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

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RATINGS: 1531   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 .


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2006
Draught- Swan and Rushes Leicester. A hazy, pale orange coloured beer with some nice white head and lacing. The aroma is very lemony with some pepper and some funky farmyard stuff. The taste is also funky with some good lemony hops and again a peppery feel to it. A little medicinal touch. Very smooth and mellow and easy to drink. Does not have the character of some of the other Dupont Saisons, and suffers for that.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pineypower (2723) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009 Thanks to secret santa for this one. Pours out a cloudy golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is a bit hoppy with some fruit and vinious notes. Very nice apperance with a rocky white head. The taste was very smooth for the alcohol content. Very solid beer with notes of fruit and some hops and that funky vinious lingering taste. Very solid and complex beer, but at the same time very refreshing. Awesome beer, thanks a bunch santa.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2006
750ml caged and corked bottle. Cork has 2005 for date. Pours a hazy golden yellow. Voluminous white head, dense and rocky. Lacing on the glass that resembles...well, it looks exactly like Belgian lace. Smells of lemon and sweet spice. Orange zest. Taste is rich caramel and molasses. Hints of vanilla. Oaky with sherry notes. Lots o’ alcohol as it finishes. Very dry finish, dires out quick from all the richly sweet flavors up front. In the finish, one taste comes out again and again: Juniper berries. Not sure if they’re used but I couldn’t get them out of my head. Mouth is dry and full bodied. This beer’s a treat. I want more and I want more to age for a couple years.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thebeertourist (5077) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2006
75 cl bottle. Cloudy orange with a big, lacing head. Complex fruity aromas of pears and grapes. Fruity flavours, starting with pears and grapes, moving to raisins towards the finish. Sweet, but well-balanced. Dryish finish. Medium carbonation and full-bodied. Warming alcohol. A Saison Grand Cru with all its complexity and refreshing qualities.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2006
Easily the highlight of the tasting. Hazed golden color with a taller white foamy head. Aromas of dry malt, light clover honey, herbs drying in the wind and a hint of citrus. Sweet dough start gives way to citric and spice. Yeast presence with more pepper and herbs. A great example of the style.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Thanks to JPDIPSO for opening and sharing this one. Fresh aroma, fruity grapes, caremel, yeasty with a hint of a lightly toasted bread with dried fruit. Very cloudy yellow with a tall white head. Complex citrusy and peppery with a sweet fruitiness mid-palate that changes into a complex caramel and dried fruit finish. Dry texture and a great mouthfeel. Very drinkable and complex.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Thanks to JPDISPO for opening up this one (and thanks to Clark for the bottle that I’m now able to cellar!) Hazy body with some sediment, and a muted golden-yellow color underneath a head mirrored after pillowy laundry suds and snowstorm lacing. Sugary lemon rinds turning south tempt the senses, followed by coriander and sweet orange peel. Lemon grass and lime juice brush on willow wheat come out in the next waft. Bitter orange peel graces through soon thereafter, moments before the yeast strain lets you know it’s the reason why we’re all here. Take a sip and we’re quite certain that this is one seriously flavored saison. Buttery sweet dough and vanilla buttercream seep in over sucked on lemonheads. Coriander gives a subtle scratch, but the confectionary bakers delight pursues and even sweeter path. Big puffy effervescence and in the dry recession, the spices coriander and chamomile rise up splendidly. Bakery lemon meringue cuts close to spruce. Light hotness if you open the mouth up to the atmosphere post-gestation. Lemon peel and dry beet sugar give a hot, warming finish. This is a beautiful thing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 25, 2006
Thanks John. The beer pours to a hazy straw colored body with lots of small particulate in suspension. Foamy white head. The aroma is very nice. Floral toasted malts, lemon grass, nicely delicate and aromatic. The flavor is spicy lemons, bananas, and yeast. Malty with floral hops. Lavendar I think. The palate is medium-bodied. Zesty. Quite delicious.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3225) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2006 Tosa Tasting - June 24, 2006

I lost track of who brought this or opened it, but thanks to whoever did. There is a reason this is one of the highest rated saisons on the site - because it deserves the honors.

Aroma / Appearance - A huge, dense yellow bubbly head subsided slowly, trickling down the sides of my glass leaving behind traces of lacing that lingered. The bouquet was rich with fruity notes - apples, pears and an overall sweetness. In addition, I was reminded of honey smoked ham as it hung in the rafters aging.

Flavor / Palate - The first impression was dry and peppery but soon gave way to a pleasant combination of sweet fruity flavors. The mouthfeel was just about right for a saison. It did not completely fill my mouth with intense flavors, but at the same time I did not have to guess at what pleasures were in my mouth. The spicy characteristic stuck around throughout the entire glass. It was never overpowering or intense but gave a nice balance to the beer. I enjoyed this; if I see if on the shelf around Madison it might be getting a second look in the future.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
Oh baby! Poperinge brought this out when the Stanley Cup came on the ice (2006). The whole room smelled like a wet barn when he popped the cork. Heavy carbonation. Tiny particulate. Closer up the aroma is salty with some cheese notes. Surprising up front sweetness in the flavour. Salty. Dry and dusty in the nose. Tasty but hard to describe. Reminds me of the joy of that first IPA in tasting something new and phenomenal.


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