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


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RATINGS: 1445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Defreni (2649) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2007
Fad. Fik den af to omgange. Første gang var jeg en smule skuffet, da det var som om der manglede noget. Dette noget vidste sig ved overraskende nok at øllen var en smule for varm. Det andet glas var en lille smule køligere og en superlækker øl med rigtgi mange trippel karakteristika dukkede op af denne uklare øl. Virkelig en lækker saison med et godt bid og en god smag af diskrete blomster.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2007
2006. 750mL, with Thanksgiving dinner. Poured cloudy golden with moderate sized off-white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, spice, coriander, perfume and herbs. Yeast and wheat predominate in the flavor, along with some fruit, earth. and citrus. Dry, spicy finish. This was an ideal accompaniment to Thanksgiving dinner.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefcon (1420) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Nearly savory aromas with lemon pepper and strong yeast. Very light orange, and cloudy, with a lasting pillowy white head. Sharp acidity on the palate, lots of natural flavors, barley and bright wheat. Some peppery alcohol on the finish, which lasts well. A medium weight beer that tastes, well, authentic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Thanksgiving beer #1 (on the day). Golden color with a deep haziness. Nice white foamy head that sticks to the glass. 750ml. Spicy, peppery aroma with a bit of citrus, slightly sour acidity, and (this is very strange) "the outdoors". Kind of a wild yeasty/pollen/flowery outdoor thing. Flavors were sweet and of course malty up front with a huge amount of dry leafy floral hops... a bit of wild funkiness in the form of a light acidic sourness, some pepper, flowers, and a bit of alcohol. Heavily carbonated but very thick and full-bodied. Definitely a very champagne-like experience. Very crisp and SUPER dry finish. Thoroughly enjoyable. I bought an extra bottle to keep around for awhile... I’ll re-rate it in a few years...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alldaydrinker (559) - Norwood, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Thanksgiving Celebration, 750ml Bottle Pours a hazy golden colour with small fizzy white head. Nose of funky yeast, citrus, sweet fruits, penuts and mild spices. Initial taste has f izzy mouthfeel similar to champagne. Light bodied sweet citrus and funky yeast comes splashing over the mouth. Finishing with dry spicy bitter hops that leaves you quenching. Alcohol is well masked, brew is very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2007 on tap at falling rock. Murky dark orange color with faint white head. Light earthy nose with a little more spice than usual. Similar body with a solid finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2191) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
750 ml bottle from Bevmo. This one pours a cloudy yellow gold with a big fluffy white head that dissipates slowly and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is complex and layered with sweet citrus, caramel, butter, peanuts, thyme and a bit of funk. The flavor is also layered, there are a great many subtle complexities at work-- first I note a sweet and sour sensation featuring sour pineapple and sweet pears, the sides are filled in by hazelnuts and walnuts, and bringing up the rear is hops, fresh basil and thyme. The mouthfeel is full, smooth and creamy. The Finish is long and magnificent with many lingering complex flavors. Overall: This is a beer that should pair well with fish and poultry and it is one you won’t soon forget. This is much more complex than the Veile Provision, this is an Imperial Saison. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Draught: Medium sweet aroma. Smells of yeast, lemon, light spice, and blue cheese. Poured yellow in color with a tiny white head that diminished immediately. Tasted of alcohol, bubblegum, and lemon. Slight flavor. Light to medium body. Smooth texture. Soft carbonation. Light lemon and alcohol finish. A nice Saison. Easy drinking. Very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarrettB (1094) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2012 The Saison is an incredibly difficult style to grasp. Like the Quadrupel ot Belgian Strong, the label fails to grasp any of the beer’s real character. We may say the Saison is "light", and we may say it is quenching, but these are qualities shared not only between saisons, but with water, tea, and even lemonade. It is an entirely insufficient nomenclature, which is why I have tried my hardest to judge each Saison by itself. Point in case, the Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux (DALBV for short). The dandelion yellow-orange body sits meditatively in the glass, while I great roiling cloud of ruffled white head grows into an air-tight cap atop, sealing away the mellifluous aroma beneath. A little excavating yields a sweet aroma underneath, it’s alloy of sugary and savory flavors making for a truly refined treat. Pear juice, butter and popcorn elicit the familiar perfume of a sweet tripel, while a particular waft of sparkling ginger and cider perks the nose to attention. The capacious aroma includes a floral movement, alongside the seasonally familiar smell of fresh rain and wet tree bark. Finally, pineapple and a faint tangerine citrus lend their acidic traits to give the calm and sensible aroma a much needed spark. This genteel fragrance speaks highly for the DALBV, while the palate and flavors show its stealthier, more indirect side. On the palate it is very delicate and light, almost springy, with a sufficiently thin body to quench any lingering thirst on behalf of the drinker. Alongside this jocular mouth feel a little pear flavor sighs, accompanied by a dab of honeysuckle. However, the sweetness is mostly illusory, though in a magical, non-deceptive way. In reality a rigid bread and graininess forms the main column of flavor. The sweeter elements are simply sideshows, if incredible sideshows. Because of its fragile nature, I could see the DALBV pairing very well with roasted and grilled vegetables like thick asparagus, red onions and zuchini. The beer’s aftertase, a tingle of thyme and rosemary, makes the perfect pre-flavoring for oncoming vegetables. Independently, a solid brew, and paired with food, excellent too. This is, by all means, a unique and distinctive Saison, and one that could be well considered for promoting beer’s potential as a drink for culinary critics and savants. 1/2/2010 - A huge thank you from across the Atlantic Ocean, as we receive your gifts (well, sort of. I exchanged currency for it, but, you know, the sentiment is there...) from Belgian and the kindly hearts at Dupoint. The Le Bons Voeux is, like any good present, a foil to the malty dark winter warmers here, and a nice addition to a December menu of beer tastings. It pours with a huge, enormous head, much like the Duvel, and after a few moments of my intense gazing it collapses, either from exhaustion or embarassment, into a crater-in-a-crater shape. I’m sure a geologist or an industrial designer could find something more inspirational to say, but my reaction will be, “Whoah man! Awesome!” The body of the beer is very cloudy and raw in appearance, slightly darker than a wheat beer, and roiling with carbonation. I have to wait awhile for this one to settle. Once it sits back down on its laurels, I catch a whiff of sticky sweet white grapes and caramelized sugar, but little else. The flavor is more sophisticated, swaggering with a delicate balance of sweet and dry and bolstered by a solid column of grain and smaller touches of white wine, white grape juice and honey. The flavor is fancy and light, and would pair bond strongly with something chewable. What makes this especially good is that it’s one of the first saisons (if not the first) that I’ve genuonely enjoyed and the balance is really incredible.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FatguyRacer (158) - Crownsville, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2008 750 ml bottle. Wonderfully sweet aroma of spice and florals. Beautiful amber color and off white creamy head that never disappeared. Great flavor, sweet at first from the malt than the mild bitterness of the hops comes into play. Mouth feel is noticeably more creamy than Duponts other Saison and the flavor is a little more subdued and fruity. Its also had less carbonation, but with a high alcohol content it has more kick. An excellent Saison, but not as good to me as Veile Provsion.

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