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Dernière Volonté | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,671
Reviews:
336
Ratings:
620
pDev:
10.5%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
53
Trade:
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Ratings: 620 |  Reviews: 336
Reviews by ChrisCage:
Photo of ChrisCage
4.36/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- This beer is a yeast hazed golden color with a moderate amount of carbonation rising to the top. The head is nice and white, and has a cloud like texture that is dense. The retention factor is really good, starting out about 3 fingers worth of foam, settling down to a meringue style lid over the brew. The lacing is also excellent, with dense bubbly goodness clinging to the glass like nothing.

S- There is a dominant sweet summer fruitiness noticed immediately here...peaches, nectarine, apricot, and even some banana is present....perhaps even a bit of citrus fruit is there as well. It is really smooth smelling, with yeasty overtones in the middle and a modest spice on the finish.

T- The flavors come across on my palate much more herbal like with floral notes in the background. Apart from this, it has a buttered creaminess and the finish is a blend of citrus and fresh leafy hop cones. It's very thirst quenching with the bitterness on the end and has me quickly going back for more.

M- Solid medium body, exceptionally smooth carbonation and a buttery texture make this a pleasure to enjoy. At the same time this is slightly spicy and provides the palate with some tart zing that really helps balance out the malt sweetness.

O- So far, everything that Dieu du Ciel makes that I've tried has been excellent and this isn't an exception! Very well balanced, I think there are qualities in this beer that a wide variety of beer enthusiasts would appreciate. Another great Quebec microbrew!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a globe.

A: Murky and sunny golden in color. Creamy white head settles to a thin cape wispy lacing.

S: A striking tropical medley greets the nose. Pineapple and juicy peach, apricot, kiwi, tangerine and clementine. It's hard to tell where the hops end and the esters begin. Slight doughy yeast and a whiff of black pepper. Faint brush of alcohol. Sweet and honeyed malt.

T: The same juicy tropical melange leads the way. Pineapple, peach, apricot, tangerine, mango, clementine. Tea-like herbal bitterness as well. Leafy and earthy hop dimension builds underneath the tropical flavors. Malt base is sweet and honeyed. Earthy Belgian yeast. Peppery. Spicy alcohol counters the sweetness. Bitter, oily hops pick it up on the quickly drying finish and bring the balance full-circle.

M: Medium bodied with a slick malty feel. Biting carbonation lifts it off the palate for an airy texture. Lightly grating hop astringency. Robust warming alcohol sensation.

O: There's a great balance of flavors here, with malt, hops, yeast, and alcohol all contributing. Vibrant and juicy tropical notes brought by both big esters and hops provide the focal point. Spicy and peppery yeast and alcohol add a lot of depth and complexity. It ends up being more of a sipper with the big alcohol warmth slowing things down, but this one is both fun and contemplative at the same time.

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Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Lare453
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of mikereaser
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a hazy straw yellow with 2 inches of whispy foam

S - wonderful grapefruity citrus smell with a bready yeastiness

T - Medium bodied with a bready yeastiness and citrus flavors

M/D - very enjoyable brew, easy drinking in my opinion. I'm mad i only picked up one bottle of this one.

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Photo of siddhartha
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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

11.5-ounce bottle with a twist-off top, poured into a large tulip glass yields a sunny yellow body thick with haze and quite a bit of sediment. The drink is capped with a grainy finger of white foam that recedes to a thin sheet, leaving very little lacing on the glass.

The smell of the drink is perfumey, with sweet floral hops, with a satisfying heft of bread dough and a bit of spice.

The taste evolves by the swallow. Each sip is super-sweet, floral and fruity before progressing toward spicy, bready, lightly nutty, floral... terminating in a dry, earthy, doughy finish that lingers.

Sizzling carbonation, airy feel, quite refreshing and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of beerhawk41
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of JohnQVegas
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle into chalice.

Pours a cloudy light copper, with a beautiful, thick, creamy off-white cap.

Nose is nice and yeasty, spicy, with some tropical fruit poking through.

Taste is yeasty up front, very peppery and spicy, with a lightly fruity, dry, doughy malt note underneath. A grassy hop bitterness peeks through near the finish, blending with the the black pepper note, and along side the big spicy yeast note. Exhale is doughy, hints of apricot. Finish is long, bitter, peppery.

Mouthfeel is lush and creamy, light.

An exceptional take on one of my favorite styles. Fantastic.

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Photo of CarpalTunnell
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of midaszero
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy orange straw body with one finger of frothy white head and good lacing

S - Kinda of a sweet and sour citrus note with some Belgian spices and yeast for sure.

T - Kinda sweet with a grapefruit bitterness to it. Some malts and hops but nothing hugely noticeable. Letting it warm up a bit lets some white grape flavor come out.

M - Medium body with high carbonation

D - Could be easier to drink and more enjoyable but isn't bad.

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale gold with 3 fingers of bone white head. Slowly settles to a light film with lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

S: Yeasty bread paired with light spices of white pepper and mineral and herbal notes. Light hoppiness on the nose.

