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Dernière Volonté - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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very good

505 Ratings

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.8%
Wants: 31
Gots: 34 | 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%

afsdan, May 08, 2014
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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
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ArrogantPrick, Mar 28, 2014
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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
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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
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Hoptoria, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Kurmaraja, Feb 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Trancesexual, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The ever-classy Quebec brewery dips their toe into the ultra-complex world of Belgian wine-like fruit/spice medley and America's acutely bitter hops. Their marriage should be nothing short of spectacular!

The ale opens up with the promise of its style's namesake- exuberantly carbonated, the ale shows nearly champagne proportions as its bubble race from the bottom of the glass and fuel and creamy and loosely-knit froth. Long in its retention and broken in its lace, the ale kicks off like both Belgian and India Pale Ales.

But its aromas are sweetly scented and highly herbal. Honey and light caramel play delicately on the nose while mulled tea-like spices give a richer and heartier tone. Dates and light tobacco play up its fruit and spice balance but without the peppery notions that usually accompany the fruit. Where citrusy aspirations usually abound, we get the woody and herbal tones seemingly of English Pale.

To taste, its honey and herbal taste soothes the palate with a unique "Southern-style sweet tea" flavor that's richer than in any ale to cross my tongue. Light leaf and fruit call the shots with grape leaf, sassafras herbal bark, light dates, figs, apples and sultans. Its sweeter taste commands the balance as the more broad and woody English-like hops give a slight balance to the finish.

Heavy for IPA, the beer's residual sweetness and moderate carbonation keeps the ale creamy and weighted deeper into finish than expected. This allows for fuller appreciation of the beer's earthen sweetness but resists the zesty refreshment of IPA or the arid digestibility of Belgian Ale. Its mild warmth is slightly minty with an aftertaste of sweet tea.

I rather enjoyed the ale, but not as the usually constructed Belgian IPA. Its heavy British overtones gives the ale a unique identity that's quite left of center.

BEERchitect, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

KeeganRohovich, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Schmoog, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.