Le Cheval Blanc/Dieu du Ciel! La Pouliche

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Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A half sour dark ale collaboration between Dieu du Ciel! and Le Cheval Blanc, for the 25th anniversary of brewing at Cheval Blanc.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
On tap at Le Cheval Blanc.The color is a dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is of sour fruits like cheries andhops. The taste is also of sour fruits,yeast,malt and hops that give it a touch of bitterness.This was quite an experience for the taste buds a mix of an I.P.A. an a brown ale,Cheval Balnc and Dieu du Ciel should do this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7299) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
En ft. Verre de 14 oz dgust directement la brasserie. Arme: Lgre odeur de cerises. Apparence: La couleur est brune avec une moyenne densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de cerises lgrement srettes avec une pointe de chocolat. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement acide. (Rating #4286)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
A dark reddish brown ale with a thin creamy brown head. In aroma, a classic sour ale with sour cherries, epsom salts, strong Brett, very nice. In mouth, a sharp sour cherry attack with woody notes, Brett notes, nice and puckering. On tap at DDC, June 16, 2012.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
In short: A no-style semi-sour dark ale with a bit of everything. Fun beer.
How: Tap at brewpub (a bit here and there and almost no funk) then tap at DDC a few months later (much more cohesive and more funky)
The look: Dark mahogany body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose is fruity (prunes and dark grapes) with some funk along with some leafy hops giving a light iced-tea signature. Taste is grainy malts, dried dark fruits, some nougat, a smooth fruity sourness, a mild leafy bitterness, some bretty notes. Far from an intense beer, this was actually very smooth. This is a Sour/Wild ale that proposes a prominent tartness and some funk, not true sourness as most people expect from this style. Theres a bit of everything in this no-style beer with no specific element taking too much room, every flavor element is allowed to shine and thats what fun about it. This is a collaboration beer between the Cheval Blanc and the Dieu Du Ciel, and these two brewpubs are the main reasons why I have a Medic-Alert bracelet that says Probably just totally drunk.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VincentL (287) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
Un bire noir, acide, sre, vineux, un arrire got de raisin sec. Un peu bois. Jai bien aim.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (16465) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2012
Dark brown with thin head. Tart and with light fruitiness. Deep fruitiness on the palate, light chocolate malt and then woody, winey notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4493-20120608] Tap. Toasted roasty wood notes in the aroma. Hazy, dark dark brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Sour tangy wood roasted dark fruit flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty. (7/4/7/4/15) 3.7
(@ DDC, Montreal, QC)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7247) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 22, 2012
On tap at DDC
Aroma tart, sour, dry character. Cherry pit hints, cinnamon, some pepper, horse blanket.
Appearance dark brown going into black. Medium beige top.3+
Flavor and Palate : Sour cherry, mild low carbonation. Sweeter walls. Mild spice. Finishing with mild tartness. Refreshing ending.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5351) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2012
Un verre de 14 onces au DDC Montral. Une robe bien fonce qui habille cette Pouliche. Une couleur attrayante qui me semble tre presque noire. Une crinire de mousse qui rsiste quelques secondes et une dentelle qui, tout doucement, stend. Un nez pour le moins palpitant et surprenant. Des fruits surets et aigres (cerises et raisins) qui stendent sur des malts rtis et chocolats. Un travail intelligent de la barrique et des levures. Quelques pices qui vont et qui viennent. Des saveurs qui sont aussi trs russies. Des papilles qui sont flattes par des notes chocolates. Un mlange fruit qui roule sur la langue : des notes aigres et surettes comme un murmure sauvage et envotant. Une cohsion qui rappelle certaines grandes espces du style. Une bouche qui me plat particulirement. Un corps fminin. Des bulles toujours prsentes. Une texture lgrement crmeuse. Une finale charge par des notes surettes et par des notes maltes : une sincre reprsentation de son quilibre. Extrmement facile boire et, surtout, trs bon.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (12350) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
draught@DDC - dark ruby-brown beer with a modest foam left; hints of vinegar and sour cherries; licorice; medium to full-bodied; subtle yet fair carbonation; quite dry with hints of licorice and sour cherries; lingering sourness


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