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Avec Les Bons Voeux | Brasserie Dupont sprl

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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:
#1,440
Reviews:
627
Ratings:
1,398
pDev:
9.86%
Bros Score:
3.58
 
 
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104
Gots:
181
Trade:
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Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of rvdoorn
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours a hazy peach orange color with a large white head
Smell: Earth, leather, citrus and spices (pepper)
Taste: Fresh grass, leaves, citrus and some sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: Chewy and with high carbonation
Overall: Nice beer, but will never be my favorite

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Photo of Nuke77
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Light orange/amber pour with a great lacy head. Aromas of melon, cotton candy and candied fruit. Taste follows the expected Dupont profile. Though feeling light in body at 9.5% alcohol this one is a thumper. Very good though for my palate I prefer the regular Saison Dupont.

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Photo of spicelab
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Opaque light orange with a large fine-bubbled white head. Leaves behind touches of lace and a slightly raised ring. Slow steady bead visible around the edges.

Yeasty and malty. Sticky marmalade, floral spice, grapefruit, honey, rockmelon, honeydew and candy floss. Bit of booze, which unfortunately seems to muddle rather than sharpen the aromas.

Taste follows the nose. The booze makes for robust, although again not distinct, yeast driven flavours. It also contributes a hot finish which has no place in a Saison in my view.

This is the strongest of a string of similar offerings, being - in ascending order of ABV: Saison Dupont, Cervesia and La Biere de Beloeil. While the charisma of the Dupont yeast strain ensures it's a yummy beer, I can't credit a single positive attribute that the higher ABV contributes. Instead, it merely lowers the drinkability.

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Photo of mrunseen
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of ChaseT
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of azorie
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of gdhawley
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of HopStoopid120
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of jlb502
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of nanobrew
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ej285701
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JAHMUR
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice layering of flavors in this beer - traditional yeasty funk in moderation, some breadyness offset with a bit of acidity. Apple notes, a bit green at first, fading to Golden Delicious toward the end. A little pepper finishes up with some bite from the alcohol.

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Photo of Jspriest
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of oline73
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Max's. Poured into a sample glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a half finger of fluffy white head. There is a good amount of lacing and retention.

Smell: Very sweet, quite herbal from the yeast. The malt and alcohol together remind me of grapes.

Taste: Not too sweet, which was surprising. The grape and herbal noes from the smell show up here too. The finish has a bitterness and a mild alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with very smooth carbonation and a somewhat slick finish.

Overall: This was a very smooth beer for the abv. I would have liked it more if there were a little less grape flavor. I'd be happy to drink this again.

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Photo of siradmiralnelson
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 750ml corked and caged into Tulip.

A. Pours a massive 4+ finger head. Thick lacing. Great retention. Color is a hazy golden yellow.

S. Big Saison aroma. Yeast, mustiness, citrus, some funk. Sweet malt. Lemony citrus smell. Really nice saison smell.

T. Nice. Really pretty sweet malt base. One of the sweeter Saisons I have had. Lemony citrus, and belgian yeast flavor. Really great flavor. Makes me appreciate why I like this style so much. A little musty saison flavor, but not much. A little sourness on the finish.

M. Medium/light bodied even for 9.5%. Well carbonated. Lingering sweetness on the tongue.

O. Really nice Saison. Sweeter than most. I am partial to the style, but this is a good beer for sure.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - nearly fully hazy golden, two fingers of white head retained very well
S - lemon citrus and yeasty aromas, herbal quality with a light metallic aroma
T - big fruity yeast with strong perfume like flavours, some fresh grains and light leafiness
M - big carbonation, finishes very dry with some ABV bite
T - a big beer all around, champagne like feel and flavours, a very fine example of this style

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Photo of taigor
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a small glass.

A - Poured slightly cloudy bright yellow color with huge white head that slowly dissipated leaving lots and lots of lacing around the glass.

S - Strong yeast, bananas, hay, spices and earthy scents. Excellent aroma for saison.

T - Starts off with sweet honey and transforms into bready yeast with pepper spiciness, cloves, bananas and a slightly bitter citrusy dry finish.

M - Medium bodied with very high carbonation.

O - Excellent saison which I highly recommend.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy sunshine with creamy white froth. Big wildflower nose with lemon peel and a bit of beeswax - fresh and gorgeous.
Pale crusty breads malts, a hit of Belgian candy sugar, yellow plum and a hint of orangeade, then grass and a touch of anise from the hops.
Lemon sorbet finish and peppery linger. Light, fizzy, crisp and soft, with no burn somehow.

Lots of herbals! Deep, but without much in the way of yeasty funk or wax. A superior saison.

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Photo of Buggies
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A rather explosive opening these saisons tend to be. Have your glass ready...

Pours a hazy golden yellow color. Big booming fluffy white head. Aromas of citrus, mostly orange maybe. Nice background aromas of floral hops too. A hint of yeast, though muted.

Tastes good. I get a lot of flavors from the yeast. Mostly spice and a little fruit. Nice citrus notes as well. Finishes dry with a little bitter bite to it. Alcohol is warming, but not too much.

Overall, nice tasting beer. I was expecting a little more in the way of flavor. Or perhaps this beer could be a little better with a sour funk.

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Avec Les Bons Voeux from Brasserie Dupont sprl
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 1,398 ratings
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