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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 170   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Brewed only once a year to keep you warm during the cold winter months, the Blanche Neige ( Snow white ) isnt your typical wheat beer. Firstly, the level of alochol is surprising and is perceived rapidly both in the bouquet and in the mouth. The spices come through immediately, giving very little room for the usual wheat beer aromas (coriander and curaao). Cinnamon and clove dominate and the flavours are generously well-rounded thanks no doubt to residual sugars. It is therefore a very sweet beer that is best appreciated slowly.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wolffish (589) - Saint-Donat, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Trs surprenant lquilibre atteint avec les pices; souvent, a gote trop ou pas assez. Bonne, riche, de qualit, rien redire...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkinhead2 (887) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2014
Bire jaune soleil, bien voile avec une multitude de petites particules en suspension, bonne effervescence, surmonte dun col blanc immacul, un peu mince, mais mousseux, trs dense, et persistant. Armes de pain frais, bl, crale sucre, sucre brut, orange sucre, avec un peu dalcool et beaucoup dpices. Ltiquette mentionne la cannelle et le clou de girofle, mais jai limpression de dceler plus, camomille, coriandre, gingembre, muscade Cest trs parfum comme bire, et jai bien limpression que des effluves dun houblon trs floral et parfum viennent sajouter au bouquet. Nez bien agrable, belle complexit, intensit adquate. En bouche, ptillement plutt faible, onctuosit moyenne au palais, on retrouve le velout typique du bl. Au got, on retrouve pas mal le nez en ce qui concerne le malt et le bl, pain frais, grain sucr, sucre brut. On retrouve galement lorange sucre en bouche, tout de mme pas mal dalcool, mais cest bien intgr, et le beau bouquet dpices prcdemment hum, mais celui-ci est cependant moins intense quanticip. Par moment, on a limpression de boire une ptisserie liquide aux oranges et aux pices. Le houblon trs floral et parfum est bien prsent en bouche, et il mne une amertume plutt lgre mais que je trouve mal intgre, un peu cre, jaurais prfr une finale plus douce. Lalcool galement me semble par moment un peu trop prsent au got, et un peu mal intgr aux autres saveurs. Il sagit nanmoins dune trs bonne bire, bonne intensit en bouche, belle complexit, belle originalit galement.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3202) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Single from the local IGA store. Pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head, good retention and sticky-dirty lace. Smells like a beautiful witbier with the fresh coriander and wheat notes. The taste is spicy as well with some light orangy malts and mild grassy hops. A nice brew, but do not taste as much the advertised cloves and cinnamon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (6594) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
12 oz. bottle, with a date of Jan 2014. Nice aroma of coriander, floral hops and rosemary.

Flavor is very herbal, rosemary, parsley, and coriander is the lasting lingering flavor. Lots of pale malts with the herbs giving the bitterness. ABV is hidden nicely. Overall, a solid Belgain Strong.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4777) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Cloudy straw orange. Nose is coriander and a little honey and spice. Pretty herbal. Taste has a lot of orange, pretty yeasty, herbs and spices. Very nice. 3.9

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tetreaultboy (22) - - MAR 25, 2014
Bire dore trouble par un lie substantielle. Odeur dpice ( canelle ) et dagrume ( orange et un peu de pamplemousse). Au gout : On sent dabord le clou de girofle et lorange. Cette derniere se transforme en saveur dcorce dorange plutot amere. La blanche neige laisse ensuite un gout de canelle en bouche. Produit interessant, mais dfinitivement pas dans mes cordes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - MAR 17, 2014
Appearance - Pours a cloudy, honey straw colour with a very thin white film for a head. Leaves moderate lacing behind as drunk. This is an 8.3 % abv. Nose - Nice spiciness. Cinnamon. Cloves. Pumpkin pie. Nutmeg. Palate - Quite spicey. Warming as it goes down the throat into the chest. Pumpkin spices. A creamier mouth feel than most Wit beers. A slight bitter tingle on the swallow. Overall - This is well named as it would be a great winter warmer at things like Winterlude (not something one would say about most Wit beers). At 8.3 abv it packs a considerable wallop, and Im glad they bottled it in the 341ml format. This is yet another excellent Dieu du Ciel offering, with yet another beautiful label as a bonus.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
Cinnamon aroma. Clear golden colour with great head. Big hit of cinnamon up front with cloves through the dry finish. Med body and carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Liquide jaune lgrement voile avec un col blanc. Nez de crales et dpices comme la canelle. En bouche une blanche diffrente de ce quon connais crales,cannelle,clou de giroffle un peu dagrumes. Le niveau dalcool est trs bien cach. Pas vraiment ma tasse de th mais une bonne blanche!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumax1 (303) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
bouteille de 341 ml de blanche. arome depice et notes dagrume. au gout elle est beaucoup plus intressante notes de cloue de girofle bien quilibr avec une douceur.


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