Dernière Volonté Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Pinot Noir) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.11/5 rDev +0.5%
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.
04-02-2014 16:27:06 | More by peensteen
4.14/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
03-19-2014 00:28:27 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.05/5 rDev -1%
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.
03-18-2014 23:51:18 | More by spinrsx
4.26/5 rDev +4.2%
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
11-28-2013 22:42:06 | More by MrElPechor
4.48/5 rDev +9.5%
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.
10-06-2013 23:17:46 | More by Axnjxn
3.96/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
09-16-2013 20:39:52 | More by tbeckett
Dernière Volonté Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Pinot Noir) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
90 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.