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Brewed by Trois Dames
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Sainte-Croix, Switzerland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 110   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Brewed with Simcoe and Amarillo


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lefossoyeur (465) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Copper with a thick and creamy head. Aromas are medicinal with hint of herbal hops plus a pinch of tropical fruit. Medium body, lively carbonation, medium bitterness, a bit of funk in there finishes on a citric note and a bit of sweet caramel malt. Don’t think this beer is too clean...Looked real nice but feels contaminated a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Amber with small head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Big passion fruits with piny notes. Very fruity with light malt. Quite floral. Light caramel.
Palate : Soft carbonation.
Taste : Big fruits with pine and citrusy notes. Very citrusy and fruity finish. Moderate bitterness for a DIPA. Finish light malt with light caramel. Notes of lime.
Overall : interesting but the fruity notes feel a bit artificial. I’m really not saying there is artificial flavoring in there but something make it feel this way. Carbonation could have been a bit fizzier. Not bad overall but not on par with the good examples of the style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimhilt (2418) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Pours a one finger off-white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Hazy amber color with some yeast left in bottle. Light grapefruit hop nose. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Flavor has malty sweetness and mellow grapefruit hops. Decent DIPA. Higher ABV is hidden. $6.00 for a 330ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6680) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Bottle from Star Grocery. Pours cloudy copper with a decent beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor that starts sweet and fruity and finishes with a boldly bitter piney hop taste. Lots of carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11364) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle from Brewforia. Pours darkish hazy orange gold with a foamy beige head. Aroma seems floral and fruity. Med plus body. It starts with sweet caramel but then a whole lot of floral and fruity hop overwhelms that. Not harshly bitter and there’s a brown sugar component, but it’s well or over matched. Good stuff, possibly with a little heat. Hard to be sure if it’s hop or heat.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2702) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2011
33 cl. bottle. Pours a medium, off white head, good duration, over a hazy, particle laden amber (SRM 8) body....nose is honey, toffee/caramel, pineapple, light spice....taste is sweet malts, with honey, pineapple, light pine, licorice, finishing with a light lingering bitterness.....mouth feel thick, sticky, with light alcohol burn, carbonation adds a creamy foam. This is a very sweet I/DIPA, with the malt back bone dominating the hops. It almost wanders into a Barleywine in style. The commercial description mentions Simcoe as one of the hops. I had difficulty detecting it. Was this an older bottle and past its prime? BJCP 7/2/14/4/7

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - SEP 25, 2011
An incredibly sweet and syrupy beer. Not hoppy at all. Dark orange pour. Thick and hazy. Light tan head. Lots of caramel malt and sugar. Some citrus notes. A bit of bitter bite on the end, but really very little hops. Heavy, sweet and sticky. Way too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4499) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Pours deep hazy amber into a snifter. Off-white head with medium retention recedes leaving spider lacing to mottle surface. Soft, yet nicely carbonated with sweet grass and resin aromas. Bitter resin upfront turning to dark caramel and back to grapefruit in the lasting finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3808) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2011
11.2 oz. Small haze on the copper body and a lasting creamy film of foam above. Aroma is earthy orange, caramel liqueur, and light oak. Flavor is plum, orange caramel, honeycomb, cereal grain, peach, cherry liqueur, and a nice bittering of grapefruit, resin and wood. Light-medium body is smooth, well-balanced, slightly oily and has some alcohol warmth. This one takes a while for the flavors to develop, even at room temperature; very complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 My Bottom Line :
Oranges bloom from this suave Double IPA’s honeyed malts, leading to a balanced finish of resinous bitterness and caramelized cereal sweetness.

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A ring of foam circles the gorgeous amber mist.
-The hop signature also provides earthy and leafy notes.
-The round body is silky and comforting.
-Polite carbonation ensures you feel this beer’s gravity.
-This is a nice digestif of a brew that is not unlike many of Dieu du Ciel’s creations in its plump nature.

Bottles. Merci Laurent!


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