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

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RATINGS: 1415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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 .


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Pours with a cloudy orange-gold body topped by a thick head with lots of lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and slightly spicy with nice fruity (orange zest) notes adn a touch of yeastiness. The flavor is slightly sweet yet slightly bitter with nice spicy notes, a touch of fruit and some yeast. Light to medium bodied, smooth and a touch dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
sampled at the pizza port belgian fest 2005. hazy yellow, thick head. sweet, spicey, an excellent saison

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a huge rocky thick longlasting head. Aroma of yeast, dough, clove, and citrus. Flavor is citrus and yeasty with a sweet, spicy, alcoholic finish. Alcohol is balanced with the other flavors however.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2005
2004 Bottle: Beer pour expected slightly cloudy medium golden with a beautifully retained egg white head. Then a whiff of aroma and BAM what kind of Saison is this? Significant hoppy aroma with fruit and yeast. Flavor is initially light fruit, also yeast and the afore mentioned hops. Very light and dancing in the mouth. All in all a delightful beverage.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2005
I just tapped a keg of this rarity about two hours ago, and something struck me right off, a thing happened that is most uncommon: a beer took my breath away. Looks majestic poured into a St. Bernardus goblet, lush creamy head, hazy pale orange appearance, ...angelic. Aroma, captivating, airy, light citrus, minor sour tones, vibrant fruit, apricot, peach, lemon, gets bolder by the minute, unfolds tangy-er fruit notes, ...uplifting. But itís in the taste where I was taken back, and I still donít know if I have language for it, but let us make a valiant effort, anyway. Fruit floods the mouth, but the body is exceptionally light, almost ethereal...it paints a coating of delicious around the mouth that pulls away like a phantom, the echo of this gorgeous fruit flavor, plump with yeast, lingers, resonates, titillates, entices...another sip is in the offing, but it becomes a gulp, and the swallow is urgent, but the effect is the opposite, a magnificent restfulness overcomes me, a mellow rapture,... it stirs the mind and soul, and quenches thirst along the way. Each new sip delivers a similar shock, a brand new spank to the senses, a reacquaintance with this magical feeling. Body is light, but the flavor is powerful and pure, and the finish is long, fruity, perfectly smooth. I laugh at the 9.5% but feel it creeping in as I drain the glass. Hey, maybe itís just the mood Iím in, but this glass of beer has an absolutely elevating effect. The strength eventually enters into the flavor like a wily snake through a grassy field....lightly spicy, too, to match the fruit...call me a sucker if you must, but I feel my soul has been cracked open, freed and sent aloft, metamorphosized, like hearing new beautiful music for the first time, have a soft spot touched and felt that shiver... Amazing beer. Not good, not great, amazing! Utterly lovely. A great gift from Dupont. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
Dusty, almost opaque blonde, with a decent thick white head and lots of flaky sediment. Aroma has just a good balance of sweet and funk, lemon-lime, candi sugar, and a little resinous. Good acidity and lively carbonation, yeasty and bready with some undisclosed spicy cereal taste. Very satisfying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2005
A nice saison with lots of spice and a good hops character in the aftertaste. Nice color and enormous head. I didnít like this as much as the other saison from Dupont, but still very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 Fresh cut hay, overripe melon, citrus-lemon-lime and some lightly spicy, grassy hops in the nose. Opaque tan-yellow with generous and lasting white head that recedes slowly with some lacing. Plenty of yeast in suspension. Generally spicy flavour has all the notes of the aroma with a strong herbal/spicy character. Medium-light body with refreshing strong effervescence. Bottle sampled at the Voyager par des Papilles group tasting Feb-05.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2005
Its not bad even though saisons dont do it for me at all. Thanks be to edward (brooklynboy) for the cool find. Very acidic taste and lots of yeast. It is strong but barely drinkable. Im sure that if I wanted to tough this one out I would be able to take it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2005
Pours a hazy blonde color with yeast sediment and a thin white head. Excellent aroma and flavor of spices, citrus, resin and yeast. Light to medium body, creamy texture, medium carbonation. Hmmm, excellent !


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