skaughty (627) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average in nearly every way for a tripel. In other words - I enjoyed he breadiness and rich aroma. A little more acidic that my preference, but the warm finish with a layer of hay is a nice close.
GregClow (2797) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (6 oz. sample) at Dieu du Ciel! Deep golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet orange candy with backing notes of yeast and coriander. Soft body. Flavour is predominantly sweet, with orange notes as suggested by the aroma, some nice yeast complexity, and a herbal finish. Very nice.
DuffMan (5795) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My 1200th rating! On tap at the brewpub, visited June 23 2007 with a big group of friends (no fellow rateberrieans though). This is designated as 8% the night that I had it. Slightly hazy golden amber with a foamy white head displaying excellent retention and lace. Yeasty aroma, vaguely fruity and spicy. Semi-sweet palate with flavours of berries, citrus, bready-yeast, and sweet spices. Surprisingly light mouthfeel for the alcohol content. An approachable triple in my opinion.
BitchesBrew (713) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[8%, snifter @ Dieu du Ciel] Almost clear, golden amber color. Slight malt presence in the aroma, sugary and sweet. Flavors are quite strong on the yeast character, with some strong sugary sweetness. Somewhat alcoholic finish. Nice DDC "house" character, however.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark yellow poor with a thin off-white head. Good lacing. Aromas of citrus, caramlised malts and alcohol... Good balance between sweet and bitter. Nicely effervescent. You can definitely feel the alcohol to the palate. Flavors are not to complexe, light pepper, oregano, citrus and hints of caramel.
Glouglouburp (5871) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2007 Orange body with a short-lived off-white head. Fruity yeast, alcohol and sweet malt. This May 2007 batch was announced at 8% (lower than the 10% ratebeer entry) and the alcohol could be felt. Nose was very shy and the flavour spectrum was very simple to say the least. Some orange and citrus and a medium-high sweetness level. Hops barely made their presence felt. Medium body with a soft carbonation. This batch is a below average Tripel but I know this beer has beer better in the past. While most Dieu Du Ciel beer recipes have been getting very stable over the last few years but this one seems to be as irregular as a fat dude with a low fibre diet.
marcbé (86) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden beer with small head. Nose of tin...(almost fish-like) and very subtle. Nice round taste of caramel and but no complexity.
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En fût à 8% ABV. Couleur orangée foncée, presque ambrée. Mousse généreuse, mais s’estompe assez rapidement pour ne laisser qu’un mince lacet, légères traces sur le verre. Arôme plutôt très faible, malté, épicé, et je cherche. Goût bien sucré, légèrement épicé, l’alcool ne se ressent pas (je goûterais bien la version à 10%!), goût de levure trop subtil. Corps généreux, belle rondeur, effervescence modérée. Intéressant, mais je ne dois pas avoir tombé sur le meilleur brassin...
HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 Draught. At Dieu du Ciel. Poured amber with a nice white head, good drapes of lacing left behind. Pretty mild aroma for a trippel, grainier than I normally expect, lovely sharp yeat character, moderate alcohol, dry, with sweet candy malt. Taste follows right on - very soft and subtle, but lacks a bit of complexity - I liked it, but didn’t love it. Slightly sticky mouthfeel, decent body, mildly carbonated and lightly alcoholic palate - nice enough, but not really memorable.
blankboy (5616) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a small lasting creamy white head and really nice lacing. Great aroma of fruit, yeast, malt and spices -- very well done. Flavour is yeasty with a nice amount of fruit and spices along with some malt and hops, you can taste the alcohol but you wouldn’t know it’s 10%. Medium to full bodied. Very impressive, this is a great version of the style, well done!