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

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RATINGS: 142   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.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goatwhisperer (19) - - AUG 17, 2012
Twist top! Not much head at all. Burned umber colour. Absolutely divine smell, sweet cinnamon and clove and fruit on the nose. Absolute perfection, it could not be any better. The palate mimics the nose slightly bitter finish. It hides its alcohol well, apart from the dry finish you would never know it’s 8.3%. Thick consistency, great syrupy mouthfeel. Amazing beer, I love it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3495) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle 341ml, a clear copper amber beer with medium head. Nose is very spicy on cinnamon and anise. Aroma is malty on the caramel side, sweet, apricot notes, lot of anise and cinnamon, quite hopy with a grassy finish. Lot of clove on aftertaste, not bad but a little heavy on the spicy part.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeistAlmighty (1040) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 10, 2012
341ml bottle. Darker colour that I was expecting, kind of a medium copper, very little head. Smell is a spiced wit, clove, cinnamon, a little citrus and wheat. Taste is spicy Christmas cookie with some orange. Body is solid but cut with some nice carbonation. Overall, lots of spice, would be a great winter beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - JUN 30, 2012
12oz bottle from pushkinwow, thanks
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a small white head and spotty lacing
Aroma: Spicey, bready, caramel and fruity
Taste: Coriander, cinnamon and some sweet caramel
A nice easy drinking beer, clean and crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (2218) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. Pale orange with almost no head. Some lacing. Aroma of cinnamon, cloves and bunch of spices with slight banana and bread notes. Taste of spices (mainly cinnamon and cloves) with banana and citrus presence. Some bitterness. Medium body. Warming (alcohol and spices). Not that much refreshing because of high abv and strong spices presence. Can draw comparison with hefeweizen more than belgian strong ale in my opinon.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Bottle from King&Godfree. Very tasty, nice spicy flavours. Aromas of coriander, honey, butter, with hints of alcohol and grass. Taste is sweet, with sour notes, long lasting. Palate is oily, with a full body. Amber, with no head.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2253) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy orange with a small white head that’s soon less than a coat. Boozy aroma with cloves, cinnamon, cardamon, white pepper, oranges and their blossoms. Sweet and spicy with the spices very prominent but not quite overwhelming fruit and flowers. Gentle bitterness at a floral and very clove-y finish. Alcohol much less obvious than in the aroma. Given the heaviness of the spicy flavours it’s surprising that it never wears out its welcome. Perhaps needs colder weather than Melbourne.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (1035) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
Bière blonde légèrement voilée, un mince bandeau fait acte de présence en tant que partie mousseuse. Des arômes d’épices; de cannelle et de clou de girofle, comme l’étiquette l’annonce, avec des notes de fruits exotiques. Le goût est amer et âcre rappelant le zeste de citron. Les saveurs d’épices semblent différentes, comme cette présence de menthe poivrée ainsi que la coriandre. Une texture huileuse accompagne son arrière-goût qui penche vers le sucré. Ni mauvais, ni mémorable. Embouteillée 02-12 Lot 0-2 (244-210512)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2012
Draft at Bateau Nuit. Hazy yellow, scattered lacing. Smells like fresh wildflowers, sprouted oats. Palate has overripe pale flesh fruit with a nice grapefruit and basil finish. Fun, and fruity, but I’m finding it also messy, yeasty, and all over the place. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (11786) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
Draught, Bateau de Nuit. Hazy straw. Thin head. Aroma is floral, pink peppercorns, and lots of hops. Spicy, sweet and fruity with coriander in the finish. Good, balanced character. Fun, tasty, very quebecois beer. Effortlessly good.


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