Blanche Du Paradis - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.43/5 rDev -9.7%
Hazy orange tinged yellow with a thin white head that doesn't stick around for me. Lots of visible carbonation rising.
Earthy wheat and coriander aroma is quite apparent. Slightly sweet lemon citrus as well.
Sweet lemon-lime is first to the tongue. Coriander and grainy wheat become apparent in the middle. Almost sour grapefruit rind bitterness at the very end that comes across just a little out of place. Not bad, but the finish just doesn't fit.
Light and lively in the mouthfeel department, quite good for the style.
This would be one of my favorite witbiers if only for that little bite at the very end. Still a good beer, and many thanks to orrshow for the bottles he brought me.
04-29-2009 02:00:39 | More by elricorico
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
12oz bottle poured into SA Perfect Pint.
A- Hazy straw/banana hue. Fluffy two finger head quickly shrinks down to white ring around glass. Lacing is okay.
S- Yeasty up front like a strong belgian ale (La Fin Du Monde) Corriander, lemon, banana and slight grassy tones.
T- Belgian yeast goodness, faint corriander, banana and lemon zest. Fairly watery.
M- A little bit on the watery side but very refreshing.
This is a good beer. Haven't dabbled in too many Witbiers in the past but this is something I can really sit down and enjoy. Quite rerfreshing.
09-03-2010 00:16:25 | More by korguy123
4.03/5 rDev +6.1%
341 ml bottle bottled January 2011.
Appearance- Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow with a very thin bubbly head. Bubbles are present despite the fogginess.
Smell- Orange peel, lemon, coriander, and clove aromas followed by a hint of black pepper and banana.
Taste- The spice flavours are nicely balanced with the taste of wheat. The orange and lemon flavours are subtle yet add a touch of sweetness to an overall savoury beer.
Mouthfeel- Light to medium bodied with light carbonation. Pretty enjoyable.
Overall- A refreshing witbier by Dieu du Ciel. I am pleasantly surprised by the intensity of the spices, which may have to do with this bottle being from Jan 2011. I like that the orange is present but does not overpower the flavours of the beer.
02-21-2012 04:03:14 | More by leaddog
4.47/5 rDev +17.6%
This was the best beer on when we visited in April. Clear straw color when served, but it came with an awesome peppery aroma. Low to no head meant no lacing when we were through. Taste was a bit sweet, but with an awesome black peper aftertaste. This was my first 'pepper' encounter, and I enjoyed it very much.
07-03-2004 21:02:38 | More by PatandDavid
4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
Have to give this brewery an A+ on thier labels...very, very cool.
Has the wit hazy/cloudy thing going nicely. Maybe a tad more toward aprocot in color than say hoegarden. Nice bone white head and lacing. Good retention.
An almost sharp citrus mixed with the usual Wit spices. Very close to the old creamsicles I used to enjoy.
Tartness & wheat malt sharpness in the beginning, followed by the classic coriander spiciness with a touch of bitterness thrown in. Slight annoying soapiness keeps it from scoring higher...
A very nice example of the style...to echo another reviewer...would be nice if this was available outside the Kingdom of Quebec without having to purchase the sample pack.
01-29-2010 02:49:29 | More by Shadman
3.5/5 rDev -7.9%
Bottle- A hazed yellow with a frothy cap and spotty lace. Aromas of floral hops and clove, cardamon, citrus essence, spices. Sweet curacao and citrus meet yeasty Belgian funk in the mouth, and lead to a floral spice. Creamy, with good balance of acid and sweetness. Food friendly and approachable.
10-28-2009 11:28:11 | More by mrmanning
4.18/5 rDev +10%
Tasted on January 24th, 2009.
Color: Hazy pale yellow.
Head: Nice little bubbles head that stick to the glass. Nice!
Aroma: Smell is of average intensity. Notes of banana bread with some fruitiness.
Taste: Typical belgium witbier however with an extra touch at the end which is typical of Dieu du Ciel beer. The extra touch is the spiciness. Could be bad for some, but for me it adds something and simply make it beautiful and tasteful.
Drinkability: easy... I could drink this one all day on a hot summer day!
Excellent beer! Wish they would make it a 6-pack of this beer.
05-26-2009 11:42:42 | More by ZorPrime
4.3/5 rDev +13.2%
Pours a nice turbid yellow with a 1/8 inch of bright white head. Not a lot of lacing. Good retention though.
Nice fresh orange and coriander nose with a hint of nutmeg or cinnamon, rose petals, hay, and some creamy banana and just a slight trace of saddle leather.
The taste is lemony orange, toasty with nice wheatiness throughout and a soft herbal hopping with a nice tart finish and a tangy wetness in the aftertaste.
This beer is refreshing but perhaps just a tad thin in the mouthfeel.
I reckon I could drink a mess of these all summer long. Dieu Du Ciel seldom miss the mark over a broad range of styles, and this is no exception.
10-30-2009 01:19:22 | More by MeisterBurger
New Brunswick (Canada)
4.4/5 rDev +15.8%
A: Poured with a moderate-sized, white head that hung around for a while before fading to a thin film. Body is light yellow and hazy.
S: Perfumey aroma with the expected coriander and citrus notes, but everything is nicely balanced, with nothing overwhelming at all.
T: Just as nicely balanced as the aroma... the spiciness and orange complement each other well. Not sickening at all, like some Witbiers tend to be. Touch of refreshing tartness in the finish.
M: Body is light-moderate, with moderate-high carbonation.
D: A very refreshing Witbier... one of the better examples of the style that I've had.
02-12-2011 19:00:26 | More by berley31
4.08/5 rDev +7.4%
Blanche du Paradis maintains a decent cover of bright white head, leaving some lacing. The body is translucent and a nice shade of straw-yellow.
Orange rind, citrusy fruit salad, corriander, cardamom, white pepper, flowers, cotton candy on the nose. So much interesting spiciness it's almost like a saison.
Tons of spice (coriander, white pepper, celery seed, cardamom) along with lots of citrus rind. A bigger bitterness than you'd usually find with a Belgian-style wit is balanced well with the right touch of candy sweetness. Just a hint of alcohol.
The oats really round out the body on this one. Nice move DDC; there's nothing worse than a watery wit. Lightly carbonated and maybe a little too drying on the finish, leaving the feeling of just having bitten into a whole orange.
Super drinkable. Packed with flavour and seems to disappear from the glass. One of the better wits I've had; I can't believe I overlooked this one for so long. I'll be buying a bunch more of this stuff while it's around at the LCBO this fall and would highly recommending it to anyone.
10-01-2010 01:50:47 | More by eat
3.85/5 rDev +1.3%
Looks like a wit should. A very light straw. Hazy. Snow white head balloons up and settles quickly.
Strong spicing on this example. A nose full of coriander first, followed by some mellow tangerine. Also a noticeable bitterness that suggests some heavier than usual hopping unless it's coming from the spices.
It's that odd bitterness right up front. There's a really unique herbal character to this beer. You can feel those nice rounded flavours, but they're lingering behind heavy spicing. There's a real out-of-place bitterness to it.
Mouthfeel is right. Smooth, lightly-carbonated.
An interesting example. I think I enjoy it more than the Chambly, but I wouldn't buy it by the case. Worth a try.
09-17-2010 21:26:21 | More by CanuckRover
Blanche Du Paradis from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.