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Dieu du Ciel Dernière Volonté en fût de Pinot Noir

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

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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special release is aged in an oak barrel that was previously used to mature a pinot noir.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1508) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle at Bent Elbow. Big grapey aroma with some spice and floral hops. Super grapey taste with some spice and floral hops (like the aroma). Very nice and very different.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yourilevesque (481) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Bière de la réserve 2015 dégustée en compagnie de Ju-Lo au brewpub. Cheers man! Cette bière a, à mon avis, deux qualités que je me dois de souligner. La première est sa majestueuse beauté. La bière dans mon ballon ressemble à une grosse pêche à la tête mousseuse, blanche et collante. Le liquide est orangé et semble lourd dans mon verre lorsque je le fais tournoyer dans mon verre. De longues jambes collantes restent accrochées sur le verre et la mousse y reste également accrochée. Vraiment un look sublime! La deuxième grande qualité de cette bière réside dans le temps de maturation en fût. En effet, je redoutais fortement un liquide lourdement boisé, acide (dû au chêne) et vineux mais ce n’était nullement le cas. Ce vieillissement en barrique de pinot est d’une grande subtilité. Est-ce attribuable à une courte période de maturation, ou alors à des fûts ayant servi plus d’une fois à y faire vieillir de la bière? Il faudrait interroger le brasseur à ce sujet, mais toujours est-il que mes papilles ont été préservées! Pour le reste, le tout est plutôt ordinaire: houblons sans personnalité, malts discrets, corps moyen. Peu d’arrière-goût et bouquet tristounet. Loin d’être mauvaise, mais également loin d’être très bonne.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle at BD Edinburgh. It pours lightly hazy orange amber with a small white head. The nose is soft, juicy, bready malts, brioche, stewed orange, vinous, gooseberry, earth, kumquat, marmalade, straw and some floral notes. The taste is crisp, bitter, vinous, some warming alcohol up front, grape skin, gooseberry, orange rind, straw, pepper, light lactic bite, earth and some orange marmalade with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Good depth of flavour for sure. Perhaps a touch boozy, but very nice nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Bottle at brewdog.. Golden amber.. Thin white lacing.. Soft fruits.. Soft zezty fruits.. Juicy lemon nose... Soft floral fruit.. Zezty lemon fruits.. Juicy fruits... Big soft floral fruit zezty lime fruit

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours hazy orange. Nose is red wine, light sour, wood, fruits. Taste is Vineous, fruits, yeast, oak, grapes. Quite interesting and nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (6761) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours hazy orange, nose is grape, toffee, fruity, taste is juicy, fruity, dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3305) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2015
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours a hazy golden beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is vineous, oaky, yeasty, white fruits and a hint of Brett. Flavor is slightly acidic, vineous, tarty with a touch of oak. A bit strange overall, with a light stringent sourness in the aftertaste and also some bitter touches. Hard to place this one, but I rather like it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4181) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2015
12oz bottle pour at Lakehouse for sunday breakfast. Golden orange and cloudy. Ripe peach and grapefruit aroma. Super fruity beer. Flowers and banana. Interesting. Good for the style

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Bottle sample from tasting. Pours hazy golden straw color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is an inviting mix of fruits, citrus, spicy yeast, pale malt, oak, vinous character and light floral hops and grass. The flavor begins on a smooth note with lemon zest, yeast, pale malt, plum, vinous notes, oak, tannins, good, not great.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hammy78 (880) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
2011 bottle that I can’t remember if it was from a trade or not, but if it was thank you very much. Pours a little copperish like. White head that dissapates quickly, but not completely. Nose is a touch sour, and sweet. Tastes immediately of barrell vanilla, then fruit like pear andesite wine grapes. Just great.


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