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Dernière Volonté - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
89
very good

483 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 483
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 30
Gots: 30 | 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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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

01-13-2014 20:44:08 | More by mattmarka1
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-11-2014 10:39:10 | More by Schmoog
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-09-2014 14:39:25 | More by Griffith
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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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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, slight citrus, herbal hop, and Belgian yeast aromas. Taste is much the same with honey, earth, and herbal flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is quite earthy all around.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2013 03:10:11 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-15-2013 01:53:54 | More by Sparky44
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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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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

12-10-2013 14:49:33 | More by rogerdandy
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 11.5 oz bottle into a tulip.

A: Dark golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Settles slowly and unevenly leaving some dry sticky residue as it does. Thick lacing.

S: Yeast, apricot, raisin, wood, butterscotch, and tea leaf.

T: Yeast, with a slight hint of sweet fruit, bitter citrus pith, wood chips, and raisin.

M: Crisp, yet full and hearty. Very earthy or grainy. Biting bittersweet, dry finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Great head, lingering foam, substantial lacing. Nose is fruity and yeasty with some bitter, sweet, and earthy components. Yeast accentuated with hints of bitter pith, sweet citrus, wood tones and bittersweetness. Steely, biting, and dry. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 00:51:43 | More by bmwats
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-08-2013 02:21:01 | More by valianes
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

12-01-2013 23:44:49 | More by Dave_Treat
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-25-2013 02:39:14 | More by evil_liver
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Good starting head that settles in a foamy dome. Straw gold color with a light haze.

The smell is an interesting, albeit mild, blend of Belgian yeast, nearly raw malt , grains of paradise and all spice.

The taste departs from the smell by having a far greater level of hop flavor. There's nearly no yeast bite, which is surprising given that this was dominant in the nose. Reasonable pale malt base. For the style, the body leans on the rich side and the carbonation is spot on. Overall, it's a smooth IPA with very mild Belgian tendencies.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 23:14:19 | More by smcolw
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FLima

Brazil

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber color with a one finger thick head with short retention and leaving laces.
At opening, lots of leather in the aroma with notes of biscuit malt, honey, herbs and Belgian yeast.
Sweet flavor of honey, herbal and floral hops, oxidized oranges and a hint of tea leaves.
Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering herbal taste.
Full body with low carbonation. 7% abv is far from sight.
Interesting Belgian IPA, not my preferred style, but there are very few true Belgians that could compete with this one.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 16:07:56 | More by FLima
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-13-2013 03:24:00 | More by jaydoc
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-07-2013 00:17:01 | More by nmann08
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-07-2013 00:02:05 | More by groleau
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-05-2013 20:03:30 | More by DeanMoriarty
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

11-04-2013 04:25:04 | More by DamageCase76
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AussieAbroad

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-22-2013 01:24:53 | More by AussieAbroad
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Cloudy orange, some carbonation, two finger head that doesn't last.

S-Way too malty, like an IPA gone bad, bread and wheat.

T-Very malty unbalanced, grassy some orange.

M-Medium bodied, not much carbonation.

O-The bottle date seemed to imply it was about a month old. But maybe with the Canadian DD/MM system it was actually bottled over six months ago. I sure hope so but I'll still look out for it again if I know it is fresh.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 15:42:44 | More by rlee1390
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-14-2013 22:26:01 | More by woodchip
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From bottle to small snifter.
Poured hazy golden-yellow: looks like something you wouldn't want to drink! Average head and lacing.

Aroma: tart; arpicots, citrus and yeast

Flavor: Tart! Hints of apricot; light yeast; light bread.

Feel: Medium body; adequate but low carbonation.

O: a powerful, tart Belgian Ale; definitely NOT a Belgian IPA -- more like a Belgian tripel. Didn't hit the spot with e but certainly will for others.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 16:05:42 | More by chinchill
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MarkJBurch

New York

4.08/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottled roughly three months ago, poured with vigor into a clean teku glass to produce a brilliant stark white head. Cloudy with sticky lacing. Pale gold in color, orange hue.

Spicy, fruity, Belgian esters with hints of clove, banana and fig to comprise the nose. Slight musk, hay. Little to be found in the way of hop aroma.

Taste correlates largely with the smell of this beer. Banana and pear mingle with subtle hay and cereal grain. Spicy nuances lend their presence before a metallic, dry, almost astringent finish. Citrus becomes noticeable after a few sips but takes back seat to the augury of Belgian yeast.

Zealous, biting carbonation plays with the tongue, but like a child soon grows bored and gives it a rest. Moderate to light in body, well balanced and satisfying. However, there is little hop presence for an IPA, Belgian or not, in both flavor and aroma. To me, this drinks as a Belgian pale ale. A Belgian pale ale I would certainly drink again.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 21:31:45 | More by MarkJBurch
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-30-2013 00:40:21 | More by Apathetiq
Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 483 ratings.