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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Maris' rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1165) - Canberra, - NOV 16, 2012
From a 341ml bottle on 16/11/2012. Pours an opaque golden orange with a smallish head. Has a strong aroma aroma of cloves and cinnamon. The flavour is even stronger, with a huge spiciness bitterness smacking you in the face immediately, and lingering for what seems like forever. You get more cloves and cinnamon, nutmeg, fruit cake, orange peel, with some sweet citrus fruits and little honey balancing things out. The palate is slightly oily. This is an unusual, slightly crazy, incredibly intense and quite impressive brew. A lovely Christmas sipper.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1505) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle. Citrus and spice aroma. Rich spicy taste, some wheat and vanilla, with a lingering spicy finish, with slight herbal bitterness.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nicocanta (70) - - MAY 31, 2015
’’Blanche’’ atypique, robe orangée, nez fruité. Beaucoup de parfums, à la fois fruité et épicé. Original et savoureux.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2015
Aromas of Banana Bread, orange blossom, clove and cinnamon. Tastes of Clove, citrus, slight wheaty banana, cinnamon and sweet candy which is cut by a short zap of bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Good Beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 19, 2015
Pours amber with a fading head. Nose shows cinnamon, cloves, candied orange, soft wheat. Very strong spices. Loads more spices as flavours, close to overpowering. Some soft malt in there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
packers188 (46) - - FEB 17, 2015
Style: Blanche a la canelle et clou de giroffe Ibu: - Description: biere de couleur jaune pale, tres peu de mousse, presence de sediment/nez clou de girofle et canelle/ au gout, au goute lalcool avec une finale banane, canelle, clou de girofle, fait penser a une Witbier ou une hefeweizen, nettement superieur a la blanche du paradis

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (241) - - FEB 10, 2015
Gift from Lisa and Craig. Lovely aromas of bananas, cinnamon, and clove. Brownish yellow colour, opaque. Off-white small head. Banana and wheat flavours, with prominent cinnamon and clove. Lingering cinnamon aftertaste. Quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Franckg (523) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (464) - 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 (954) - 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 (567) - 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.


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