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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blanche du Paradis is a Belgian-style Wit brewed with coriander seeds and Curaçao orange peels, the spices traditionnally found in this classic style. Unfiltered and containing almost as much raw wheat as malted barley, it presents a veil of yeast and proteins giving this style its "Blanche" name. Round and light at the same time, it exhales fresh baked bread aromas, and reveals spices and citrus flavours, accompanied by subtle notes of acidity coming from the wheat.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chooch74 (34) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2011
very pale pour, modest head. fruity aroma. typical white beer. very smooth and easy to drink. long pleasant aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (6489) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium white head. A sweet lemon and peppery nose. The flavor is a warm sweet spicy brew; lemons and pepper, smooth but some heat. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
341ml bottle
5.5% ABV (as written on the bottle)
I tried this beer on October 27, 2010 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a hazy lemonade colour with a thin white bubbly head. The aroma was wheat, grain, citrus, yeast and some weak spices. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was wheat and spices with a acidic yeast finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fullers (268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2010
Bottle LCBO (Dieu de Ciel promotion) Pours clear straw yellow with medium white head. Aroma of grains and citrus, quite pleasant. Fairly light bodied. Dry, spices more prominent than in aroma. Distinctive but I think I prefer a straight wit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3678) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2010
Brought back from Canadia by my petit frere: Pours a hazy yellow, with a pretty nice white head. Aroma of lemon and spices. Taste has some hop bitterness in there. Lots of lemon. Plenty of spices. Very pleasant mouthfeel, almost creamy in there. Floral notes in there as well. Quite a good witbier methinks.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Strangebrewer (920) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2010
bottle. Poured hazy straw coloured with a white head. Citrus wheat aroma. Light mouthfeel, kinda flat. Notes of corriander and some yeast. A blander Belgian Wheat. Some alchol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atheist_Peace (980) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2010
341ml bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with minimal white head that leaves almost no lace. Nose of fresh citrus fruit and spice. Much the same on the palate with the citrus being a little more subdued and I find myself wanting more of a crisp zing than I get.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (1746) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
Has a faint hops aroma, modest head, and an okay yellow-white body. Flavour is a nice lemon and wit blend. Mouthfeel is a bit weak. It’s a middle-of-the-pack blanche beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
Sample at the brewpub. Pours a hazy straw colour with decent white head. Amazing perfumy aroma of slightly tart wheat, some clove, coriander and pepper. Flavours are very clean, tangy wheat, clove banana and very subtle bubblegum. Smooth and well balanced

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy straw-yellow appearance. Lively aromas of cardamom, lemon peel, cinnamon, nutmeg and steel jump out of the glass. Spicy, refreshing palate. Slight lemony flavour is overshadowed by cardboard/wood/bark. Bitter wood finish thins out a little too quickly. Good but not great.


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