Dernière Volonté - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Dernière VolontéDernière Volonté

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528 Ratings

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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 33
Gots: 39 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 06-23-2004)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Modest head of about a finger’s depth, close to bone white, tightly woven but not especially longlasting, the lacing comes in broad streaks and sticks well. Light orange to yellow colored liquid, looks a touch a dilute, good deal of active bubbles within as well as a very fine particulate which lends it a semi-translucency. There is a raw graininess to the nose as well as peppery nature which keeps it on edge, however, plenty of pine, sweet citrus and floral notes for prettiness, cardamom and chamomile, peach and yellow fruit, fresh with good clarity to the parts. Medium-bodied, dry and zesty entry into the mouth, very floral and the spiciness more pronounced here, cumin, ginger and something close to tarragon, not sweeter spiciness. More orange to lemon citrus than grapefruit. The pine seems more knit in here. The carbonation is tight and not too aggressive. The apricot, peach, pear fruit light of touch without ever disappearing. Essence of violets left behind at the end, expansive floral lift continues. Too rich to be delicate but it is intelligently put together and subtly holds your attention.

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07/11/13 From a bottle at Rattle n Hum, NYC.

As a big Belgian fan I find this most inviting. Lots of body, lots of spice & lots of alcohol. At 6.5% we could get very close.

First mouthful was like..."you want taste?...I got taste to spare! want assertiveness?...I got that too."

This is not a beer for the timid. It has a hair-raising amount of brutish amounts. Just what I needed at the end of a session of mediocre attempts.

Long live the bold & brave at heart. FYI "Derniere Volonte" means "last will". I doubt this will be my last, but shall modify the paperwork. Codicil is not a prescription drug but it's use can re-mediate oversight. G'night.

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350ml bottle poured into an wide-mouth snifter.

A: Pours a very light hazy golden color. Color is much fainter and lighter than other Belgian IPAs, but still beautiful. About three fingers of a very fluffy head with great retention. Leaves very thick lacing behind. (4)

S: Sweet wheat and barley malts. Very fruity - peaches and pineapples are very strong, apricots, orange zest, citrusy. Grassy and earthy hops. Belgian spices and yeast, bread dough. (4)

T: Follows the nose in every aspect. Sweet and bitter. (4)

M: Medium-bodied, medium carbonation. Malty, bready aftertaste, with a light boozy sensation in the mouth afterwards. Oily and crisp. (4)

O: I tried Dieu du Ciel for the first time when I was in Quebec. I had Chaman and I absolutely love it. Dernière Volonté is a great brew. (4)

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Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.