jmgreenuk (5225) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Brewdog Shorditch. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is caramel resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich woody resin citrus hop palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
RhetoricalAns (437) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Hazy golden pour, tall white dense head, lots of sticky foamy lacing. Bready, citrus, tropical fruit, aroma, floral but not overwhelming. Taste is much the same, but there’s a real good hop presence there too.
Beardbeerman (194) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
341ml bottle (dated July 2012) served around 6 degrees in a snifter:
This beer was recommendation made by a beer fanatic friend of mine and I thought I’d give it a try to see if it was as impressive as she described it. Honestly, it was. Being a huge fan of Dieu du Ciel, I did have some expectations and as usual they met every single one of them. Let’s begin:
Visually, the beer pours an hazy golden releasing a fair amount of micro carbonation. I got about three fingers of fluffy foam with awesome retention properties as you can appreciate on the picture I took moments after pouring it.
The nose is an interesting blend of flowers, honey, citrus and bready malts. The brew is very aromatic, but I didn’t find it to be aggressive or excessively floral. The malts brought everything to an enjoyable equilibrium.
On the tongue, you’re first hit with the citrus and the floral elements. Some honey paves the way to the finale and enhances the flavours to give a floral finish holding a moderate bitterness. I have to mention the brew’s exceptionnal density and silky/oily feel.
Overall a very nice product even for those unaquainted with the IPA. It’s good without being too complex or too bold. A perfect match with zesty salads, strong cheeses (an old cheddar for instance) or your favorite spicy food. Cheers!
thorongil2 (1430) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) hazy copper colour with a tall tan head; aroma of tropical fruit, flowers; balanced flavour with a long, slowly building medium bitter finish; excellent Belgian ipa
Jmar33 (183) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. It was a bit old, but is was still nice enough. Would like to try a fresher batch though.
kerenmk (2787) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Stas’ place. Murky greenish blond with white head. Very yeasty aroma - end of bottle sample. sweetish and rich taste. Medium body, smooth, fruity aftertaste.
HKdIPA (346) - HONG KONG - DEC 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Anton's in Toronto. Hazy light orange golden pour. Belgian-y aroma with slightly more hoppiness - citrus peel. Taste is the same. More Belgian, less IPA. Not bad.
shdougan (48) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a hazy light gold with a fizzy white head. Aromas of white wine, apples, Belgian yeast, along with some floral notes. Has a smooth medium body and medium carbonation. Has that familiar sweet spiced flavor from the Belgian yeast and a nice amount of hoppy bitterness. I find there are some floral almost tea-like qualities. I’m a sucker for Belgian inspired beers, and this one fits the bill. One of my favorite breweries.
wolffish (282) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Très forte présence de levure et d’alcool au nez. On goûte bien les fruits et les fleurs. Personnellement, je préfère celle vieillie en fût mais c’est une bonne belge...
Aurelius (4494) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tangy-sweet aroma, biotic, reminds me of duck sauce. Muddy tan. Okay label, twist off longneck. Mature flavor. Stewed citrus, mineral, lightly sweet, muted vinegar. Contemplative mouthfeel. Greenish hops on the back end. Interesting, good. Proof Bottle Shop.