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Blanche Du Paradis - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

153 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 10
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002)
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scott451

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Swirl poured into a glass beaker. Two finger bubbly off white head on a cloudy dirty gold. Head soon diminished to a ring. Strong lacing. Spicy smells. Light bread and banana. Tastes were lots of bread and banana. Slightly astringent finish. Creamy medium body. A little sticky. Pretty drinkable but this a very drinkable style. I got this as part of a sample pack. I hope it becomes available as a six pack here soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2010 01:57:17 | More by scott451
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strangemusic

British Columbia (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Very hazy straw gold with a thin (pinky-width) and compact head. Lots of carbonation coming up the sides of a tall, thin glass.

The aroma off the top is very fresh, juicy and fruit-forward, with big, obvious oranges and peach, backed by grainy wheat flavours and a hint of coriander spiciness.

The taste is where more of the spice resides, along with a clean, crisp apricot, banana and orange mix of flavours balanced by a backbone of bread and wheat. The aftertaste is slightly on the bitter side. Not as lush as some of the great wheat beers, but still solid.

This beer is tack-sharp and clean in the mouth, with a refreshing lightness and a lingering sweet astringency in the aftertaste. Nice carbonation! Certainly a pleasure on a sweltering summer day.

All in all this looks to be another strong offering from Dieu Du Ciel. I'm glad I managed to pick some up!

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 20:38:09 | More by strangemusic
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 341ml bottle, picked up at the Summerhill LCBO as part of the recent DDC release. Beer is listed at 5.5% ABV on the bottle. Bottled June 2010, into a tulip.

Pours a hazy, pale yellow, with a couple fingers of fluffy but thin white head. Settles to a thin and sparse layer. Aroma is a light fruitiness with a touch of banana and lemon, with a bit of spice too. Flavour has a bit of toasted wheat feel to it, with some light fruit coming through. Similar to the smell. Bit of lemon zest tart at the end. Fairly high carbonation, and highly drinkable (and suitable) on such a hot summer afternoon. Ideal for imbibe on a summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 19:33:45 | More by liamt07
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i think i got this one from Beersignal. thanks serge!

12oz bottle. sampled dec 28/08.

pours almost crystal clear pale yellow with a small dense white head. the head drops quickly and leaves only a few spots of lace.

aroma is neat. touch of pine, but more spruce-y if that makes sense. bit of alcohol. floral and slightly perfumey, but not quite soapy. bit of light citrus. touch of honey. cracker and a bit of white bread.

taste is good. definitely has some floral and slightly perfumey component, and a little more soapy than in the aroma yet not to offensive levels. bit of alcohol. cracker and white bread. bit of zesty orange peel. there's some light spice hiding in the background, but faint and nondescript.

mouthfeel is good. just over medium carbonation level. fairly light body with a nice dry finish.

drinkability is pretty good. not my favourite example of the style, but interesting. fairly well balanced, hiding most of its alcohol. neat.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 19:32:00 | More by grub
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale yellow - looks like a macro. Small head that disappears quick into nothing. Smell is really purfumey and flowery. Doesn't smell edible but lets give it a shot. Taste is better, more flowery than perfumey. Tastes delicate with a slight sweetness. Definitely some tartness in there too. I taste a little orange peel. Mouthfeel is very light and crisp. Drinkability suffers from the strong flowery taste. Enjoyable but only in limited quantities.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 00:26:20 | More by tegelaar
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice pale cloudy blonde color.

Smell - Citrus, corriander, slightly floral and minerally.

Taste - Crisp, quick development of a slightly sour bitterness overcomes the banana and bready flavor. A wee-bit overthetop on the bittereness but nevertheless, i nice wheat bear.

Not my favorite wheat, but a nice one regardless. I prefer Blanche de Chambly from Quebec.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 23:45:17 | More by jbonapar
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notchucknorris

California

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy and glowing straw color with not much of a head at all. Not really what I'm used to in a wit.

S: A sort of musty wheat smell at first, with a hint of lemon peel, coriander, ginger and orange. A definite tartness in there as well.

T: Definitely a strange flavor for a wit. Bready and citrusy upfront with some pale malt, lime, and a backbone of aspirin. Finish brings a touch of wheat and some pound cake. Interesting, but definitely not Dieu du Ciell's best.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 04:56:22 | More by notchucknorris
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ricoch3t

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-01-2013 01:33:24 | More by ricoch3t
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woodchip

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-24-2013 19:15:33 | More by woodchip
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Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-13-2012 22:58:05 | More by Mattgruv
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-03-2014 21:36:18 | More by Canada_Dan
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Split with a friend last night.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottled 06/11.

Appearance: A very cloudy beige-white body with an average-sized head.

Smell: Nice aroma of orange peel and cloves.

Taste: Spices are not too strong, good presence of some ginger root and lemon as well as ripe orange.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is medium to low but pretty solid.

Overall: A nice Witbier that is refreshing and perfect for nice weather.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2012 11:26:16 | More by papat444
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3SH33TS

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-13-2013 02:25:54 | More by 3SH33TS
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-08-2014 09:02:42 | More by mdagnew
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-17-2014 03:05:34 | More by DrunkinYogi
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bigred89

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-30-2013 21:49:59 | More by bigred89
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-10-2012 15:33:35 | More by mrskunk
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-20-2011 16:16:29 | More by oldp0rt
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-20-2013 04:54:41 | More by Kmat10
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-14-2013 22:46:12 | More by kjkinsey
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-06-2012 23:47:31 | More by wizo
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Lare453

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-15-2014 04:57:47 | More by Lare453
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sydney's Local Taphouse Canadian Beer SpecTapular.

Nice, very pale yellow coloured body without much of a head. Lacing is a bit sudsy, but is surprisingly good for the lack of head. Not bad.

Nose is quite sweet and citrussy, like moroccan candied lemon peel. Some grassy notes to it as well, quite fresh which add a subtle ruggedness. Also some flavour which reminded me of America which I couldn't initially pick until I realised it was the sweet fake vanilla candy character. Nice though.

Taste is very sharp and clear and spicy. Coriander comes through a lot on the palate, giving a spicy and robust backpalate that gets a little overwhelming. A bit too intense on the spice. The nose suggested more mellow, sweet and refreshing characters. Mouthfeel is round and clear. Nice.

This is a nice beer which just has a little too much aggression on the palate for a wit. I feel as though the flavour needed some more sweetness and a lot more temperance.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2010 01:38:32 | More by lacqueredmouse
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kingmaker

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-12-2013 02:07:12 | More by kingmaker
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-14-2013 22:43:26 | More by Texasfan549
Blanche Du Paradis from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
85 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.