6e Soir En Fut De Pinot Noir - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
341ml bottle, thanks be to hoser for this sample, proffered on a surreptitious, frosty St. Paddy's Day night in Edmonton.
This beer pours a murky, dark brickish amber hue, with a half finger of bubbly, weakly foamy off-white head, which leaves some sparse mitochondrial lace around the glass as it quickly abates.
It smells quite prominently of earthy funk, sourly acidic cherry and raspberry, pale, grainy malt, and weak red wine soaked woody notes, save those of the boozy nature. The taste is more musty funk - part barnyard, part stale fruit - somewhat fruity raspberry, bing cherry and strawberry puree, semi-sweet beefy pale malt, a subtle red wine informed barrel woodiness, softly lulling alcohol, and very understated earthy, weedy hops.
The bubbles are generally unobtrusive, but do sustain a minor frothiness, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, the acidity and heretofore absent alcohol noticeable enough, but hardly making a dent. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the burgeoning malt finally coming to terms with the persistent sour, funky fruitiness.
Huh. The bottle I have makes no mention of being barrel-aged, but once I poured it, I knew something was up, and checked out the listings for the two apparently different offerings for this beer, and came to the conclusion that I simply have an under-labeled bottle. That sorted out, this is one heavily-affected base beer - an imperial pilsener being no slouch in the first place, so much so that one could have passed this off as a moderately boozy wild ale in a heartbeat. Tasty, complex, and sublimely warm, a treat for all those sour fans out there.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2013 01:31:31 | More by biboergosum
3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
341ml bottle poured into tulip 21/12/12 thanks hoser for the bottle
A murky brownish orange with a finger of soapy foam that falls rather quickly leaving a few patches of random lace
S I wasn't expecting a blast of funk but I got it, lots of lambic like funky notes with some strawberry and raspberry with lots of woody earthy notes. The barrel has completely transformed this brew and I'm impressed how big of an impression it has left behind, vinous notes are hard to miss but the booze is hard to find
T I can taste some of the base beer I was struggling to find on the nose, there's some bready notes and the booze is much stronger, much less fruity vinous funk that the smell had working for it but there's still some hops hiding in there
M low carbonation and a little heat, feels full and its a little slick after the fact, strange aftertaste I can't quite place but it doesn't hurt the cause
O smells great but didn't quite follow through in other areas, its still good beer please don't get me wrong but the nose was a tough act to follow
I've added 2 DDC beers in 2 weeks? what's going on out East? thanks again hoser for first crack at some rarities I wouldn't get the chance to try otherwise
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2012 06:39:11 | More by wordemupg
6e Soir En Fut De Pinot Noir from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.