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

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RATINGS: 1412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   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 .


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2006
Bottle. Hazy buttery yellow, maybe a touch orange too. Lemony citrusy aroma, with plenty of grass and some spice. Lemony ctirus spicy flavors, some candied fruits, and some earthy grass. Warming. Tart and a bit acidic.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Was thrilled to pick this up for the Holidays. I love Saison Dupont, so I was really looking forward to drinking this one. I was definitely not disspointed. The head and lacing were world class. Aroma was very yeasty, grassy/hay, and really spicy. Before I tasted this baby I thought it might be too spicy. I was wrong. It was nice and tart and not too spicy. It would be hard to drink more than one of these and still be able to talk, but I’ll try. I’ll be interested to learn how six months in the cellar will affect this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2006 From bottle, poured at the 2006 Pizza Port 12 Hour Belgian Beer Party. Pale, slightly cloudy yellow colored pour with a really tall, frothy white head. Slightly yeasty aroma is saturated with granny smith apple skins and rose petals; a delicate perfume that proves less can be more. Slightly bitter, herbal flavors of celery root, parsley stalk, and an abundance of springtime clover. Some soft orange blossoms and a bit of shaved nutmeg and peppery spice. Finish is clean, quick, and crisp, with an abundance of lemongrass and a hint of lime peel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2006
Murky golden with a lovely meringue white head. Lemon lots of yeast. Quite alcoholic maybe a bit too much so for my tastes. Otherwise pretty good stuff. The yeast is the start here. Very dry and bubbly palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2006
Clear gold with little floaters and a massive rocky white head. Crisp, tart, apple, mineral funky aroma. Big bodied, soft and alcoholic. Fruity esters dominate with some spicy hops and yeast. Finishes with some bitterness. I wish I had a few to lay down.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9828) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2006
750ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a large, lasting white head. Aromas of apple, pineapple, yeast and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of light fruit and a hint of spice with a dry, bittersweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Pours out a nice cloudy yellow color with a huge white head. Aroma is yeasty and hoppy. Flavor is has hints citrus and yeast. Very nice indeed.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2006
Pours out with a large white head, yellow color body. Immediately the smells are coming out of it, yeast, hops, malt. This beer is really good, if not incredible. Taste is sweet, yet strong, smooth yet you know this beer is not joking around. Something I could drink a large amount of, and feel terrible in the morning. Really good beer. Really really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2489) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Poofy, large white head, big bubbled, rocky and long lived, lacing is sticky. Orange/gold colored brew with a generous haze. Nose is delicately fruity, lemony with notes of marshmellows, mellons and yeast. Body is lightly medium, carbonation is initially agressive but settles to a softer more drinker friendly level as it warms. Doughy, yeasty flavors, lightly puckering, crab-appley notes with a touch of bubblegum and citrus, lightly grassy. Dry finish. A tough one. Was expecting a bit more drinkability from a dupont.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rajendra82 (953) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
The beer was picked up from Green’s in a green bomber with a cork and wire cage. The vintage 05 was visible on the side of the cork before opening. The thud heard while uncorking was resoundingly solid, and the body poured out pale golden, clear, and well carbonated, and formed a head that built up above the rim of the glass. It was very Duvel-esque in its looks, which is almost always a sign of good times ahead. The carbonation never ceased during the entire drinking session. And the lacing had to be seen to be believed.

The aroma was yeasty and spicy, and had hints of lemon peel and hay. These smells are usually associated with mild smelling beers, but this one was as aromatic as a West Coast IPA. The taste was bone dry and refreshing due to the tart and spicy flavors floating atop ethanol. Very delicately balanced, yet quite bold, this was a superlative ale in its primacy. The mouthfeel was light and ephemeral, and the aftertaste peppery and tantalizing. If there was any fault to be found here, it was in the highly spicy character throughout, which might not appeal to everyone. Bust as you might have figured out by now, spiciness increased the appeal of this beer to me.

A very contemplative, and evocative drink that was a rare find not in availability, but in quality. Seek it and enjoy the best wishes of the brewer, they mean it.


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