Brewed by Brasserie Dupont
Style: Abbey Tripel
Tourpes-Leuze, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Bons Vœux (Good Wishes) is a blond high fermentation beer , re-fermented in the bottle. Founded in 1970 , this beer was offered earlier this year to the most loyal customers of our brewery ( hence the name "With the best wishes of the brewery Dupont "). The success this beer earned lead to it being made commercially, while retaining its original name. Although very popular, it was brewed in limited quantities, the bottles reserved many months in advance. A coppery blond beer with aromas of hops for the Bon Voeux is a beer tasting combining mellow bitterness and fruity. Our selection of yeasts and a long maturation phase with hopping gives it flavor and a characteristic and complex taste. The true fermentation in the bottle , which can be extended very long in your cellar, resulting in a balanced and harmonious beer, surprising and complex aromas .

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
grandridge (224) - Port Clinton, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Pours cloudy yellow with chunkies dispersed throughout. Head is white and fades fast. Aroma is standard for saison: spice, hops, and the barnyard funk. Not as highly carbonated as I thought it would be, but still is lively on the palate. Flavor is spice, yeast, hops. I was hoping for a drier and hoppier finish. This is good but I think I like the Vieille Provision better. It seems a bit strong for a Saison and seems to be better fit for the holidays and not a refreshing summer saison. All that said I still like this brew and would put it a close second behind the Vieille Provision.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Clear yellow golden color with a white head that has good retention and lacing. Smells of bubblegum, chamomille, flowers, and hints of pepper and ginger. Light spice, chamomille, clove, and bubblegum in the taste. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2008
Bottle. I’ve had this one many times as its sure to show up at tastings and probably one of my fist if not my first saison. {ours a cloudy orange with foamy white head. Loads of spices funk and hops seep out of this pour swirling around your mouth and leaving the etoh out of the picture. Great way to introduce yourself to the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2008
Bouteille 750ml. De couleur dorée-orange et voilée. Nez de levures fruitées (agrumes, léger d’ananas, notes de poires et de mangues), malté de pain avec des notes de sucre bonbon, moyen de houblon floral et herbeux (herbes fraîches et notes de foin) et léger d’épices (poivre très doux, traces de coriandre). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement plutôt élevé et une texture légèrement crémeuse. Goût prononcé de levures fruitées aux petites notes terreuses (agrumes et zest asséchant, surtout citron, notes de poires et de pêches, traces de mangues, de bananes et de pommes) accompagné de notes épicées (coriandre) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût malté de pain avec des notes de sucre bonbon et de miel. Parallèlement l’on retrouve une moyenne amertume assez asséchante de houblon herbeux (herbes fraîches, notes de foin et traces de thé) aux notes florales ainsi qu’un moyen goût de levures épicées (poivre doux) jusqu’en finale, où l’on note également la présence d’un léger goût d’alcool aux notes réchauffantes. Post-goût moyen-long et assez sec, moyennement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes florales, légèrement aigre de levures fruitées (zest d’agrumes, notes de pelures de pêche et de pommes) et avec des notes d’alcool et d’épices (poivre doux).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cphbeerking (154) - København K, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2008
Refreshing scents of freshly cut spring grasses, complex yeasts and citron bids the imbiber a heartfelt welcome. A dense, lasting creamy head that refuses to go away only accentuates the notion that this is a saison to be reckoned with. The balanced golden sheen, the profound hoppy profile and a hearty 9,5% ABV delivers an artistic punch that lingers on long after the final zesty drop has been savored. A classic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Goodgrief (1907) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2012 Re-rate 2/2012 - I’ve had this many times now. This is far and away the best saison. It’s practically perfect. The funk isn’t "weak" like I said originally. Great beer. Bumped up from original 4.1. ORGINAL - Pour was orange straw with nice head and lacing. The aroma was weak funk. Man, this is one rich and creamy beer…excellent mouthfeel. The flavor was tart fruit, a very mild level of spice and a mild barnyard funk. This is a different kind of saison, but I really enjoyed it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
smith4498 (3320) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Pours hazy straw color with big white head. Nice sweet bready aroma. Earthy, musty flavor that is slightly sour. Medium body with average carbonation and a smooth, velvety mouthfeel that finishes dry. Excellent saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAY 7, 2008
Nice orange golden colour with a perfect white foamy head. Funky, yeasty, fruity (tropical & citrusy), a bit ethilic, peppery & spicy. Some cellar notes. A bit harsh MF, alcoholic but developing in a strong saison character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajm (1067) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 6, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 A very smooth Saison! The least bitter I have had; almost as smooth as a trippel! On tap at Publick House in Brookline, Mass. I find this style most complex and this didn’t diappoint: nice lemongrass, hay, and light leather, if there is such a thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tlind2 (1374) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2008
750 ml bottle. Somewhat milky golden color, expansive white head. Aroma of sweet malts and citrus. Taste is similar to their basic saison, with bright fruity notes, earthy tones, yeast, malts and a good hop balance, but with some alcohol and maybe a slightly fuller body. Very nice, but I still prefer the basic saison by a nose. I’d definitely like to see how this handles some aging, though.

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