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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Blanche du Paradis is a Belgian-style Wit brewed with coriander seeds and CuraÁao 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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - SEP 17, 2010
Let me start off by saying, i do not like Belgian whites, the style, just does not do it for me. That being said, if I did like Belgian whites, this one would be the one I would drink. The aroma is light, lemon candy, wheat, bread. The flavour is light, smooth, quenching, satisfying, itís really well crafted, lemon, orange, spice, and rind in the finish. I dunno, the more i drink this, the more Iím enjoying it, i think its slowly converting me over to the white side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2010
341ml Bottle. Pours cloudy white-yellow with average white head, lacing the glass. Aromas of peppery spice and orange zest above some light bready notes. Coriander comes through in the flavour working well with some hop flavours apparent among a nice bitterness accentuated by the spices. Finish is light, spicy, semi-dry with a lingering bitterness and yeast characteristic. Top wit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2180) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2010
341ml bottle from the LCBO. typical wit aroma, hair salon, a touch spicier then most. solid wit flavour. well done just not my style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2296) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
Glad to see LCBO carrying Dieu du Ciel beers, and comes in a single bottle. Pours a cloudy light beige colour with a small white cap (pretty small actually) and gives a bit of lacing. Good tiny bubble carbonation. Witbier yeast aromas with nice coriander. Pretty refreshing mouthfeel that is not too watery. Coriander still present in the taste with some slight bitterness in the finish and mild vanilla coming out in the aftertaste. Not my favorite white beer, but pretty good overall (and nice to see more and more of their brews made available in bottles).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duckdown (81) - GTA, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2010
I cannot help but LOL at anyone who reviewed this at sub-4.0. Seriously. What are these people thinking? Iíve had this awesome beer on multiple occasions: First few times were on visits to Montreal, directly at DDC! brewpub, direct from the keg, which undoubtedly is the superior experience. However in 2010 now, in the late summer season, finally some DDC beers have made their way into Ontario LCBO locations. Needless to say, being familiar with their beers, I raced out and stocked up on Blanche du Paradis. It does differ from the fresh draught version in the fact that the bottles actually have a much stronger, harsher astringency and the spice notes especially are WAY more pronounced here in the bottled version. But that doesnít mean itís less enjoyable. Just different. On to it. Super spicy -- the coriander or whatever spices they use is no joke. Itís like a punch in the face. Background of vanilla, wheat, banana, citrus. A little over carbonated (just my preference) but does not diminish from the flavor, nor complexity of the beer itself. Iíve disappointedly heard users on forums compare it to other wheat beers or even hefe-weisses but I donít see the similarity at all, personally. Itís very, very spicy, and I suppose takes an experienced beer fan to truely enjoy it. A++ in my books, have been a fan since day one trying it at DDC! brewpub and am positively thrilled with its arrival (albeit temporarily) in Ontario.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2010
341 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours cloudy, golden in colour with nice large white head. Leaves lots of lacing. Aroma is citrusy and wheaty. Big flavour, citrusy and light sweet malt. Really enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13608) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Draught, 5% at the brewpub. Distinct teaish coriander aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Small white head. The flavour also has a lot of coriander. Refreshing. Mild, but cleansing bitterness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2010
On tap in a Weizen glass at Dieu du Ciel in Montrťal. Beautiful foggy yellow unfiltered beer with a bubbly white head that dissipates slowly. A distinct aroma, sweet and citrusy, and floral spiciness (lavender, coriander, and orange zest) Taste is a crisp and refreshing witbier, a yeasty kick with a thick spicy note (probably from the orange zest) that lingers on the palate seemingly forever. Fantastique...

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pootzboy (1590) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2010
Bottle: puts a hazy pale straw ale in the glass with a 1 finger tight cap...modest retention, modest glass lacing quality. Aroma is biscuity with some light tangerine notes but the coriander predominates. Nice puckering sandy dry mouth feel. Flavour has some biscuit notes some herbal hop, a bit of citrus (barely) but again, coriander wipes out the profile...itís over powering...nice dry crisp finish but there is so much coriander in here it has an aftertaste like celery and soap. The key to the witbier style is taming the coriander...making it present but complimentary, not dominant.....Iíll take Hoegaarden thanks....this wit is not DDCís strongest offering.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1159) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
On tap at Dieu du Ciel, served in a tasting glass. Pours cloudy dark golden with a small off-white head. The head slowly fades but leaves a decent amount of fine lace. On the nose, the aroma is yeasty and spicy, with citrus and a hint of clove. The flavour begins moderately sweet and slightly bitter. The sweetness fades a little towards the finish and it acquires slight acidic and sour notes. On the palate, it is light in body with a dry-watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a good wit. It has a nice spicy nose and sweet body. it is relatively light on the clove. 2010-09-04


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