L'Herbe à Détourne - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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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
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
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
4.5/5 rDev +10%
On tap at Mondial, and I think my first encounter with citra hops. This one came heavily recommended by a friend, and turned out to be a very tasty pick.
Hazy golden pour with a thick creamy head that left rings of lace on the glass as it settled to a heavy film. The aroma is awesome, with a boatload of sweet juicy citrus, tropical fruit, candy sugar and Belgian yeast. Its like some sort of delicious, juicy hop perfume. The flavour profile puts this more towards the more honey inclined tripels than the grainy ones. Its got a good dose of honey malt, biscuit and caramel, but really the hops are the star. Lots of sweet orange, pineapple and mango with a whack of pine, which provides an assertive bitterness. Nice phenolic yeast too. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation.
This is one hopped-up tripel, and true to form DDC nail it. Bravo fellas!
06-08-2010 18:35:16 | More by bobsy
4.45/5 rDev +8.8%
Served on tap at Jimmy's No. 43 in New York, NY
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange in color. The beer has a quarter finger tall light beige head that reduces to a single large patch and a ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.
S: Really enticing aromas from the citra hops used - lots of tropical fruit, primarily pineapple. Much different than I was expecting from a tripel.
T: The flavor is also really dominated by the tropical fruit + pineapple hop notes. There is a very pleasant lingering bitterness from this beer. Very little malty sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly sticky/resiny.
O: I would describe this beer as a tripel meets an American IPA. Really refreshing and something I could easily drink a couple of. Alcohol is very well hidden.
03-19-2012 13:27:59 | More by dbrauneis
4.45/5 rDev +8.8%
L'Herbe à Détourne is a beautiful cloudy straw coloured beer with a very creamy head and amazing retention. Just looking at this beer you know its going to be good.
I was completely blown away by the smell of this beer. So many different ingredients come into play and not one of them seems out of place. Citrus and floral tones dominate the beerscape, with notes of other sweet fruit like mango and banana.
This beer tastes incredible! It has very strong floral flavours complemented by cinnamon, perhaps even some conriander, and a definite touch of banana. Its quite sweet up front, but not in a malty way. I think its more a result of the fruit than anything else. The bitter finish complements it perfectly. It really has to be tasted to be believed.
Great mouthfeel, with great balance of sweet and bitter, relatively dry but creamy at the same time. I'd feel nervous drinking more than one at 9.5% ABV (the 10.2% listed for this beer is incorrect), but its definitely worth trying this at least once if you're lucky enough to come across it.
03-06-2011 18:35:50 | More by Intrinsic
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
4.41/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with a thin, but persistant white head with light lacing. Intriguing aroma of light stone and tropical fruit, estery and floral. Light citrus hops and the most distinct bubblegum aroma I've ever experienced. Wow, flavor is dense mixed tropical fruit, orange, coriander, sweet bready malt, citrus, finishing with very nice citrus hops and Belgian spicing, slightly floral. This is really tasty. Medium bodied with pleasant creaminess. I expect the best from Dieu Du Ciel and this one delivers. It now seems like a natural to add some flavorful hops to a tripel and it really works well. Warming, but the dense flavor covers the high ABV well. Another beer from this brewery that shoots to the top of my must buy list. Possibly one of my favorite tripel variants as well.
10-10-2013 03:43:57 | More by LiquidAmber
4.41/5 rDev +7.8%
Poured from a 341ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Bottle 2014/03; Poured 2014/04/03
A: Pours a hazy copper color up to 2-3 fingers of creamy, persistent head slowly falling to a thick color and curtains of lace.
S: Big hop nose: tangerines, grapefruit, lemon and spice. Some nice biscuit malt notes. Nice yeast presence. Very floral/herbal. Very intriguing!
T: Very tropical with lots of tangerine, mango, papaya; big malt presence with caramel and toffee. There is lots of yeast dancing around highlighting banana and spice. Floral on the palate as well. Some warm alcohol.
M: Medium + body and nice carbonation yields a creamy, velvety and crisp beer.
O: Just a really interesting beer! There is a lot going on; Herbe highlights the the hops, malts and yeast all i the same beer. I always look forward to this release.
04-03-2014 21:50:56 | More by mtomlins
L'Herbe à Détourne from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
91 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.