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Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne) - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 34
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: papat444 on 02-13-2010)
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sirsteve42, Feb 05, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a dark brown color ale with a medium size head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramelized barley malty with some vanilla and bourbon notes with light acrid finish which is not the most pleasant. Taste is also dominated with big caramelized malt notes with quite a big of residual sugars with some notes of bourbon and vanilla with an acrid finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation with no apparent alcohol notes. Very nice night cap but I could do without some of the acrid notes detected here.

Phyl21ca, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

mdaschaf, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

JMBSH, Jan 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

KeKeKumba, Dec 19, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Bottle Date: 11/2012; Poured: 12/2013.

A: Pours a deep. Dark brown with a maroon hue with a short bubbly head falling fast to a thin collar with a bit of lacing.

S: Big, boozy bourbon; deep, rich dark fruit (prunes and raisins), very jammy. Rich and spicy.

T: The deep, sweet malts and lots of dried fruit (prunes and raisins) as the nose suggested. A big boozy bourbon with some warm alcohol, the bourbon is present but not overpowering. Some candied fruit and brown sugar? The finish dries out a bit with a pleasant spicy hopiness.

M: Medium-high body and low carbonation; smooth and rich.

O: A delicious example of a well-balanced BS barley wine.

mtomlins, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

baybum, Dec 13, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

341ml Bottle from Marche Omni QC for $5 - 2012 edition

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with a small size frothy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, dark fruits, bourbon

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, sweet butterscotch/caramel, and dark fruits. There is also some woody/bourbon notes and some mild hops.

Overall - There is a warming feeling after the very first sip. A great winter warmer and the perfect beer to sip on for a while. There is quite a bit of bourbon on the nose, but not as much in the flavour. A great beer that I wish I had a case of.

spinrsx, Nov 24, 2013
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4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the Zwanze Day/DDC Anniversary party at DDC. From notes.

A - Poured murky brown and a film of white head and spotty lace. Film of retention.

S - Lot's of dark fruit, kool aid, sweet dark fruit, some vanilla.

T - Wood, bourbon, dark fruit, quite sweet but not cloying, lot's of raisins.

M - Good mild carbonation, medium body, dry finish.

O/D - Very nice. Smooth and flavourful. Liked that the bourbon was subtle and complimentary to the overall barleywine character.

tbeckett, Sep 16, 2013
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strang, Sep 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
92 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.