GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours reddish brown with fluffy off white head. aroma is a rich caramel malty sweetness with a little bit of spice and dried apricot. Taste is caramel, maybe a little bit roasty, with the peppercorns and fruit rounding out the back end. nice mouthfeel with the pepper adding a little bite. Very tasty, and quite unique flavor
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber/brown with not much head. Aroma is spicy for sure though I cannot make out peppercorns. I get brown sugar and mellow, slightly warming peppercorn in the taste. Medium body, a little caramel malt balance. Too much for me but I like the effort!
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is pretty much all about spices, pepper obviously and a shy note of garlic. Taste is spicy with shy hints at smokey wood powder. Easy to drink at first, smooth and not really complex, but nevertheless very well-made. I can see this doing wonders pairing with food and stinky cheeses, if only they would bottle..
thorongil2 (1282) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) bright, clear amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of honey, spices; balanced flavour with long, light bitter and peppery finish
eduardovl (871) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: First of all, perfect beer art. Dieu du Ciel makes, IMHO, the most beautiful beer labels ever! Pours a beautiful deep amber color forming a medium to small bubbled slightly yellow head which dissipates quickly leaving a thin layer that remains for a long time. Many lingering lacings are left in the glass
S: Great nose. Strong notes of black pepper, chocolate, toffee, caramel malts and bready yeasts
T: Follows the nose. Strong notes of black pepper and caramel malts. Notes of rye, chocolate and cinnamon. Slightly bitter and peppery end
M: Light to medium body. Good carbonation. Chocolate, caramel and peppery aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Great Spicy beer. Unique experience
[ BA Review @ 3/23/2013 ]
Andrus86 (42) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE. Cola brown in colour with flat white head & good carbonation. Dry on the nose, huge mouthful of rye, pepper & spices which led to an obvious spicy finish... With the peppercorn lingering on well after the mouthful.
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Mjp12 (361) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma, and a clear copper colour. The pepper really comes through on the finish, giving a good spicy tingle on the tongue. Not a classic, but again a really interesting beer from this brewery.
Beergeek23322 (2342) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/2/2014. From bottle. Murky brown with a tan head. sweet malty aromas with caramel and spices. Sweet flavors, fruity with hints of spices on the finish.
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Route des Epices pours mahogany in color. smells a little sweet with some pepper in there. feel is a little watery. flavor is nice but pretty mellow. the malts are pretty basic, and unfortunately the green and black peppercorns overpower the rye, which i couldn’t smell or taste.
HippyHop (161) - CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber with minimal head/retention. Nose is lots of pepper with some fresh grain and a bit of caramel. Taste is....hard to describe. Malt taste up front but the pepper takes control and by the time the finish hits it’s just pure peppercorn spicyness. The nice rye malt character is sort of washed away by the intense pepper. Interesting, but not something I’d want to drink often
tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At a tasting, thanks kerenmk, smallish head, a little cloudy deep red to light brown colour, strong aroma of rye and crushed black pepper with some hay, flavor of rye and black pepper with some bread in the back, pleasant spicey tingling. Nice and very interesting.