Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by csiewert:
2.78/5 rDev -24.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Drinking this by candlelight with the power out... Figured I didn't have much else to do.
A - hard to tell in the dark, but there was a TON of foamy head that would not go away that it took a while to pour. The beer looks very hazy and red-amber in color. The head retains very well and there is a good amount of think lacing.
S - sweet malt and earthy hops mainly, maybe with a touch of citrus. Not much impressive here.
T - caramel malt with a bitter fruity finish... Suggests to me that the hops were old on the one.
M - a little too much mouthfeel for an American IPA style beer... Maybe too cloyingly sweet... Yes definitely too cloying sweet. Sharp bitter finish that lingers on the sides of your tongue.
O - good beer... Not quite meeting an American IPA unless you can get it fresh
Serving type: bottle
05-30-2012 04:13:29 | More by csiewert
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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
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