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

bottled
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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


Brantírn's rating

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brantírn (6) - Montréal, QUEBEC!, Alberta, - APR 14, 2006
Je trouve que ce mélange des styles était peut-être un ptit peu trop osé. Arôme de houblon très végéta, et très étrange couplé avec les caractéristique d’une bonne bière biere d’abaye qu’elle pourrait offrir sans cela... Vraiment pas la meilleure du Dieu du Ciel!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (911) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Golden yellow with a cream-colored head, medium-fine, frothy, that fades a ta moderate-fast rate to a film/ring. Aroma is dry scone, lemon, grapefruit, some barnyard wet hay, granary, floral notes. Body is medium-to-medium-light, syrupy-watery with a moderate-to-heavy carbonation and commensurate burn. Flavor is raw sugar, sap, some grass and barnyard, crisp and light bitterness with touch of dry grain in the finish. A very nice Belgian ale. Particularly excellent is the meld of hop aroma/flavor with saison-like yeast and dry malt character. No flaws in this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flyguytruckguy (24) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2015
Complex aroma of a balance between malt, hops and yeast, flowers, and pine gum. Beautiful appearance! Massive everlasting, rocky head of white foam and excellent l lacing. Slightly hazy bottle conditioned medium Amber colour. Superb complex flavour, again a beautiful balance of hops and yeast. Very nice indeed. Bottled in October 2014. Cheers!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eloimv (22) - - JAN 17, 2015
IPA pas mal, mais manque cruellement de caractère. Pas mauvaise, mais une seule expérience.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1932) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
Tap, Brewdog, Sheffield. Hazy gold. Ginger and tar aroma. Thick, balanced with a long citrus nectarine finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5132) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 3, 2015
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (416) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beardbeerman (138) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
(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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmar33 (181) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. It was a bit old, but is was still nice enough. Would like to try a fresher batch though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2652) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2014
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.


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