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

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RATINGS: 802   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.


JesseMartineau's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseMartineau (85) - Alberta, - MAY 2, 2014
Aromas of caramel, rye, malt, some fruitiness. Taste of caramel, tropical fruits, and then pepper. It?s quite great, in fact it?s tremendously balanced with the pepper finish, it?s a great beer.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. There’s so much pepper in this! It’s nice but it can be a bit overwhelming at times. Goes good with a block of Mersey Valley Sharp & Crumbly cheese though!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bozo_skeleton (464) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 14, 2014
Couleur orangée tirant sur le brun, faible carvo, tres fin collet. Aromes complexes et mélange déroutant mais oh combien envoûtant. On y retrouve le poivre bien sur, mais aussi le caramel, le pain. Le poivre titille les papilles dès son entree en bouche et reste bien présent longtemps apres, le seul bemol est que cela ecrase un peu les autres falveurs. Le corps est plutot rond. Pour les amateurs de poivres !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy00 (65) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice frothy off-white head with amazing retention and lacing. Aroma of fresh rye bread, pepper, raisins, and caramel, with a flavor to match.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjakopa (217) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 31, 2014
Pours a darker orange colour with a strong creamy head that stays until the end. Aroma is strong pepper, with a lighter body. There is more pepper at the tail end of the body with a slightly bitter finish and more pepper at the end. It does leave a slight spicy lingering aftertaste. A great beer for fans of spicy and pepper!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (580) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma at first is quite boring but the fresh fruity peppery aroma really comes through in the finish. Very nice and special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (325) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Bière orangée cuivrée, parfaitement limpide, belle effervescence soutenue, homogène, et constituée de toutes petites bulles, surmontée d’un col couleur crème, plutôt mince, mais tout de même dense, collant et persistant. Arômes de céréales et de poivre, grain, seigle… le poivre n’a rien de subtil, on croirait humer une poivrière (on se demande si on ne va pas éternuer!). Derrière ces odeurs dominantes, on peut percevoir du pain grillé, du caramel, et même une touche de malt fumé. Nez tout de même agréable, très bonne intensité, complexité un peu faible cependant, le poivre prend trop de place. En bouche, pétillement plutôt faible sur la langue, breuvage bien mousseux par contre, onctuosité intéressante au palais, belle rondeur. Au goût, entré en bouche bien malté, pain grillé, caramel, grain. On note ensuite des saveurs plus herbacées et rappelant un peu les agrumes provenant probablement du houblon. Mais, comme le nez le laissait présager, le poivre finit par dominer sans partage, menant à une finale très poivrée laissant une forte sensation de chaleur et de piquant en bouche et sur les lèvres. Une pointe d’amertume semble vouloir percer à travers ce poivre, mais ça lui est difficile! Je suis pourtant du style à aimer l’épicé et le poivré, mais cette bière goûte définitivement trop le poivre, ça mène à un mauvais équilibre des saveurs. Mais, ça a bon goût tout de même, très intense, complexité intéressante en bouche, produit original. Une bien bonne bière en définitive.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Parnsi (11) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
Pours chestnut brown with little head. Aroma immediately of peppercorns with a hint of fruit. Taste is smooth of chocolate and fruits than that peppercorn hits nicely with a beautiful aftertaste. Another great beer from a great brewery. Dieu du ciel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (684) - Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a clear chestnut color with a small off white head that settles to a ring and leaves little lacing. Aroma is floral with a hint of dandelion and you get a little malt sweetness and a dose of pink peppercorn spiciness. Taste of rye bread and surprisingly a hint of chocolate then everything is overwhelmed by the peppercorn spiciness and earthiness. There is even some building warmth as you continue to drink and it coats your tongue and throat with peppercorn flavor. Finishes dry with a restrained bitterness and the pepper spiciness and warmth. Mouthfeel somewhere between crisp and slick with a lighter body and medium/high carbonation. This is definitely about the spicy and earthy pepper and rye flavors. Regardless of it’s lower ABV, lighter body and higher carbonation, this is still a sipper because of the warmth and aggressive spicing. I liked it but it was even a little much for someone who likes those flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (587) - - JUN 25, 2014
2014 bottle. Pours a clear brown/bet color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet malt with the grain, molasses and a faint hint of the peppercorn at the end. Taste is similar with the peppercorn being slightly more pronounced, but not overpowering. Tastes are pretty well balanced. Has a slightly slick, medium mouthfeel. Peppercorn make it seem semi-dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (882) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Bière cuivrée aux reflets rougeâtres, à peine voilée, coiffée d’une mince mousse blanche. Le nez offre de l’herbe mouillé, un peu de caramel et du poivre. En bouche, la bière nous offre un joli rappel des premières impressions que nous ont laissées les parfums. Le poivre, légèrement piquant, se dévoile à la toute fin – comme une belle surprise – sur une trame légèrement fumée. Une bière agréable qui sort de l’ordinaire.


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