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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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Ratings: 555
Reviews: 362
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Rye Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Popsinc on 06-10-2003)
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Photo of CHSLBrew
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Pours a copper beer, attractive and clear. Topped with a tan head, which reduces slowly to a persistent, uniform layer.

S-As expected, I got a whiff of fresh black pepper corns. However, this aroma was not entirely dominant, just the most noticeable on first sniff. Aroma also included some chocolatey and cocoa smells.

T-As with the smell, the taste has a definite peppercorn spiciness and flavor, but it is not overwhelming. Once the initial pepper flavor subsided, some light chocolatiness built up much of the malt flavors. Some rye-malty flavors are also able to emerge. Overall, the pepper flavor hits immediately, fades to linger in the background, then comes through distinctly again in the finish, lingering for a while after swallowing.

M-Medium to medium-high carbonation. Medium-light body, this beer slides around easily in my mouth. The pepper character also provides somewhat of a tingle of peppery spiciness.

D-The great thing about this pepper beer, compared to some others I've sampled in the past, is that Route de espices does not overly molest my mouth with pepperiness. The pepper is present and distinct, at times very noticeable, but it didn't seem overbearing. Very good, and an enjoyable diversion from the norm.

CHSLBrew, Dec 11, 2008
Photo of corby112
2.95/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a very dark amber/ brown color and a huge foamy tan head. Very spicy pepper aroma with some maltiness and dark fruit. Malty flavor with some dark fruit up-front followed by a HUGE spicy peppery lingering finish. You can feel the heat when you take a breath after drinking. This is not like a novelty beer with a green pepper floating in it. This is very coplex with an intensely spicy kick.

corby112, Dec 07, 2008
Photo of Reino
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Poured into a long-stemmed wine glass, I'm greeted by a 1 1/2 finger head that lingers for awhile and leaves decent lacing on the way down. The beer's color looks like a watered down mash up of red, burgundy, and brown.

Smell- Pretty much nothing but pepper. I thought that I could smell some malt sweetness for a second, but no, just pepper.

Taste- Surprisingly, this beer starts out with sweet caramel, doughy, malty amber/red ale flavors. Those flavors do not stay around once the peppercorn comes into play. Wow...they really brought the pepper. This is not a half-assed spiced beer, or a rye beer with nuances of pepper. The pepper flavors take over your mouth and every time I take a sip I'm amazed at how peppery it is. After getting half way through my glass, I decided to pair it with some shaved turkey deli meat and aged Irish sharp cheddar. The sharp cheddar is pretty intense, but the pepper in the beer is still able to get through it and make it's presence felt.

MF- The body is nice and full, and the carbonation is low-medium. This would be a very high score if not for the way the pepper lingers and wears on the tongue, and burns the throat. Food definitely helped fix this, but not quite enough and I don't like feeling like I HAVE to have food with my beer.

Drinkability- I could drink a couple of these with a nice meat and cheese platter, but by itself it's just too much. I appreciate what they are trying to do, and would recommend this to anyone who likes intense/unique beers. A very good beer to have with certain foods, and I bet it'd be great to cook with.

Reino, Nov 30, 2008
Photo of LittleBreeze
4.22/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I like. And, I applaud the brewers for "going for it".

The appearance is half way between a brown and an amber. The head is creamy white. The malt is offset more by the peppercorns than by any hop signature, resulting in more of a heat to the palette than a bitterness.

Glass matters. I got a different experience with drinking from a pint, tasting and rock glass.

This beer begs for a good pairing. Pulled pork (any bbq), smoked meats (including poultry) and pineapple/dessert cheese. Salmon or crab legs.

This is not a beer to session. This one is for food.

LittleBreeze, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of mikereaser
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured from a bottle into my yuengling pint glass

A - pours a murky brown color with 2 inches of foam that dissolves into a light layer of bubbles

S - malty, spicy earthiness

T - a nutty flavor with a strong pepper finish

M/D - this one was very dry. although i thought it was very good, the peppercorn finish didn't let up and by the end of the bottle, it was just too much. But it was a very enjoyable brew, just not more than one to try.

