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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, bright white head. Aroma of heavy spice. Taste is lightly spiced white bread.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (15490) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (14067) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
341mL bottle, pours a murky golden orange with a small ring of white head. Nose is full of clove and coriander, with some candied sugar and not really any hint of wheat. Flavour isn’t overly appealing, with lots of perfume and sugary notes, not much of the aforementioned spices. Feels a little flat and dull, with very light carbonation. Way too much of the perfume and sugar, killing any complexity there might have been. Not too good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12783) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
A hazy blonde with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, beautiful ginger snap bread, orange pulp, pungeant essential oils. In mouth, ginger snap cookies, oily mouthfeel, cardamom, loads of spices. Medium bodied. Delicious. On tap at brewpub, Feb. 12 2010.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (12427) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Draft - Clove and cinnamon dominate. Clear gold with a thin head. Clove and spices with a bitter bite. A bit over the top on spices but if you like clove and cinnamon you are going to enjoy this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12051) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared by solidfunk. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is pear esters, black pepper, wheat malt and earthy hops. Flavor is ginger, black pepper, earthy wheat malt, light fruity esters with a dry finish. Light body and moderate carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle shared by solidfunk at the DC Summer Saison & Sour Tasting, 7/12/14. Aroma of doughy malt, stone fruit, spice, mild clay. The taste is stone fruits, candied cherry, spice, pale malt. Medium bodied, lingering spice, low carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11074) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
A different wit. Bold flavours, more of a sipper winter warmer. Nice though I could not drink loads of this. Spicy aroma.Above average mouthfeel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9722) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
2012-12-15. Hazy dark yellow, small white head. 3+ Strong spicey aroma, coriander, spice, floral notes. 6+ Flavour has similar strong spice character, coriander, relatively bitter, sweetish pale malt base. Smooth average plus to medium bodied soft carbonation. 3+ Spice character is a bit too strong for me. Bottle aged six months from Au Coin Duluth, Montreal

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9499) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
Bottle. Hazy golden with a thick, lasting white head. Aroma is intensely spicy, clove and cinnamon (cloves will always dominate cinnamon), with underlying orange, and on the deep inhale the alcohol is definitely there. Spicy entry, again lots of clove and cinnamon, but the midpalate is supported by generous wheat, and the finish brings lighter orange and cardamom with a surprising amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy (must be the oats in here?) and leans toward heavy, but it goes down so easily! How can a wheat-based beer be heavy? This one is trying . A terrific "imperialized" witbier.


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