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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Montreal, Canada

bottled
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RATINGS: 803   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Routes des épices (French for "Spice Route") is a rye beer brewed with both black and green peppercorns. Initially, the beer reveals flavours of fresh grain and malt, which give it notes of chocolate, caramel, and fruit. The pepper flavour and aroma is fully revealed in the finish, which leaves a pleasant, spicy, tingling sensation on the tongue.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (887) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Bière cuivrée aux reflets rougeâtres, à peine voilée, coiffée d’une mince mousse blanche. Le nez offre de l’herbe mouillé, un peu de caramel et du poivre. En bouche, la bière nous offre un joli rappel des premières impressions que nous ont laissées les parfums. Le poivre, légèrement piquant, se dévoile à la toute fin – comme une belle surprise – sur une trame légèrement fumée. Une bière agréable qui sort de l’ordinaire.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Hint of pepperyness on nose, taste is dry, peppery, quite sweet, light fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hkrivera (104) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - MAY 30, 2014
This one won't disappoint you! The aroma is spicy, the peppercorn flavor predominates aftertaste. Dieu du Ciel brewery is one of the best craft beers in the market. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hidden_Pooch (295) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle. A curious brew indeed. Taste of fruit and caramel, and spice. It finishes with a twang of spice, but nothing too crazy, like some pepper beers where it is just jalapeno water. This beer does the spice thing right.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (645) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Aroma is of sweet malts and dry rye malts. Also loads of peppercorn. Taste is roasty malts and a quite dry rye presence. There is a fairly potent bitterness that carries to finish- quite tarty. Appearance is a clear amber body with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (7195) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 18, 2014
Rötlichbraunes Bier mit ordnentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig, fruchtig, Gewürze, Pfeffer. Geschmack scharf würzig, fruchtig, Kräuter, malzig.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
erickok (3514) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 17, 2014
Reddish brown and stable small head. Aromatic biscuit, peppery, piment, earthy and dark bread. Tickle of hot pepper, piment, light bitter. Slightly burning aftertaste. Too spicy for me to drink without food to go with it. (Bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
Backlog. Bottled at Green Lion. Obviously dominated by spices. Ginger, white pepper, some dried fruits and herbs, caramel, some citrus. It’s all over the place.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1146) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Look- reddish brown with very thin head. Nose- sweet malts, spices. Flavor- spicy (peppery), sweet malts, light hops. Nice tongue tingle to finish it off.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (891) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2014
This had promise but fell somewhat short of greatness. Nice spicy aroma that had a holiday zest. Nice light caramel color. Palate was thin and the least attractive aspect. Carbonation was low to average. Flavors were spicy, peppery, and some hops balance but more subtle than the aroma promised. Good but there are many others in this style that follow through.


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