L'Herbe à Détourne - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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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
4.5/5 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
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
4.03/5 rDev -1.5%
12oz bottle from Marche Omni QC for 2.49$
Appearance - Hazy amber colour with an average size fizzy off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it began to dissipate.
Smell - Hops, grapefruit, pineapple, yeast, spices
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops, grapefruit and something along the lines of pineapple/apricot. There is also strawberry, ripe banana, and a bit of a coriander/yeast spiciness. It ends with a sweet and hoppy aftertaste with a touch of a funk flavour.
Overall - It's really amazing how well the booze is hidden with this one. The taste is quite interesting and I'm sure that this beer will be a hit among craft fans. Not their best beer, but one the definitely warrants trying.
05-01-2012 00:45:18 | More by spinrsx
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
3.7/5 rDev -9.5%
On tap at the brewpub. From notes.
A - Poured a hazy dark gold with a one finger white head. Good carbonation and good lacing left over with an OK film of retention.
S - Mango, pineapple, yeast, apple, pear all present. Yup, this is Citra.
T - Booze with pineappple and pears. Lingers with a boozy pineapple note. A little like sherry soaked pineapple chunks or something. The booze is a little strong, especially when it warms up.
M - Strong carbonation with a medium body and a sweet finish.
O/D - Aroma was lovely but the booze is a little rough. The Citra also seems to overpower the Tripel elements as well. Good but the other elements could shine through if the hopping was toned down and the alcohol was masked better.
08-11-2011 13:25:15 | More by tbeckett
4.01/5 rDev -2%
A: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a creamy, thick white head.
S: Aromas of lemon, tangerine, grapefruit, lime, herbs, minerals, biscuit, caramel, and spicy yeast are present on the nose.
T: Flavors of lemon, lime, kumquats, grapefruit, mandarin orange, tangerine, herbs, cream, caramel, minerals, biscuit, crackers, and funky, spicy yeast fill the mouth. The finish is fruity and warming with grapefruit, mandarin orange, tangerine, and caramel notes gradually subsumed by peppery, prickly alcohol.
M: Fairly full and silky in body, though to me, it seems somewhat thinner than some of the more traditional Belgian takes on the style. Carbonation is active, but delicate. Alcohol is pronounced, but nothing out of the ordinary for the style.
O: A very respectable New World take on a traditional Belgian abbey style. I could see this going over very well with hopheads open to Continental ale styles.
03-06-2014 03:18:05 | More by mrfrancis
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
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
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
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
A-Pours a very hazy, bright orange. Small head, especially for a style than often brings forth huge head.
S-I like the aroma. Not heavy in the Tripel yeast which I find rather unappetizing. The Citra hops lay down some cool peach, melon and mango aromas. Fruit juice hops. Smells more like a Belgian IPA.
T-The flavor is also pretty delectable. It's hops forward, and I even think the bottle has a bit too much age on it. It's got a lot of liquor-soaked peach, apricot and mango notes with citrusy flavors coming in the same march. A hint of Belgian spice and yeast.
M-Hot but still drinkable.mnot as bitter as I was expecting. A sipper but easier to drink than almost every Tripel I have had.
O/D-Tripels are among my most disliked styles of beer. I only shell out greenbacks when I really am interested by the beer's specs or I trust the brewery. Well a Tripel with Citra brewed by Dieu Du Ciel is worth a spend. Great brewery with a cool take on the style. And it was one of the two or three best Tripels I have had. As it warms it gets funkier and all around tastier.i would preferably serve this far warmer than fridge temp. It really opens up and gets better and better.
11-16-2013 02:07:44 | More by VelvetExtract
4.11/5 rDev +0.5%
Nice to see a new DDC bottle on my local shelf. Love trying new beers by them and absolutely love the artwork. Reviewed from notes.
A- Crystal clear golden body (I got the first half) with a foamy, puffy white head. Foam reaches one finger high and has pretty nice retention. Spotty lace from a frothy ring.
S- Citra hops, as listed, are distinct but do not mask the base beer. Nice lime, tropical fruits, passion fruit feel from these hops. Good Belgian yeast spice and some grape/light fruits mix with the hops.
T- Changes up from the aroma with a heavier yeast influence, quite a bit spicier in flavor. Citra hops give tangerine, pineapple and stone fruit hints. Strong peppery, spicy Tripel yeast. Clove, white wine grapes and coriander too.
MF- Super highly carbonated with a creamy moderately thick body. Some alcohol warming but a pleasant amount. Slightly bitter finish.
The amount of Citra used here is quite nice. It compliments the base yeast flavors but does not over take the beer making it another IPA hybrid.
09-12-2013 00:53:33 | More by cbutova
4.24/5 rDev +3.7%
Batch "04" checked off.
A: Pours a clear golden-amber. Big fluffy and dense white head. Head fades slowly with great retention. Thick walls of lacing left behind.
S: Nice. Juicy citrus and tropical fruits up front. Orange, pineapple and tangerine I would say. A little spicy and a little sweet too. Very enjoyable aroma.
T: Up front there is again some juicy citrus and tropical fruits. But a little more belgian influence now. Sweet grains throughout with some cloves. Finish is quite spicy with cloves, black pepper and some bitter dank-ish citra hops.
M: Medium bodied and smooth.
O: Interesting brew. Tastes more like an american-hopped belgian IPA than a tripel to me, but what do I know? Either way it's quite good. Nice juicy citrus notes everywhere along with proper belgian yeast characteristics. Very tasty.
10-08-2013 04:39:00 | More by Dope
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
Another gem courtesy of joemcgrath27... Mad props...
A - Pours a hazy burnt orange colour with a brown hue, finger of head with decent retention and some sporadic lacing.
S - Sweet citrus notes, lemon iced tea, bubble gum and cloves with some honey and cane sugar on the finish.
T - The citrus hops come through nicely, reminiscent of a DIPA, but the fruity Belgian notes coming through with hints of clove and toffee. A touch of ABV sweetness with a bitter citrus flavour that lingers.
M - Medium bodied, smooth with a touch of dryness and a hint of ABV heat.
O - This stuff is potent, yet smooth and creamy. Loads of flavour and surprisingly drinkable. I would love to see this available through the LCBO in their signature 4-packs as this is something I would treat myself to frequently. Any fan of the style may be a bit confused with the citrus hop kick but will surely not be disappointed.
07-22-2012 04:08:11 | More by andrenaline
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
4.21/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
08-08-2013 04:13:23 | More by Immortale25
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
4.11/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours bright pale orange with an off-white slight head and a ring of retention. A little clingy lace.
Citric hops and boozy tropical fruit in the nose.
Citric ring happiness up front. Peaches, tropical fruit and booze and yeast. Bitterness comes thru later. Nice citric rind hop bitterness in a long finish.
Fuller bodied, modest carbonation.
Tasty and different. Nice blend of styles.
11-27-2013 23:56:16 | More by OtherShoe2
L'Herbe à Détourne from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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