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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 318   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 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.


HonusWagner's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1380) - Florida, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Very solid and typical interpretation of the style, orange peel sweetness, hints of a spicy graininess, light and easy to drink, really a great beer all-around.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lamas (1360) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
11.5 oz. bottle. 5 and 3 are notched on the label. A slightly hazy gold pour with a thin off-white head. The crisp aroma features some coriander, orange peels, light cloves, bubblegum, a little lemon, and some caramel. Goes down thin and crisp. Sweet and wheaty upfront in the taste with some caramel. A subtle breadiness in the middle. Oranges and zesty citrus rinds at the end. A tart & tangy lemon/lime finish. Coriander and cloves throughout. Nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ambro206 (125) - ITALY - SEP 11, 2014
Una blanche brassata come si deve. Nulla da invidiare alle sorelle belghe. Perfetti aromi speziati si uniscono a malti e luppoli per una birra bilanciata, fresca e beverina.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hidden_Pooch (304) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
Poured an unfiltered straw colour with a big frothy head. Aroma was of wheat, citrus, basement, and bread. Tastes of orange, coriander, wheat, and bread. Had low carbonation and was smooth and finished quite dry. This beer was much thicker and chewier and expected, which made for a great surprise.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fitwitchik (310) - USA - SEP 5, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass a slightly cloudy lightest lemon yellow with a huge white fluffy head. Aroma is slight spice, bread, faint citrus. Flavor is smoothly crisp & very smooth. Not much spice definite got the orange peel. Balanced beautifully. A delicious wit. An easy drinker.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5887) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2014
draft at DDC, very nice wit. slightly hazed blonde pour, citrus zest, coriander, proper spice. flavorful, well done

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. A cloudy light gold with a wheaty coriander aroma. Medium bodied with a round mouthfeel but a bit watery in the finish. The taste is wheat, coriander and a bit of citrus zest. 

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (160) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Draught at Bar Volo. Pours a hazy golden color with 1 finger of lasting white head. Aroma of coriander. Taste matches aroma with a smooth fruity finish. Missing the oranges. Moderate carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
exeter (302) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Pours a pale cloudy yellow colour, not as dark as expected. One finger of head that dissipated quickly, ok lacing. Has everything that you expect from a whit beer, but the spiciness I look for was well muted. Mill Street is still my #1 Canadian Wit

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1418) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
The beer is a hazy yellow, pretty pale, not even as dark as a banana. Puffy white head, lots of fine bubbles. Good lacing. The beer smells of rich bready grains, orange peel and coriander seed. It’s a doughy, wheaty beer, bright with grain character. Underlying musk gives it body and character. Perfect level of spicing, which accentuates the wheat flavor rather than getting in the way. Some light lemony notes. Mild floral hops. Tangerines and doughy bread. It’s all gentle and fresh. On point for the style. Feel is on the soft side. Very easy to drink. Light but round and full.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (387) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
Probably better fresh, but a 4-month bottle will have to do. Soft citrus and light spice aromas. Flavour is light orange, coriander, white bread, a little yeast. A good and well-balanced Wit, but less flavourful than I had hoped.


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