Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by danieelol:
4.2/5 rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A: Pours a pretty dark copper/bronze colour. Head persistent, good lacing. 4.5
S: Wow. Unique nose for an IPA. Caramel malt is pretty prominent but there's a strong spicy floral hoppiness coming through (rather like Murrays Icon, but with some elaborate perfumes in the background). Also some definite citrus hops. It starts to smell like a herbed beer because I get these delicious gingernut cookie/gingerbread flavours breaking through. Like a sweet spiced chocolate biscuit. 4.5
T: Spice persists in the taste, taking on an almost orange blossom or orange semolina cake flavour. Finishes with pronounced bitterness. 4.5
M: The mouthfeel doesn't impress me as much. Could it perhaps use more carbonation? Seems a bit thin I guess. 3.5
O: Good stuff, whatever the combination of malts/hops used, they've created a truly unique flavour. Pricy beer but worth a try for the novelty and elegance, as with most Dieu Du Ciel beers. This is definitely a well balanced but delicious IPA. 3.5
Serving type: bottle
04-25-2011 04:43:05 | More by danieelol
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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 583 ratings.