Cuvée De L'alchimiste #14 | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Goldorak on 08-02-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of DrJay
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden colour with a dense, white head that reduced quickly yet left some lacing on the glass. Sweet, spicy aroma that's full of banana and other ripe fruits. There's a bit of lemony citrus and cloves as well. The flavour is balanced towards malty sweetness with a light fruit and spice character. The finish is barely off-dry with considerable malt sweetness. Smooth texture with carbonation on the low side. The body is assisted somewhat by the residual sweetness. This is a pretty good beer that's quite drinkable, but my preference is for a somewhat stronger yeast character that contributes to the flavour.

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Photo of Goldorak
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cuvée de l'alchimiste is usually a Beer that J-F, the head brewer, feels needs tweaking or is just a test batch to try something new, interesting but not necessarily worthy of making the starting rotation. The waiter told me that this one was a German-style Hefeweizen but, a regular ale yeast was used.

Appearance: Troubled yellow/peach, only a thin crown around the edges.

Smell: Light, wheaty smell, with a palpable yeast spicyness that gave it almost a saison-ish aroma altogether.

Taste: Cinnamon and spice flavored oatmeal with hints of apples, freshly crushed coriander and zested oranges. It was refreshing and I enjoyed it, maybe I should lobby to have this underachieving Weizen a chance to prove itself over time, but then again, DDC masters the style so well that I'll just stick with the usuals.

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Cuvée De L'alchimiste #14 from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.77 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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