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

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RATINGS: 854   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Sample at the 2008 VT Brewers Fest - Poured a dark amber in color with a hefty light tan head. Aroma was malty with fruity esters and accompanied by the spiciness of the peppercorns. Flavor was also malty with hefty amounts of dark fruits and, again, the distinct flavor of the peppercorns. The rye adds a ice creamy texture to the beer. I liked this one...


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1461) - Maryland, USA - MAY 18, 2015
Appearance: clear ruddy amber-orange, with a shy, dissipating creamy tan head and no lacing. Aroma: not strong--warm caramel and scotch toffee, with a hint of black pepper and marmalade. Taste: caramel, toffee, and candied fruit, with a bit of rye toast and a dash of pepper. Finish: sweet and slightly syrupy (more so than the low abv would indicate), although it ended rather abruptly as well; the finish is where a bit of true heat from the rye and peppercorns came out, although it wasn’t too hot. Notes: Glad to have tried this. I’m a sucker for rye-forward beers, and this was a good, solid offering. Sneaky 11.5 ounce bottle from Westover Market in Arlington, Virginia.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a hazy brown body. The aroma is spice rye bread. Nice. The taste is muddled rye, caramel and peppers. The finish is a nice peppercorn flavor though. The texture is crisp and fizzy. It’s a rye bread in liquid form.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1029) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bottle. Copper pour with a white head that dissipated quickly. Black pepper, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, spice. Medium body. Sweet with bitter and spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (666) - Rome, ITALY - MAY 5, 2015
0,33 bottle shared by mortlach during a great private tasting at my place in Rome-Italy. Thank you. Pours a amber-ruby color, similar to the skin of a dry chili pepper, semi filtered with a decent off white cap. Very cool. Nose: a bit of a soapy nose feel, ginger, a hint of caramel. Mouth: frizzy carbonation, spicy warm peppery feeling, weird but ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGD (102) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
On tap @Brewdog Birmingham. Brown-reddish colour with beige foam. Aromas of spices, malts and caramel. Taste: malts, dark fruits, a bit of chocolate, peppery finish. Medium body. A very interesting beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Idiosynkrasie (4647) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - APR 29, 2015
341ml bottle. Clear, faint amber colour with small, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Caramel malty aroma, slightly chocolately and grainy, peppery spicy overtones. Taste is minimally chocolately, caramel malty, citrusy hoppy overtones with a lemon touch, a peppery spicy touch is late active.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JFF (9) - - MAR 25, 2015 does not count
Bière légère et bien balancée dont la particularité principale est le poivre dont le goût et surtout le piquant se manifeste tardivement. Très plaisante.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2411) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2015
Flaska från Saveur-bier. Ett väldigt pepprigt rågöl. Lätt parfymerad doft med mycket danskt rågbröd, papprighet som växer i styrka långt bak på tungan. Lite pepparsalami på rågbröd. Riktigt trevlig.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (871) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Clear brownish red pour with small off white head. Aroma of rye malts, slight caramel, and faint pepper. Taste of rye malts, touch of caramel, grains, and a dry pepper finish. Medium bodied, perfect carbonation and perfectly balanced. Would go great with some spicy food!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DomD (152) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt and peppercorns. Pours a clear reddish brown, with minimal head. Medium bitter taste. Medium body, oily texture, with a spicy finish. Interesting brew, but not really my style.


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