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L'Herbe à Détourne - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 17
Gots: 16 | 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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Photo of puboflyons
3.44/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

puboflyons, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of Rheaume17
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Rheaume17, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

rudzud, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of BAsbill
4/5  rDev -2%

BAsbill, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of JasonFromLA
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

JasonFromLA, Aug 21, 2013
Photo of Groulxsome
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Groulxsome, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -2%

nmann08, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Rollzroyce21, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of groleau
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

groleau, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%

Had at Avenue Pub New Orleans. Served in a New Belgium goblet.

A- Pours a semi-murky dark amber color with a 1/2 inch head that retains well before becoming an 1/8 inch ring around the edge of the glass and a full sheet of bubbly bumpy surface foam.

S- Earthy, grassy hops with a solid malt backbone and a bit of alcohol fume.

T- Pretty bitter for a triple but not overly so. Has some spice to it plus a yeasty fruit dimension. Very balanced overall with the hops, yeast and spice commingling in a pleasant way. Just a tad bit on the boozy side but I'm not complaining.

M- Soft, borderline creamy with medium carbonation and a kind of thick body.

O- Man, DDC never disappoints. I swear, if it weren't for the cold weather and French-speaking, I'd be so happy living in Montreal so I could have constant access to these guys and Unibroue.

Immortale25, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of Boozecamel
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

Boozecamel, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of mantissa
4/5  rDev -2%

mantissa, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of kjyost
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

kjyost, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of IanSpindler
4/5  rDev -2%

IanSpindler, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -2%

Kmat10, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev -2%

Whatup14, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of evil_liver
4/5  rDev -2%

evil_liver, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of mattsander
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%

A: Deep golden, decent clarity, it glows. Not much head for me when poured aggressively into a Westmalle chalice.

S: Lemon pepper, oranges and tangerine, firmly malty. Very heavy and sweet smelling.

T: Big, sweet and malty with plenty of dank citra fruitiness. I find this beer is a very slow sipper and extremely boozy.

M: I wish it was much drier, and more carbonated.

mattsander, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Krakpoff, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of Mattgruv
4/5  rDev -2%

Mattgruv, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of KeKeKumba
4/5  rDev -2%

KeKeKumba, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of Zorak
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Zorak, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of olivianjeremie
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

This is a very good beer! I had it by the bottle, poured golden color with a great smell. Nice Belgian IPA flavor, hoppy, strong, full flavored. I have had a lot of beer from Dieu du Ciel and it would be one of my favorites. I want to go and have this on tap at the brewer next.

olivianjeremie, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of 4ster
4.11/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured into a large wine glass, bottled 04/2013.

A: Golden honey colour, clear, micro bubbles rising to the top, quick white frothy head on pour, fairly quick die down, nice lacing sitting on top and sticking to the edge of the glass.

S: Sweet malts, apple cider, peach and some tropical fruit sweetness, light undertones of citrus and spice....

T: Starts pretty malt forward, not overly sweet, yeasty, some citrus and fruit in the middle, then moves into very spicy, bitter grapefruits, not what you expect with a standard triple, and it finishes with a bit of a spicy alcohol aftertaste.

M: Creamy, medium bodied, nice overall balance, light-med carbonation, resinous and quite drying.... not as much alcohol in the body as in the taste....

O: A nice modified Triple style... not as sweet and yeasty as a traditional triple, but starts out that way and then you start to get this interesting mix of spicy hop punch in the face that is also creamy smooth at the same time... Much like the duality of the flavours I am also mixed in my liking of it.... overall it's nice, but there are moments when you're like... mmmm, I really am enjoying this triple and then you get a face full of hops and get angry, and then at other times you're like, wow, this would make a really interestingly complex IPA.... I guess in the end, this is almost what DDC is all about... making you question what beer styles mean in the New World...

4ster, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Jordantb313
4/5  rDev -2%

Jordantb313, Jun 11, 2013
L'Herbe à Détourne from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
91 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.