Dernière Volonté | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

BA SCORE
89
very good
614 Ratings
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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.

Added by francisweizen on 06-23-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
614
Reviews:
333
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
47
Gots:
52
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The numbers say it all

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

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5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of J-Rye
4.91/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Couldn't garher the bottling date from the label, which did not look like the label pictured. Poured into a tulip glass an opaque light brown, which is an odd color, but I guess that's due to the Belgian/french style mash-up. I'm not sure how to score it. A one finger head dissipated quickly. The Belgian candy and yeasts came through the nose all while smelling like a cigar shop: horse blanket, apple, overripe pear, chocolate, tobacco. Wow, wow, wow. The taste is amazing, molasses, vanilla, black cherry, (tart?) berries, raisin, plum, tobacco, mocha, caramel. Still, wow for a long while after swallowing. Mouth feel is tremendous: frothy, a little sticky sweet, carbonation leaves the tongue tingling for a while. Wow!

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Photo of corby112
4.89/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy golden-orange color with a huge foamy white head that quickly settles into a thin lacing that lasts. Citrus and floral hop aroma with some pine, citrus fruit and sweet maltiness. Perfect balance of hops, fruit and yeast, with hints of golden crisp apple and pear and subtle spices. Bitter hops up front with creamy smooth fruit center and dry hop finish. Very good!

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Photo of josefnewsong
4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Dark gold color with frothy/rocky white head that leaves lace everywhere. Lots of small pieces of sediment that don't swirl around but are suspended as if in gelatin
S - Very yeasty, a bit wheaty, sweet vinous/champagne notes, smells like it came straight from belgium
T - Beautiful. Caramel sweetness, candied sugar, apricot, belgian yeast, banana fruitiness, some floral flavors...very much like a tripel, a very good one at that.
M - Light bodied but not watery, close to medium. Very smooth with a hint of carbonation
O - An exceptional beer. All the qualities of a tripel with more drinkability if you can believe it. On the sweet side for sure but still very complex and probably the best looking BPA - not to mention one of the best tasting - I've had to date.

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4.85/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +20.3%

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4.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

One of the most memorable beers I tried (on draft) during my recent trip to Montreal, this review is on a bottle purchased here.

Rocky head with good lace on a slightly hazy orange body. Citrusy hops, pine and estery yeasty notes share the nose. Both the hops and yeast contribute to a strong fruity character - at once mango, then orange - lots to contemplate. These flavors continue in the taste, sharing the palate with a nice bready malt sweetness.

A great marriage of big hops and Belgian yeast. Maybe bettter classified as a Belgian IPA? Regardless, I will be sure to reach for this one whenever it is available!

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4.79/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4.73/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

330ml bottle, served in DDC tulip. Bottled August 2012. A little old.

A - Copious, billowy head, with a body the colour of a light unfiltered apple juice.

S - Juicy fruit hops, citrus, yeast

T - Banana, juicy fruit, the more bitter hops have dissipated, leaving more fruit behind. Delicious either way.

M - Good medium carbonation, medium body, perfect for the style.

O - Perfect! Keep up the good work DDC

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4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Perfect appearance for an abbey beer. Hazy and golden. Complexion is reminiscent of a cocktail enjoyed on the beach.

Fruity and aromatic. Peaches and mango are noticed in the scent. It truly smells like the notable brands originating from Belgium. Very inviting to all.

This is a brilliantly disguised 7% ABV. I love every aspect of the taste as it truly replicates a Belgium brew without the peppery additives that most North American imitations have included by mistake.

Very nice mouthfeel and carbonation. Effervescent all over. Bitterness lingers on the sides of the tongue, but it is pleasant.

Let me put it this way; I'd bring a case of this to a party if I wasn't worried I'd give too many away to curious friends. Thankfully, I have no problem drinking a bunch at home with the Inner Circle.

One for the Ages.

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4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
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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Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.99 out of 5 based on 614 ratings.
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