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Dernière Volonté - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
89
very good

514 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 514
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 31
Gots: 36 | 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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Photo of patre_tim
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Honey yellow with a great sandstorm of swirling yeasts and hazy all round, a little carbonation, 3 fingers of slightly yellow head rising like ice cream and later leaving a nice lace.

S: Floral and fruity, citrus like grapefruit, and floral like perfume, yeasty like a Belgian reminiscent of Duvel, light musty quality, lemony and lemon zest as well. Complex and compelling.

T: Totally follows the nose with a light sweetness leaving it not as dry as expected. I get the grapefruit, perfume, musty Belgian quality, lemon and lemon zest bitterness, light bitterness near the end.

M: Medium lightly syrupy body, medium low carbonation.

O: Excellent beer. Would like it a few shades cooler as I had it at room temperature. Complex and unique, more floral than others in this style I remember and slightly sweeter.

patre_tim, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Strix
3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Murky orange with a head that fades quickly to a thin film. Considerable yeast in the glass.

Main smell is a complex yeasty note with a bit of citrus.

Yeast, pineapple, pear, and a slight boozy note.

Mouthfeel smooth, tingling carbonated finish.

This was just fine, but didn't really stand out in the style.

Strix, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Latarnik, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of byronic
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.

byronic, May 30, 2014
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy orange color topped with about a finger of clean white head. Lacing is great as well as retention.

S: A little bit of citrus and some belgian/ bready yeast notes.

T: Not as bitter as I thought it would be, being an IPA and all. It highlights both characteristics of a stronger belgian and IPA. It doesn't do either to one extreme though. By that I mean its a pretty mild blend of both styles. You get a bit of citrusy grape fruit and some slightly pepper phenols. Some pale fruit maybe along the lines of pear are also there but minimal. There really isn't that much depth to the beer IMO.

M: Easy drinking and even somewhat creamy. Perfect carbonation for a belgian in my opinion. Heavy carbonation but not prickly and stingy as some thinner bodied examples can be.

O:It as a good beer overall. It was pretty solid but it wasn't really as outstanding as some of DDC's other beers are.

Haydn-Juby, May 26, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle snagged from a craft beer "pick 6" wall poured into a goblet. This one is a cloudy golden amber hue with a billowing white head, the latter settling out to leave some intricate lacing on the glass. Aroma is assertive Belgian yeast, spicy yet fruity, with some papaya, mango, and pineapple apparent along with hints of dried banana chip and tobacco. I am getting a lot of musky pineapple on the nose. Palate is a unique, multifaceted hodgepodge of fruit, spice, sour green, bread, and candy flavors. Spicy phenols (clove and faint band-aid) coexist with strawberry fruit chews, rhubarb, candy cigarettes, melon rind, astronaut ice cream, grapefruit, and unripe pear. Initially everything flits about, with nothing obviously out of place despite the mishmash. Things do eventually sort themselves out to a degree, with the strawberry creme and pineapple remaining most salient to me. Moderate of body and carbonation, with a green sour fruit and doughy yeast finish. Not parching and boozy like many tripels and notably hoppy, albeit not in a resinous or piney fashion (think green banana and pineapple skin). Wonderful brew really, so much going on yet not unbalanced or harsh. One of my favorite Belgian IPAs to date.

CalgaryFMC, May 26, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO 4pk for around $12.00. Served at 10deg C in a tulip glass.

A- Very good. Opens and pours a nice head that dissipates to a film in 2mins. Dark golden almost amber color.

S- Very good. Super yeasty. Smells like Bard's a bit.

T- Very good. Enjoyable malty goodness. Bottle fermented. Super nice little beer.

M- Excellent. Enjoyable to say the very least. Creamy and thick

O- Very good. Would score higher if the price was not so high. Something to put into the cellar for later.

Food Pairing

This nice little IPA bottle fermented beer goes well with... chili

Enjoy

DaveBar, May 18, 2014
Photo of Dhelmet256
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Dhelmet256, May 16, 2014
Photo of Hopyard57
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Hopyard57, May 09, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

afsdan, May 08, 2014
Photo of RevCraig
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

RevCraig, May 06, 2014
Photo of BoldRulerVT
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the 12 oz glass into a tulip.
Pours a light and hazy blonde straw color with minimal head.
Smells of belgian yeast, a touch of sweetness, touch of malt.
Tastes primarily of belgian twang with a good deal of hop bitterness on the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is inviting.
Overall, a very nice and tasty begian/IPA mix.

BoldRulerVT, May 05, 2014
Photo of discharmingly
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

discharmingly, May 05, 2014
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

OBeerMeGreatOne, May 02, 2014
Photo of Jotora
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Jotora, May 01, 2014
Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

polishkaz, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of WeissBoy
4/5  rDev +0.5%

WeissBoy, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of Beervana
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Beervana, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of ArrogantPrick
4/5  rDev +0.5%

ArrogantPrick, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of spyderman019
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

spyderman019, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of WillAndSarah
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

WillAndSarah, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a 4 pack from the LCBO for $12.75 CDN. Served well chilled into glassware.

Appearance - Hazy dark yellow beer with some faint orange hues. thick 2 finger white head with good retention time, but for a Belgian IPA, it's only average.

Smell - Sweetness, tropical fruits namely some pineapple in there. Nicely blended with the Funky Belgian yeasts. Also some papaya and mango.

Taste - Straightforward, almost identical to the nose, pineapple, papaya and mango (although in smaller doses) and the unforgettable Belgian yeasts. Quite flavorful but retains light laste.

Mouthfeel - Spectacularly drinkable, since the body is medium - light, the alcohol content reasonable and the flavor is pretty big. Medium -high carbonation but every sip is refreshing. Really nice balance here for the feel.

Overall - A very good Belgian IPA, one of my favorites and probably one of the most "sessionable" ones if a Belgian IPA can ever be called that. Could easily drink the 4 pack over the course of an evening without thinking twice.

DenisKolkin, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of BrentLinkin
4/5  rDev +0.5%

BrentLinkin, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with 3 fingers of bone white head. Slowly settles to a light film with lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

S: Yeasty bread paired with light spices of white pepper and mineral and herbal notes. Light hoppiness on the nose.

T: Yeast, mineral and herbal notes. Much more pronounced bitter hops on the tongue compared to the nose.

M: medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry bitterness on the finish.

O: Much more hoppy than what I was expecting and more "west coast" in style. Quite well done.

FondueVoodoo, Mar 07, 2014
Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 514 ratings.