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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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 .

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
omidpage (2) - USA - DEC 23, 2006 does not count
this beer is off the hook. at lucky baldwin’s, this one dude bought everyone one of these, omizzle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2006
golden/amber body with large, frothy head..aroma of citrus hops (largely lemon), herbs and spices, heavy yeast, and sour funk...flavor is both fruity and spicey, has a definite clove backbone, and finishes quite floral and dry...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Draft. Aroma: Wheat, tangerine, yeast, coriander, dusty basement, perfumey floral, and a light lemon zest note. Appearance: Dark straw in color and slightly hazed. White head was full and creamy with good retention. Great lacing. Flavor: Some citrus up front with alot of orange and lemon zest. Strong spiciness with coriander, clove, and pepper. Yeast and wheat malt come in together followed by a slight musty funk. Perfumey floral flavor is strong and lingers into the finish. Surprisingly strong hop bite. Finishes dry and refreshing. Delicious. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Slight alcohol warmth in back of mouth. Overall: Really enjoyed this one. Everything I want in a Saison with a couple of curveballs. Strong floral presence is surprising at first, but works well with the rest of the flavors. Ditto to the hop flavor/bitterness. Great saison.

   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 (1396) - 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 it’s dry and somewhat bitter, faintly sour, instead of overly sweet. Dryness is perfect, with a great cottony mouthfeel. Sorry I’ve 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 (4045) - 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 (1713) - 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. There’s 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 (3915) - 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 i’ve 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 wouldn’t 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. i’ll 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 (7262) - Hässelby, 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.

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