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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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BA SCORE
83
good

555 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Ruby, good lacing. Quite a strong rye component and a spicy beer, good balance, light hops but a rich earthy peppery character, good drinkability and balance. Not something I would have regularly but this was enjoyable.

mick303, Oct 12, 2014
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A very good beer from an amazing brewery.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Pours a ruby red colour with minimal head.

Peppery slightly malty bouquet. Kind of subdued actually.

Taste is again very subdued....im getting pepper...but very little rye. Very surprised and will buy another to try in case I ended up with an old one.

Mouthfeel is in keeping with abv...a little flat imo.

Overall this is probably the first dissapointing ddc beer I have ever had.

Mit, Aug 15, 2014
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2.78/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This has to be - without a doubt - the first beer I've had from the state of Quebec (the people otherwise known as "those poutine-eating surrender monkeys") and for my first Québécois brew I picked something close to my tongue/heart - rye beer, why? I love rye is why. Brewed with peppercorns as well? Sounds brilliant, let's do this!

Poured from a 341ml (what an odd size for a) bottle into a Chimay chalice.

A: Presents a cloudy light brown/rust body with a tan ring of lace.

S: Interesting, I'm not detecting any peppercorns, there is a chocolate, ginger and sweet malt fragrance, not much else. Here's hoping there is a bit more going on in the taste department.

T: Flavour is a tad disappointing - tastes like a watered down ginger beer, was expecting a bit more than that. Some mid palate caramel malt sweetness only adds to the whole "ginger beer" illusion. There is a light spicy hop bitter finish but otherwise this is one big glass full of dismay.

M: Light bodied, a lot more watery than expected with a light carbonation.

D: Usually when you add ingredients to a beer it adds to the flavour profile, in this case the rye content is decidedly weak and in the immortal words of Simpson's character Rainier Wolfcastle: "Ze peppercorns, zay do nothing" [that's not the actual quote in case you were going to call BS on me]. So many missed opportunities with this dimensionless, sad ginger beer tasting brew that my suggestion to Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel (if indeed they do read my reviews which they probably don't) would be to go back to the drawing (brewing) board and add more rye, lots more rye, right? Ryeght.

Food match: The gingerness of this brew made me think of dishes with ginger such as the Burmese "Gyin Thot" and the Thai "Gai Pad King"... now I have ginger on the brain.

doktorhops, Jul 29, 2014
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Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
83 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.