1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Dernière Volonté - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

Not Rated.
Dernière VolontéDernière Volonté

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

503 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 503
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 31
Gots: 36 | FT: 1
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Dernière Volonté Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 503 | Reviews: 314 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of ryan1788a5
ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +5%

12oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Murky and sunny golden in color. Creamy white head settles to a thin cape wispy lacing.

S: A striking tropical medley greets the nose. Pineapple and juicy peach, apricot, kiwi, tangerine and clementine. It's hard to tell where the hops end and the esters begin. Slight doughy yeast and a whiff of black pepper. Faint brush of alcohol. Sweet and honeyed malt.

T: The same juicy tropical melange leads the way. Pineapple, peach, apricot, tangerine, mango, clementine. Tea-like herbal bitterness as well. Leafy and earthy hop dimension builds underneath the tropical flavors. Malt base is sweet and honeyed. Earthy Belgian yeast. Peppery. Spicy alcohol counters the sweetness. Bitter, oily hops pick it up on the quickly drying finish and bring the balance full-circle.

M: Medium bodied with a slick malty feel. Biting carbonation lifts it off the palate for an airy texture. Lightly grating hop astringency. Robust warming alcohol sensation.

O: There's a great balance of flavors here, with malt, hops, yeast, and alcohol all contributing. Vibrant and juicy tropical notes brought by both big esters and hops provide the focal point. Spicy and peppery yeast and alcohol add a lot of depth and complexity. It ends up being more of a sipper with the big alcohol warmth slowing things down, but this one is both fun and contemplative at the same time.

08-13-2014 23:23:23 | More by ryan1788a5
Photo of masterofsparks
masterofsparks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.6%

09-01-2014 00:46:33 | More by masterofsparks
Photo of Ozzylizard
Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -22.1%

Bottle dated 6 4 at 40 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of yeast phenolics
Head large (9 cm), frothy, white, very slowly diminishing to a broken 3 mm layer
Lacing good – large, thick rings
Body light yellow, cloudy
Flavor begins bitter then sweetens with an oily feel; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, oily, soft carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3.25, Flavor 3, Palate 3.25, Overall 3.125. Final weighted score: 3.1
Not impressed. The concept of a “Belgium IPA” seems makeshift at best, and, IMHO, tend to combine to a drink that is less than either style alone. This has the IPA bitterness and sometime oiliness which is at odds with the yeast phenolics, producing a mish-mash of clashing flavors.

08-28-2014 14:06:05 | More by Ozzylizard
Photo of videofrog
videofrog

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-25-2014 17:41:20 | More by videofrog
Photo of sammyg832
sammyg832

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-24-2014 18:18:19 | More by sammyg832
Photo of Christian_Champagne
Christian_Champagne

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-24-2014 01:20:37 | More by Christian_Champagne
Photo of Mr_Hoptimistic
Mr_Hoptimistic

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -5.5%

08-24-2014 01:18:25 | More by Mr_Hoptimistic
Photo of beaulabauve
beaulabauve

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-21-2014 21:57:54 | More by beaulabauve
Photo of stella77artois
stella77artois

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-18-2014 10:10:14 | More by stella77artois
Photo of Idrankthat
Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.8/5  rDev +20.6%

08-17-2014 05:00:08 | More by Idrankthat
Photo of Phigg1102
Phigg1102

New York

3.78/5  rDev -5%

08-16-2014 05:24:57 | More by Phigg1102
Photo of ktat
ktat

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-13-2014 07:47:32 | More by ktat
Photo of slowfade
slowfade

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-13-2014 03:23:49 | More by slowfade
Photo of fostachild
fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-12-2014 20:52:39 | More by fostachild
Photo of thufflife
thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-12-2014 14:42:37 | More by thufflife
Photo of Lare453
Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

08-09-2014 19:09:05 | More by Lare453
Photo of Brodie
Brodie

South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-07-2014 00:36:30 | More by Brodie
Photo of PaleAleWalt
PaleAleWalt

New York

5/5  rDev +25.6%

08-06-2014 23:35:08 | More by PaleAleWalt
Photo of EspressoGuy
EspressoGuy

British Columbia (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -18.8%

Bottled on Jan 28 2014
A: golden! Shimmering
A: bread dough, grapefruit, medium intensity, mandarin orange, very well balanced, cohesive
T: hard, grapefruit rind, very bitter, lean, not complex. Bitter finish. As it warms the flavour dissipates.
M: medium low carbonation; medium weight
O: not an easy beer to like. Not complex, leaves a bitter taste...

08-05-2014 02:32:02 | More by EspressoGuy
Photo of muskiesman
muskiesman

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-04-2014 20:18:28 | More by muskiesman
Photo of BrunoPettipas
BrunoPettipas

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-29-2014 20:22:45 | More by BrunoPettipas
Photo of Mack
Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-25-2014 15:52:56 | More by Mack
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

07-20-2014 06:12:25 | More by Howlader
Photo of leitmotif
leitmotif

Romania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-15-2014 20:12:38 | More by leitmotif
Photo of Ciocanelu
Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-15-2014 19:40:59 | More by Ciocanelu
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.