Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre) | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre)Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre)
BA SCORE
53.1%
Liked This Beer
3.66 w/ 637 ratings
Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre)Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Popsinc on 06-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,226
Reviews:
388
Ratings:
637
Liked:
338
Avg:
3.66/5
pDev:
13.66%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
46
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 637 |  Reviews: 388
Photo of Facticians
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kybeerdrinker
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fabianno
3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chops557
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a nonic, the beer is a muddled, opaque, brown coloring with a halo of white head and a steady flow of carbonation bubbling throughout the body. Aromas of rich caramel, hints of chocolate, heavy pepper spicing, bitter toasted grains, and earthy notes. Flavors are sweet caramel and bitter grains forward, followed immediately by the pepper spice. Smooth and mid-bodied, with a tingling pepper spiced, muddled sweet aftertaste. The finish is light, smooth, and slightly watered down. Tasty beer, and an interesting twist on a rye, but just lacking something for me.

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Photo of thebeers
3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ruddy brown with a finger of off white head. Peppercorn and a little dark fruit on the nose -- almost wine-like. Spicy tasting -- with the rye and pepper playing off nicely against each other. There's some heft to the body, with the malty, fruitiness partially masked by the spice. The pepper lingers in the aftertaste with more bite than the aroma and initial taste would suggest. The aftertaste is a little much for me, although paired with a heavy meal, it might work well. Until then, a very solid brew.

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Photo of TrulySlide
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a half finger of head on a hazy brown body.
The aroma is spice rye bread. Nice.
The taste is muddled rye, caramel and peppers. The finish is a nice peppercorn flavor though.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
It's a rye bread in liquid form.

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Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.15/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 2Cents
4.47/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer deserves a better rating then an 83. If you warm it up a little, you get a variety of tastes. A malt profile that has a scotch ale thing, only. with rye. There's a nice caramel taste that fuses with a mild hop bitterness and a peppery rye taste. The pepper corns add a lot of heat that coats the roof of you mouth. For me, this is a delightful treat!

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Photo of Iz-GOod
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simonsays2k9
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

App: Medium light brown with almost no head

Nose: Bit of cereal, toffee and slight spicyness. Barely any yeast notes, maybe i didnt let it warm long enough. Very clean nose.

Taste: slightly roasted malt, cereal, mild toffee and bread notes, the spices and the pepper shines in the finish big time leaving a pleasant and very present heat on the tongue and palate.Earthy and herbal bitterness from the hops that compliment very well the pepperyness of this beer.

Pretty interesting beer. The malt profile seems a bit lackluster but it gets better in complexity if you let it warm up quite a bit. This is the perfect beer for food pairing with steak, grilled meats, etc. I will probably buy it again but it will most likely be to pair with a meal rather than drinking as a standalone beer. While its not my favorite style of all time, this beer works well for what it is. Worth a try. I recommand it.

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Photo of benzalman
2.75/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

not really my style of choice, tough to drink. The pepper and spice are very, very prominent.

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Photo of Electros
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lillitnn92
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rain_dog
4.08/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm a fan of spicy beer, and this a solid one. Albeit, it can be overpowering if you don't like the taste of pepper. The peppercorns are right upfront front: smell and taste. Add to that some caramel and some distant chocolate, strong malt flavor. Did not detect the rye or fruit as the label implies.

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Photo of Kerrie
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vdub191
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Brain-eat-Brain
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of flyingpig
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

341ml bottle from Brewdog's Online Shop:
Not a bad beer at all and certainly a lot better than I was expecting given the aroma of the beer, it definitely wasn't a classic but I did enjoy the spiciness to it and its fairly unique flavours. While it's not a beer I'm likely to pick up again it is one it was a decent beer and a very spicy one at that.

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Route Des Épices (Ale Rousse Au Poivre) from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 53.1% out of 100 with 637 ratings
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