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L'Herbe à Détourne - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 9.54%
Wants: 16
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Tripel |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Viggo on 06-08-2010)
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wpqx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22.2%

03-17-2014 07:15:10 | More by wpqx
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jmdr

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22.2%

09-28-2012 07:38:47 | More by jmdr
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

01-11-2013 19:24:30 | More by JonnyBeers
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chayimnewman


4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

03-27-2012 18:59:58 | More by chayimnewman
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

06-11-2014 04:23:52 | More by Gatordaddy
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jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

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
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

A: Crystal clear copper/pumpkin orange with 1 finger of creamy thick head. nice sheeting of lace across the entire tulip glass.

S: Giant grapefruit scent with sweet cream, pine and hints of yeast and sweet malt. Smells like a creamy grapefruit trifle.

T: Sweet and creamy malts with notes of dry grapefruit rind. Sweet biscuits and and creamy mild toffee. Finishes with pleasant bitter Citra hops. The taste is creamy and smooth as if it might have been aged in oak barrels.

M: Syrupy and coating in the mouth, great creamy feel with some pricks of carbonation at the front end. Mild alcohol finish to compliment the dry hops.

O: Herbe a Detourne is a contradiction of taste and smells, sweet creamy malts and dry bitter hops that compliment each other perfectly. The sweetness of the triple is present and is accented with the addition of bitter Citra hops. Complex and refined, worth trying as a sipping brew with great cheese and dried fruits.

07-21-2012 02:30:13 | More by FondueVoodoo
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BBP

Ontario (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +12%

Pours a light copper with decent head and lacing.

The aroma is full of citra hops, yeast, a hint of spices, and comes across very fragrant.

The taste is potent, yet refreshing as well. A good accomplishment for a beer over 10%. The citra hops really bring new balance to the tripel, yet they're subtle enough to let the tripel shine. I feel like this is like a bigger brother to Derniere Volonte, but a bit bolder and more refined.

The body is medium in terms of fullness and medium/light in terms of weight. The finish is moderately dry and slightly sticky.

Overall, this was a solid beer, and dare I say, one of the most refined brews I've seen from DDC. The alcohol is nearly invisible, and every aspect of this beer can shine without dominating anything else. This was a top notch brew. Highly recommended.

05-27-2012 22:55:59 | More by BBP
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +11%

Picked this up at Julio's, finally. Been waiting it seems like over a year for this one and it has finally come stateside. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear golden hue with a one finger creamy white head that fades to leave a thin blanket. Not too much lacing though.

S - Ah, I love the progression of this. Cooler, it starts off with bright tropical citra hops. Almost no tripel notes at all. As this warms though the traditional tripel notes. Nice fruity esters, wonderful banana. The tropical notes fade, unfortunately, however the alcohol is nonexistent. Quite pleasant.

T - The taste though is a solid blending of the two. You have the nice tropical citra notes of mango and the sort, followed by lovely yeasty esters and banana. Lightly sweet malts, a bit more bitter than your run of the mill tripel. Nice orange notes too. Alcohol, while warming, is not that powerful. Strong lingering flavor of orange peel here.

M - Mouthfeel is soft, lightly creamy. The ABV is hidden wonderfully.

O - Overall, this was well worth the wait. I wish there was a touch more citra but by goodness that tropical meets tripel is just delicious. Doubt this would hold up to aging, which is a damn shame as I would stock up on this one.

08-29-2013 00:02:09 | More by rudzud
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.51/5  rDev +10.3%

Appearance: It has a beautiful hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down very slowly and leaves nice fluffy lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Belgian yeast, grapefruit, oranges, lemon zest, peppery spices and some breadiness. Smells great!

Taste: Like the aromas, it's very citrus forward (grapefruit, orange & lemon zest), a touch of grass, yeast, some peppery spices and some breadiness.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Wow, what an outstanding Tripel! Dieu du ciel never ceases to amaze me.

07-28-2014 19:49:29 | More by SebD
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JasonFromLA

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

08-21-2013 21:35:30 | More by JasonFromLA
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phirleh

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

04-04-2013 13:17:24 | More by phirleh
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

Bottled on 04/12. Poured in to tulip.

A - Translucent medium orange with a golden yellow glow around the edges of the glass. Half a finger of light cream coloured head.

S - Bready malts, Belgian yeast and tropical fruit aromas up front. Some mango, pineapple and peach notes are present. An excellent nose!

T - Bready malts, light clove and Belgian yeast flavours up front. The tropical fruit profile that was evident in the nose shows up in the middle but is not as prominent as the nose suggested. Some lighter mango and tangerine flavours come through. The ABV is slightly warming but overall it is incredibly well hidden considering the ABV. Some spice and candy sugar notes in the finish.

M - Medium, almost full body with a really big chew. Light carbonation.

09-04-2012 01:51:47 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

02-19-2013 05:21:52 | More by montrealbcr89
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Edgerrin32

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-25-2013 01:49:18 | More by Edgerrin32
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Kuemmelbrau

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

12-30-2012 02:36:13 | More by Kuemmelbrau
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champ103

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10%

Labeled as a New World Triple with Citra Hops. Awesome.

A: Pours a beautiful hazed, golden/orange. A two finger, finely packed, white head forms with excellent retention. Rings of lace. This is a looker.
S: Big grapefruit in the nose. Slightly soapy, but that does not ruin anything for me. Citrus, floral, grassy. Spicy and herbal aromas. Bread and biscuit malts, and finishes with a sweet touch of honey. This is great.
T: Again, the grapefruity hops are very apparent. Though never over powering. Spicy, floral, herbal notes. Bread, biscuit malts with a nice sweetness to bring everything together.
M/D: A medium body with lively carbonation. Very crisp, and clean. Smooth at the same time. So easy and enjoyable to drink.

This is a great take on a Triple. The sweetness and herbal spice is there, along with the great Citra hop bite. Very well balanced. Highly recommended.

10-07-2012 01:26:24 | More by champ103
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mrskunk

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-04-2013 22:12:18 | More by mrskunk
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-01-2014 00:29:23 | More by rale
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

07-02-2013 22:12:52 | More by Krakpoff
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polishkaz

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-16-2013 01:53:49 | More by polishkaz
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10%

On tap at Mondial. This is a tripel with 100% Citra hops.

Pours a lightly hazy light golden yellow, a bit of straw in the corners, thick white head forms and settles down to a thick layer and ring around the glass, nice lacing.

Smell is great, very fruity, big citrus kick from the hops, grapefruit, oranges, some honey and toasty malt, alcohol, tropical fruit, yeast, still has that Belgian feel with a kickass hop presence.

Taste is similar, light and malty up front, some honey/caramel, biscuit, lightly sugary, fruit, alcohol, big citrus hop character, some pine, real nice finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation. Wow, insanely hoppy tripel that still smells/tastes/feels like a tripel. Amazing stuff.

06-08-2010 00:46:23 | More by Viggo
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10%

11-17-2013 17:29:23 | More by MacStinson
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +10%

09-15-2013 04:59:05 | More by MSandahl23
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wrightst

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-17-2014 15:45:33 | More by wrightst
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L'Herbe à Détourne from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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