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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (822) - CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with a short finger of off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is muted, spicy peppercorns, rye, pale malt. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter, moderate pepper. (7/10) Medium body, low sustained carbonation, mildly peppery finish. (4/5) A little odd but quite drinkable - certainly better than some of the chile beers I’ve tried. The spiciness comes across as mild peppercorns, giving a gentle heat in combination with the rye sharpness and hop bitter. Not a beer for everyone, certainly, but I enjoyed it. Perhaps a little better than the sum of its parts. (16/20)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayumiH (381) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle at home alone. Mild, spicy, peppery, nice rye presence. Interesting one.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beardbeerman (256) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
341ml bottle served at 6 degrees in a flute glass: Pours a clear copper body with fiery bronze highlights, topped by half a finger of fine and creamy beige foam. The head shrinks to a porous layer but still shows great micro lacing properties. The nose offers great spicy notes of pepper (obviously) but also of fresh cilantro and smoky paprika. This ale has very nice aromas just inviting you to fire up the grill. On the tongue, pepper is there all the way with some rye paired with roasted malts. The combination of the barley malts with the pepper and roasted features give great density and bitterness to the product. This full-bodied ale finishes with an interesting peppery sting on the tip of the tongue. This is a very interesting product I would totally pair with grilled beef (a nice cut mind you) or even use in a marinade. You could even use some of it to prepare your very own peppercorn sauce to go with your meat!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nicocanta (69) - - DEC 22, 2014
Bière de seigle, brassée avec du poivre. Je m’attendais à beaucoup plus d’originalité. Le poivre est très discret. Trop discret. Pas mauvais mais pas transcendant. Qualité de bulles pas top.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (4015) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Pours clear orange with a beige head, aroma of cardboard, black pepper, flavor is spiced with black pepper, malt, malt acidity, cardboard, medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clarkdvm (279) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle. Unique beer. The companies description is spot on other than the chocolate & caramel- did not notice those flavors. The peppery spice finish is awesome.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ametras (782) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
341ml bottle. Hazy copper with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are cereals, caramel, black pepper and roasted malts with fruity and spicy notes. Lingering, tingling peppery finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (1150) - SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
341ml bottle for £3 from Brewdog’s Online Shop:
Not a bad beer at all and certainly a lot better than I was expecting given the aroma of the beer, it definitely wasn’t a classic but I did enjoy the spiciness to it and its fairly unique flavours. While it’s not a beer I’m likely to pick up again it is one it was a decent beer and a very spicy one at that.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1785) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
Cervesa amb aroma molt especiat, en gust també és especiat i predomina el toc a pebre que és molt agradable i equilibrat. Cerveza con aroma muy especiado, en sabor también es especiado y predomina el toque a pimienta que es muy agradable y equilibrado.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2826) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy deep copper liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, black pepper, syrup and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of pumpernickel, dried fruit and some pepper. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice, pepper is an interesting addition.


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