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Dernière Volonté Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Pinot Noir) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Dernière Volonté Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Pinot Noir)Dernière Volonté Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Pinot Noir)

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

64 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.58%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV confirmed by brewer.

(Beer added by: papat444 on 01-16-2010)
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4.21/5  rDev +2.9%

valianes, Aug 26, 2014
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4.12/5  rDev +0.7%

FondueVoodoo, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

slowfade, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

stomioka, Jul 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

davidwhatshisnam, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Kmat10, May 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

xKALECx, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of peensteen
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks again to Jones153 for this one!

Pale golden orange, alittle murky on the second pour, one finger of white head with a bit of lace. Smell is full of fruit, big tropical fruits, pineapple is the most noteable, hoppy nose, the base beer still seems largely undistubed, wine and oak presence is minimal but is still lingering especially at warmer temps. Taste is also fruity and tropical, orange and pineapple, oaky with a light vinious aspect, moderate bitternes, very fruity with a bit of a yeasty aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body, nice feel. Really good and much prefered to the base beer, another good offering from DDC.

peensteen, Apr 02, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - opaque hazy bright yellow colour with a thin layer of cream colored head.

S - Oak, Belgian yeast, clove, light vinous aroma.

T - Belgian yeast, oak, vinous presence, light spice, bitterness still present. Some honey sweetness.

M - Medium, dry. Light.

TheSevenDuffs, Mar 19, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

341ml Bottle from Brouhaha QC for $6 - 2011 Edition

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Apples, breads/grains, yeast, wine

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, breads/grains, and apples. There is also a clove/coriander/yeasty spiciness, some tart citric flavour, and I can taste the wine quite a bit.

Overall - Another winner from DDC. Very complex and and interesting to drink throughout the glass. I'll buy more if I see it again.

spinrsx, Mar 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

kwjd, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10%

yancot, Feb 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

LarryAppleton, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

sirsteve42, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Zekenyce, Jan 23, 2014
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4.26/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 Edition 9 month in "pinot noir"

A: Cloudy orange, with white head that still on top, leaving some very nice lacing on the glass

S: Belgian yeast, wine, fruity and wood.

T: At first taste like the original Derniere volonté followed by wine character, woody and minimal funky note, look like brett??

M: Medium body, ok carbonation, smooth in the mouth .. look like perfect
sensation on my tongue

O: Pretty impressive very nice beer (expensive in a christmas gift package) 341ml is not enough

MrElPechor, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

seavercm, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

mdaschaf, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Krakpoff, Nov 04, 2013
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5/5  rDev +22.2%

Lilwiza, Oct 22, 2013
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4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.5oz bottle into a tulip. no bottling date apparent and nothing checked on side.

6.5 % ABV stated on label.

Pours a crisp copper color with a nice inch thick white head with amazing lacing. The smell is very pronounced and big on spices and fruitiness and a lot of malts. The taste is out of this world for the style. Great amounts of funk and spices. I get peppercorns and lemon zest as well as some white grapes. Very enjoyable and unlike any other beer of this style that ive encountered. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. A bombardment of flavors on your palate sip after sip.

Overall picked this up randomly at Bestway in Greensboro never having heard of it, and it probably having been on the shelf for a good while. SO glad i did because this was a real gem.

Axnjxn, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.2%

ari32, Oct 06, 2013
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3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Zwanze Day/DDC 15th anniversary party at DDC. From notes.

A - Great cloudy golden pour with a one finger white head that left a film of retention and really great walls of lace.

S - Grassy with noble hops and an element that added a ton of complexity but was very difficult to pin down.

T - Barrel added a subtle vinous character that was complimentary. Honey, noble hops, grass.

M - Dry finish with a nice medium body and good carbonation.

O/D - A nice beer. Not too aggressive, but complex and tasty. Hard to nail all the elements down. Barrel added a nice touch without overpowering the base beer.

tbeckett, Sep 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Whatup14, Sep 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

ArrogantPrick, Aug 23, 2013
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Dernière Volonté Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Pinot Noir) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
90 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.