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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1534   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Bons Vúux (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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 20, 2006
750mL bottle, 2006. Hazy, honey-golden appearance; brilliant white head with great retention and tight lacing. Generous aroma: plenty of yeast, white pepper, honey and spice; hints of funk. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: yeasty, belgian ale profile, pepper and spice. Quite dry, filling, and fluffy. Medium, dry finish with plenty of yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeinDahlem (1377) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2006
On tap at the Kerstbierfestival in Essen. Aroma of citrus and honey, with more of same in flavor. But here itís dry and somewhat bitter, faintly sour, instead of overly sweet. Dryness is perfect, with a great cottony mouthfeel. Sorry Iíve never had this before, looking forward to having it from a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Bottle: Poured a blonde amber with a white head. Smell was a yeast fruit aroma. Very citrus and yeast flavor, left an acidy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1657) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Rated the standard saison mistakenly and probably drunkenly, so apologies for that...Golden apricot shaded brew, very cloudy in consistency. Aroma of pineapple, spice, and buttery chardonnay. I taste citrus, straw and wheat. Acidic mouthfeel. Thereís much less to say about this beer than I anticipated or might like to offer, but I did enjoy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3898) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2008 750ml 06 bottle. nose is spicy and funky, scent of stale hops and coriander. a nice full head, cloudy blonde color, looks delicious. getting some nice citrus, banana, and coriander. has an extremely smooth mouth feel, tart at first then very dry like a saison should be. alcohol is a little too present and i feel the spices need to mellow a bit. will age some. a good saison but iíve had better.8/4/7/3/16.3.8

3/23/07 picked up another bottle on my way to thai byob, and found the spices have mellowed real nicely and this became dangerously easy to drink. 4.

11/30/07, sampled a 1 year aged bottle. I wouldnít say this got any better. the spices toned down a bit and the alcohol was more noticed. it actually lost of a bit of its character. like it better fresh. 3.7.

1/10/08, sampled a winter 2006 bottles, about 16 months of age on it. the spices have mellowed but the saaz hops offer a spice and leathery nose along with hay. citrus flavor with a grainy alcohol finish. extremely easy to drink for an almost 10% beer. iíll try and stop dipping into the cellar for these so i can re-rate at 2 years old.3.8.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6900) - Hšsselby, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2006
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, 14 Dec) Golden yellow/orange colour, hazy, with white head. Fruity, spicy nose with lemon, Seville orange and a hint of clove. Fruity, spicy taste with clove, Seville orange and lots of spicy hops in the long finish. Fairly dry, with alcohol well hidden. Warming stuff with that unmistakable earthy, spicy Dupont character that is so hard to resist. Brilliant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2006
On draft at Milltown in Carrboro, NC. Hazy orange color with a big fluffy white head. Some yeast and barnyard funk in the aroma but also some hints of clove. Flavor is rather complex. I picked up notes of cloves, light citrus, dry cinnamon, and then some banana as it warmed. Extremely easy to drink and packing quite a wallop. Fantastic beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11900) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Corked bottle. Poured hazy orange color with a large frothy white head that was lasting with excellent lacing. Heavy spicy fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Medium blalanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2006
This ale is everything a Saison ought to be, spicy, subtly fruity and spicy. Very well balanced between the different flavors in this one, with the raisin/caramel flavor being most predominant. Definitely one to try if you love Saisons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1464) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2006
I remember andrew making a big deal about this beer over thanksgiving and me not caring because he likes all of these stupid belgians like lambics and saisons. I had this on tap and i remember breaking it down, simply, like this: alcohol then candy sugar then bret funk then hops. If he canít even get on board for this beer then I definitely canít. Actually, itís not as funky as i was expecting, which is the kind of crap he cherishes. I really only got this instead of another Braumeister harvest pils because i wanted to rub it in that i got this on tap.

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