Avec Les Bons Voeux | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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Avec Les Bons VoeuxAvec Les Bons Voeux

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Brasserie Dupont sprl

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

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Photo of evilkalla
4.58/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 750ml bottle into my Arrogant Bastard Ale glass.

A: Pours cloudy pale yellow with a full inch and a half of thick head. Lots of carbonation visible. Very, very nice.

S: Big on the Belgian yeast smell, bready, with fruity and spicy notes.

T: Dry at first, then peppery and spicy. Somewhat earthy and bitter on the finish. Fantastic Saison.

M: Very smooth in the mouth with bits of pepperiness and fizzy bite. Awesome.

O: Fantastic Saison, I'd have to put it near the top of my list. I would buy this again.

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Photo of Bergysmalls
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden tangerine in color with some light visible carbonation at the edges of the glass near the surface. The beer pours with a finger tall light beige head that reduces by about 25% but remains covering the entirety of the surface of the beer. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Lots of aromas of the yeast for this beer - lots of spicy presence that is really delicious smelling. There is an underlying funkiness and slight hints of wood.

T: The flavor is not too intense but is very enjoyable with some good funkiness, tons of spiciness from the yeast, and some dry wood in the finish. What a great flavor to this beer.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very dry.

O: This beer has no presence of alcohol and is extremely enjoyable - I love a good saison and this beer does not disappoint. Very easy to drink and definitely one I would like to get again. I could drink this beer all day long and find it to be very refreshing.

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Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a massive three finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a thin head covering the surface.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of yeast and spices in the nose.
T: The taste is quite earthy and has flavors of grassy hops and spicy yeast—the spices particularly stand out in the finish. There are some slight hints of alcohol.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There is a moderate to high amount of dryness in the finish.
O: Considering its strength among other beers in the style, this beer isn’t that difficult to drink because the alcohol is well masked from the taste. It is a nice saison to drink on a cold winter night.

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Photo of DaveONan
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of dalecooper
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of drummermattie02
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of mantissa
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of fehrminator
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of hagbergl
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MaineMike
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of danedelman
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-hazy orange/straw color with 2 finger head. perfect carb for this one.

S-orange pepper and a bit of funk with some lemon rind. Very peppery. Citrusy.

T-Get hit with the orange peel first with the pepper than turns almost into a booziness (moonshine)flavor and finishes clean with a slight tart peppery flavor. very well done.

M-very light body with perfect carbonation for this style.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of pixieskid
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of bramsdell
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of dirtylou
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, bottleworks, split

appearance: served in my ale asylum chalice - flawless - hazy blonde-orange body, fluffy white cap you can cut with a knife

smell: fresh, zesty yeast, citrus hops, white pepper

taste: fresh and lively - yeasty, white pepper, peach and citrus, lemon rind, really nice stuff

mouthfeel: great saison - perfect carbonation

overall: really impressive - A+ value

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Photo of LukeONeill
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of Julien
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of srandycarter
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Murky light apricot with LOADS of stark white head. Slow to leave and TONS of lace everywhere. Nice looking.

S - Straw, some barn sharpness. Detect the malt hidden in there. All very light. Maybe too cold.

T - I like it. The malt comes in very sweet and approachable. Just as you are sensing this, the bitter and sour attributes kick in and its a whole different deal. It finishes with a pleasant light sweetness of malt.

M - Medium body, great carb. Balance is pretty good as described in Taste. I like the creamy aspect too.

D - I quite enjoy this one. I will seek it out again.

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Photo of mriyanto
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jfcaa193
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of chrispoint
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Cylinsier
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4


Pours a slightly hazy lemon gold, three plus inch sugar white head retains well.

Smells of coriander, lemon zest, esters and wheaty grassy malts.

Tastes slightly bitter, like lemon rind, along with zest and citrus tartness. Fresh cut grass and wheaty malts. Mildest banana ester hint.

Moderate body, fluffy carbonation fills the mouth.

A delicious and unique farmhouse, this is the first of the style I've had with such a distinct vegetable bitterness. I don't dislike it, although I'm not sure I prefer it, but it certainly doesn't ruin the beer in any way. Totally enjoyable experience, would definitely have again, although maybe not before some other saisons.

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Photo of Vylo
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
4.18 out of 5 based on 1,391 ratings.
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