mikereaser, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of lackenhauser
3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Rather muted coppery color. Slight haze to it. Aroma is somewhat peppery and earthy. Great blast of spice right up front-huge pepper flavor. As big as it is I kind of like it. Very sharp and acrid. Has a mellow heat to it. Black pepper and spicy red peppers combined-very unigue. Definate maltiness to it-a tad sweet. Great "hot" mouthfeel to it. If only the famous Ed's Cave Creek was this balanced he would have gone far! I couldnt do a lot of this that is for sure. Still very interesting and a well done beer. Cetainly pushes the rye beer envelope.

lackenhauser, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of mrmanning
3.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A boost bottle- Pours a murky copper with an off white cap of foam. nice pretty lace. Nose is a blast of peppercorn with caramel and burnt malts, also a bit nutty with dark fruits. Tastes sweet, of caramel, toffee and dark pit fruits, with a nice peppery burn that does well alongside said sweetness. Rye and vanilla round out the flavour profile. A nice beer to be sipped and enjoyed. Thanks boost.

mrmanning, Nov 21, 2008
Photo of weeare138
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appears a semi-transparent, deep crimson toned amber with a luscious, 3 finger, light tan head that simply doesn't want to fade away...it just floats there like the head of a frothy rootbeer. Solid streams of lacing quickly rise to the top of the glass. Massive amounts of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of rich caramel, cinnamon, black pepper, and crushed red pepper.
Taste is very spicy with a mix of peppers, ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. There's a burning sensation on the lips and in the back of the throat that makes me feel like I've just eaten some Atomic Hot Wings without any blue cheese to cool it off. Ouch. The mild hint of caramel that was there is buried way in the background due to this pepper blast brew.
The mouthfeel is...Burning! It's medium bodied, and smooth aside from the annoying burn that is becoming quite overkill at this point. It's like torture at points to bring it back to my lips.
Jesus...it's just too much. It started out alright until my mouth became numb. If there was that caramel sweetness in the beginning, it's way overtaken by the ocean of peppers that it becomes.
If you enjoy very spicy Asian, or Indian food, try pairing this with those foods. Otherwise, prepare yourself for the burning sensation. I couldn't even finish the whole bottle. I can't believe I paid 8 bucks for that!

weeare138, Nov 21, 2008
Photo of erikm25
4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a thick brown with mahogany and darkened red highlights. Ample and ambered orange head. Retention and lacing are moderate.

S: Spicy, grainy, and earthy nose. Paprika and brown sugars with subtle citric hints. Spicy rye dough roundness with slight caramel and basil aromas.

T: This beer is nutty, spiced, and consists of pure peppers. Tastes like liquid rye bread sprinkled with ginger and Louisiana spices. I would love to solidify this and douse it on top of sausage or salmon. The finish is actually a very strong and sharp black peppercorn taste. I was blown away at how peppery and numbing this was.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. The peppery tastes sting all through the tongue and throat. Even despite the lack of alcohol there is a warming quality.

D: I found this to be a quite surprising and innovative beer from our friends to the North. I appreciate the power of pepper and for that reason I really enjoyed it. Knowing what I know now I would couple this beer with some Cajun or Mexican food to destroy any sense of tastes I have.

erikm25, Nov 11, 2008
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dispensed from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The color of this one resembles a Diet Coke with melted ice, or a really really sweet iced tea, making it a light cola color. Slightly frothy top with a small amount of lacing.

Definitely pepper and rye in the nose. I think the pepper is more pronounced but the rye adds an extra spiciness to the aroma. I almost feel as though I need to sneeze after getting a big huff of this one. A large amount of carmel malts and a touch of biscuit as well.

Immediately sweet due to the big malt contribution, but then turns spicy due to the peppercorns. Really good caramel flavor to start. The finish is filled with a tingly pepper, just like fresh ground black pepper. Very interesting.

The spiciness of the pepper lingers on the palate for quite a while. I actually enjoyed this one. I love spicy food and this one had a nice spiciness to it without being hot or overdone. Almost full bodied and sticky on the toungue.

I really enjoyed this one. Very interesting and different. IF the price werent so extravagant, ($4.50 per 11.5oz) I would have this again. As it stands, this will probably be the last time I try this.

