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Solstice D'hiver - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
88
very good

728 Ratings
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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 394
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 23
Gots: 86 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 12-10-2003)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.5 oz. bottle poured into a Teku. I can't really tell when the beer was bottled.

Pours what seems to be pitch black, but placing it against light I see the light amber and brown hues it has. The head starts about two fingers thick, foamy and light. It persists well and the dissipation leaves lace streaking down the glass. Lots of carbonation is visible, surging vigorously upwards.

Lots of cereal-like grain aromas hit my nose first, almost more like a Marzen or other stiffly malty German beer. Along with this come some hints of caramel, raisin, and mild sherry.

Still heavy on the caramel- and toast-like malts, which again reminds me of the bigger German beers. Mid-palate the raisins and dates make an entrance, followed after by a blast of spicy hops.

The malts provide a thicker mouthfeel and some creaminess, which works to balance the carbonation, slight heat, and aggressive bitterness that come in later. It's the best of both worlds.

A good beer that probably would have benefited from more age.

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Solstice D'hiver from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
88 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.