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


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RATINGS: 1568   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pedrens (172) - SPAIN - FEB 24, 2015
Botella de 375. Color amarillo anaranjado apagado. Espumota blanca densa y con brillo de buena formación y buena retención, q deja esos puntitos blancos de lavadura y poso en el fondo. Es una cerveza compleja. Aromas donde predominan los frutales, manzana verde, dulces y a levadura...algo cítrico, embriaga,...tb se nota el alcohol, herbal. En boca es bastante cremosa y con carbonatacion viva. Los sabores muy equilibrados entre el dulce y el amargo... se nota la malta, el lúpulo y la levadura. Frutal, dulce, refrescante y algo alcohólica, en un principio para pasar a un amargor medio herbal y terminar con cierta astringencia donde la levadura aparece junto con los lúpulos q venían de antes y el alcohol q calienta la garganta. Sin duda para tenerla en casa siempre jajaja. Birrote. Cerveza compleja, fácil de beber y q puede gustar a mucha gente. Con la comida adecuada puede ser la bomba...creo q algún carne fuerte, rollo caza con un dulce de frutas, pej manzana puede ser la bomba. Recuerda a la Saison Dupont, pero en versión compleja...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3684) - BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
When I first encountered this beer, from tap somewhere in a beer pub in Ghent, it was still a seasonal rarity, but it became so succesful that nowadays it is easily available throughout Belgium and beyond the whole year; it has gained a wide following too, making it far from evident to rate it objectively... I bought a 75 cl bottle for this rating, but unfortunately the drinks center hasn’t kept it in optimal circumstances. Anyway: hazy, deep golden blonde beer with a ’mist’ of small yeast bits, under a very sticky and lacing, dense, snow white head, hops-enhanced and remaining remarkably stable in relation to the ABV, a feature often seen in the Dupont saison family. The aroma is unfortunately suffering from the dreaded lightstruck effect (ammonia-like stench from hops degeneration under the influence of light) at first, but I have Lady Luck on my side today, as it vanishes after the second pour from the bottle. I otherwise get ’rural’ hints of apple peel, Poire William, horse, wet hay, unripe peach, freshly cut grass, old cheese, ’jenever’, dust, white pepper, lime, soap, prosecco. Taste begins with a vivid yet dryish fruitiness (apple, redcurrant, green plum) accompanied by a residual white candi sugar sweetishness, sharp citrussy fraîcheur and a strong, sourish, minerally carbonation - the palate is immediately awakened. Then a bready, honeyish, full pale malt sweetness follows, with a tingling spicy, almost ’wild’ and somewhat ’funky’ yeastiness on top of it; the sourishness paired with the strong fizz have a drying, ’brut’ effect on the mouth cavity, but still leaving room for a noble, fruity sweetness. More minerals, yeastiness and lingering pale malts in the finish, where a grassy, herbal and earthy hop bitterness takes over, along with warming ’jenever’-like alcohol, resulting in a long, dry, appetizing ending in which bitter and sweet are in perfect harmony, as in most good tripel beers. This is undoubtedly a great apéritif and the perfect ’missing link’ between saison and tripel - as which Dupont intended it back in the seventies. Too bad for the lightstruck effect due to below optimal storage conditions in this particular bottle, but I had this beer dozens of times and I won’t take it into account for this rating. Differs a bit from batch to batch, like many of the classic ’artisanal’ Belgian saisons; this sample is quite sweet and fruity, others tend to be more bittering and sourish - making this beer all the more interesting. Has great ageing potential too but I haven’t yet had the patience to mature a couple of bottles in the cellar for more than a year. This has justly become a classic in the Belgian beer landscape, as Moinette’s big brother. Still love it, like most of Dupont’s beers and certainly all of their saison style beers. Always a pleasure to revisit this one - and I’ve been as objective as I could...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Moravius (908) - Beijing, CHINA - FEB 21, 2015
Flasche (375 ml) von Hopfen & Malz, Berlin. - Sattgelb, trüb. - In der Nase erdig-zitrusfruchtige Herbe, schwere Kandissüße, scharfe Gewürze, ein wenig Moder und die unverkennbare Dupont-Hefe. - Im Antrunk herb-fruchtig und kandissüß mit bitteren Kräutern. Noten von Heu, Erde, Laub, Leder und kandierter Zitronenschale. Brotiges Malz wie bei einem Weizenbier (laut Etikett wird aber nur Gerstenmalz verbraut). Mild rezent, vollmundig und schwer. Erdig herber, weinig schwerer Abgang. - Zweifellos ein außerordentliches Bier, nur will es mir nicht recht schmecken. Zu rauh und unharmonisch sind hier fast unvereinbare Aromen zusammengeworfen. Müßte vielleicht noch einige Jahre reifen, bevor es genießbar wird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2468) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Rated from beer log from 2009 Belgian Trip.... Light citrusy aroma, light yellow gold in color, slightly cloudy... Flavor is slightly bitter than most trippels, but also refreshingly citrusy... Slight bitterness on palate... Delicious beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yayita (39) - - FEB 18, 2015
Very Sweet Tripel Pours cloudy gold, with lush large white head. Strong yeast, light, bread, apple, smell, no hint of alcohol, an achievement for a 9.5% beer. Beautiful bodily malt complexity. Finishes sweet with light bitterness. Very Good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1295) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 13, 2015
750ml bottle 2014 vinage pours hazy pale toasted orange yellow wirh a finger of head. Nose has spicy grain and yeast, some tangy orange peel and soft field grain. Taste is similar with balanced belgian spice character, supporting malt grains, a touch of honey grain and citrus sweetness, big but not boozy. Finishes mostly dry with classic yeast spice, light bitter orange and grain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1147) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy, light amber with a medium, white head. Aroma is very yeasty with fresh hops, wheat, banana, sweeter grain notes and some ripe pear. Taste is more bitter, but is still really fruity, and has some more acidic stuff. Lots of pear again. Slightly boozy. Crisp body despite the alcohol, and a high carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FunkyF (635) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-biere. Ljusgul med hög tjock skumkrona. Doft av jäst och citrus. Lite spritig med en del jäst och lite maltsötma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markschiedon (418) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
Drinking blind from a 75cl bottle. In the aroma alcohol, liquorice and nail polish. The clear pale yellow beer has a small white head. In the taste hop, bitter, yeast and wry. Medium carbonated.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
burkskurk (2) - - FEB 7, 2015 does not count
Probably the best beer I have ever tasted. Fruity, bitter, sweet yet fresh.

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