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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Montreal, Canada

bottled
common

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available

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Paienne is a top-fermenting June straw blond coloured beer. It presents aromas of malt, fruits and hops. Its well-balanced flavours are dominated by malty and fresh cereals tastes, completed by a delicate bitterness. All of this makes the Paienne an inviting and thirst-quenching beer offering at the same time satisfying tastes and a generous body.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lefossoyeur (468) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
Cask version with Citra hops in fry hop. Lightly hazy golden blonde with a nice foamy head. Intensr citra hop nose with belgian yeast esters greatly mixing in. Light body, crispy herbal bitterness, some citrus notes, finishing really fresh ans tasty. This citra definetely adds a lot to this simple belgian blonde bière de table. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Bière dorée, voilée et où flotte un fin col blanc laissant une légère dentelle au verre. Des arômes fruités et à peine lactés de céréales et d’herbes fraîches. Elle offre une amertume notable avec une très légère pointe de sucre. De corps honnête, elle est huileuse, moyennement effervescente et se termine sur de légers arômes et une amertume rafraîchissante.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (970) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2013
Jaune pâle, voilée, mousse éphémère, effervescence faible. À l’odeur, on perçoit du houblon et du citron. En bouche, le côté céréalier se dévoile en entrée avant de céder le passage à une amertume calculée. Un peu d’alcool en distraction. Quand on sait ce que Dieu du Ciel! peut faire, quand on connaît l’ampleur de leur catalogue, la Païenne ne fait pas le poids. Pour le reste, ça demeure un produit franc qui tient la route... mais que je ne serais pas surpris de voir sortir de la gamme des produits réguliers au profit de quelque chose de plus «wow»...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Courtesy of the Tommy on this one. Pours like a blonde. Taste and aroma are what you would expect from a standard blonde ale. Nothing wrong with it but unremarkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3910) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2013
Thanks to Tommy, well made slightly bitter blonde beer, lightly malty body decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
callmemickey (3005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
On tap at Dieu du Ciel Montreal. Lightly hazy golden-yellow body, moderate white head, lingering finish, dense lacing. Nose is lemon-grainy focused with some sweetness from a lightly bready malt profile. Flavor is complemented by a light citric-grassy bitterness. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, clean finish, fairly refreshing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours blond with a decent head lacing and a little head. Taste has some bitterness and a little bit of spice but not huge on character. Very crisp. Alright for style. On tap.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cirrhosis (1223) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 16, 2012
Pale blond body with a limited cap that reduced to a sad film that sadly spins around the top of the beer. Grass clippings with hints of orange possible lemon in the aroma with big bready notes on deep inhales. Taste is crisp and clean, just a slight lemon hop lingers in the after taste. Grassy malts with orangy to a lemon citrus hop. I taste flavours..... I mean flowers. Goes down fast and forgettable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dandeman (551) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Aroma is very average with cereal notes; oatmeal and barley. There is also this annoying meat smell that I have a hard time with. Half creamy and half rocky head that disappears kind of fast with no lacing. Color is blond (straw) and a bit hazy. Taste is definitely grassy and cereals are sticking out. Finish is with a slight bitterness and we can feel notes of hazelnut that saves the day. Very surprisingly tasty hazelnut notes.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2012
On tap at DDC. Pours a pale amber yellow with a small white head. Aroma of bread malts, cereal, grass, hay, and light citrus lemon. Flavour of the same. Very subtle. Loses flavour quickly. Not very interesting. Good if you’re looking for a very light beer.


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