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Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté (en fût de chêne)

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

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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This special release is aged in an oak barrel that was previously used to mature a pinot noir.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Crisp golden 1 finger sticky head. Really nice nose. tannic merlot grape, sticky sweet with a very mild bitterness of oak and pine cone. grape skin and apricot. Taste is nice. great bitterness, wine really dominates the taste. it’s sweet, minor medicinal. Oaky spice finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaynsawchuk (358) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
341 mL bottle. Light honey with a splotchy white cap. Nose is pleasently winey, grape, oak, candy floss and spicy hop, citrus peels and juicy fruit gum. Mildly sweet and well bittered. A light body and above average carbonation shows a touch of alcohol. Creamy palate. Very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Finally putting in written reviews I’ve forgotten about. Pours a bright orange with a lot of haze. The nose is rather vinous and funky with barrel notes blending well with fruity aromas. A bit sweet in the middle with woody and earthen notes. A bit of citric tartness towards the finish with light hop notes and beautiful Belgian esters. Quite vinous and woody with pervasive funky notes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
341 mL bottle at Volo, served in a stem glass. Pours hazy orange-golden with a small white head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a moderate amount of fine lace. The nose has big white wine notes, along with oak, citrus, herbs, yeast and subtle hops. The flavour is balanced, moderately sweet with honey and pale malts, herbal notes and subtle floral and citric hops. There is also a hint of tartness from the wine barrel. The finish is long, moderately sweet with citric notes, along with white wine notes and subtle oak. On the palate it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall this is a very nice wine barrel aged blond ale. A very harmonious blend of flavours. 2013-07-15

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (191) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
Orangée et légèrement trouble, une épaisse mousse blanche telle un champ de coton trône au sommet du liquide et refuse de partir. Un nez subtil mais invitant d’épices, de levure et d’orange ne laissent pas présager un aspect vineux au goût. Pourtant, ce caractère vineux prend une place de plus en plus importante au fur et à mesure que la bière se réchauffe. Elle devient alors un peu acétique, sans toutefois effacer les saveurs primaires de la Dernière Volonté, soit les céréales et l’orange. Une amélioration intéressante à une bière déjà solide à la base.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4028) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle: Thanks to Pushkinwow: Served in a Chouffe glass: Small to medium sized creamy off white foamy head on top of a hazy yellow orange colored beer. Aromas of oak, brett, flowers, some grapes and light hints of yellow orange fruit, light light dusty (yeast), light vinous. Subliminal mix of wood, brett and flowers. Awesome and serious love! Flavours of brett, wood, oak, fruits, light bitter, lighter sweet as in vinous, grapes, some chalk, flowers. Aftertaste is woody, light chalky, some yeast, fruits and bitters. Not lingering but smooth and balanced! Low carbo, creamy close to silky mouthfeel, smooth medium to full bodied and a creamy thicker texture. Such an awesome aroma, so easy to drink, this is seriously a subliminal beer! Amazing!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2818) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Aroma:red wine cherry,mixed with belgian yeast.. Appearance:Hazy orange good white head.. Flavor:woody,fruity yeast,hoppy..I think is a plus for this beer to put in a oak of pinot noir. nothing more very interesting...But its ok..

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jool (171) - - NOV 9, 2013
Bouteille 341 mL. Edition de 2011 embouteillée en 2012. Nez de pomme, de chene, de cereales et un peu de brett. Un peu plus de brett en bouche, finale astringente. Belle presence en bouche.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (2568) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle - thanks Sebastien! Pours cloudy orange with a small creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is very vinous, red wine, honey, lactic tartness, wood, lemon. Flavor is the same, oaky and vinous, light sweet, just a bit of tartness. Lemon zesty bitterness on the finish. Medium body but very smooth in the mouth. Finishes dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BiereLuc (759) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bière orangée, trouble, peu mousseuse. Le nez est fruité, vineux, subtilement boisé. En bouche, la première volonté de cette Dernière Volonté est de nous présenter l’amertume de ses houblons, celle-ci étant soutenue par une certaine sucrosité, le tout étant agrémenté par les saveurs boisées et les arômes de pinot noir. Au premier abord, l’accord semble manquer de naturel... mais après quelques lampées, on en redemande. En bout de ligne, 341 ml, c’est le seul vrai défaut de cette bière!


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