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

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RATINGS: 163   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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2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
StuffWine (135) - Perth, - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (70) - - DEC 22, 2014
Arômes de levures épicées, muscade, clous de girofle et cannelle. En bouche, les clous de girofle prennent beaucoup de place et se mélange à merveille avec la cannelle qui elle apporte un coût plus sucré. Je ne savais pas trop quoi m’attendre avec cette bière mais je dois avouer que je suis impressionné.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2014
Cloudy golden colour with small soapy off-white head. Sweet and spicy aromas, with banana bread, strong cinnamon, cloves, a little grassy hops and some booze. Very strong cinnamon and clove straight up in the taste, then the sweet banana bread enters too, before a little grass kicks in before finishing back where we started with the cinnamon and cloves again. Medium bodied. Really enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (653) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2014
Dorado tupido con espuma blanca. Aromas de plátano, fruta verde y canela. Cuerpo medio-bajo, inicio dulce y afrutado con final seco.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ngejo (378) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2014 Bottle. Hazy, golden, minimal head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flanfl (123) - USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour, slightly cloudy. Big white head. Arome id clove, grass and citrus. Spicy flavour, clove, cannelle and others that I can't reconize. Dry finish with more clove. Medium carbo. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
remice2 (137) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
C’est spéciale comme blanche, au nez , beaucoup d’épices(muscade,cannelle,bananes,poivres,clou de girofle,quelques herbes).Taux d’alcool bien caché,belle intégrité des saveurs. Bonne intensité c’est très parfumer,beaucoup de cannelle et d’épices multiples bien pétillante la mousse s’accroche bien . pas pire

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (794) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
Aroma is cinnamon, caramel and roasty malts. Light citrus and lemon grass. Taste is sweet malts, yeast and some well balanced bitterness. Appearance is a clear copper /amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hammy78 (779) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle given to me by my step brother. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a small fluffy white head, clingy columns of lace. Nose is banana and clove. Tastes sweet, banana, a tiny bit bitter, and a little bit of spice with some abv burn. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (561) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
(341mL bottle from Peluso, 9mo) Pours a lightly hazed medium orange with a small white bubbly head, slight lace. Aroma strongly clove and cinnamon, bubblegum sweetness, some light fruity esters (banana, peach). On the palate, slightly sweet wheat malt core, stone fruit, clove and cinnamon (the latter in the finish more) or maybe five spice powder, candied orange rind. Faintly sour yeasty edge in the middle but ultimately sweet/bitter overall, with more citrus rind bitterness on the finish. Medium body, low-moderate carb, slight alcohol heat. Spice heavy wit but there’s a lot of fruitiness too. I think of this in the pantheon of spiced winter ales and it’s a pretty good one because of the other fruity, yeasty elements. Sweet, yes, but not nearly as sweet as some malt bomb winter ales, and more drinkable in small servings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8993) - 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.


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