L'Herbe à Détourne - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Reviews by jbonapar:
4.73/5 rDev +15.6%
Dieu Du Ciel never fails to impress me. Even when they dont get it right, you gotta give them credit. But this one, in my opinion is nearly perfect. The BEST "New World" triple i've ever had, hands down.
As expected, pours golden and clear with a clean dense head. The body is PERFECT in this beer, i mean you just take a sit and it coats your mouth just enough but at the same time allows the refreshing flavor to come through.
Smells of lemon, orange/citrus a touch of pine a touch of mandarin with perhaps a little pickled sushi ginger!
Taste is superb, basically all the smells with a nice malty backbone and a wonderfull lingering bitterness. The bitterness reminds of of pickled ginger and hops, its very interesting.
Superb, a new favourite.
05-12-2012 23:04:59 | More by jbonapar
More User Reviews:
4.38/5 rDev +7.1%
On tap poured into a wine glass.
Pours a hazy amber with a nice big pillowy white head. Nose is Hoppy, fresh and a bit fruity/funky.
Taste is quite sharp and hoppy with a nice light funk. Mouthfeel is light and dry, super drinkable. There's a good light tart taste, quite good.
02-16-2011 23:24:30 | More by kingcrowing
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
341ml bottle. "A diversion via the herb" - so I can only expect and heavily anticipate.
This beer pours a somewhat hazy medium golden hue, with two fingers of puffy, foamy white head, which leaves some broken honeycomb lace around the glass as it steadily abates.
It smells of strong citrus hops, lesser, but still hefty pine oil, a bit of earthy yeast, savoury spices - clove and nutmeg, primarily, with a sugary pale malt backbone, adrift in a pool of alcohol serenity. The taste is more zingy orange/pineapple/kiwi citrus goodness, a continuing moderate spiciness, some persistent grainy pale malt, and a nice simmering booziness.
The carbonation is a bit prickly, but hardly distracting in this mealy morass, the body a sturdy medium weight, a bit airy from the lingering bubbles and hovering alcohol, which casts a dull shadow over any claims to outright smoothness. It finishes sweet from the antagonized malt, warm, and still agreeably hoppy from the workaholic guest star.
Hmmm, take a Belgian standard, and hop it to the nuts with a sexy New World varietal? The result: damned fine, I must say, but, riddle me this - why is this not a Belgian IPA?
05-23-2012 04:39:31 | More by biboergosum
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
very good, on tap at WVRST. Really hoppy and drinkable, the combination making for a great Belgian IPA. Funky aroma. Orange colour. Thick lace sheet.Above average mouthfeel from the significnat yeast, that adds sweetness and does not track from the edgy citrus hops.
06-18-2012 13:24:10 | More by Sammy
3.68/5 rDev -10%
330 mL bottle poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - Hazy bright orange. Nice white head. Thick collar.
Smell - Citrus hops. Strong belgian yeast. Very fruity. Candy and doughy sweetness.
Taste - Orangey fruit. Sweet malts. A little yeasty. Moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Lacks a bit of crispness. Medium carbonation.
Overall - Good tripel. The hop bitterness could be higher. Just a little to heavy.
10-31-2013 02:52:32 | More by Alieniloquium
4.43/5 rDev +8.3%
A - hazy dark golden, solid creamy head, left plenty of lacing as is slowly receded
S - spicy yeast, floral, citrus, and grassy with a mild earthiness, all bright aromas
T - much like the nose with stronger citrus and floral notes, finishes with a sweet and spicy kick, hop dominant for sure
M - light strongly carbonated body, finishes dry and acidic
O - this should be listed as a Belgian IPA as it is hopped up on hops, a fine example of what I love about DDC!
07-07-2012 04:23:47 | More by joemcgrath27
3.5/5 rDev -14.4%
Big thanks goes out to MSquared2 for sharing this one at a recent Random Sunday Tasting! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a minimal white head. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, dark fruit, wood, and spice. The flavor was of sweet malt, fruit, banana, wood, and spice. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. I really had no idea at all what to expect going into this one if I am honest. However, having tasted quite a few brews from here that have been good I didn’t hesitate to dive right in. I definitely wasn’t disappointed at all with what I found. However, for the style this one wasn’t a standout unfortunately. It was fairly well balanced, but it just needed to bring a little more to the table to put it on another level for the style. Worth your time trying it, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to do so.
01-12-2013 20:01:49 | More by thagr81us
3.44/5 rDev -15.9%
From the 11.5 fl. oz. bottle. Strange dating system. I believe it put the expiration date sometime in 2014. Sampled on September 1, 2013.
It pours cloudy pale yellow with a quick head that fades as quick as it it erupts. Mildly cloudy.
The aroma does have a basic biscuit malts note with some Belgian inspired yeast, citrus, some spice, and some butter. It does smell enticing.
The body is medium and astringent.
The taste is where it all falls down unfortunately. There are some citrus notes, some biscuit I notes, and a bit of grapefruit or otherwise something tart. But the taste is not out of this world. I did not feel like I was drinking a Tripel. It seemed a little more sour than that but it also was not a sour ale. Most of this was impressive until I drank it.
09-02-2013 00:28:22 | More by puboflyons
British Columbia (Canada)
4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance: Opaque orange glow, with a 1 finger slightly offwite head. Really inviting looking beer.
Smell: Definitely picking up a nice Citra aroma. Tropical fruits, mellony, orange, passionfruit. Would have rated it higher if the Citra was even stronger, but it may have faded a tad.
Taste: Wow, a really tasty beer. A little booziness, orangey, black pepper.
Mouthfeel: Crisp with a decent body, not too thick.
Overall: A really great beer. Will make my DDC purchasing decisions tougher in the future. I used to head straight for the Peche Mortel, but after this I may grab this on occasion.
07-25-2013 04:40:30 | More by Boozecamel
3.58/5 rDev -12.5%
Pours orange/amber with a small head.
Nose shows herbal hops, spicy Belgian phenols, booze, some light syrupy malt. Some fruit shows up later.
More spicy phenolic notes as flavours along with slightly solvent-like booze. some light fruit again. A bit too boozy.
Carbonation could be higher.
11-29-2013 06:36:44 | More by CrazyDavros
British Columbia (Canada)
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
Thanks papat444 and Jayhoop!!
Appearance. Pours a hazy gold amber with a finger of thick, almost white head that leaves some great lacing.
Smell. Awesome. Candied fruits, mainly citrus, papaya, and other tropicals. Some nice spicy and fruity belgian yeast and citrusy hops. Yum.
Taste. Spicy Belgian yeast, some citrus fruit, mainly lemons and oranges, sweet light malts, grassy hops and booze. Doesn't live up to the smell, but not bad.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, a little sticky, medium amount of smooth carbonation.
Overall. Someone told me this was one amazing smelling beer and they were right. The taste didn't quite live up, but still an interesting and flavourful beer.
12-15-2012 06:04:38 | More by Rutager
4/5 rDev -2.2%
Tap at Winter Warmer: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head. Aroma of pungent hops and semi-sweet Belgian-style malt is quite interesting. Taste is a nice mix between some pungent herbal hops with nice floral notes which are well balanced against some semi-sweet Belgian-style malt with light residual sugar notes. Body was quite full with limited filtration and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. This was quite a treat and something I would buy often if it was to be bottled.
03-26-2012 18:28:18 | More by Phyl21ca
L'Herbe à Détourne from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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