Blanche Neige | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
61 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Witbier brewed with cinnamon & cloves.

Added by Rastacouere on 03-07-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,258
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
61
pDev:
12.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
7
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of jrenihan
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled Feb 2012.

Beer is cloudy golden in colour, somewhat orange like. Very little white head results from a vigorous pour, and begins to dissipate quickly.

Smell is spice dominated. Cinnamon and cloves are very strong. Wheat is there but hard to get through the spices.

Like the nose, spices are the most obvious flavour. Cinnamon and clove are obvious. Wheat backs it up, with a bit of an orange flavour. Hard to get much past the spices, although I like the flavour.

Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation. Swear you can almost feel the spices.

Overall, pretty enjoyable. I would not call this a BSPA. It has the strength to be there, but the flavour profile is entirely different. A spiced-up, strong witbier.

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Photo of cirobordieri
3.92/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

DDC has been producing a herd(take on the picture of the bottle of a girl who looks like a deer) of great and unique takes on beers, and this different wit is another surpriser. Bold flavours, more of a sipper winter warmer. Nice though I could not drink loads of this. Spicy aroma.Above average mouthfeel.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip 29/3/12

A hazy golden liquid with slow moving bubbles popping up from everywhere, the liquid looks thick, cream colored thumbs width quickly falls to a thin film leaving a few partial rings of lace

S clove, cinnamon, ginger, honey, cereal, with a little bubblegum, booze and honey, smells like a Wit on steroids, smells great

T more booze then I could smell with a bit of a spicy mess, a little harder to distinguish the spices then the nose, there's something there I can't quite place but it's not something I need, like thistle perhaps

M almost syrupy, a little heat, strange that this one seams to numb my mouth just a tad, quite unusual if you ask me, flavors linger of clove and spices faintly

O good beer but I think a few tweaks would make it great, smells wonderful but didn't quite stay at that level throughout

Decent stuff from DDC but I can't think of the right time of year to drink it, It would slay you under the Summer sun and not heavy enough for Winter, I suppose Spring is when this one would be best, chilly Spring evening if you want too get picky

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Photo of Fabianno
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leaddog
3.82/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy honey hue with a half finger width of bubbly head. Head retention is weak.

Smell - Cinnamon, clove, slight hint of orange. Predominantly smells of warm spices.

Taste - The warm spices are well balanced with the hops and malt characters, along with the hint of citrus. Slight touch of hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light carbonation. Soft and smooth.

Overall - A well balanced ale by Dieu du Ciel. At first, I was concerned about the strength of the spice aroma, however I was pleasantly surprised at how well balanced it was with the rest of the flavours. I have enjoyed Dieu du Ciel's offerings lately and this one is definitely one to try.

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Photo of SebD
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of cloves, cinnamon, wheat malts, pepper, orange zest and Belgian yeast.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some definite cloves and cinnamon, an earthy bitterness, some wheat, faint pepper, lemon/orange zest and light Belgian yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of J-M
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Mit
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Pours a cloudy golden colour with a white head that dissipates quickly

Smells of clove.....bready odours......orange.....

Strong....bitterness.....spiciness.....yeast flavours. Not getting the orangey flavours on the tongue. Slight alcohol burn near the end of the mouthful.

Mouthfeel is thicker but It is a higher abv.

Overall a delicious beer. I would buy this again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BarrelSelect
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light golden, hazy, thin foam but persistant. Aroma of clove and cinnamon. Taste: sweet, clove, honey, wheat, cinnamon, bitter is present but balanced. Medium body, carbonation good. After the clove comes a bitter finish. Finish is loooong and spicy. Really good beer. A white that stands out of the mass. Robust, made for winter as said on the bottle. I like.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - fully hazy golden, one finger of white head quickly dissipated to a thin ring
S - yeasty esters, floral and herbal, toasted grain
T - big blast of citrus and all spice, perfume and herbal hops, toasty pale malt, perfume hops linger longest
M - medium body with a big carbonation kick, spicy tingle with a somewhat dry finish
O - it is bold in its spice and hoppiness, might be viewed as a little abrasive, an acquired taste for sure but I do enjoy it, not my favorite example of the style but well worth a try as usual with DDC

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Photo of nighthawk
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341mL bottle with bottled-on date (feb 2012) notched on label. Poured into my Sam Adams perfect pint.

Gold, barely hazy body, which seems odd for the wit style, with a bare haze of foam and no lacing or spotting.

Aroma seems to describe the beer exactly as the label advertises; cinnamon, clove, and a backdrop of witbier banana, clove, and wheat smells.

Clove up front, balanced and softened by cinnamon, with mild yeast, banana and tangy wheat in the background.

Medium, slick body with a nice balance from the carbonation

Overall, it's nice, and I like that the alcohol is hidden, but it's hard to tell that this is an "imperial" wit at all. Drinks like an odd combination of wit and winter warmer. Nice enough, but it isn't really impressing me.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: In the darkness of the pub it looked more like a peachy, opaque gueuze, but when JF turned on the lights of the brewery section that it lit up with lovely sunny yellow hues. Decent head for the alcohol involved (was listed as 8% on the board).

Smell: Robust, spicy and yeasty aromas of lemon peel, allspice, cinnamon and cloves.

Taste: A taste of cloves comes first, although my girlfriend who despises said seasoning begged to differ, but for a rare occasion I think I’m right. She thought it was thyme. Next comes the sour orange peel and the strong yeast presence that gives it somewhat of a Wit profile, although it wouldn’t have been my first guess if I tasted this blindly. Alcohol is detectable in the finish, with plenty of spices to spare.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml Bottle - from Broue Ha ha

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow/amber colour with a large size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Lemon, grains, cloves, cinnamon, banana

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste lemon zest, banana, and grains mixed with cloves and cinnamon. There is also a some light hops and malts. It ends with a very clove/spicy slightly tart aftertaste.

Overall - I can see this working well as a Christmas brew due to it's high amount of clove flavour. While it is good beer it didn't wow me as much as the other Dieu Du Ciel beers do. I've got a few more but I won't be stocking up.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.59/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows cinnamon, cloves, candied orange, soft wheat. Very strong spices.
Loads more spices as flavours, close to overpowering. Some soft malt in there.

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Photo of dgilks
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy golden colour with a very small, off-white head. Poor head retention.

Sweet malty aroma. Some wheat. Some herbal notes. Light cinnamon. Okay.

Sweet yet lightly bitter. Earthy and spicy. A little all over the place but it also works.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A solid witbier. Very flavoursome and a unique take on the style.

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Photo of benzalman
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of KeKeKumba
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Franck
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Smell of yeasts and spices.
In mouth, cloves take a lot of place but cinnamon brings a sweet taste.
I'm impressed

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Photo of Sarmento
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Odri
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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Blanche Neige from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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