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

bottled
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RATINGS: 852   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAR 13, 2013
Presentation: 11.5 oz. brown bottle, served in a pint glass. Appearance: Deep, reddish amber color. Looks clear when held up to the light. Gets a one finger light tan head and leaves some good lacing. Smell: It’s a very strong, spicy smell, mainly of pepper. There’s some faint rye and hop aromas as well. Taste: The pepper character is right up front. There’s some rye notes and a small amount of bitterness. All that pepper leaves a spicy aftertaste that can be unpleasant to some people. Mouthfeel: Light, a bit watery even. It has low carbonation and finishes dry. Overall: This is going to be a love or hate beer for most people. The only things spicier than this are going to be beers with actual chilies in there. Overall, it’s a good rye beer, but you’ll only enjoy it if you like, or at least appreciate the overwhelming pepper character it has.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (989) - 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 (634) - 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 (46) - 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 (4585) - 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 (2385) - 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 (145) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MunBro (694) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
Dark brown pour with a fizzy, short lasting head. Aroma of malts. Flavour is of grains, cereals, malts, etc. No peppercorn or spice notes up front, but you get a nice slow burn as you drink it.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Speedy_Charly (124) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
Bouteille de 341ml au Marché des Brasseurs. Robe ambre foncé ou brun clair, votre choix, surmontée d’une mice mousse beige qui disparais très vite en laissant une fine dentelle sur le verre. Nez de malt et sucre sur des note hebales et terreuses. Moyenne de corps, l’entrée en bouche nous présente le malt torréfié (toffee) suivi du poivre qui s’accroche au palais, laissant une belle chaleur sur toute la bouche. À essayer avec des charcuteries ou un fromage doux.


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