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

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RATINGS: 741   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Dernière volonté (French for "Last Will") is a mix of Belgian and English brewing traditions. Complex flavours of hop flowers and spicy, fruity esters from our belgian yeast are perfectly balanced with the robust flavours and aromas of malt. The finish is commandeered by an assertive aroma from dry-hopping.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Complex flavors of hop flowers and spicy, fruity esters from the Belgian yeast are perfectly balanced with the robust flavors and aromas of malt. The finish is an assertive aroma from the dry-hopping. The soft golden color is a glorious jewel to look at. You can’t get a more perfect head and lace. I wonder if the Canadians that live near this brewery know how world class it is? The Belgium aspect of it is mild. Tastes like a Belgium IPA. Delicious. Wonderful sediment in the bottle makes this beer world class. Wow wow wow! $4.99 11.5oz.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Beeraneczky (1) - - JAN 29, 2014 does not count
Just an all around incredibly well made beer. Definitely feels rich in the mouth. A rich dense fruity nose with a floral lift. A beer I just can’t stop smelling and tasting. I think it needs to definitely warm up in the glass to be fully expressive due to the dense richness. Getting really tired of overbuilt beers and appreciating more and more the importance of body and character and nuance. The kind of thing usually found in beers that have a generations in the making maturity to the recipe (Like Ayinger Dunkel, for instance). If this is where Dieu Du Ciel is now as a young brewery, it will be exciting to taste them in 50 years. If I’m overstating this beer, I’d like to know what imperfections I’m missing. JoeBob says, "Check it out..."

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gunner2804 (3) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012 does not count
DDC The All American Rock Band of Québec beers. I just haven't found a song by them I can't listen to yet! And they are from my home town. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ESATIKKFAN (18) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2010
The beer has nice citrus aroma with yeasty underontes. It pours a nice hazy orange with a lingering light foam. It has a nice balance of bitter and sweet that lingers on the tounge. An excellent selection!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Papillon (363) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
341 mL Bottle. Yellow-gold body with a thick foamy white head that settles to a thick film leaving foamy ribs on the glass as it is sipped. It has the aroma of a Belgian type, sweet light malts with notes of banana, pear, green grapes, yeast, and cookie dough with an estery hint. Rich flavor that is best enjoyed from a glass; sweet grainy malts with hints of banana, caramel, an aftertaste like sweetness-expired bubblegum, and a cream cheese finish. Bonus points for a beer with lots of character to entertain any beer gourmet. Just drink it from a glass, not the bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2010
Picked this and peche mortal up at Stateline Liquors in MD. Poured into my Chimay Chalice. A- Pours with a 1/2 finger creamy white head that has perfect retention. Body is a beautiful translucent gold. Cloudiness is very dense and yeast sediment can be seen floating throughout along with bubbles steadily rising to the top. S- Nose is soft and floral hops, peppery spice. and sweet yeast are detectable with a light scent of fruits too. Very nice. T- Dry apple, pear, and citrus upfront with a soft,smooth, yeasty backbone. Bitter floral hops and a good dose of peppery spice kick in for the finish and do not overpower what was already present. Soft hop bitterness and all the characteristics mentioned before linger on the back of the palate long after each swallow. P-Medium to high carbonation and a light smooth and yeasty body. O- Well here you have it. I haven’t sampled much from this style considering we like our big beers-and BSPA is my favorite style. The other pale Abbey Ales I have tried don’t measure up to this one though. This has everything I like about BSPAs and Tripels w/o as much Alcohol...therefore perfect drinkability. French Canadians sure do know how to make their Belgians. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-06-2008 00:04:49

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
I cannot believe that I found this @ Ralph’s Bar at Place Lux in Brussels. Been here a couple of times and only drank half litters of Carlsberg because this is really not the place where you would expect to find something like this – didn’t even bother checking the menu before now. Borderline, cub-like atmosphere, loud jarring music, people getting drunk after work, swigging half-litters of Carlsberg, huge posters advertising said beer, lots of people out on the street, Champagne bottles popping, drunk people dancing on the tables etc. you get the picture. Their menu has a beers of the world selection which does have a few duds like USA is represented by Budweiser but also Sam Adams. Mexico by Corona – just leave out Mexico maybe? Germany by Bittburger but also more interesting Vitus. The rest of the countries is totally of the map & unexpected, Denmark is represented by Mikkeller, Netherlands by Emelisse & De Molen, Scotland by Brewdog,… really impressive & hard to believe esp. since some of the beers on the menu I had never seen before in Belgium like this beer representing Canada. Which was also sold at the same price as Budweiser, namely 4.5 euro which seems like an exceptional price for this one. Congratulations to whoever made this beerlist.

Looks like BBF 2007. 5.9 % ABV. 341 ml. bottle @ office goodbye drink. Incredibly cellared. Fittingly called, the last wish. Everyone hated this one just as much as the other beers I tried but this was deemed the least terrible & one ex-colleague actually liked it & described it as a great beer. Somewhat hazy amber, head was not very big but very solid. Great hops, grapefruit, still incredible this is actually is here, great brett, fruity, spicy yeast, fruity, floral hops, very light esters, none of that banana & sweetness mentioned in the other reviews. Crazily drinkable, crisp, clean & brett body. Almost tart. It was probably the situation etc. but this was absolutely incredible & I had a blast.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle. Great thick meringue head on hazy dark yellow. Delicate peppery spice nose. Highly spiced flavour. First taste seems mild then the aftertaste grows and grows. Hints of vanilla, pepper and banana. Second sip and all the flavours come together. Could get drunk night after night on this, tastes better each sip.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Slightly hazed and tawny in color with a tall lingering frothy head. Superb lacing. Aromas of citrus and stonefruit nectar. Medium weight on the palate with excellent carbonation creating an expansion on the palate with a fluffy softness. Dry yet fruity with flavors of citrus and banana gum spice. A strict peachpit bittering component rips through every sip like a sword leaving a bitterness on the tongue. The finish is perfect. This beer is rich yet balanced.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9072) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 21, 2010
from Mondial de la Bière, Strasbourg - dark cloudy orange colour with a persistent pale beige foam; nice lace; perfumy aroma of grapefruit, candi sugar and esters; juicy palate and medium to full malt backbone; hints of banana; some sweetness and a solid astringent bitterness; long bitter hoppy finish with notes of honey, grapefruit and caramel - absolutely superb


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