Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic appearence. As beutiful white head rarely seen.Fruithy and spicy. A bit more complex and abstract than La chouffe. The style of category is Saison. A wallone family brewing tradition. This was originally a new year gift to the brewers themselves but is now avaliable all year!
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 Cork (which pops out as soon as I take off the cage) says 2004. Poured into a tulip. Extreme head of 4 inches from very careful pour. Floral grass and hay notes. Nice gold color - head very gradually dissipating. Very full with sour apple, pepper and hops. Dry alcohol with a burn in the finish.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a strong golden color with a light haze and a large, bubbly head. The nose is sugary and the first taste is lightly citric and strongly grainy. This imbalance is representative of many Belgian malt brews. The light spice saves this beer from fading into obscurity. The hops, however, are nonexistant.
TURDFERGUSON (3930) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at the moan and dove as part of their belgian beer fest. glad i finally got to try this amazing saison. poured golden into a nice tulip, with a nice three finger white head. aroma and flavor of citrus, yeast, alcohol, and a nice hop balance. very enjoyable. will definitely by a bottle now.
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2008 Thanks to R.J. for this rec. Very nice light Belgian style. As others note, golden, fruity. Just a wonderful beer. Supposedly, not many made their way into our store here, but I need to grab another bottle soon before others do.
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 26, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Avec les Bons Voeux pours to a beautiful, hazy, deep golden color with a thick, creamy, pillowy, white head, and a vibrant carbonation. The nose on this beer is very complex, with big aromas of pale malt, spicy/herbal hops, and peppery alcohol. The palate is richer and fuller on the tongue that Dupont, and has a very silky and smooth pale malty palate. This rich malt is paired with some nice estery fruit flavors, and some lift of carbonation that allows it to dance on the tongue. Avec les Bon Voeux finishes with more pale malt and fruit up front, then ends with a dry/spicy/peppery warming finish, that lingers on the tongue.
This is a very delicious, very satisfying beer, that could be matched with a hearty winter dish, such as beef stew, roasted turkey, or leg of lamb. It also makes a perfect beer to relax with, as a digestif, after a big meal. This really is a big(9.5% abv), brawny version of Saison Dupont, and is one that will have you wanting much more than the 750ml bottle it comes in.
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour, small foamy head. Fruit (peaches), alcohol and weak barnyard in aroma. Also some hoppy notes, Flavour is yeast, fruits with hints of hops. Also some grassy/hayish notes.
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 75cl (BBE 09/2010)
Pale yellow, a bit hazy color. Good big white cloudy head. Fruity aroma of apricot and peach, some alcohol and grassy notes too. Grassy with strong presence of yeast. Yeast in the bottom of the bottle, makes palate tastier and fruity.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Monk’s. Gld-light brown saison-looking. Nice, generous eggshell head. Aroma of belgian sugar, coriander, peel. Spicy-sour-coriander/orange dry flavor. a very light sweetness is hidden in there too. hint of dried apricot?
CapFlu (4459) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(750ml bottle) Traded with Boutip. Wow... this is a good beer - even after the Fantome Pissenlit! The cork nearly killed me. The foamy white head nearly drowned me. The Stonehenge size sediment has dwarfed me. All while the flavours of orange zest, coriander, crazy farmhouse yeast with a subdivison of malt have sent me to the crazy house. This is a fine, fine beer! I look forward to going nuts on it again...