Oh weekend, why do you have to be over? Especially when baseball has just started? I have a few more hours before I have to hit the hay, but still…I wouldn’t mind another day off. This was another brew that I had for Easter. I hadn’t heard of it and I figured it might pair well with the ham.
Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Bons Vœux is a blond top fermentation beer with refermentation in the bottle. Since 1970, the brewery has been brewing a special beer to give as a new years present to their best clients. (the name of this beer “Avec les bons Vœux de la brasserie Dupont » means « With the best wishes of the brewery Dupont » ). Because of the increasing success, they started to commercialise this ‘cadeau’ but kept the name. Although the demands were considerable, only a small quantity was brewed, so they had to make a reservation list, even months before new year. This Bons Vœux is coppery blond, has very fine hoparomas and tastes bitter, fruity and mild. Our selection of yeasts, in combination with a longduring riping process, on a ‘dry hopping’ base, are creating a typical and complex aroma and taste. A real refermentation in the bottle, which will continue for a long time in your cellar, result in a harmonious and well-balanced beer, full of unexpected and complex aromas.”
Random: I’m going to be sore from the gym tomorrow…
This poured with a three finger white, fluffy head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy, lemon yellow color with lots of visible sediment and high carbonation visible as well. The nose was huge. I got lemon, spice and Belgian yeast. The taste was teaming with lemon and cardamon and Belgian yeast. The booze was crazy hidden. It had a thick body with high carbonation. The finish was long with Belgian yeast. As I expected, this was a standout. I would definitely have this one again. Grab it next year!
Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0