(Tourpes, BELGIUM) – Brasserie Dupont fans have reason to rejoice. For the first time ever, what is called the “perfect Christmas beer from Belgium” is available in magnums in the USA. Legendary Belgian beer importer, Don Feinberg, reports they are landing in stores and bars starting next week.
“With best wishes…of the Brewery Dupont” is how the name of Dupont’s wonderful Avec les Bons Voeux translates into English. And wonderful it is. Rich gold color, fragrant (lemony with hints of pepper, banana and clove), as all the beers of Dupont are, with a full, deep malt richness that lingers on your tongue for what seems the whole holiday season. Considered by some the finest offering from this unparalleled brewery, and the perfect Christmas beer.
Bons Voeux rates a 99 from RateBeer and a “superlative” 99/ Platinum medal from the World Beer Championships as well. They write:
“Avec les Bons Voeux has …A golden amber color with a high white foamy head. Rich salty baguette, marmalade, and spicy apple-pear tart aromas with a vibrant, fruity-yet-dry full body and an everlasting, pepper bread, date, sour cherry, earth, and elegant spice driven finish. An incredibly complex and flavorful Belgian ale. Amazing!”
To order, contact your local distributor. Not sure who that is? Click on this link for a complete list of Vanberg & DeWulf distributors.
Great venues from across the nation will be featuring Bons Voeux in various formats in their Coast to Coast Toast ™ celebrations on November 15, 2012. Look for it at fine establishments like Toronado, ChurchKey, Gingerman, and HopLeaf, to name but a few.
FORMATS Case, 12 x 75 cl (25.4 fl oz), cork finished
Keg, 20 liter, and now 1.5 liter Magnums (New for 2012)
W H O I S V A N B E R G & D E W U L F ?
Vanberg & DeWulf was the first company to be dedicated to importing Belgian beers to the USA—starting 31 years ago. The co-founders, Wendy Littlefield and Don Feinberg were the first Americans inducted into the Belgian Brewers’ Guild. The Vanberg & DeWulf seal encircles twenty distinct beer styles from eleven breweries in four nations. Beers include Castelain, Contessa, DeCam Oude Lambiek, Foret, Hop Ruiter, Lambickx, Lambrucha, Monk’s Stout, Peche Mel Posca Rustica, Saison Dupont, Scaldis Prestige de Nuits, Vecchia Bastarda, Vicaris Tripel Gueuze, Witkap and more – every one of them a gem. We remain dedicated to careful research and meticulous editing so that we only bring you beers we believe worth your time and money. As always, they all come from independent, family-run breweries.