Dernière Volonté | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Last Will is born from a meeting between the Belgian and British brewing traditions. It has a complex nose of flowers and alcohol, supported by slightly fruity and malty flavors, all topped by a strong hop bouquet. In the mouth it is spicy and fruity hints and a discrete touch of alcohol. In the final, hops up the rear with force.

Added by francisweizen on 06-23-2004

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Photo of Jibs
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy straw color with a thin, white head. Plenty of varbonation.
Big carmel malt and yeast smell with banana. A slight dark fruit smell, cherry.
Carmel malt and dark fruit is the backbone of taste. Good yeast and slight banana. Light hop in the finish with lemongrass. Quite complex that comes together well.
Very unique beer that I highly enjoyef.

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Photo of Samact
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rand
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although I love wild beers, IPA Brett beers are not one I gravitate towards.

This however is a great representation of the style mixing fruitiness from the hops and Brett and dryness from the bitter hops and the Brett.

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Photo of mattymartin99
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.57/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25


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Photo of SABERG
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated 9/20/2016 into the test glass.
A - Loose knit frothy white cap sits atop a slightly hazed dark straw colored offering. The carbonation is champagne style.
minute spheres tirelessly work skyward.
S - Pineapple, tangerine, a bit of funk from the Brett, candied citrus marmalade, and some nice biscuit notes from a solid grain bill, finally some botanical threads run through the aromatics include lily and hyacinths.
T - Follows the nose closely, lots of pineapple and orange flavors, with a rise in temperature honeysuckle and orange blossom honey.
M - Medium in body, fully coated palate rolls the tongues edges up welcoming the slightly sour notes. Then that pesky Brett dries things out quickly, almost ashen finish, but wait, a touch of sweetness in the long linger.
O - A very nice Belgian influenced offering from Du Du Ciel, Strikes all the right notes, Brett use is well executed, the aromatics are the shining spot here, the body is quite good and the palate is delightful.

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Juneau
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Floral, citrus and a hint of spice. One of the best looking bottles too.

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Photo of Beersnake1
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a golden yellow with good carbonation. Smell is hops, barnyard funk, and citrus peel. A bit of leather and bitterness. Very nice. Taste is smooth, nice hops (but not too overpowering), Definitely some bitterness. Mouthfeel is nice. Overall, a really nice beer.

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Photo of bbtkd
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Dernière Volonté, 7% ABV, 25 IBU. Pours thin and hazy golden, with a 2+ finger foamy white head that left decent lacing. Nose is grapefruit and a bit of alcohol, taste is grapefruit, hops, and a slight bitter close. A bit over-carbonated but it plays nicely with the grapefruit for a nice mouthfeel. Overall pretty decent. I'm not a big IPA fan but this is pretty good.

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tyronegangsta
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of generallee
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.24/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I began this latest quest on Monday, which was Canadian Thanksgiving Day, by scouring my backlog to see what Canadian beers might lay in wait. Unfortunately for my plans, two of the first three were a**kicking AMLs from Labatt & then I was on a planned expedition yesterday. This is less hair of the dog and more like the horse that I rode in on. This bottle was procured at Hunger 'n' Thirst here in Lancaster, PA.

From the bottle: " Dernière Volonté (French for 'Last Will') is a mix of Belgian and English brewing traditions. Complex flavours of hop flowers and spicy, fruity esters from our [B]elgian yeast are perfectly balanced with the robust flavours and aromas of malt. The finish is commandeered by an assertive aroma from dry-hopping."

My problem stems from the fact that they put their beers into a screwed-up screw-top bottle! I will buy the idea of oxygen-fixing crown caps, but not when a thread exists that may lead to oxygen being leeched into the bottle & its contents. Smyert botylok! Deprived of the Pop! & not wanting to rouse any lees, I went with a gentle pour. An in-glass swirl raised two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, bone-white head with great retention. Color was a slightly hazy Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9), but I am betting that it will clarify as it warms. Nose had a peppery spiciness along with a light mustiness, the latter undoubtedly from the yeast. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste had a tropical fruitiness, like tangerines and oranges, along with a decided spiciness and a light mustiness. I recently held forth about my liking Belgian (White) IPAs as opposed to disliking Cascadian (Black) IPAs and it is my supposition that in the latter, the dark malts get in the way of the hops, effectively rendering them useless, while in the former, the yeast and the spices accentuate the spiciness of the hops. In this one, the flavors melded really well to create a very pleasant beer. The finish was dry, but not gasping. The combination of the yeast and the hops could have been overboard, but instead, they were held in check. It left behind some nice, sticky lacing, but it never really clarified. Oh well.

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Photo of SmithyAlan
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hunterjames
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not one of their stronger offerings in my experience. this tasted a little old to me, up on tap at the tap and handle in fort collins, it had a cardboard element to it, and the hops seemed more bitter than flavorful. its also really murky, super dark for the style, almost more red than pale with a dense haze and not a lot of head. it smells alright though, big bitter grapefruit hops and a strange yeast, almost more like a saison strain than a classic belgian one, with less of the fruity and spice and ester stuff and more of the rustic must and even mild funk, notes of white wine here, molasses, candied grapefruit peel, and aggressively bitter earthy hops with a mild spice to them all on the back end. nothing about this says ipa to me though, despite it being hoppy, its weird enough in grain and yeast to not really fit the bill at all. it must have been old or something though, as it has some impressively high ratings here compared to my experience with it. i see the potential, but it just doesnt come together, heavy to drink with a little too much going on...

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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a small tulip glass a hazed milky tangerine color with a sticky half finger white head atop.Pithy grapefruit rind really stands out in the nose along with a tinge of iron and toasted cereal grain.Dry and citric on the palate with a big toasted element in the finish,very drinkable.It's just a real solid beer that's very drinkable with a sharp hop profile.

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