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Solstice D'hiver - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
88
very good

797 Ratings
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Ratings: 797
Reviews: 403
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.49%
Wants: 29
Gots: 91 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rastacouere on 12-10-2003

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Ratings: 797 | Reviews: 403
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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Murky cherry brown with tiny head. Big aroma of fig, raisins, brown sugar and a hint of hops. Syrupy, creamy mouthfeel. Hops prevalent up front in the taste, then some slight cherry sweetness and pronounced bitterness in the aftertaste. I know this is an American barleywine, but the mix isn't doing it for me.

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3.27/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle.
Appearance: Amber. Thin head. Clear.
Smell: light caramel. Light cherry. Caramel.
Taste: dates, raisin. Cherry. Light alcohol.
Mouthfeel: medium carbonation. Big body. Sweet.
Overall: Great beer. Well balanced. Was waiting for more hops, but I guess I'm used to NW Barleywine. Tasty. Will buy again.

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3.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Prefer English style Barleywines, but this was good. Not excessively hoppy with robust flavor

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2015-02-15 in Columbia, PA

A - Almost opaque, caramel-brown with a 3/4-finger light-tan head that fades quickly; leaving very mild lace.

S - Primarily caramel and toffee, raisin bread and a bit of hop perfume/floral. Pleasant but not magnificent.

T - Malt forward with plenty of caramel and toffee, toasted raisin bread and candied orange. The orange flavor morphs into orange zest with a goodly amount of medicinal bitterness, which lingers quite awhile but is moderated by some residual sweetness.

M - Thick body and light carbonation. Substantial and syrupy, which is how I like big Barleywines.

O - Definitely an American Barleywine, which fairly far to the bitter side. Not as balanced as their magnificent Péché Mortel but an enjoyable treat on this bitter cold day in Pennsylvania.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Solstice D'hiver from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
88 out of 100 based on 797 ratings.