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Isseki Nicho - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
88
very good

118 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 118
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 14 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 10-05-2009)
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

03-21-2014 22:28:54 | More by DannyBaldoni
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

2.89/5  rDev -26.6%

Bottle notched 0 and 2, at 50 degrees into goblet
Aroma of malt, alcohol, and ???
Head large (5.5 cm), creamy with some rocks, light brown, rapidly diminishing into a 2 cm layer with the center rising like an abbreviated Devil’s Tower
Lacing poor with an occasional clump
Body dark brown to black, opaque
Flavor is primarily malt with some alcohol – it burns when swallowed. No hops, no diacetyl. Fortunately only minimal aftertaste.
Body medium to full, slightly oily, carbonation soft.

I’m at a loss understanding what makes this a saison – the imperial and dark parts are obvious. There are no complex esters apparent, there is no spiceness or fruitiness. Wait – I just went back and reread the judging characteristics for a saison; it seems that anything goes. In the words of Emily Litella – “Never mind”.

03-16-2014 13:06:21 | More by Ozzylizard
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illidurit

California

3/5  rDev -23.9%

11-05-2013 04:50:53 | More by illidurit
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.9%

07-16-2014 12:56:48 | More by Walkerjgt
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krl2112

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

10-07-2013 23:55:58 | More by krl2112
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Nunya

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-28-2014 01:18:37 | More by Nunya
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-14-2013 01:51:23 | More by acurtis
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

09-14-2013 04:10:38 | More by JonnyBeers
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brag

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-27-2014 16:10:32 | More by brag
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pknyc

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

04-26-2013 17:39:38 | More by pknyc
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-27-2013 15:49:58 | More by ShanePB
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-23-2013 03:42:31 | More by mattsander
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

02-03-2014 04:34:37 | More by bigred89
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-13-2013 18:35:20 | More by oldp0rt
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rgilbert

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-06-2013 13:17:55 | More by rgilbert
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-01-2014 03:47:40 | More by polishkaz
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-06-2013 04:02:25 | More by evil_liver
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DoubleJ

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

What if a Japanese and Québécois brewery got together and made a beer? In this case, you get a black saison. On-tap at 38 Degrees in Alhambra, on to the beer"

Topping the black body is a tanned head, which retains well and leaves some lacing around the glass. Continuing the good start is the aroma, which offers a spicy rye note, a kiss of cocoa, and lemon wedges. And like that, the good start ends and it becomes....weird. There's a wild citrus flavor throughout the beer, and not even the breaths of cocoa can breathe enough into the beer and get it out of that direction. It's also modestly sour. The taste isn't bad to me; it's just on the singular side and unexpected.

One crazy beer. If you're prepared for a wild ride, Isseki Nicho might be ready for you. If not, shoot for another option. I'm glad that I tried it, but probably not again (more so considering the price).

12-06-2013 23:32:35 | More by DoubleJ
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baybum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-27-2013 18:13:01 | More by baybum
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

12-15-2013 23:45:12 | More by LoveStout
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-12-2013 22:50:34 | More by groleau
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-31-2013 05:17:27 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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deonreds

New York

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-19-2014 07:29:51 | More by deonreds
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pixieskid

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-30-2012 15:42:56 | More by pixieskid
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tykechandler

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-19-2014 03:22:24 | More by tykechandler
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Isseki Nicho from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
88 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.