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


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RATINGS: 157   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dandeman (528) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
Aroma: Cinnamon and clove with tiny bit of hops. Appearance: Rather blond than white, slightly hazy. Creamy head, long lasting, sticking well to glass with a fair lacing. Taste: Attack is explosively spicy with a strong banana accent. Alcohol is giving a round and warm feel. Refreshing also. Spices are very strong and could be more subtle. They are masking all other flavors. Typical winter wittbeer but very spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2012
From a 341ml bottle on 16/11/2012. Pours an opaque golden orange with a smallish head. Has a strong aroma aroma of cloves and cinnamon. The flavour is even stronger, with a huge spiciness bitterness smacking you in the face immediately, and lingering for what seems like forever. You get more cloves and cinnamon, nutmeg, fruit cake, orange peel, with some sweet citrus fruits and little honey balancing things out. The palate is slightly oily. This is an unusual, slightly crazy, incredibly intense and quite impressive brew. A lovely Christmas sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - NOV 13, 2012
Predominantly Cinnamon, star anise, cloves and orange peel. It’s like a German Christmas cake full of spices or a mix between a wheat beer and Glüwein... I feared this beer would have been difficult to finish because of its aromatic richness and palate sweetness. It is finally not so heavy. I advise you take time to taste it like a great Scotch or a nice glass of sweet wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (690) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
Principally clear light orange, little head. Immediate aromas of cinnamon, clove, yeastfunk. Taste is significantly sweet - cinnamon, clove dominates - tastes a bit like liquid spice cake. Some wheat character. The beer behind gets lost a little, honestly. Nice warming winter drink though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
Bottle at Hrvati. Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The aroma is very rich with a lovely combination of soft cinnamon and clove. There also seems to be a bit of ginger and a lovely bit of malt sweetness. There is a great yeast contribution in here. Moderate bitterness that helps to balance the sweetness. It’s a really lovely brew. Rich and pretty delicious. Fairly warming. Me likey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2012
Pours a clear golden color with a white head that dissipates quickly and some but little lace. Smls of cinnamon and cloves and nutmeg. Tastes citrusy and a bit wheaty while finishing with cinnamon and nutmeg. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours an orange cloudy. Aroma is cinnamon, cloves and gingerbread cookies. Spices are very pronounce. Taste is same with lots of spice. Nice winter beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazed gold with white head. Aroma is overboard with cinnamon sticks, some cloves and phenolic yeast undertones but mostly cinnamon. Flavors are strong cinnamon sticks, cloves, sweet caramel malts, vanilla, some light tangerines, and maple undertones. Lively feel, perfectly executed. Odd beer that somehow works showing off great finese. Perfect Christmas morning beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3557) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2012
341ml bottle. Bright golden amber color with a splash of thin white foam that vanishes quickly. Peach. Pear and plum in the aroma with a hint of clove. Full in the mouth and holds the alcohol well but there is a little alcohol taste on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012
Don’t notice the alcohol in this one but do notice the spices, medium body and only slightly warming, strong and spicy but very drinkable.

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