Corne Du Diable - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by waughbrew:
3.73/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
[$4.95 for an 11.5oz at Julios]
Mahogany body with khaki head that is impressively retentive, creamy, and lacy. Aroma is of dusty hop leaves, toffee and molasses. Medium-heavy body is pretty malty and not overly bitter, but the hops do come through nicely in the flavor and aroma. Honestly, this smells like an old ale or English barleywine, but the taste is more balanced towards the hop. Really, it smells like Old Foghorn, but the taste is much better, brighter, and more balanced.
Overall, this is a nice American/English hybrid IPA that tastes earthy and malty, like tree bark maybe. Pretty good, though I am not sure I'll remember it, as it is nice malt and nice hops, but not a standout in either category and also too heavy to be a session beer. Good, not great.
Serving type: bottle
12-10-2008 03:58:22 | More by waughbrew
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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 585 ratings.