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

bottled
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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 822   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.


jcos' rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1562) - Maryland, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Location/Date:October 19th, 2012.

Appearance: Pours a medium maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of rye, peppercorn.
Taste: Rye, some peper, malty.
Palate:Medium.

Summary: Interesting beer. My second from Dieu du Ciel, after Peche Mortel. Pretty solid experiences so far.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jookos (2395) - 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.. .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (559) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2014
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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jennawood79 (281) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
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..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1295) - , Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
(bottle) bright, clear amber colour with a small brown head; aroma of honey, spices; balanced flavour with long, light bitter and peppery finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
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 ]

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Andrus86 (42) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2014
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. Sourced Cellarbrations Capel

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mjp12 (370) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2345) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippyHop (165) - CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
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


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