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Dernière Volonté - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
89
very good

481 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 30
Gots: 29 | 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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Comics

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -74.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Unfortunately I have to give this beer a 1-star review because every bottle in the six-pack I purchased is bad. This batch (bottled 04/13, with marking "6-5" the bottles) is extremely over-carbonated and pours out of the bottle entirely as foam, even with the slowest possible pour. The foam takes at least 15 minutes to settle partially.

Otherwise, I think this would be a very nice beer if they can get their quality control issues sorted out. I'd be very happy to taste a batch that doesn't have these issues.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 22:33:48 | More by Comics
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brandonc

Quebec (Canada)

1/5  rDev -74.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The other reviews are right on when this beer is tasted on tap, but 5 bottles of the last 6 we purchased went down the sink. They were each filled with flakey putrid material (NOT yeast sediment) that was waxy and floated to the top. Given the price we paid per bottle (about 2.60 CA$) this was a horrible disappointment. I'll avoid buying any more bottles from these guys and stick to visiting the brew pub when I'm in town.

In case anyone is wondering. We purchased the bottles at a local Metro market.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2009 01:32:22 | More by brandonc
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ihmurria

Saskatchewan (Canada)

2/5  rDev -49.7%

03-04-2013 21:05:43 | More by ihmurria
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Bubba83

California

2.53/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a tulip at 50 degrees.

I'm a fan of the look of this beer, light orange colored body with a bunch of yellow highlights. It's a little cloudy from some of the yeast that escaped the bottom of the bottle. Bright white head tops things off, 4 finger widths infact. Good head retention and great sticky foam lacing.

Smells pretty complex. Pepper, flowers, grass, and a crackery sweetness. Smells pretty decent but there's some definite phenolic character here.

First part of the sip tastes pretty decent, with some caramely sweetness followed by some decent belgian yeasty funk and spice. Unfortunately the pleasant flavors didn't last long and gave way to a huge medicinal, plastic phenol character that was super off-putting. It also tastes buttery like there's some diacetyl too :(

The feel is good, a nice medium body, good carbonation and liveliness without being too bubbly.

Drinkability is severely hampered by the nail polish remover/plastic character. It's too bad because this beer seemed to have a lot of promise until that hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm hoping the bottle I got was bad or something, but I just don't know. I eventually drain poured after drinking about half of it.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2010 06:10:27 | More by Bubba83
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AlexF

Quebec (Canada)

2.73/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bière en bouteille.

La Dernière Volonté, lorsque versée, forme une agréable mousse persistante avec de très fines bulles. Sa couleur est trouble, d'un orange brunâtre. Apparence intéressante.

Au nez, je suis devenu immédiatement craintif. De forts arômes de houblon bien amer couvrent presque toute autre odeur potentielle. Une certaine fraîcheur, que j'ai tendance à associer à de l'herbe, est aussi perceptible.

Au goût, le nez se révèle encore une fois un excellent indicateur. Amère et houblonnée, cette bière semble proposer une certaine complexité florale/épices. Le goût prononcé du houblon se charge toutefois de reléguer les arômes intéressant au titre d'arrière goût lointain et subtil. Pas mon type de bière.

Définitivement pas la meilleure offrande de la brasserie Dieu du Ciel, la Dernière Volonté demeure une bière de qualité pour ceux aimant le style.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2007 21:11:26 | More by AlexF
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -30.9%

06-08-2014 18:55:22 | More by mikeburd1128
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Max's. Poured into their royalesque chalice.

Light golden with pretty good head and lacing. Smells of soap and slight grain. Taste is about the same. Slightest hint of toffee and no real depth. Feel is light with prickly carbonation. Drinks light without much flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2010 16:10:59 | More by Thorpe429
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rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

bouteille brune de 341ml.

de belle couleur blonde, trouble à souhait, on dirait qu'elle est au blé, la mousse est insipide, le nez est bizzare, on ne sent pas les épices, en bouche le goût est prononcé, il est fort, très amère, on goute les houblons, houblonage à froid, ce qui lui donne un goût de vert. ce n'est pas ma préféré.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 13:08:18 | More by rodenbach99
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RoyalT

Ohio

3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This was a rather dull orange in color with a head that blew up in the bottle.

Smell - The super-candied sugars are a bit too much and dominate this nose.

Taste - The sugars overpower everything here at the taste. I can get some light orange and the alcohol is like a medicine cabinet.

Mouthfeel - This is on the big side of medium-bodied with too much carbonation.

Drinkability - The lack of balance in this ale resulted in what could have been a good beer land right at average.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 03:30:27 | More by RoyalT
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nyrblue2

New York

3/5  rDev -24.6%

10-06-2012 00:03:42 | More by nyrblue2
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.6%

07-11-2013 13:16:15 | More by ShanePB
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Brabander

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this bottle in a in perosn trade with my atomeyes, Richard. We went to the abby of Koningshoeven together and there we tarden some really nice beers.

Poured this one in my small Struise chalice. The look and smell are quit normal, nothing special. There was an ingredient i could not lay my hands on... Taste is a bit disappointing but it could be that i had higher expectations...

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 20:23:40 | More by Brabander
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.6%

05-06-2012 08:16:34 | More by Wordslinger
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.03/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a clear, yellow-orange body with a large, fizzy white head.

Smell: All the components of the aroma are certainly clear and distinct - banana, citrus, coriander, dough.