SaCkErZ9, Nov 08, 2008
Photo of nighthawk
2.93/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a fairly clear copper-red with an abundance of rocky, sticky head. Clings to the glass as it slowly settles, and as I drink.
Mainly peppercorn on the nose. Some toasted malts can be noticed, but they're pretty subdued by the onslaught of pepper.
Taste is peppercorn through and through...faint citrus bitterness on the finish, which also carries peppercorn. A bare note of rye bread is tasted in the middle, but it's hardly noticeable under the weight of pepper.
Slightly sticky mouthfeel, bubbly carbonation feels lively on the mouth.
The uber-pepper taste makes this less than idyllic to drink. It's not as overpowering as a few spicy beers I've tried, but it's not particularly pleasant either.

It's hard to recommend this beer. If you want to try something different, go for it, but unless you love pepper this beer probably won't impress you.

nighthawk, Oct 31, 2008
Photo of tempest
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with a friend. The body is a clear, darker amber with a short, white head.

Man, this beer is all about peppercorns. I can tell there's a bit of rye and hops in the background, but it mostly just a big pepper flavor and aroma. It's a good taste, but there's just way too much of it. Call this a pepper beer, it just happens to have rye in it.

tempest, Oct 23, 2008
Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.45/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Dark ochre with more brick red than brown. The upper half of the glass filled with ecru colored foam following the pour. The cap looks good at the start and gains even more character as it melts. It's also nice and sticky, with pulled taffy bridges appearing between head and glass. Attractive and abundant lace.

Just as Peche Mortel smells more like coffee than any stout I have ever had, this offering smells more like pepper than any beer I can imagine. These guys don't mess around. They must have dumped the green and black peppercorns into the kettles with something approaching reckless abandon. This could be interesting.

Wow! Double Wow!! Route des Epices tastes like liquified pepper corns. While that might be appealing to some people, it isn't appealing to me. With a spice this powerful, a little restraint is called for so that all of the beer's flavors can work together in harmonious fashion. Brasserie Dieu du Ciel blew right past restraint, didn't give a second look at generous, and decided not to stop at excess.

The flavor profile includes pepper. That's it. I have no idea why the brewer(s) decided to make this a rye beer since there's no way that rye malt can be appreciated amid the blast of heat that scorches the mouth, tongue and throat each time the glass is upended. Most chile beer isn't this fiery. Not pleasant.

The mouthfeel, along with the appearance, is a highlight among lowlights. It's at least medium in heft and is as smooth as possible given the raspiness of the peppery heat. Carbonation is neither a positive nor a negative.

I enjoy hot-spicy food and use Tabasco liberally in chili and a few other things. I even like the idea of a pepper-flavored beer, as long as the pepper is an accent and not an 800 lb. gorilla, as it is in Route des Epices. Sorry, pass.

BuckeyeNation, Oct 22, 2008
Photo of maddogruss
2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got a bottle of this from the Cloverleaf Tavern.

A: Pours a red-amber body with no real head to note, so no retention to note and very minimal lacing.

S: A fairly sweet, malty which was not too evident of the upcoming taste.

T: A kind of sweet taste with peppercorn evident in the taste an in the back of your throat on the swallow. The spiciness is quite evident and soon takes over the complexity of the beer overall, which was not too enjoyable. No earthiness or dryness came out from the rye, but there was definitely a pepper spiciness all over this beer.

M A fairly light mouthfeel that seemed a little on the watery side. Could have been a bit fuller.

D: Ok drinkability, but the peppercorn takes away from the beer a little bit. The pepper aspect does not seem to blend very well with the malts and takes away from the rye aspect of the beer. Ok, but nothing really impressive.

maddogruss, Oct 18, 2008
Photo of Nipitato
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My 300th beer review!

Purchased a bottle at Julio's Liquors in Westborough, MA.

A: This beer and all the beers by Dieu Du Ciel have kick ass labels. The beer looks dark but when held up to light reveals a beautiful copper hue. Good clarity. Dark tan, almost grey head.

S: Malt is prominent with caramel character. The pepper is noticeable in the background but quite subtle and not overpowering. Some cola character.

T: Just a touch of sourness from the rye as well as a touch of bitterness. Pepper is done very well, its spicy character comes on at the end and adds a little heat. Malt up front with some chocolate character.

MF: Some warmth from the pepper is noticeable and is decidedly unlike alcohol warmth. Light body. Kind of dry. Lightly carbonated but the pepper pays on the tongue.

D, notes: I liked this beer. Well done pepper addition. The warmth from the pepper adds significantly to the mouthfeel. I would not call this beer highly sessionable but I would not define it as a one-off novelty either.

