Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by liamt07:
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Picked up some of the recently brought in DDC products at the Summerhill LCBO, this bottle dated August 2010. Into a tulip.
Pours a deep, dark pruny brown/purple with a tinge orange held up to the light, with a couple fingers of off-white almost tan head. Huge sheets of lace line the glass, with some good bubbly retention. Significant toffee malt characteristics here as well. Very light hint of citrus, but also some darker fruits to be found here as well. Intriguing. So far almost looks and smells like a barleywine, akin to their Solstice d'hiver somewhat. Very malt forward in the taste, hops take a backseat 'til all is said and done here to leave a slight lingering bitterness and dryness on the tongue. Malt is more toffee, but the hop profile is quite interesting. Follows the smell, some darker fruits and dark breadiness in here but I get a sense of some citrus hanging out behind the scenes. Can't really put my finger on this one. Interesting for sure. Mouthfeel is medium carbonation, and fairly medium bodied. I enjoyed this one, but I think one is enough for the time being.
Serving type: bottle
08-31-2010 02:22:41 | More by liamt07
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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.