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

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RATINGS: 833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dernière volonté (French for "Last Will") is a mix of Belgian and English brewing traditions. Complex flavours of hop flowers and spicy, fruity esters from our belgian yeast are perfectly balanced with the robust flavours and aromas of malt. The finish is commandeered by an assertive aroma from dry-hopping.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mart (214) - Montréal, Quebec, - NOV 11, 2007
Bouteille. Couleur or-orangée, mousse épaisse et très compacte, très persistente, traces beaucoup le verre, effervescence forte, voilée. Arôme de levure, d’agrume, d’épices, et de blé. Goût d’épices, de blé, bien malté, légèrement alcool, forte amertume, et longue en finale. Corps moyen, effervescence moyenne à forte. Bière surprenante, j’aime beaucoup son amertume, c’est différent.


3.8
beerplace (2043) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2017
341ml bottle (thx, Alex M.!). Bottled on 2015-09-25 (lost in inventory, hehe). Three varieties of Dernière Volonté in a row. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is fruity, flowery, typical for Belgian beers. Same taste, similar to Belgian Saisons. Good stuff, despite it’s old.

4.3
azzurro (424) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Ma premiere Dieu du Ciel. Très bon depart. Content de faire connaissance avec une micro de très haute qualité.

3.9
gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2017
Bottle; pours hazy orange gold with a white head; aroma of malt, citrus fruits, yeast, and some spice and floral notes; taste is citrus fruits, malt, and some bready notes; finish is dry with some spice

3.5
DanDan_ (83) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2017
355mL Bottle (2016-09-16): Poured hazy orange, very faint white head, small bits of sediment. Aroma of wheat, bread, floral hop, pepper spice, orange peel, hint of bubblegum and an interesting funkiness from the blend of hops/yeast that I just can’t put my finger on. Light sweetness, light bitterness (I didn’t get much of the bitter hop taste), medium body, tingly carbonation, oily dry finish. Overall: definitely interesting, good taste and finish. The scent was initially not for me but I warmed up to it.

3.8
mozbee (12) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
On tap at DDC St-Jerome. Lets be honest. This beer used to be among the best and an incredible one. Few years ago, DDC had issues with the procurement of the yeast and it had never been the same when they reintroduced it with apparently a new recipe to accommodate a different yeast. I even had the impression they may have changed the recipe more than once in trying to achieve something satisfying. The beer is still good, but no longer the exceptional one it used to be few years ago!

3.8
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Aroma of malt and bitter floral. Cloudy medium / dark amber, off-white head that sinks quickly to a cover, mottled curtain of lace. Taste is Semi-sweet caramel malt that adds solid carbonation on the swallow before revealing yeast and mild floral hops that drift through a long finish. Big and bold, but still light in the belly. Solid brew.

3.8
esp0r (2930) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
Bottle shared at the Weekend in the woods 2015 with daje, Simonsen and some other guys
Orange hazy, big frothy head. Smell of yeast esters, spices, smelly feet and "gymbag", light malts, some funky brett. Light to moderate sweet, fruity, some funk and complexity, quite dry. Medium bitter, herbal tail. Quite nice!

3.2
wombat23 (1785) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2016
Shared 11.5 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a large foamy white head. Aroma is malty with floral elements. Taste is fruit, spice, malt, caramel, yeast, herbs and alcohol. Definitely unique. Not bad.

3.4
darbeer75 (991) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
Aroma: malty and floral at the same time; Appearance: straw, hazy with very full head that dissipates slowly; particulate suspended Taste: unusual; definitely spicy and hoppy and fruity; pretty refreshing; more like a saison than a beligan ale; Palate: medium body with long, slightly odd tasting finish; Overall: very interesting and unusual belgian. Not quite my thing but I can appreciate it.

3.9
JBPortland (1564) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle thanks to oldp0rt! Pours hazy orange with a finger of head. Nice fruity orange, citrus, slighty breadyness, light spice, yeast, sourdough, medium bitterness, light tropical, mango, dry. Tasty!


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