Nipitato, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of demcorhip
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to raider for getting his dad to bring this back from la belle province...

A half finger sudsy off white head formed on a somewhat aggressive pour into my pint glass, and broke down to leave a very thin collar. Pretty clear, chestnut in hue ale. Mildly carbonated.

Pretty light on the nose, a hint of spicy grain from the rye as well as nutty malts. A nice floral presence from the hops and a hint of peppery spice.

Wow, either my nose isnt working very well today or this brew hides its flavour well. Nice combo of rye and lightly roasted malts give this brew a solid malt/grain backbone, and a tasty one too as described above. The rye is more apparent upon tasting than smelling. Big peppery kick almost provides some heat, and goes really nicely with the slightly spicy and earthy rye grain. I love my rye beers, and this one does not disappoint, and its nice to see one with something other than a big dose of hops to provide complimentary yet contrasting flavours.

Almost medium bodied. Nicely balanced between the grains, earthy and slightly floral hops, and a big pepper kick. As a fan of fresh ground pepper im getting into this. If you don't like pepper its probably best to avoid this one. Light yet persistent carbonation works well with the peppery kick.

Was this beer brewed to go along with a smoked meat sandwich on rye? It would make a great pairing. Anyways this is pretty drinkable, although perhaps too bold due to the pronounced peppery flavours for sessioning. Highly recommended to fans of rye beers as well as pepper. If readily available this would be something that i would keep in a regular rotation.

demcorhip, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of drperm
4.2/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark siena brown, similar to an American Brown or a dark Pumpkin ale. Lots of light-tan foamy head.

Aroma: Enticing! Dark, deep malt; black and white pepper leads into shades of cocoa, cardamom, salt, coriander, and rye, with an earthy-floral (is that basil?) finish.

Taste: Rich and complex: this is truly a caravan-journey across the Spice Road. Dark tones of rye and bourbon, with a flashy peppercorn showing and a spicy finish. Dandelion shows up, as well as (again) cardamom, with slight hints of white chocolate.

Palate: A strong pepper finish -- almost hot on the throat, and yet I want to sip again and again...

Overall: Very unusual! Very pleasant, too...Dark, mysterious, appropriately bitter. Great with (I would imagine) a whole array of foods -- peppery steak for sure; smoked cheeses; anything grilled. I had it alongside a chicken-gorgonzola-walnut pasta: it was *almost* too strong for the dish, but in the end it did work well together, thanks to that gorgonzola-blue cheese. I'd try this one with mole sauce in a heartbeat. Or, for that matter, curry fries.

My only advice: don't drink it too cold. You'll miss out.

drperm, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of Gavage
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance: hazy amber orange in color with a one finger head.

Smell: rye and pepper spice is easy to detect.

Taste: rye, honey, green grapes, and huge pepper presence. Nice bitterness here too.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp from start to finish. Super long pepper filled aftertaste. Medium bodied beer.

Drinkability: the heavy pepper spice grows a bit tiring after a pint of this. Not a session beer but it has a unique flavor.

Gavage, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of BDTyre
3.03/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hmmm...interesting, but not something I'd go for on a regular basis.

Cooper-brown with a fairly thick off-white head. Smells of brown-sugar, raisins, pepper and malts. Nop hop scent.

Taste is predominantly pepper corns, with some hop bitterness. The pepper nearly overwhelms anything else.

Decent moutfeel, but the pepper presence can lend to a bit of a stinging feel. A nice sipper, but not sessionable and not something I would buy en masse.

BDTyre, Oct 06, 2008
Photo of potownbill
2.58/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I picked up a bottle at the State Line in Maryland (great store). Appearance is a nice amber brown. Lots of suds!
At first opening, there was a good balanced smell, but after the pour and a few minutes, the pepper became much stronger. The pepper continued to dominate the taste, and there was no balance. Average mouthfeel. Due to the dominance of the pepper, I did not enjoy this beer.I really had thoughts of doin the drainpour, but stuck it out.
I have had a few other Dieu Du Ciel beers, and I have enjoyed them all. I would take this one as an anomoly.

potownbill, Oct 04, 2008
Photo of JoeMayo
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a dark amber with a very light head, which recedes to a thin film of bubbles over the top.

