Avec Les Bons Voeux | Brasserie Dupont sprl

Avec Les Bons VoeuxAvec Les Bons Voeux
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4.16 w/ 1,394 ratings
Avec Les Bons VoeuxAvec Les Bons Voeux
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dupont sprl
Belgium
brasserie-dupont.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Les Bons Voeux means best wishes, which is what Brasserie Dupont sends with this very special saison ale brewed for the holidays. Redolently aromatic, rich and velvety.

Rich gold color, fragrant (lemony with hints of pepper, banana and clove), as all the beers of Dupont are with a full, deep malt richness that lingers on your tongue for what seems the whole holiday season. Considered by some the finest offering from this unparalleled Brewery. “The best Belgian beer, if ever there could be such an award...a sumptuous, seductive 9.5% beer. Because of it’s intensity, I would recommend the novice graduate to this beer. However, if a saison that is starting to lean towards being a triple appeals to you, and if its in season, don’t hesitate.”

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-18-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,411
Reviews:
626
Ratings:
1,394
Liked:
1,256
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
9.86%
Alströms:
3.58
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
183
Trade:
3
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Poured this 25.4 oz green bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. The body was rich gold with a light haze. The head was huge and settled brittle.

Smell was clean and citrusy. 7-Up spritzy. Sweet-Tarts or Pixie Stix candy. Hints of a bicycle inner-tube (?).

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750ml bottle served in a Triple Karmeliet tulip glass.

A - Pours a cloudy orange with an impressive white head that shows excellent retention.

S - Pilsner malt, lemon, wet hay, spice, coriander, apple, peach, bubblegum, taffy, alcohol, tart grassy hops.

T - Follows the nose, spicy yeast, coriander, apricot, peach, apples, bubblegum, taffy, lemon cuts through the sweet stone fruit, a very mild grassy tartness plays on the back of the throat, pilsner malt keeps the base. Finishes spicy.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, fruity semi-dry finish.

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This was one hell of a beer! I was at the Kulminator last friday and i wanted to start with a nice blond beer. This was the one!

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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
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Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 90.1% out of 100 with 1,394 ratings
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