T: Yeast, mineral and herbal notes. Much more pronounced bitter hops on the tongue compared to the nose.

M: medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry bitterness on the finish.

O: Much more hoppy than what I was expecting and more "west coast" in style. Quite well done.

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Photo of JoeMayo
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice hazy straw color with a decent cap of foam. The foam recedes to a thick ring around the rim of the glass, but leaves noteworthy lacing.

S- Sweet belgian spices with bready notes. Bright fruits, namely peaches, come through with hints of clove.

T- Slightly more complex than the nose, however the aftertaste is quite alcoholic and almost ruins the delicious flavors of the beer. To begin, a sweet yeasty, bready flavor makes its way in, introducing the spicy belgian hop profile with notes of clove, banana, and peach. All this is delicious on the tip of my tongue, but as soon as it hits the sides, harsh alcohol and an obscure bitterness (not hops) comes through.

M- Lively carbonation and a good dry finish.

D- Good. Overall I really like the flavor of this beer, but there's smoething funny at the end that I dont care for.

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Photo of djcira
4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of popery
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: I'm sure that this score would go up a half point or so if I had the beer from a keg. The bottled version has a ton of floaties, and as much as I don't really mind, I can't just pretend that they're not there. The liquid is a light amber. The head is big, foamy and leaves plenty of lacing.

S: Wonderful smelling beer. If it was stronger, I'd probably give it a perfect score. At this strength, there is a mild chlorine smell that comes up when you swirl it around. I think that it's probably just a yeast odor that would be entirely drowned out by fruity esters if the strength was increased. The odor has apricots, citrus and subtle earthy Belgian flavors.

T: Well, no bleach here, just a balanced and complex Belgian. They used a wonderful strain of yeast on this beer. There are stone fruits and earth notes, bright barley and citric hops. It's just superb.

M: Smooth and creamy. It feels full and round for the size of the beer. I love a beer with a relatively low abv (ok, 6.5% isn't that low but it's all relative) that has a mouthfeel as full and lush as much stronger beers because they aren't cloying at all. It's just fresh grain, wonderful yeast and balanced hops.

D: Easy drinking abbey ale. I don't get disliking this beer. Maybe, it's not your very favorite style or Belgian, but it's balanced and could go with any meal. It's interesting and complex, yet light on the palate and the head. Delicious stuff.

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Photo of legrosjf
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of ckeegan04
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Very hazy goilden-orange in color. Huge, foamy dirty white head. Slowly fades leaving big chunks of lace and a small cap on the beer.

S - Strong fruity aroma, a mix betwen Belgian yeast induced banana and hoppy citrus notes. Underlying spiciness typical to a beer brewed with Belgian yeast.

T - Initial spiciness, lost of pepper and clove. A somewhat muted fruitiness comes through mid drink with hints of banana and canned pear juice. Finishes somewhat dry with a lingering tartness.

M/D - Medium bodied, maybe on the thin side of the spectrum. Light chewiness and very crisp. Excellent carbonation. Very easy drinking.

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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 chinchill
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From bottle to small snifter.
Poured hazy golden-yellow: looks like something you wouldn't want to drink! Average head and lacing.

Aroma: tart; arpicots, citrus and yeast

Flavor: Tart! Hints of apricot; light yeast; light bread.

Feel: Medium body; adequate but low carbonation.

O: a powerful, tart Belgian Ale; definitely NOT a Belgian IPA -- more like a Belgian tripel. Didn't hit the spot with e but certainly will for others.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of paco1029384756
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is slightly hazy golden color with a foamy white head.

Scent of Belgian yeast, honey, earthy hops, malts and some spices.

Taste is slightly spicy, yeast and malts start bitter but sweeten quickly bringing some fruitiness with it.

Mouthfeel is light and clean, refreshing.

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Photo of Idrankthat
4.8/5  rDev +20%

Photo of TroyS
4.64/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This sucker was picked up at MarCellars in Idaho Falls which is in Idaho, of course! Freegin' killer choice for a drink this evening. I think that my only partial non-smile was because it's a bit too heady, super frothy and it sticks around forever w/serious lite lacing. She's a spike to chew on....anwahhh. Super drink that teases like great super yumm yumm floral masterpiece or one could simply say, "Great Beer!" Cheers!

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Photo of MSandahl23
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KaiMiller
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy golden with three fingers of pillowy white head. The aroma is floral, definite pineapple, nice peppery phenolics. Nice spicy flavour. Firm bitterness and copious English hop flavour keep it very crisp, while the Belgian yeast notes (pineapple, pepper) carry over strongly from the aroma. Some alcohol. Silky and light on the tongue. Slight acrid dry hop character, almost tobacco-y. A beer of delicate but exceptional balance - a Belgian blonde with the hopping of an English summer bitter. Not a style-maker; just a perfect bent beer.

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Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 620 ratings