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Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre)Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre)

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83
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530 Ratings
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Ratings: 530
Reviews: 358
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 22 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-10-2003)
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle date 05/16 at 45 degrees into goblet
Very slight aroma of generic spice
Head small (< 1 cm), off white, rapidly diminishing to 1.5 mm ring with small center island
Lacing poor: thin broken rings of tiny bubbles providing sparse coverage for the glass
Body medium amber, slight haze
Flavor begins slightly sweet and spicy, whether from the rye or the peppercorns in uncertain. A peppery burn begins almost immediately in the esophagus and stomach, at which time the flavor is gone with only the burn remaining. No alcohol, no hops, no diacetyl.
Palate is light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

It’s been nearly 5 years since I’ve had this beer and there have been changes in either the beer, my palate, or both. This was fondly remembered as a very tasty treat from the exotic land of Quebec. Now I find this to be an OK beer, lacking nose and appearance, but still being spicy. Now it seems meh.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2014 12:37:28 | More by Ozzylizard
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +23%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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Ohio

2/5  rDev -45.4%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Colorado

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Connecticut

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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. A reddish coppery bronze color with a moderate amount of beige head. Smells quite sweet but with an equal measure of earthy spice: Toffee, musty seed spice, rye bread, earthy hops ... One can tell right away that there is a rich maltiness, almost like a scotch ale, couple with some savory spice and herb flavors. Indeed, the initial taste is like raisin rye bread sprinkled with black pepper. A dry, almost salty leather note emerges over time, along with sour apple, caramel candies, and tobacco. The heat from the black pepper builds over time, with the rather dry finish evoking peppered crackers and providing an interesting contrast to the sweet beginning and middle sections. Moderate body like many red ales and pretty smooth. I am hard to pressed to complain about anything here. There's a rummy sweetness, a woody peppercorn bite, and some tangy fruit elements that all cleave together nicely. Great example of the skilled use of spices in brewing, even if you can indeed taste the pepper as such.

Serving type: bottle

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BVukelich

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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FLima

Brazil

3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber copper color with a thin head that keeps a constant plate and leaves some laces.
Delicious predominant aroma of peppercorn and cocoa with sweet malt and rye on the background. Felt like in an Indian spicy street stall.
Flavor starts with caramel malt, muffled herbs and rye, dry onion bagels and finish with a predominant, fast and gradually increase of bold peppery notes. Dry and hot aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation. Spicy feeling that goes down the throat.
Felt like a Brown Ale made with rye with a pepper time bomb. Quite interesting beer, it should perfectly match with cold cuts or steak. Stay away if you don’t like spices.

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JIMTRK16

Illinois

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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle locally at Capone's. $9 per bottle....shit ain't cheap!

Spice Route is a murky, hazy red ale topped by a sticky, everlasting tan head. Really nice head development, and looks like sea foam popping out of the top of the tulip glass, and it leaves scars of lacing down the side of the glass. The clarity could improve, but otherwise this is a tasty looking beer.

A quick whiff of this beer and you will be whisked away to the Indian Ocean, the air filled with the scent of fresh peppercorns. It is very appetizing, and immediately makes me think of pairing this beer with some spicy salami.

It is a medium-bodied beer with smooth carbonation, and a foam head that pushes back like meringue. The beer crosses the palate with hints of baked bread, rye bread, and subtle fruitiness. It wraps up and finishes with a spicy peppercorn melee, leaving the tongue tingling. Nothing too intense, but it certainly grabs the drinkers attention! A wonderful and appropriate level of heat.

This is a very enjoyable beer, one that certainly deserves revisiting with food (esp. charcuterie). It is drinkable, well-crafted, and balanced well enough that the peppercorns don't overwhelm or the malt doesn't muddle the clean spice flavor. Really like this one...and I would say that it was worth the high price tag to try it.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 19:51:03 | More by MusicaleMike
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Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
83 out of 100 based on 530 ratings.