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 (21155) - 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 (13123) - 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 (4651) - 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...
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
[bottle from beers of europe rating #400] The aroma is yeasty, fruity: peach banana, herbal notes of coriander. fullbodied, dry peppery finish, slightly bitter.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy gold. Billowing, creamy, off white head. Aroma of big slightly sour yeast, crisp citrus/pine hops, and grains. Flavor is must, yeast, crisp hops, grains, slightly sour, moderately bitter, underlying alcohol throughout. Dry, bitter finish. Intense brew for a saison. Balanced, medium body. Excellent. Best saison I’ve had.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at BJ’s Winter Ale Fest. Beer poured a muddy dark yellow color with a large, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing head that left behind a pretty curtain of Belgian lace. The aroma was sunny, dry and spicy: light malty notes of toasted grain, moderate hop notes of resin/pine, dry straw; heavy, nice yeasty notes of barnyard, horseblanket and basement. The flavor was moderately sweet and moderately bitter with an average-length, lightly bitter finish. The flavor was remarkable in that the initial balance was extremely on, but the individual sensations were quite discernable—like hearing a tone in either ear. The body was light-to-medium, the texture was watery, the carbonation was fizzy and the was a light alcoholic twinkle at the end. A pretty beer that seems to carry a strong sense of place with it. Neat-o.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Monk’s Cafe, Philly.
Aroma has a nose tickling spiciness that hints at citrus rind and sour sauce. Amber with yellow tints and a nice fluffy white head. Very yeasty fore, mild sourness and a ton of floral notes that are both spicy and sweet. Another fun drinking Saison.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle. Cloudy yellow colour with a large fluffy head. Aroma of tropical fruit, yeast and some sweet sourness. Flavour of yeast, malt, wheat, fruit, some sourness and very noteable alcohol, but still fresh because of the high carbonation and very drinkable.