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


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (16982) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13660) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11394) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10949) - Free Union, Virginia, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10930) - San Diego, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (10105) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9836) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8825) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2006 Banana and cinnamon bread and creamy yogourt for this strong witbier...Citrus trees covered by a milky, clovey dew...The 2004 and 2006 are much better than the first year’s and have evolved into another of DDC’s excellent, unique witbier creations...

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