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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Ratings: 616 |  Reviews: 334
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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Beelzebeer
4.73/5  rDev +18.3%
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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Photo of Rutager
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks papat444!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, rich gold colour with almost two fingers of white head.

Smell. Fruity Belgian yeast and just a hint of spicy hops and clean malt.

Taste. Light malts, some earthy, bitter hops and some light, fruity belgian yeast. Fairly dry.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with fairly strong, smooth carbonation.

Overall. A nice dry Belgian IPA with some decent hops.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of kingmaker
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Luk13
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of bismarksays
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Jspriest
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Pours a cloudy orange with chunks floating around. Thick foamy head.

Aroma of citrus hops, funky fruits and yeasty notes.

Taste tropical fruit notes and banana (probably from the yeast). Tones of candy sugar sweetness. Finishes with a mild bitterness and some Belgium yeast funk.

Mouthfeel is dry and crisp.

A delicious blond ale I look forward to having again.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of papat444
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New label which looks a lot cooler, not that the older one wasn't nice. They've switched styles to Belgian IPA.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottled 08/12.

Appearance: A very hazy light orange-gold body. Thick, fluffy white head sits atop and clings all around pretty good.

Smell: Very floral, unobtrusive hop aroma, yeast-like esters, mangoes, bit of spice notes.

Taste: Can tell the recipe's been tweaked as the hops are more prominent in a Belgian way if that makes any sense. Ends on a spice-like note. Pears and other fruits are present in the middle. Dash of sweetness and honey as well.

Mouthfeel: A restrained bitterness balances well with stronger malt presence.

Overall: A Belgian ale that is just enough hoppy. Well done.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of puboflyons
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 11.5 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 15, 2012.

The pour is a handsome looking light copper-amber with a long lasting silky head.

I cannot quite define the aroma. It most definitely has an orange, nectarine, or clementine note with a little spice but more on the sweet side.

The body is about medium and fairly smooth.

The taste is much like the aroma with a vibrant citrus flavor that tends to favor oranges or nectarines. Some spicy or peppery notes. The bitterness is moderate and lingers briefly on the palate. Very nice beer all in all.

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Photo of Philousa
3.45/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is metallic golden, clear, with white, billowy head that settles to a thin layer. Aroma is sweet, corn or beet sugar and white grape juice, with cracker, biscuit and honey. Taste starts somewhat thick with honey and overcooked biscuit, moves to grassy, nectary hops and a thick mouthfeel. Hops linger on the back of the tongue, but it's lacking the gross candied sugar throat feel. Very solid, but there's better out there imho.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dernière Volonté a hazy straw yellow with a moderate, frothy white head on top. The foam dissolves slowly to a sheet on the surface and leaves behind a netted pattern of lace on the glass.

The aroma is spicy with some fruit and citrus mixed in. Bready malt, pepper, orange citrus and green apple are all present.

Each sip of this medium bodied beer is creamy with moderate carbonation. The flavor has a fair amount of Belgian notes with some sweet malt and a touch of citrus. It starts with fruit flavors of apple and peach, which is quickly followed by pepper and clove. In the background there's a taste of malt sweetness. It finishes dry with a little orange citrus. Once gone the pepper and citrus lingers on the palate.

This is a tasty beer that's well balanced between Belgian spice, hops and malt.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of superspak
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Slight gusher upon opening. Pours murky golden amber color with a nice 3 finger fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, pear, honey, grape, orange, herbal, grass, bread, earth, floral, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of orange, lemon, pear, bread, herbal, grass, floral, pepper, earth, candi sugar, light caramel, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, pepper, floral, grass, bread, candi sugar, light caramel, and earth on the finish for a good bit. Very nice Belgian/hop flavor balance with good complexity; zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly dry mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy blond ale! Great flavor balance and complexity; extremely smooth and crisp to drink. Really enjoyable offering.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Dernière Volonté from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 81.3% out of 100 with 616 ratings
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