Bernardus goblet.

Pours a light amber color with a frothy white thick head. Leaves frothy thick lacing on sides of the glass. Champaigne bubbles and lots of sandy looking sediment sitting at the bottom of the glass. Lots of suspended dark colored floaties as well. What I would expect from the "farmhouse"!

Smells: Belgium "earthy" yeasts smell up front. Pepper, cloves, lemons come through. Very nice. Similar to a Hefewiesen but without all the sweetness.

I am having a hard time writing the "tastes" up. This taste is NEW to me. Hard to explain.
Bitter up front with stong stong earthy yeasts...maybe even cloves. The "sticky" lemony bitterness flavor sticks to my whole mouth (pallet) and lingers on and on. Maybe 2 or 3 minutes of intence after taste. Not a bad thing by any means! Extremely powerfull bitterness.
Other flavors include a butterscoch sweetness in the background and a faint "bubble gum" flavor. Very intence! Balanced well, but not perfect. Very very spicy! Mineral flavors linger on the long aftertaste.

Moutfeel is a bit dry and very carbonated up front but a layer of stickyness stays on the pallet for 2-3 minutes after the taste.

This is a sipper. A special brew to me. Exotic for this Yankee. Loved it!

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Photo of CMW
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Straw yellow color with a towering head. Huge clumps of lacing stick to the side of the glass like chunks of soap.

S - The nose has banana, yeast, phenols, and plenty of earthy notes.

T - Very similar to the nose. Sweet upfront with a lemon and banana flavor. This blends to a more earthy and raw hoppiness.
Alcohol is not noticeable at all.

M - Carbonation is medium and this glides across the palate.

D - With the alcohol being hard to detect, this is extremely drinkable. Great flavors and not a bad price.

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Photo of vancurly
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this at noon on a dry, hot, Sydney summers day. Very suitable for the occasion.

BB 11/2012, poured into Leffe chalice.

a) Dense white head with ample lacing. Cloudy orange with some yeast particles hanging in suspension.

s) A wild, yeasty note is the first sensation, when the cork is pulled. Upon pouring, a strong sense of spicy lemonade. Continues in the glass, plus an attractive floral aroma and some cool stonefruit.

f) Honeycomb malt, very light sourness - quite light compared to others in style. Earthy note, almost like raw field mushroom. Lemon hints, lingering spice taste: pepper, nutmeg, rind. Bitterness comes late.

m) Quite complex... starts out creamy & rich, moving to a light zesty tingle, before finishing with a slightly astringent dryness. Mouthfeel has never been my favourite category to judge... but I believe this is the best 'feeling' beer I've ever had.

d) Better than champagne on a summers day. I am halfway through the 750mL bottle, and looking forward to the rest.... at 9.5%, I won't be having a session with this, but it is an outstanding drop nonetheless.

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Photo of objectivemonkey
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Into my Hennepin glass, pours a cloudy golden color, with a nice frothy but smooth white head of an inch, the multi-pour bringing it right back, and some nice lacing. The aroma is lovely. Grassy hops, citrus, very nice, mild fruits, and some gentle spices. Again, being a farmhouse saison, nice earthy hops with grassy, leafy tones, citrus and fruits are understated, slightly tart, some nice spices and spicy yeast. The mouth is crisp, tart, the carbonation dancing slightly across the tongue. Really, a marvelous beer, easy to enjoy, easy to drink.

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Photo of BlindPig
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- Huge pretty white head on a pretty clear golden orange body. Looks like lots of carbonation. Good head retention. Good decent lacing. Does take a while for it to even get to the lacing though.
S- Big European floral grassy hops. Has some spice and some fruits. Some light citrus and cloves.
T- I'm not really sure if I'm going to be able to describe it with really getting out the right flavors but I am going to try. Some fruity flavors like banana and a hint of orange and lemon in there too. Has some spices along with the fruits. Has a yeast taste too. A grassy flavor with a light bitterness that takes a back seat. The alcohol is almost none existent which is hard to believe at 9.5%. However as it warms a bit there is a very light taste of alcohol mixed in with the fruits. The fruits and spice and the light dry bitterness gets left in the mouth. Flavor are all very strong and make a very complex beer.
M- Body is on the thinner side. A medium carbonation but seems to get lower as warms. A nice crisp brew. With almost zing left on the tongue from the spices.
D- This is a truly great beer. Does it beat a Fantome? Thats a very close call. Just a GREAT! beer. Must be one of my favorites. What a great choice for NBS! CHEERS!

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Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
93 out of 100 based on 600 ratings.