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 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 zonker17
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kayaker6
1/5  rDev -76.1%

Photo of Robje
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of bonbini26
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of gearzstang
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Photo of ianjsullivan
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

ST: 750ml poured into a snifter. Bottle lists ABV but does not list DBD. 2011 vintage.

A: Cloudy golden orange with a huge finger length white fluff head. It has great retention and lives a thick ring of lacing.

S: Piney hops, earth, sour fruit, stone, funky yeast. citrus.

T: Sour fruit, orange, spice, funky yeast, bread, and lemon.

M: Medium and dry

O: Lots of nice sunny fruit joins with stone, earth, and a nice spicy finish. This beer has some alcohol warmth, but the alcohol is well blended. A very enjoyable beer to sip, but it is a bit heavy despite the carbonation zing.

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Photo of bbadger
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of GrumpyJunglist
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

the 2011 vintage, poured from a 750 ml into a tulip.

A: poured a beautiful bright golden yellow, that was very hazy. Had a very high pitched pop of the cork and the poor had tremendous head. Literally had 4+ finger head. A lovely fluffy white pillow.

S: A nice funky aroma with mild sour fruit aromas. Definitely a step up from the regular saison dupont.

T: its nice and citrusy with a bit of funk in the after taste. its got a little bite of hop in it too.

M: Nice and sparkly like a champagne, a tad sour in a good way. no way can I taste the 9.5% abv. But it leaves a little warming afterwards.

O: Definitely a kickass saison. I know some people don't like the "skunky" aromas, but once you sip it, its nothing of the sort. Can't wait to try another one in a few months.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of ajc4
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of xdefeatsy
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of johnnybelgians
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of emdawg
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Kinsman
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fills the glass with a clear golden yellow body and crowned with a huge rocky and dense sticky white head.

Aroma hits you with a dose of yeasty funk right off the bat. Slightly fruity and a bit grainy as well. However, a bit of skunky aroma adds some light-struck suspicion. A brown bottle sure would be nice but I'm able to enjoy it nonetheless.

A bit tart with a healthy dose of musty funk upfront greet the palate. Fruity with some apple and grape notes alongside a nice biscuity malt body.

Mouthfeel is bubbly and effervescent with a nice crisp finish. Overall, a tasty saison but the slight hint of skunk throws it off just a bit. Still however, happy to enjoy as I ring in the new year.

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Photo of litheum94
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of hawkmage
2.5/5  rDev -40.2%

Photo of jbakajust1
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jak
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

from corked 750ml bottle

A- pours a semi cloudy yellow/orange color wit a fluffy white head and nice lacing

S- was lemon and apples with a barn funk and malt with hops and pepper

T- was a slight sour funk with lemongrass malt and hops, fruits and spices are muted with a fair amount of citrus hops

M- crisp and tart well carbonated , with the abv well hidden

O- quite tasty saison,highly drinkable with a slight funk

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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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