Avec Les Bons Voeux—tasting notes
Avec Les Bons Vœux is a Tripel by Brasserie Dupont. It was the first beer brewed by the brewery, and his name means 'Good Wishes'—as it was the presentation to their customers. It has rich aromas of flowers, malts, spices, hops and yeasts. In palate is sour and spicy, with complex notes of tropical fruits and hops that are ballanced by the sweet malts in the background.
Tripel is a term coined in Belgium in order to describe a strong pale ale inspired in the Tripel from Westmalle—who used the word tripel in 1956 to rename their strongest beer. It is a spicy, dry and strong Trappist ale with a rounded malt flavour. Aromas are complex with spiciness and fruity notes.
Flavour tend to be spicy and fruity too, with malt sweetness in the background and sometimes a honey touch. Tripel use to be high in alcohol, but they don't strongly taste as alcohol which is usually well hidden. Tripels can be compared with a slightly strong version of a Belgian Golden Strong Ale.