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

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RATINGS: 888   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

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3.9
rarbring (2290) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2016
Aroma: Much malt in the smell, sweet bread, nuts, hard bread, a bit dusty.
Appearance: A brown clouded beer with a tan head that leaves little lacing, good curtains though.
Taste: The taste starts sweet and malty, brown bread with honey, then a long spicy feeling.
Palate: Little carbonation, soft and smooth texture that turns into a slightly dry and burning finish.
Overall: A well balanced, good spiced beer, the rye and pepper goes well together.
Note: Bottle at De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2011-10-29.

3.7
rondphoto (4516) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 28, 2016
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Aroma of toffee and malt. Cloudy amber brown color, bubbly beige head cover, sheets of lace. Taste is solid caramel malt that adds medium carbonation on the swallow before moving to a mildly hopped finish. Accent on the malt here, but very well done. Especially solid for 5.6% abv.

3.7
wombat23 (2148) - Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Shared 11.5 oz. bottle. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Aroma of caramel malts with hints of chocolate and spice. Taste is largely caramel malts, with very light chocolate notes, and dark fruit undertones. Has a lightly spicy and complementary peppercorn finish. Nice.

3.8
darbeer75 (1125) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2016
Aroma: malty and fruity; not much else; Appearance: medium-dark red with thin, white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: malty with a bit of funk -- like a sweet saison; interesting; Palate: medium body with medium, funky finish; Overall: very nice and unique; would buy again.

3.3
hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2016
July 20, 2015. On tap at Vices et Versa.
Clear dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is toffee, light licorice, ginger notes, allspice, black pepper and some green pepper with floral and perfume notes. Taste is medium sweet, spicy and light bitter. Finish is sweet toffee, hints of licorice, spicy pepper notes, light floral and a lasting dry spiciness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

3.3
nybol (2442) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Hold da op. Ingefær og chili....Den smager måske godt, men som en anden anmeldelse, så dur den slet ikke til at drikke alene. Åbner lige en pose chips til....Det hjalp da lidt.

3.3
ljthiessen (1510) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Bottle. Cloudy mahogany pour with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, pepper and subtle fruit notes. Taste is caramel and some light fruit up front, finishing with pepper and a dry spiciness lingering. Too much pepper for my tastes, overpowers everything else, but still kinda tasty.

3.3
TheJestersBeer (2431) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2016
341ml bottle. Pours a clear, deep reddish amber, with a beige head. Malty, spicy, peppery aroma, caramel, hops, bell peppers (?). Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, spicy taste, pepper, caramel, hints of butterscotch, faintly hoppy. The peppercorns linger in the aftertaste, quite nice. (2016-02-06)

3.2
Moebbels (835) - FINLAND - JAN 27, 2016
A murky brown body with a modest head. Nose is dominated by black pepper laced with some coffee and roasted cocoa beans. Taste has nice nice roasty and sweet flavours but the aftertaste is dominated by a rather strong peppery burn.lively carbonation and quite palate. The nose and taste upfront are fairky standard and even a bit bland but the pepper really comes on the finish and gives a hefty punch.

3.4
nealblind (2022) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 21, 2016
bright orange yellow pour. Aroma ginger, honey, tangy caramel. tastes ginger, slight bite of pepper on the end. not much rye here somewhat mild amber beer.


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