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Dernière Volonté - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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very good

522 Ratings

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Ratings: 522
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 31
Gots: 38 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

2_Shaynez, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

vfgccp, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

zestar, Oct 13, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -3.3%

djrn2, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

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!...you want assertiveness?...I got that too."

This is not a beer for the timid. It has a hair-raising amount of everything...in 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.

seedyone, Oct 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Franck, Oct 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Brock_hophead, Sep 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

WoostaBia, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

nullbort, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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)

carlos_fleico, Sep 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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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.

Ozzylizard, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

videofrog, Aug 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

sammyg832, Aug 24, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -5.5%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

beaulabauve, Aug 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

stella77artois, Aug 18, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +20.6%

Idrankthat, Aug 17, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -5%

Phigg1102, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

ktat, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

slowfade, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

thufflife, Aug 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Lare453, Aug 09, 2014
Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 522 ratings.