bonfunck (149) - Waasmunster, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2009
75cl bottle, thanks to bontus. noise a bit dusty, fine hop flavour en lemon tastes.
Very drinkable therefore a complex aroma Bontus (807) - Flanders, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2016 75cl bottle approx two years old, on occasion of new years eve.
Pours hazy blonde with a thick foamy white head. Nose is like a dusty attic, chalk, cheese. Aroma of citrus and herbs. Flavorbalance good between sweet and sour. Very silky mouthfeel and alcoholcontent only noticeable as it warms.
Rerate 37,5cl bottle, 3 years old. Nice yeast trail in the bottle, sticky sediment, but nonetheless some floaties in the beer too. Awesome nose of white wine, grapes, fresh fruit and a slight oakiness. Bit alcoholic, low carbonation. A very good beer for aging. AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Pours a bright hazy golden orange with a thin off white head. Nose is full and earhty with some tart citrus. The flavor is the same but a bit more complex and a light mouthfeel. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2008
750ml bottle from west lakeview.... pours a hazy cloudy orange with an overflowing fluffy white head... aroma of earthy mustiness with a medicinal citrus qualities... flavors of citrus with a minerally consistency with lively carbonation. abv is hard to detect. goes down and an above average mouthfeel. i wonder how this one tastes with some age on it... daniele (9888) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2008
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brew4all (103) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Nice fruit aroma with a cloudy golden pour. The taste was sharp and full of fruit and spice. Lasting crispness that finished dry and full. Good Saison timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Bottle from Valley Wine in Davis, CA. This brew is the champagne of beers. It was the fullest Saison I’ve tasted with sweet flavors of citrus and flowers. There was slight spice and some hops to it. Overall, I was very impressed, even though it’s not my favorite style. mgoy (344) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2008
On tap at Hop Leaf in Chicago. I drank this during a dinner with Graham, Tara and John during my first vacation.
Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux is a very good strong saison. The color is a clear yellow with a thin and quickly disappearing head. The aroma is sweet with natural fruit notes rather than the sugary notes I am used to tasting in a saison. I believe the high alcohol level is responsible for the difference. The finish is very nice and wet yet light and enjoyable. BeerViking (5132) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
75cl bottle, from 2be in Bruges. Has a wired-on champagne cork, still with some sediment though, unlike a champagne. Deep gold in colour with a big white head and crisp, slightly peppery and fruity aroma. The flavour is then a rich and spicey/hoppy bitterness with hints of citrus and a full bosy. Lovely. GMCC2181 (1617) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 25, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 750ml bottle courtesy of me. Nice pop off the cork. Poured into a snifter. Muddy orange in color, big frosty white head. Aroma of yeast, spices and a earthy tone. Taste is a sweet, dry, touch of spices, yeasty and a little earthy. Funky sourness...9.5 percent really? Super smooth, perfect example of what a saison should taste like. Great beer.