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

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common

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RATINGS: 830   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 (87) - 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flying_pig (988) - SCOTLAND - NOV 27, 2014
341ml bottle for £3 from Brewdog’s Online Shop:
Not a bad beer at all and certainly a lot better than I was expecting given the aroma of the beer, it definitely wasn’t a classic but I did enjoy the spiciness to it and its fairly unique flavours. While it’s not a beer I’m likely to pick up again it is one it was a decent beer and a very spicy one at that.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1474) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2014
Cervesa amb aroma molt especiat, en gust també és especiat i predomina el toc a pebre que és molt agradable i equilibrat. Cerveza con aroma muy especiado, en sabor también es especiado y predomina el toque a pimienta que es muy agradable y equilibrado.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (2409) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle. Light hazy deep copper liquid with small to medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, black pepper, syrup and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of pumpernickel, dried fruit and some pepper. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty nice, pepper is an interesting addition.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Torrefacto (617) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 20, 2014
Coba y espuma color crema. Aroma de pimienta muy prominente, malta. Cuerpo bajo, textura maltosa, sabor de pimienta rosa con regusto picante intenso.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gegwilson (1389) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle in Brewdog Glasgow. Ruby with a thin off white head. The taste is fruity with lots of peppery spice that leaves a burn on the tongue. Different.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1036) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a fairly clear copper with a small creamy off white head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, peppery, and kinda perfumy. Flavour is med-high spicy, peppercorns mixes with rye, light chocolate, caramel, mild bitterness and overall just a nice warmth!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1311) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Thanks to cfrancis for this one. Pours a clear medium brown with a small soapy brown head. Aroma of caramel, light chocolate, sweet malts and light perfumy esthers. Taste is caramel, sweet malts up front with some spiciness from the rye and then the peppercorns take over and provide a light tingling sensation on the tongue and then into the throat. Notes of nuts present too but the spiciness of the peppercorns is balanced delicately and adds nicely to the spicy rye. Great beer!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
jice (112) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 10, 2014
wow. Nez très poivré, goût très poivré. Etrange mélange, à réserver aux amateurs de poivre. Pas pour moi.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Flanfl (116) - USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown color, good white head. Aroma of caramel malt, pepper and other spices. Flavour: first some caramel malt, then comes the pepper. Strong and good. Great pepper finish. Really surprising. I like it. Only drawback, I find the body too thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2536) - FINLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Amber light brown. Pretty nice fresh, light roasted, peppercorns, amber slight bready malts. Intriguing. Soft med bodied. Malts, spices and some peppercorn heat in the finish. The aroma was a lot better than flavour. Gets a bit too spicy-xmassy-herbal, loved the clean peppercorns in the aroma. Nice to see another one of these. Hope I’ll get to try more soon.. .


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