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

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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


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   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.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Smells like cinnamon, cloved, vanilla. Tastes like cloves, mellow cake and cinnamon. Cinnamon still lingers on in the finish, along with some bitterness and alcohol. Body is full, frothy mouthfeel. Excellent spiced white, although it looked more golden/blonde to me.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1928) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
Cinnamon aroma. Clear golden colour with great head. Big hit of cinnamon up front with cloves through the dry finish. Med body and carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - AUG 9, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 Tiszta, méz színe és puha habja vizuális élményként is megállják a helyüket, csodaszámba menő illatával azonban nem vehetik fel a versenyt. Búzasöröktől némileg szokatlan módon egy déligyümölcsös IPA és keményvonalas, élesztőben fürdőző belga tripel egyvelegének szivárványszínű illatai járják táncukat a levegőben olyan vibrálóan, hogy orrunk alig győzi követni őket. Ha bizonyos nagynevű sörfőzdék különleges hozzávalók jelenlétét kívánják hirdetni címkéjükön, hitelességüket javítandó bátran ajánlanám nekik jelen típust aroma ügyben szemügyre venni; amikor speciális összetevőkről esik szó egy sör esetében, annak számomra legalábbis csak akkor van igazi szenzációértéke, a különleges alapanyagok felfedezése akkor esik a legjobban, ha hiperérzékeny ízlelőbimbók nélkül, akár előismeretek hiányában is a szánkban véljük érezni ízüket. Ebben az esetben ez az erény azzal egészül ki, hogy a fahéj és - még inkább - a szegfűszeg jelenléte okozta speciális ízvilág tolakodástól mentesen, finomra hangolva, mégis határozottan van jelen. A trópusi gyümölcsök húsának zamata, a fűszerek természetes aromái, a komló szoros ölelése egy befőttszerű, hagymalekvárhoz hasonlatos, visszafogottan édes és pazarul harmonikus köntösben teljesedik ki. Olyasféle csemege ez, melynek kortyolása nem mindennapi élvezetet jelent, mégis minden egyes nap áhítattal hódolnánk neki. Rég ittam ilyen remek sört.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2012
Pours cloudy orange with a small, off-white head. On the nose we have a blast of cinnamon and clove followed by nutmeg, ginger, coriander, tree sap, medicinal herbs, orange, tropical fruit esters and a touch of yeast funk. Mouth feel is medium with medium to low carbonation. The taste is pure Christmas: gingerbread cookies, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, orange peel, and brown sugar. There is a nice touch of hoppy bitterness near the end. Finish is long and spicy leaving fresh-baked Christmas goods. The most balanced and enjoyable winter beer I’ve had thus far. A huge hit of spice without it being overwhelming. Very drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Creamy, pale and bright body. Enormous, enveloping aroma of cinnamon and cloves and caramel. Very sweet, apple and mince pie flavors, soft and lovely to the tongue. Clean and quick finish that stays with your head and heart long after it has left your tongue. Another wonder-beer from the magician.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2004
On Tap, 8% alcohol winter 2004 batch. Cloudy light golden body with a small white head. Huge aroma of spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, coriander), very complex. Cloves and banana remind a good german weizen, but such spices complexity is uncommon outside Belgium. This is a decadent wit that makes you wonder how all those flavours can blend together. Good creamy velvety body. Decadent and flavorful altogether, an imperial wit in which the alcohol remain unnopticeable despite being 8%.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2006
Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head. Very appealing aroma of cinnamon, clove and citrus. The flavor is excellent with notes of coriander, cinnamon, clove, citrus and yeast, complex and enjoyable. The palate is light and dry with lively carbonation. Another excellent and original beer from DDC.


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