Le Petit Détour
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IPA - Belgian
Ranked #58
Ranked #15,251
4.01 | pDev: 6.73%
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
Very Good
Le Petit DétourLe Petit Détour
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josanguapo from Spain

4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

From Labirratorium. In Teku glass. Playing Avernum 2. Lots of refreshing citrusy notes, citra-like, with the abv very well hiding. Dangerously drinkable. Reminds me a duvel tripel hop (citra version) with a lower abv

Apr 19, 2018
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dabeerbuddha from Canada (ON)

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

What a head!
Great clear straw coloured head. Mounds of frothy head!
The citra shines through. Nice bitterness with a saison finish.
Really nice beer overall.

Nov 27, 2016
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle poured into tulip 16/6/2016

A hazy bright yellow with a couple slow streams feeding a well sustained finger of loose soapy foam that leaves lots of random lace

S big tropical nose one this one, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, tangerine, maybe some melon, a little pine lots of spicy yeast, citrus popping up here and there, I'm digging it

T more spicy Belgian yeast and a little less fresh tropical flesh, more pine, lemon rind comes out, tastes great but the nose was even better

M lighter then expected, bubbles fluff it up, mild bitter bite, a little grit inside and slightly sticky on the lips, yeasty citrus linger

O I've already put back the bottle at this point and I've been typing fairly fast, great nose and very drinkable for the strength, I'll be buying more of this for sure

Yet another winner from DDC, lots of hops with the yeast working well, plenty going on and drinking super fresh at the moment

Jun 15, 2016
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle - with some nice rustic countryside pub imagery depicted on the label.

This beer pours a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat chunky off-white head, which leaves some sudsy dissipating cloud lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of mildly dank pine resin, edgy yeast, some lemon, orange, and pineapple fruitiness, gritty and grainy pale and wheat malt, and further leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy pale malt, a lesser wheaten cereal sweetness, mixed domestic and tropical fruity esters (lemon, lime, and papaya standing out), peppery yeast, and more leafy, herbal, and slightly perfumed floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairy steady in its supportive and sometimes probing frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and more or less smooth, just a wee yeasty intransigence trying to spoil the fun. It finishes off-dry, the tropical fruitiness really showing some legs, alongside its lingering malt chaperone.

Overall, Petit Détour is a well-made Belgian IPA, with the typical yeasty character kept mostly in check, while the sexy new age hops run amok in their varied fruity manifestations. Easy to put back, and not too strong in the wowee sauce department - almost a sessionable example of the style - c'est what?

Jun 12, 2016
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Nice nose on this one - Lemon and pineapple scents with a distinct note of Belgian yeast. The hops blend really nicely with the yeast. Flavour is a slight step down, but still very good. The citra hops bring lots of tropical fruit, the yeast is in a strong supporting role with other fruity flavours bubbling up, some sweet sugary flavours are present but the finish is slightly bitter. Very nice - the only detractor for me is that the carbonation is a tad more lively than I would like. I am a big fan of l'Herb a Detourne and this is a great supplement to that beer.

Jun 12, 2016
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Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a nice large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrusy hops notes with light yeasty notes is quite admirable. Taste is a mix of super fresh citrusy notes with some light tropical fruit notes, some grassy notes, some yeasty notes and light residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Super fresh with almost no bitterness and great drinkability.

May 25, 2016
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VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy beer with a straw/light golden color. Not much head.

Intense tropical smell from the hops, nothing else is really detectable, but really nice smell.

Still really tropical in the mouth, the Belgian yeasts bring a nice touch.

Nice mouth feel, pretty easy to drink.

May 20, 2016
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent reinvention of the Belgian IPA. Hops on display and supported and not overwhelmed by a yeast factory. Great drinkability. Fresh bottle from Rahman

May 15, 2016
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Service: Bottle
Bottled on: Apr-11-2016

Pours a hazy golden hay color with a soapy, lumpy finger of head that doesn't amount to much. Little retention; some little specks of lacing. (3.75)

Citrus pith, spicy Belgian yeast, grassy, herbal, spicy, doughy, floral. (4)

Doughy yeast, white pepper, flowers, more pepper, honey, tea-like astringency. (3.5)

Medium minus body, sharp medium carbonation, fairly dry, hint of alcohol, bone dry, slightly astringent finish. (3.5)

This is not a bad beer, but I don't know that it is quite a good one, either (at least to my tastes and by their standards).
It pours fairly anemic looking with a scummy little head that never amounts to much. The aroma is by far the high point. There is some sweet citrus sugar right upon opening it and in the glass the aroma ranges from a light grapefruit sweetness to almost piney, peppered, richly dank green herbal spice. The flavor is mainly a yeasty, leafy hop bitterness with a lingering hop tea astringency that is not great after a while. The body is similarly puckering. It is not undrinkable, I actually enjoyed it, but it is lacking in a few areas, I would say.
Still, praise be the day that I can complain about a hoppy beer that is of this quality and not just a shadow of a beer. I would have it again if offered to me. (3.75)

May 10, 2016
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