Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
Brewed only once a year to keep you warm during the cold winter months, the Blanche Neige (« Snow white ») isn’t your typical wheat beer. Firstly, the level of alochol is surprising and is perceived rapidly both in the bouquet and in the mouth. The spices come through immediately, giving very little room for the usual wheat beer aromas (coriander and curaçao). Cinnamon and clove dominate and the flavours are generously well-rounded thanks no doubt to residual sugars. It is therefore a very sweet beer that is best appreciated slowly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Single from the local IGA store. Pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head, good retention and sticky-dirty lace. Smells like a beautiful witbier with the fresh coriander and wheat notes. The taste is spicy as well with some light orangy malts and mild grassy hops. A nice brew, but do not taste as much the advertised cloves and cinnamon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (5028) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle, with a date of Jan 2014. Nice aroma of coriander, floral hops and rosemary.

Flavor is very herbal, rosemary, parsley, and coriander is the lasting lingering flavor. Lots of pale malts with the herbs giving the bitterness. ABV is hidden nicely. Overall, a solid Belgain Strong.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (3920) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cloudy straw orange. Nose is coriander and a little honey and spice. Pretty herbal. Taste has a lot of orange, pretty yeasty, herbs and spices. Very nice. 3.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tetreaultboy (22) - - MAR 25, 2014
Bière dorée troublée par un lie substantielle. Odeur d’épice ( canelle ) et d’agrume ( orange et un peu de pamplemousse). Au gout : On sent d’abord le clou de girofle et l’orange. Cette derniere se transforme en saveur d’écorce d’orange plutot amere. La blanche neige laisse ensuite un gout de canelle en bouche. Produit interessant, mais définitivement pas dans mes cordes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (399) - - MAR 17, 2014
Appearance - Pours a cloudy, honey straw colour with a very thin white film for a head. Leaves moderate lacing behind as drunk. This is an 8.3 % abv. Nose - Nice spiciness. Cinnamon. Cloves. Pumpkin pie. Nutmeg. Palate - Quite spicey. Warming as it goes down the throat into the chest. Pumpkin spices. A creamier mouth feel than most Wit beers. A slight bitter tingle on the swallow. Overall - This is well named as it would be a great winter warmer at things like Winterlude (not something one would say about most Wit beers). At 8.3 abv it packs a considerable wallop, and I’m glad they bottled it in the 341ml format. This is yet another excellent Dieu du Ciel offering, with yet another beautiful label as a bonus.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
Cinnamon aroma. Clear golden colour with great head. Big hit of cinnamon up front with cloves through the dry finish. Med body and carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cargo150 (1238) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Liquide jaune légèrement voilée avec un col blanc. Nez de céréales et d’épices comme la canelle. En bouche une blanche différente de ce qu’on connais céréales,cannelle,clou de giroffle un peu d’agrumes. Le niveau d’alcool est très bien caché. Pas vraiment ma tasse de thé mais une bonne blanche!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumax1 (299) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
bouteille de 341 ml de blanche. arome d’epice et notes d’agrume. au gout elle est beaucoup plus intéressante notes de cloue de girofle bien équilibré avec une douceur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maximet (148) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle to tulip glass.
App.: Cloudy golden with a tiny but persistant whote foam.
Aroma: Wheat and banana with strong cinnamon and cloves, as stated on bottle.
Taste: Banana is present, spice comes up, very well balanced. Nice bitterness on the finish
Palate: Medium carbonation with a slick texture.
A liquid gingerbread.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentDamon (412) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
Cette bière à 8.3 % d’alcool est d’un blond paille. Une mousse blanche généreuse s’y alite. Nez complexe de levure belge, de sucre d’orge, de pain d’épices, de cannelle plus précisément. En bouche, c’est d’abord la levure et les épices qui sonnent la charge. Cela amène une belle acidité et une belle complexité ; par contre, c’est un peu mince et il manque peut-être légèrement de bulles. Pain grillé, épices - dont la cannelle et le clou de girofle, tel que promis sur l’étiquette, étonnament bien ajouté d’ailleurs - , complexité, puissance sont les qualificatifs que je retiendrais pour décrire cette blanche forte plutôt atypique mais que j’ai bien appréciée. Cette blanche puissante m’a fait penser à la Don de Dieu pour ses notes de levure et de pain. Ce n’est pas une mauvaise chose en soi, d’ailleurs! Cheers!

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