Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by notdan:
4.1/5 rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours with a beautiful thick fluffy head, though it didn't stick around for too long. Pine seemed to dominate the smell, but there was some citrus and floral notes in there too. The taste is great; piney hoppiness with grapefruit and a nice little but of malt in the background to balance things out. Really impressed how smooth it was for 6.5%, could easily drink several of these in a row.
This one's kinda special for me because it was one of the beers that first got me interested in the IPA style. The bottle I have now is one of the many Quebec beers I brought back to Waterloo with me after living in Montreal for four months. It's sad to see them slowly disappearing.
Serving type: bottle
06-11-2009 04:39:34 | More by notdan
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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.