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

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
93
outstanding

75 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 7.11%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  10.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
ABV of 10.8 is correct as confirmed by the brewer

(Beer added by: papat444 on 02-13-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-10-2013 20:41:42 | More by wizo
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4ster

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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New Jersey

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

02-05-2014 16:04:49 | More by sirsteve42
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 03:42:36 | More by Phyl21ca
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-30-2014 05:50:54 | More by mdaschaf
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-19-2013 01:00:28 | More by KeKeKumba
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 20:18:14 | More by mtomlins
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baybum

Pennsylvania

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12-13-2013 19:50:17 | More by baybum
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev -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.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 02:20:25 | More by spinrsx
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New Jersey

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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2013 12:03:29 | More by tbeckett
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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Solstice D'hiver Réserve Spéciale (Vieillie En Fût De Chêne) from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
93 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.