Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by thagr81us:
3.64/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Served from tap into a Trappe Door tulip. Poured a deep red-orange with a three finger off-white head that subsided to one finger very slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, caramel hop, spice, spicy hop, pine, pine hop, and dark fruit. The flavor was of sweet malt, spice, earth, earth hop, caramel, dark fruit, and spicy hop. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The aroma on this one was one of the more complex and involved ones that I have experienced with brews from this style in all my days. This was definitely a nice feature, however, there was just so much going on that it became just a little overwhelming trying to pick out things that were present in it. The flavor kind of went for the opposite idea as there wasn’t a huge amount going on, but it did manage to be fairly well balanced. It just did not stand out from most brews from the style out there which was rather unfortunate. Worth your time trying if you are a fan of the brew or have not had it before.
Serving type: on-tap
01-25-2013 21:53:54 | More by thagr81us
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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 586 ratings.