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Blanche Du Paradis - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

156 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 91
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sweet, spice, and everything nice is given in this very approachable Belgian-style wheat beer. Spiced the the usual suspects, the beer is crisp, perfumy, and distinctive with that wine-like Belgian twang.

The pour brings about a golden body with yellow tinge to its highlights. A delicate and creamy froth floats the beer with a quiet and confident retention. Speckled lace dots the tulip with each swirl. The beer is very inviting to the eye.

Strong perfume emits from the rim with a boquet of coriander, dried Curacao orange peels, and natural yeast honey-suckle notes. The spices wrap around estery notes of apples and lemons for a very delicate but pungent set of aromatics. Mild candied sweetness, grain, straw, and a light butter and yougurt-like twang helps to prop up the spice and fruit.

Light powdered sugar sprinkles upon the tongue in informs the the palate of the supple sweetness of the beer. But like powdered sugar, the sweetness evaporates quickly and leaves the taste of soft wheat breads in its place. Its spicy middle palate is soft with coriander and orange peel but also brings life to the natural lemon tartness, a tinge of buttermilk and apple sulfur notes herein. Other peppery notes a lightly rye-like and earthen just before the beer shows a mild soap taste in finish.

Delicate on the palate, the beer's effortless and creamy weight floats the beer over the tongue and ushers in a highly refreshing finish that's decorated with minty-warm alcohol, light grain, and a playful prickling spice.

I can see any place called paradise offering up an elixir such as this- it captures all of what it means to be a Belgian wheat ale, but doesn't back down from the raw farmhouse essence of the style either.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2013 21:36:42 | More by BEERchitect
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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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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-14-2013 22:43:26 | More by Texasfan549
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

03-12-2013 02:44:38 | More by lgmol
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sloelco

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-10-2013 08:22:23 | More by sloelco
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ihmurria

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.1%

03-04-2013 21:03:59 | More by ihmurria
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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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djcira

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-20-2013 15:29:34 | More by djcira
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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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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -47.4%

11-06-2012 19:32:10 | More by cfalovo97
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kbrown

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-11-2012 00:33:29 | More by kbrown
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-23-2012 22:29:32 | More by MattPS
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-10-2012 21:13:22 | More by Molson2000
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-02-2012 21:52:50 | More by NightINgale
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-01-2012 01:44:54 | More by schnarr84
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rarbring

Sweden

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clouded straw colored brew, a white small head, good lacing and curtains.

Smelling of tea, spices, clove and lemon.

Starting sweet, wheat bun with cardamom, lemonade with clove.

Medium low carbonation, soft. smooth and sticky, a good body.

A good liquid bread. Spicy and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 20:28:30 | More by rarbring
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fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-22-2012 21:43:46 | More by fostachild
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Manhattan Ginger Man.

A: Extremely pale straw body with a thin, fine, sticky white head. Good lace. Attractive.

S: Very light, bright, and herbal, with plenty of orange peel and some prominent clove spice. Excellent.

T: Follows the nose, with a terrific balance of spice, flowers, citrus, and wheat malt. A bit of cotton candy and minerality as well. Very fresh and tasty.

M: Light, lively, and creamy. Great.

O: Wonderful Witbier, among the best I've ever had. Highly recommended if you're in the mood for something refreshing.

Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2012 18:17:54 | More by woosterbill
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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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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-04-2012 08:37:00 | More by Wordslinger
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated September 2011.

Cloudy gold with a moderate white head. Decent retention.

Wheat comes across strongly in the nose. Coriander is prominent and orange is present as well. Smells as one would expect a wit to smell.

The taste is something else. Wheat and coriander are present, but the addition of the orange curacao is strongly noticeable and has a very unique effect on the flavour. Spices other than coriander are also present, perhaps ginger. Slightly bitter, which is also unusual for the style. Oats give a mildly creamy flavour.

Light bodied, moderate carbonation- less carbonated than many wits. A bit creamy.

Overall, quite unusual and quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2012 00:19:15 | More by jrenihan
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ngeunit1

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very hazy golden-yellow color with a finger of thick frothy white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet wheat with some light spice, coriander, orange peel, and citrus. There is a touch of citrus hop and yeast character.

T - Start off with some sweet wheat with some strong orange peel and some citrus notes with a bit of light yeast. Through the middle some light hop comes through with some more yeast flavors and citrus. The finish is a mix of citrus, orange peel, light grain, and some sweet wheat.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a lightly dry and very crisp finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced witbier with some good citrus notes that really round out the flavor nicely.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2012 08:26:43 | More by ngeunit1
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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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mltobin

Connecticut

4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at DeCicco`s in New York.

Appearance is yellow, some haziness, a thin amount of head. Its` nose has lemon, wheat and pepper. Taking a sip of this wit and I taste banana, lemon peel, yeast and cloves. Meanwhile, the mouthfeel light-medium with a medium level of carbonation. This is a wit that I had been meaning to try for some time and was certainly satisfied with it once trying it.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 01:58:33 | More by mltobin
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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
Blanche Du Paradis from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
85 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.