Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by Shadman:
4.28/5 rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to Bobsy for this baby.
Can't think of many beer that looked this rich and appetizing. Had that bright burnt orange look, clear as can be. Head was absolutely amazing...3+ fingers thick that left a plateau of whipped foan in the middle 5 minutes after I poured it. Massive amount of sticky lacing down the entire length of the glass.
Sweet aroma of Cascade Hop and pine-like aroma with a hint of sweet slightly caramel lick malt.
Damn. Almost perfect. Everything works in near harmony here. Good hop blast follwed by a oily pine-like flavour. The solid malt backbone is right on top of the pine. Ends with a satisfyi9ng bitterness that is both grapefuit and tea-like.
No fault to be found body wise. Carbonation seems right and holds it's level well.
Good thing Bobsy only sent me 1 or it could have been a long day @ work tomorrow...lol
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2008 02:47:15 | More by Shadman
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2.8/5 rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass
bottled on 1/14
purchased at La Duchesse D'Aiguillon in Quebec City
A: Much darker than I associate with the style, looks more like an amber ale vs. IPA. Dark copper color with hints of red when held up to a light. The off-white head was about 1 finger tall when poured but quickly dropped to a light film leaving a small amount of lace.
S: A very muted nose, mostly a hint of malty sweetness, no sign of hops.
T: There is a bitterness in the background along with a slight hint of citrus, but overall this is not an IPA (either English or American). There is a malty graininess and a definite dose of caramel sweetness. The malts are very prominent, not in a bad way, but they interfere with the small amount of hops.
M: A slight carbonation tingle on the tongue combined with a medium body, definitely not a west coast IPA.
O: My first thought was Alexander Keith's IPA (which is not even close to an IPA in America), this beer is much better than my memory of that horror, but it should not be labeled an IPA. I actually checked the website to see if it had been misclassified here, but they call it an American IPA, that just sets the drinker up for disappointment. Not a terrible beer, but a mediocre IPA at best. Very glad I only got one of these.
Serving type: bottle
06-08-2014 23:43:42 | More by wspscott
Corne Du Diable from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
83 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.