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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
Clear golden colour with a frothy white head and lace. Spice and clove aroma. Sweet syrup texture. Pleasant wheat clove flavour. Subtle flavour, very tasty beer. Clean and crisp. Very enjoyable and drinkable ale for the strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Bière dorée, turbulente de par de fines particules de levures et coiffée d’un fin col blanc laissant au verre une délicate dentelle. Des arômes affirmés mais délicats de girofle et de cannelle. Ces arômes me font penser aux vins épicés et même au caribou québécois! Elle est peu amère et légèrement sucrée. Elle est soyeuse, fortement effervescente et se termine sur de chaleureux arômes sucrés.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Melephant (6) - Saint Laurent, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2013 does not count
Love, love, LOVE this beer. I had Blanche Neige on tap at Dieu du Ciel as well as in bottles. It has almost a hazy golden colour, and the odour is a slight bit citrusy and spicy. What an amazing taste. Cloves and cinnamon are the dominant flavours in this wheat beer, giving it a lot of spiciness. It is a strong beer (8.3%), yet does not show it, because it still has a bit of sweetness to it. Exceptional beer. One of my favourites for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stef73 (414) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
d une couleur dore avec col blanc . des aromes de clou de girofe et canelle mais suptilement au gout c pareil on goute le clou de girofe et parla suite la canelle amnertume suivi du sucre mais une chose est sur c est une vraiment (rate 43)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1213) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur or limpide, mousse blanche disparaissant rapidement en laissant un anneau et un voile léger. Arôme de clou de girofle intense, canelle. Goût de clou de girofle tout aussi intense, un peu sucré, amertume en fin de bouche. Carbonation moyenne, corps moyen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (3536) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Très épicé au nez comme prévu, le clou de girofle domine outrageusement. En bouche, les autres épices ne parviennent pas à se faire une place, malgré tout agréable même si c’est pas mon genre de bière.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[5013-20121215] 500mL bottle. Light citrus tangerine perfume aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter citrus pine resin hops flavour has quite a pungent citrus pup note. Medium-full body. Interesting but the resin is overpowering. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(w/ jercraigs)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2989) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Another DDC courtesy of Tommy! This one is intense. No pussyfooting this one. Really spiced with tons of clove and a fair amount of sweetness leftover. I get tons of pink bubblegum flavor in this. Tastes like that cheap wax paper covered penny gum. Interesting I suppose but not my fave from DDC.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Very strong clove flavors, thi is great, thick and rich which is odd for a wit, liking it though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
StuffWine (137) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 Poured a lovely deep orange amber but with only a very thin white head that went quick. Aroma is big wallop of spice with a touch of yeast funk. Tast is overpowering cloves and cinnamon with an incredibly long finish of bitter citrus peel. Medium to full bodied on palate, creamy mouthfeel with dense soft carbonation. Overall... interesting, unique, worth experiencing. But after a while the strength of cloves gets old. Typos corrected, not re-rated.

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