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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: 797   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickTheRick (308) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Une onctueuse mousse de couleur crème rétrécit toutefois très rapidement. D’une belle couleur ambrée claire, la bière dégage des notes épicées et de malt légèrement caramélisé. Une sensation crémeuse soulève le goût des épices, du caramel et de céréales un peu fumées. Une longue finale poivrée laisse un picotement agréable sur la langue. Dans mon souvenir, elle était beaucoup plus poivrée, mais maintenant, elle est un peu mieux balancée. Un classique de Dieu du Ciel!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (1462) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Shepherd Bush on 1 February 2014. Poured a ruby brown colour with a dense off white head. Aroma of caramel, bready malt and definite peppercorn. Initial flavours are typical of a nice amber; malt forward, but the spice of the peppercorns sneaks in after this and is mixed with some hop bitterness. Leaves a nice residual warmth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersighted (86) - - FEB 24, 2014
Poured a hazy brown with a small white ring of head. Sweet, spicy malts filled my palate in the same way a pumpkin ale would. While brewed with black and green peppercorns, the aroma was light, and their taste did not become apparent until the aftertaste burst. Pretty decent overall, but not worth the import prices, IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (4933) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
341 ml bottle, merci to my Quebecois colleague Louis. ABV is 5.3%. Brown colour, minimal off-white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and over-ripe fruits, just a hint of pepper. Low carbonation. The flavour is distinctly malty, with plenty of caramel, but is not too sweet. A moderate bite of pepper in the finish, becomes very distinct in the aftertaste, and leaves a warming mouthfeel. Moreish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kidobutai (290) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 21, 2014
For someone who likes pepper, it was probably good. Maybe a dark cocoa. Burns the tongue. Nice appearance, like a vanilla cream soda.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (593) - - FEB 1, 2014
12oz bottle, ordered from Half Time Beverage. Good rye beer, somewhat of a peppery/spicy taste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
Bière cuivrée, légère dentelle au verre. Au nez, cacao et poivre noir. Elle est moyennement amère, peu sucrée et offre une légère acidité. Piquante, corps moyen, belle effervecente.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2014
Light earthy brown body, thin tan ringed head. Nose of five spice and pepper. Oddly sweet and boozy smelling. Savoury sweetness, like Fig rolls neatly enough. Soft rustic bitterness and odd burny sweetness collide probably from the peppercorns. Light cinnamon and damp tobacco towards the finish. Nice enough, but I couldn’t manage much as the peppercorns smarting on the linger aren’t terribly inviting for a return.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle: Pours cloudy brown with a short tan head. Rye and cola/caramel malt aroma. Taste is caramel, spicy, earthy... Peppering grows as it warms and goes along....finishing with a nice warmth and burn. Very nicely done.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
evergreen0199 (1924) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A chestnut coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Malty, caramel, spice aroma. Tastes similar, malty, caramel, spice.


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