Blanche Du Paradis | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Belgian-inspired, unfiltered wheat beer brewed with the traditional coriander and Curaçao orange peel. A delicate and refreshing bouquet of citrus and spice floats atop toasted bread aromas, accompanied by a subtle touch of acidity provided by the wheat.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,969
Reviews:
118
Ratings:
258
pDev:
10.58%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
34
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 118 | Ratings: 258
Photo of ewpass
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Montreal July 2018. Bottled in late May so two months old. Hazy straw yellow with a smallish head. Bready malt nose with a hint of fruit. Wheaty body with some spicy pepper notes. Light carbonation. Age adversely impacted rating I would say.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single bottle - not fresh but frankly held up well. Pours a slightly cloudy golden trying to be orange tinged - nice whitish head. Aroma of banana, peppery yeast, citrus, bready. Taste of the spicy yeast, banana, clove, some bubblegum but with a mildly sharp/bitey finish. Mouthfeel is full and creamy into that yeasty spicy bitter end. Really good.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a mug. The appearance was a mild hazy burnt orange color with a thin white little head that quickly dissipated. Lacing just slid right on into the beer. The smell had some sweet lemon, subtle sweet wheat, mild coriander, sweet lemongrass. The flavor takes in the previously mentioned flavor and beefs up the wheat portion to more of a mildly sweet breadiness to it. Lingering sweet citrus rounds out into the aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a wonderful sessionable feel. Spices don’t detract on the harshness. Carbonation felt good as well. Overall, as a witbier it works, definitely, but why am I drinking it this time of the year, yeah well, I’ll drink again preferably in the Summer.

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Photo of Poljazz22
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pour a hazy straw colour with a faint white ring.
Smells of Belgian ale ( wheat and some sweetness) with citrus notes.
Lemon peel, citrus and orange some bitterness and some acidity.
I feel this beer works well if you just go for it. Otherwise the various flavors seem unbalanced.
A nice thirst quencher in hot weather.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Bierkraft. In Teku glass. Playing 12 Labours of Hercules 5. Not bad but The coriander, spicyness and lemony notes are a bit over what Id like and the body a bit below

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Photo of bubseymour
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been quite a while since I've had a Witbier. With that said this one resparked my interest to give them a go. This one really hits all the nice marks of the best of them. Sweet yet very drinkable, Grassy, earthy with some hop crisp balance at the end. Very nice warm weather beer. Recommend.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

this is real wit, not some mass produced made for everyone to sort of like wit, this is wit for wit drinkers, for beer people in general, it is bold and robust and on the edge of absurd, certainly absurdly delicious. lots of everything, from haze to head to compelling aroma of banana, white and black pepper fresh cracked, whole ripe oranges, toasted coriander seed, coconut, heaps of raw wheat, and winter spices. this is dynamic and expressive and as good as it gets in the style for me. the yeast is peppery and spice with subtle pear and apple, while the wheat malt sort of levitates on the tongue, punctuated for a moment here and a moment there by the citrus, the hops, and the bitterness. it feels oily, protein rich, and far more flavorful than almost all of these. grains of paradise, floral tropical tea, coriander, wildflowers, fresh wheat, and the belgian element of course. epic carbonation, lots of big pillowy body, billowing creamy head that coats the lips each sip, and honestly one of the best beers i have ever consumed alone in a hotel room, which says a remarkably lot more than it should... i love these guys, and profess to buy everything new i see from them, just adore what they do!

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Photo of EMH73
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a sightyear cloudy straw color with a very thin white head that left almost no lacing. Smells of citrus especially lemon zest and spices. Tastes of orange, lemon zest, pepper, coriander, quite yeasty, bready malts and banana. Light to medium bodied, light carbonation, mouth fell is more like a dry white wine. Overall a little disappointing.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.5 oz. bottle dated 2016-07-04

Pours foggy hazy straw yellow with a quickly receding frothy white foam head. Smells like orange citrus, lemon, coriander, wheat, peppery spice, clove, banana, apricot, vanilla, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like orange citrus, lemon, coriander, wheat, peppery spice, clove, banana, apricot, vanilla, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice witbier.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.11/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

My buddy, Chef Monty, came into Lancaster County last week for our annual celebration of Veterans' Day & in making the rounds, we hit Hunger 'n' Thirst with its bottle shop. I know that I have a Bottle Backlog, but this one was inexpensive & I recently ran through a bunch of Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! beers that did not include this one. I really dig the label art & I am a curious cat.