Taste: Banana bread dough mixture. Citric and exceptionally spicy throughout. Malts and even some sugary sweetness try to emerge but soon fade back into the spice. Bitter, hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Sharp, prickly carbonation.

Drinkability: In an attempt to fit in more around these parts, I've given more and more Belgian ales a try. Sadly, though, this one failed to win me over.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2008 17:52:04 | More by ChainGangGuy
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bashiba

Iowa

3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a cloudy Yellow orange with a very thick and creamy off white head leaving a spiderweb of bubbly lacing down the side of the glass.

The smell is very yeasty with a light sweet tropical fruit odor.

The flavors are very subtle with a light caramel malt base and a light dry spicyness, sort of on the bland side.

The mouthfeel is light and creamy with a long lasting dry finish.

Overall this is a bit mediocre without nothing really standing out.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2009 01:14:24 | More by bashiba
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

341mL (11.5oz) bottle from La Duchesse D'Aiguillon (Quebec City). 2.39. I'm not sure what to make of the notched 6&2. Served in a Southern Tier snifter.

Pours hazy straw yellow with two fluffy fingers of near white head. Lots of lace.

Smells of floral hops, funky yeast and mildly earthy.

That sharp, funky, spicy yeast pretty much dominates the taste. Other flavors include earthy floral hops, hay, dried grass, pepper and lemon. Strange.

Medium bodied with a huge dose of carbonation. Long yeasty lemon pepper finish.

Just when I start thinking that I might enjoy Belgian IPAs, this pops up and I have to take a step back. It wasn't bad per se but it didn't have what I was hoping for.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 05:43:35 | More by ThickNStout
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Dawkfan

Alberta (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a hazy golden yellow with a lot of floaters. 2 fingers of fluffy white head that holds up for awhile a fair amount of lacing left in it's place.

S- Floral hops, Belgian yeast, citrus, caramel malt, and some spices. This smells fairly hoppy actually.

T- It starts off floral, yeasty, and malty. The finish has some spice and more of the hops, the alcohol is present as well. I'm left with a fairly bitter taste in my mouth.

M- This one has an average mouth feel, nothing off putting but I'd expect a little more from this brewer.

D- I liked this one at the start, but the bitterness that's left in my mouth afterwards really lingers and it just doesn't work with the flavors or the style IMO.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 04:21:41 | More by Dawkfan
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jamie2dope

Massachusetts

3.13/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bought a single of this at Marty's in Newton. Poured in to a snifter a brilliant murky orange, with two fingers of white head. I poured the sediment from the bottle in to the glass at the end, wasn't really meaning to, but oh well. Cream and orange come to mind in the aroma. Taste is a bit odd. Lots of carbonation, an almost chalky medicinal presence, bitter hops. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, and very in your face with a range of complexities. Not bad as far as drinking goes, but one is enough for me. This one ranks as one of the more fascinating Belgian Pales I have had. I think I will pick another bottle up to see how it compares.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2008 23:49:31 | More by jamie2dope
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gameface23

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hazy straw color with a bone white head that leaves decent lacing.

Smell is yeasty esters, citrus and some spice notes.

The taste was a too astringent. I think the hop bitterness battles the Belgian yeast too much and it ends up being too much of the wrong flavors. The finish is very medicinal.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 16:53:19 | More by gameface23
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.15/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apperance: The body is a cloudy yellow, that produced a solid finger of head, that sustains very well but produces a minimal amount of lacing. The is quite a lot of yeast particles floating in the beer as well, even though I did stop a decent distance from the bottom of the bottle.

Smell: A nice melding of citrus and yeasty bread with a slight fruit undertone that did not take much warming to come out. A slight bit of corriander can also be detected but something is off.

Taste: In a word, yeasty as it starts with a very breadlike taste with slight fruity undertone and turns to a very yeasty end that almost has a sandy texture, which I'm not sure if the carbonation or spices are to blame. If beer is liquid bread, this is the perfect example.

Mouthfeel: As I stated, it has an almost sandy texture at parts which I'm not sure is the yeast, spices or carbonation. It transitions decently enough, but I wouldn't say it's that smooth. However the aftertaste doesn't linger at all, which earns it some points.

Drinkability: Well, it's easy on the stomach and no gas issues. That and after a while it does grow on you a bit, but I wouldn't say there is anything special here. A bit to astringent to really be refreshing or to be put back. Still, it has it's charm.

Final Thoughts: Well, Peche Mortel this was not as I was left very disappointed by this beer. As far as I can tell, the biggest problem I have with this one is that there seems to be far too much of a yeast presence here. It really is a shame, but maybe I got a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 03:58:58 | More by TheHammer
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

05-05-2014 14:02:58 | More by discharmingly
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Petitetouale

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

08-12-2013 03:05:06 | More by Petitetouale
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

12-11-2013 02:40:40 | More by lgmol
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Kirk

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

12-24-2013 12:44:41 | More by Kirk
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byronic

Ontario (Canada)

3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Head dissipates quickly leaving very minimal lacing.

Very yeasty up front almost overwhelming. There may be hints of malt but they are hard to make out.

Tastes predominately how it smells. Lots of yeast with some herbs very bitter in the finish, the hops really stand out.

Big on hops and yeast with well hidden alcohol. Fairly well carbonated with a dry bitter finish.

A bit too hoppy for my taste and definitely packs a punch of yeast to all senses.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 13:33:26 | More by byronic
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Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.