Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver Réserve Spéciale (Oak Aged - Bourbon)

Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Barley Wine
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 324   ABV: 10.8%
This noble brown winter beer with fiery reflections offers a complex aroma of fruit, alcohol and hops. Once tasted, it is slightly sweet with a hint of burnt caramel. Aged in American oak barrels, the bitterness has eased and it has wooden notes topped with a subtle touch of vanilla. A maderisation occurred after maturation in the barrel (aged one year), and the textures and flavors blend, becoming sweeter.

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Gerbeer (4052) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2017
On tap. Pours a muddy brown with light head. Aromas of caramel malts and woody bourbon. Flavours carry same with burnt sugar and quite a bit of bourbon. Underlying sweetness and malts are covered by Bourbon.

djd07 (15661) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2017
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is caramel, dark fruit, oak, brown sugar, booze. Medium body, caramel, raisin, date, fig, boozy finish, very good.

JBPortland (1564) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Oh man this was everything I expected! 12oz bottle pours dark chestnut brown with small head. Nose and taste are super rich with nutty caramel, vanilla, bourbon, toffee, dark fruit, nice level of sweetness that doesn't overpower, finish is long and complex. Wish I had more!

fiulijn (21471) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2017
Sergey’s hunt; 10.2% ABV, bottled 2016-11-01
Moderately sweet, strong bourbon, strong alcohol, a bit earthy.

slowrunner77 (12998) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Bottle from Youri. Dark n sweet, raisins and caramel and booze at the forefront. Really nice (and heavier than expected) barrel character in this takes what I didn’t think was a great BW to start, and turns it into a decadent sipper. Well done.

Arcanor (422) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2017
On tap at Bière au Menu. Dark brown with a dence white lasting foam. Aroma of candy sugar, bourbon and wood. Same for the taste. Speechless.

Oakes (19013) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2017
Light brown and a bit hazy, has a fairly pronounced bourbon aroma, definitely sweet and a touch of raisin, cherry, soft dark fruits.

Frudel (253) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2017
Bouteille de 341ml, datée de décembre 2012. La robe brunâtre avec ses reflets rougeâtre se dresse dans le verre avec splendeur, laissant une mousse beige s’estomper. Au nez, le chêne assez très présent, le bourbon qui ne peut être dissimulé, les effluves trahissent sont long passé, ensuite vient le sucre candi foncé. Au goût, alcool, bourbon, bois, sucre grillé, une amertume s’agençant parfaitement avec ce nectar. Chaleur d’alcool en bouche et dans la gorge. Superbe bière!

beerplace (2146) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2017
341ml bottle (thx, Alex M.!). Bottled on 2015-09-25. Pours an opaque brown with a strong tan head. Aroma is lovely bourbon, dark fruits, chocolate, some very slight booziness. Taste is sweet, bourbon booziness, dark fruits, candies. Very smooth. Bourbon booziness, hoppy bitterness, and slight chocolate butter aftertaste. Finally great bourbon character in the beer from DDC! Great!

anders37 (27237) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel woody aroma with hints of vanilla. Sweetish malty spicy woody vanilla and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy woody caramel vanilla finish.

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