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

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RATINGS: 887   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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAR 13, 2013
Presentation: 11.5 oz. brown bottle, served in a pint glass. Appearance: Deep, reddish amber color. Looks clear when held up to the light. Gets a one finger light tan head and leaves some good lacing. Smell: It’s a very strong, spicy smell, mainly of pepper. There’s some faint rye and hop aromas as well. Taste: The pepper character is right up front. There’s some rye notes and a small amount of bitterness. All that pepper leaves a spicy aftertaste that can be unpleasant to some people. Mouthfeel: Light, a bit watery even. It has low carbonation and finishes dry. Overall: This is going to be a love or hate beer for most people. The only things spicier than this are going to be beers with actual chilies in there. Overall, it’s a good rye beer, but you’ll only enjoy it if you like, or at least appreciate the overwhelming pepper character it has.


2.8
josanguapo (1794) - SPAIN - SEP 12, 2017
From Bierkraft. In Teku glass. Playing Cafe 0. The peppermint, although not excessive, its still too tiresome and hot for me. In any case, it can be finished without disgust but slowly

3.4
rumproasts (5469) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2017
Bottle. Amber with one finger head. Mainly caramel in the body with light rye. Some spice, especially peppercorn. Not my favorite offering from these guys, but as usual, it's a well brewed beer with no technical flaws at all.

3.8
austinpowers (2832) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 20, 2017
A pepper bomb. Artisanal. Bottle, Jug Shop, San Francisco. Plenty of malt goodness. Wouldn’t drink more than one.

3.4
stantheman (1091) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2017
Small bottle from Liberty on The Drive in Vancouver. A brownish orange beer with moderate whitish head and faint vegetal nose. A curious mix of aromatic spices not unlike pumpkin spices; i.e. clove, cinnamon, nutmeg. No hop or malt detected. A bit of a hot and peppery aftertaste. 3.4

3.5
melush (4341) - SPAIN - JUN 26, 2017
34,1cl Bottle @ Bier Kraft, Seville, Spain. Dark amber colour with a frothy white head. Aroma is malt, molasses, spices, hints of chocolate. Taste is malt, sweet, caramel, pepper. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.7
Arcanor (421) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2017
On tap at Boswell and a couple of bottles in the past. Brownish color with minimal foam. Aroma is spicy, pepper and caramel notes. Same for the taste. Medium body and low carbonation. Slick with a long spicy mix finish.

3.5
k0mpsa (3012) - Tuusula, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle from slow beer, melbourne. Dark reddish brown color, tanned head. Aroma has peppercorns, caramel malts, hint of chocolate. Caramel malts on taste, peppercorns, hint of chocolate. Nice and interesting.

3.1
murran (680) - - JAN 13, 2017
Pours a dark brown body with a thin head. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is rather flat and dominated by malty flavours. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
AssKicker (576) - Strasbourg, FRANCE - DEC 9, 2016
Couleur rouge/brune bien propre, mousse onctueuse qui tient le coup. Au nez ça fait un peu penser à du bâton de cannelle. En bouche les poivres viennent directement chatoyer les papilles pour ensuite leur donner de bonnes grosses bouffées de chaleur. C’est assez dingo comme sensation pour une bière, et ça donne envie d’en boire en compagnie d’une bonne viande. Pour le reste, c’est pas amère pour un sou, c’est relativement rond et légèrement malté avec une petite note de caramel en fin de bouche. Une bière bien surprenante.

3.4
Niko100 (2966) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Dark amber/cider color; Medium body; Aroma of malt, caramel, some fruit, & spice; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, fruit, peppercorns, and spice; Fairly well balanced; Pretty aggressive pepper flavor - but I enjoyed it.


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