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


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RATINGS: 167   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Belle mousse et dentelle. Couleur jaune orange brumeuse. Goût de cannelle épicé présent pendant toute la dégustation. Le gingembre finit le tout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (168) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
(Si les marques de l’étiquette sont bonnes, embouteillée en février 2012... achetée en janvier 2014). Orangée voilée avec une faible mousse. Nez évidemment de cannelle et de clou de girofle, sucré genre banane. Goût d’épices, de banane et d’alcool. Fin épicée et un tentinet sèche.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ketail (86) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
Goûté le 31 janvier 2014 au Festibière d'hiver à Gatineau en fût. Œil: blanche voilée. Arôme: épices. Goût: épices, cannelle. Note: 4/5

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle received in trade. Thank you pushkinwow! Pours deep golden with a rather small offwhite head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace in the glass. Smell is sweet, phenolic, estery and very spicy with wheat crackers, banana bread, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, hay, pepper corns and hints of alcohol and lemon zest. Taste is slightly bitter, phenolic and very spicy with wheat crackers, bergamot, banana bread, alcohol, nutmeg, pepper corns, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, hay an lemon zest. Mouthfeel is round, spicy astringent and medi bodied. Finish is bitter and spicy with banana bread, white bread, hay, spices, lemon zest and hints of wood. Way to spicy to suit me. First Dieu du Ciel beer I wasn’t impressed by. Serving it with sushi saved it a little.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jredmond (5836) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Draft at DdC with Streets, Ricky, Andrew, PJ and Brendan. Pours a deep brown body with thick off white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, spice, light nut character and some candy. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of yeast and malt upfront, some sugar, toffee, caramel and bread. Not bad, not great - but a decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sudomorph (787) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2013
341ml bottle bottled Jan, 2013.Pours a hazy golden colour with a half-finger, white head that thins fast. Slight sediment but the bottle is a bit old.Aroma is noticeable. Clove, cinnamon, slight bread, and a bit of sugar. Taste is bitter with a peppery spicy finish. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly syrupy in the mouth with a bitter aftertaste. Overall interesting but not really my thing. The aroma is very Belgian but the taste isn’t what I expected. A bit too much spice for me. Might get again to try a fresher bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (609) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2013
Slightly cloudy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is punchy spices - cloves, yeast, coriander seed, malt. Flavour is yeasty, spicy, bitter orange and herbs. It’s an interesting mix for sure - very complex, and a bit of alcohol warmth in there as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013
Source : Peluso, Montreal Appearance : Golden with a small clear head. Aroma : Yeast and spice. Taste : Yeasty and sweet with a bitter finish. Palate : Full body and medium carbonation. Overall : Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koppertone (60) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
There were a bunch of these at my local retailer so I thought I’d give one a try. From St. Jerome Quebec, this beer is a great holiday brew. As you can see in the label there are cinnamon and cloves added for flavor. You can certainly tell that they’re in there as soon as you open the bottle. It is really good for the first half of the bottle. The flavor just sort of sits there in your mouth by the end of the bottle though but it’s probably the light hoppiness mixed with the cloves that seems to get a bit stale. Anyway, for Christmas Eve I’d say sure, I’d pick up 4 of these for the family but I’d stock something else for the rest of the night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UM02 (327) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
I think one’s opinion of this beer will depend on how much one likes the taste of cloves. This beer smells fantastic but I can’t say its taste lived up to the aroma for me. The cloves are really dominant with the cinnamon present mostly in the aftertaste. There is a full malt to counterbalance the spices but they are still pretty dominant. Not really my taste in beer but I do appreciate that it is well done.

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