S- The earthiness and spice of the green peppercorns hits the nose right away. The smell is pretty confusing. Crisp black pepper and rye come through very strong as well. The maltiness isn't very apparent, but mild toasty notes of caramel come through.

T- It's not that I don't LIKE the flavor, it's just that the flavor perpetually confuses me. Each sip is a maelstrom of things that shouldn't go well together, but do for some reason. It's difficult to taste anything other than the peppercorns. Green peppercorns are the spiciest variety and impart such a dominating flavor over the beer. The black peppercorns only add to the masking of the subtle flavors in the beer. With much difficulty, I forced myself to ignore the pepper to look deeper into the beer and found the rye, a slight caramel maltiness with a floral flavor and notes of bitter chocolate in the finish.

M- I like having capsaicin in beer. It's wierd, but I enjoy the tingly burn that the beer leaves behind. Aside from the burn, the rye delivers a crisp finish to the beer. The aftertaste seems to linger pleasantly forever while the burn fades.

D- I think one is enough of these. I enjoyed it but would be very sparing in buying it again. It's nice to throw you palate for a loop every so often, but I certainly would not enjoy drinking it every day.

JoeMayo, Sep 28, 2008
Photo of bluemoonswoon
4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear and dark cherry wood red and topped with a bubbly one inch off white head. Head fades into a thin white cap and leaves little lacing.

S: Strong rye notes as to be expected, nice hints of oak and mild bourbon and vanilla mixed in with an even milder bit of rum and chocolate covered cherries. Becomes almost minty as you start to drink more and more.

T/MF: Very very peppery, fresh ground black and white pepper mixed in with a mild citurs fruit and rye all balanced by a strong but not too sweet malt profile. This beer, though, is all about the spice, I mean it almost tastes like someone ground up pepper and threw it on top of this beer, my tongue is still tingling. Pepper is even more evident in the protracted finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a crisp carbonation and spicy lingering aftertaste.

D: This beer is something else, it really really took me by suprise. If you like a spicy beer this is right up your alley. Yet for as spicy as this beer is, it also demonstrates an excellent balance, every complexity of the beer is able to be detected even though the peppery spice is laid on thick. I rate the drinkablity good only because the spiciness is something I am not all that used to. Very interesting, not to mention tasty. I would argue that this could be called an extreme beer.

bluemoonswoon, Sep 26, 2008
Photo of DrJay
3.58/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Slightly hazed with an amber/reddish colour. There was a short cap from the pour that settled into a solid collar and skim of fine beige bubbles. Transient lacing clung to the glass at each sip. Big caramel aroma with some fruity esters, raisins, fairly spicy though nicely balanced. Whoa! Big time pepper in the flavour. It's pleasantly malty and fruity up front, dark fruits and raisins with some bready yeast character and caramel, but once the spice kicks in everything else fades away. Nice texture, medium bodied with soft carbonation. This is quite a good beer, but if you're not a fan of pepper then this probably isn't for you. It would go great with a lot of food, since it would have to problem holding its own against some pretty heavy flavours. By itself, it's not the most drinkable beer, but it's pretty tasty.

DrJay, Sep 13, 2008
Photo of tendermorsel
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass.

Very brown in color with minimal head.

Bone dry upfront. Very noticeable that this is a rye beer. The back end of this beer is very peppery. It creeped up on me and lingered in my mouth.

This is a weird one. The spiciness of the peppercorns takes from the drinakability and session nature of this beer. In the same right the strange spiciness on the back end really draws me to it. Reccomended.

Another innovative beer from these guys up in Montreal who in my opinion are the most cutting edge and consistent brew pub I have ever seen.

tendermorsel, Aug 31, 2008
Photo of feloniousmonk
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazed, deep orange color, decent umbre head, soon gone.

Nose is spice and dark fruit, plus Belgian yeast ...pepper, cinnamon...raisins and plum...quite lovely.

Peppers really spring forward in the taste and take over the palate, sending heat to the back of the throat. Nice, juicy bed of malt below, but the heat stays in command. It comes back and blazes anew with each new sip.

This would be quite a tasty amber ale or such without the peppercorn. Not tasting the rye, though. Oh, wait, ...there it is.

Heat maintains, but it's the unique flavor and combination of spice that draws me in. Medium bodied, long finish. Delightful.

feloniousmonk, Aug 30, 2008
Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
83 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.