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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
341 mL bottle in a trade with Slovak Sniper. All red wine. I would never guess what the base beer is. Something dark, but not roasty or hoppy. It’s very pleasant though.

4
Boutip (6321) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle: Poured a clear dark color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt and rustic notes with some oak and herbal notes is unique and interesting. Taste is a mix of light roasted notes with some dry rustic malt with light tart and oak with some herbal notes also noticeable. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Pretty unique set of flavours but very interesting and complex while maintaining a good drinkable balance.

4
ametras (1574) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
341ml bottle. Black with a creamy tan head. Flavors are toasted bread, red wine, oak, citrus, resinous hops, alcohol, chocolate and dark fruits with earthy and herbal notes. Full body, moderate carbonation, creamy texture.

4
cards04 (2784) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 16, 2016
Thanks Dominic. What a complex ale. The red wine barrel does nice things to this beer. Pours black. Aromas are vinous, cherry, Belgian yeast, anise, pine, spice. Similar flavours. Dry mouth feel. Excellent.

3.6
Franckg (1616) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2016
Embouteillée le 11/09/2015, bue après 5 mois. Robe brune presque opaque surmonté d’un très épais col de mousse brunâtre et crémeux. Ce dernier s’estompe tranquillement, laissant une dentelle collante. Arômes de chocolat, petits fruits rouges, caramel brûlé, malt rôti, cendre, bois, café, biscuits secs aux épices, pruneaux et finalement une touche d’alcool et de poivre. Comme la version originale, difficile de cerner le type de bière. Mais le le tout est surprenant et équilibré et surtout unique. En bouche, grains de café moulus, vin rouge et chocolat dominent. En gros, c’est comme si j’avais fait un moitié-moitié de café moka et de vin rouge. Un coup les saveurs fruitées et chocolatées passé, un perçoit du malt rôti, bois cendré et de la peau de pruneaux. Finale plus sèche et rustique, premier signe de de "saison", ainsi qu’une chaleur d’alcool un peu intense même s’il fait présentement -27°C à l’extérieur. Alcool qui d’ailleurs colle au palais et semble vouloir engluer mes papilles. Texture vineuse et corps moyen. Une expérience gustative déroutante.

3.8
electrotype (655) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2016
Le nez est rempli de mangoustines, de lichees et les céréales noires n’ont qu’un petit mot à dire dans l’histoire : c’est extrêmement frais.! Une belge forte? Ouf, j’avoue qu’il faut bien classer la bière à quelque part mais j’aurais plutôt opté pour "autre" comme classification. En bouche, le vin rouge fait surface. C’est éclaté, bizarre, weird, marginal, hétéroclite, fucké. Mais en même temps ça se boit bien! Un peu difficile de tomber en amour quand on est totalement interloqué mais, n’empêche, ceci est une bière de dégustation de premier plan.

4.3
Stoned99 (1529) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2016 Update again: Sep 2015 bottle. This is just amazing. Red wine and alcohol is much more present but so well blended at the same time. I need to buy a case of this beer in the next bottle release. Just too good. Upraded rating from 4.1 to 4.3. Wow! Update: bottle from 2016 fail bottle release taken from cellar at 53F. Much more strong alcohol aroma than detected the first time on tap. Quite woody too. In mouth we definitely detect the red wine and it’s really dry. Wonder why I didn’t notice it on tap. Maybe too many beers that day at the tap takeover or beer was too cold. Anyway the wine barrel really does stand out. Old rating: 12 ounces glass on tap at Dieu du Ciel tap takeover at Lagabière. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malt, quite only roasted aroma... App: pitch dark, medium brown head, great lacing. Taste and palate: full body, creamy, smooth, alcohol and bitter finish. Overall: quite good but honestly can?t really detect any pinot noir in there. Wonder if its really a pinot noir version. Anyway, liked it.

3.8
VDuquerroux (1639) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle, 12oz. Kindly shared with @erickok, Tours. A dark brown nearly black beer with a medium beige head ; medium retention. Aroma of coffee, roast, toast, prune, light acid, alcohol, wood. Medium sweet ; round and a little warming, nice ; light to medium bitter. Voluptuous body, thin oily texture ; average carbonation ; sweet coffee finish. Overall, a very good beer : coffee aroma, nice balance. I would have loved a thicker texture.

4
Benzai (15446) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle [from trade with "Youri" -sorry dude, your last name in French, just too hard for me to look up at the end of the tasting- @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Opaque black color, small brown head. Aroma is malts, heavy alcohol initially, a hint of wood and vanilla and a touch of ash in the distance. After a while the pinot noire really comes through. Taste malts, clearly pinot noir (or at least red wine) in there and a slight touch of alcohol with some dark fruits. Lovely. One of the best, if not the best red wine barrel aged beers I’ve ever had. Actually, this is the best red wine BA I’ve ever had. Superb!

3.5
DutchDrebus (5952) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a small off-white head. Smells very sweet, syrup, plum, boilies.. Makes me want to go out and catch fish. Tastes sweet, stuff you catch trout with, or carp, raisins. Weird body..tastes kinda thin even though you know it has quite high abv. Soft carbo.


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