From the bottle: "Blanche du Paradis is a Belgian-style Wit brewed with coriander seeds and Curacao orange peels, the spices traditionally found in this classic style. Unfiltered and containing almost as much raw wheat as malted barley, it presents a veil of yeast, giving this style its 'Blanche' name. Round and refreshing at the same time, it exhales fresh baked bread aromas, and reveals spices and citrus flavours, accompanied by subtle notes of acidity coming from the wheat."

I must cop to having agitated the beer in the bottle before Pop!ping the screw-top cap. Grrr. The label read "Bottle Conditioned" & it was a Witbier and meant to be cloudy. My machinations paid off as it raised a brief finger of eggshell-white head that quickly fell away. It also got the lees back into suspension, leaving none on the kick. Color was a cloudy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7). Nose had a sweet, stone fruitiness, like apricots and peaches! Mmmm. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was really unexpected! Not only did I get that peach/apricot sweetness, but then there was a peppery spiciness to accompany it. I also got the breadiness mentioned on the label, but not really any acidity, which was fine by me. I also began to wonder if I hadn't mistaken the orange peels for the other fruits, but I just did not recognize it as orange and/or citrusy. Finish was dry, spicy and highly refreshing. This would be perfectly suited for a hot, humid summer's day.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a thin ring of white head that leaves sparse blobs of lace as it recedes.

Smells of lemon zest, orange peel, unsalted crackers, coriander, black pepper dust and cut grass.

Tastes of more crackery wheat malt, mild white wine, more zesty citrus and spicy yeast and more soft grassy hops.

Feels light and fizzy. Light bodied with perky carbonation. Finishes off-sweet.

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Photo of TheHammer
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A fairly clear body for a wit as only some minor cloudiness is present in it's yellow body. Produced half a finger of head that didn't stick around or lace, which is surprising given how much visable carbonation is in the body.

Smell: Cloves take up front and center on this brew with notes of lemon and orange zest with a backing of wheat malt. Warming doesn't really help things here, and a bit more potency would be nice but it checks all the other boxes.

Taste: Mild cirtus starts us off with the barest notes of bready wheat and then the spiciness takes over as notes of cloves, potent corriander, tempered by a mild herbal grassiness at the end. All around great stuff.

Moutfeel: Points get deducted for the lack of head, and despite seeming very carbonated it doesn't seem to really stand out and help the beer, comming across as a little flat. However in gains ground on a mild spice and citrus aftertaste that doesn't cling and excellent transistioning.

Drinkability: Easy to put back, no question of that, as I could drink this all day. Very light bodied, almost to the point of excess. Incredibly easy on the system with just an all around great job done.

Final Thoughts: Without sounding too sacrilegious, it's been a while since Dieu du Ciel has put forward and offering that really appealed to me. This one does, and really apart from Winter pub drinking, I could see myself drinking this at any time, espcially with fish. Two thumbs up.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a cloudy pale straw with practically no head at all. Aroma malts, yeast, grass, spicey. Taste lemon, citrus, grass, sweet. Not to bad not really a fan of this style but I don't mind it at all.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

11.5 oz. Bottle
Bottle Dated: Jul 2014
Bottle Conditioned
ABV 5.5%

Pours a nice slightly cloudy pale yellow color, nice carbonation, with a nice quick fizzy white head, which does leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, slight spice note, grassy/wheaty. The taste is malty, yeasty, slightly sweet, with some slight spice notes, grassy/wheaty. Medium body. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of Andrew_Smith
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Huge fan of dieu du ciel. Arguably the best producer from Canada's best producing region. Always forget to twist em.

Look - totally clear and translucent exept for a single spiral of small bubbles from the bottom of a tulip. Less than 1 on the head retention scale. Would have to call it a krystalweizen. Low end of the srm for the style

Smell - Very happy yeast quality. Like a funky banana, with some little brown spots. Low phenol. Restrained/approcachable smell. appealing citruus quality

Taste - Definite mushroom/st agur earthiness from rn. Mild to medium citrus tang. Strong and pleasant hop bitterness. Sweet for the style but not syrupy, nicely balanced with bu and stands up to yeast quality.

Feel - Very pleasant mouthfeel. Creamy bubbly croissant with blue cheese. Fairly cold sample. Strong citrus vibe with astringent medicinal quality of yeats. Hop stickiness and malty syrupines also noticeasbly bsalanced

Overall - I have high expectastions of DDC and this weas no exception. Not a fresh sample but help up in the fridge as do do most of their stylings. Excellent lunch or breakfast beer. I am personally a strong supporter of the flavour profile. Though I do find it odd this one was so clear. Usually what I feel should be clear, DDC does cloudy

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a hazy gold with half a finger head that dies quickly. this is quite normal of the witbiers ive tried and expected.

Aroma - wheat, coriander, peppery spices, lemon

Taste - the wheat zest tingles on your tongue followed by a nice peppery flavor, next up is the coriander followed by lemon. The flavor reminds me of unibroues Blanche de chambly but missing the breadyness.

Mouth feel -light body, carbonation stings the tongue slightly, sweet start dry finish. not bitter at all though.

Overall - Granted I have a bias for witbiers, I think this is an excellent brew. Try it if you get a chance.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two-finger white head that fades quickly leaving traces of lace. Pale straw color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Light wheat nose and flavor is lemon, light wheat and some coriander. $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Slightly hazy dark straw color with a strong amount of activity. Weak white half a finger head that last for 5 minutes with some good leggings.

Aromas of lemon, coriander, and fresh flowers. Flavors of citrus, noble herbal spices with floral notes, and roasted grains. Subtle grassiness with an overwhelming malty feel. Well balanced sugars and bitterness but with a low sharpness.

Slick medium body with a perfect amount of carbonation. Light finish of moderate length, ending with a lemony tongue coat and numbing yeasty spiciness.

Overall pretty average in quality, while having decent salivating flavors they are way too faint, mediocre freshness being a little flat and dull. Overly malty and missing some sharpness. No real personality and nothing special.

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Photo of belljt33
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

V- very clear bright golden yellow with little to no head retention and moderate lacing
A- chardonnay, slight corriander, but mainly white wine
T- good balance between spices and sweet light malts
M- mildly astringent, could use some more carbonation for a crisper feel
O- solid beer, sort of boring, but I'd drink it again

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Photo of souvenirs
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From Harvest Wines in Dartmouth, NS

A: straw-coloured and cloudy, with minimal head.
S: Zesty. Yeast and a little citrus.
T: wheat and yeast.
F: crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of pants678
2.94/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice yellow but zero head.

Spices aren't so pronounced here.

Hoppy, fruity but subdued. Fairly sharp and dry, some sugar on the back end. I was looking for something rich, this isn't. Generally inoffensive.

Body is medium.

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Photo of FLima
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazy golden color with a thin head with short retention.
Aroma with notes of orange peel, lots of white bread, coriander and a citrusy tartness.
Fun flavor with refreshing notes of coriander, fresh oranges, yeast, white pepper, ginger, some banana and bubblegum, pineapple juice and just a bit of lactic acid. Dry and slightly acid aftertaste.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Enjoyable Witbier. This is not a shallow Wit, this is smelly and flavorful. It goes deeper in its citrusy and spicy notes.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
3.33/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sampled last night on 2/16/15. Comes in a 350ml (11.5 ounce) bottle that was in the discount bin at Hy-vee for $2.00. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "CHEER'S-BOSTON" handled-glass stein.

Brew pours a hazy golden-yellow in color with a thin white head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the sides. The aroma is mostly of yeast with some citrus. More going on with the taste as there are some floral hops with wheat in the mix also. Slighter bitter finish but doesn't last all that long. Lighter to medium-bodied with good carbonation. Overall, it was just OK and nothing fantastic.

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Photo of 2_Shaynez
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Poured into wheat beer glass.

A: golden yellow, hazy, nice 2 finger white head after hard pour. Seems to be retaining.

N: pretty simple. Has a yeasty lager-like stench, some citrusy aromas, nothing too complex or intriguing...

T: malty at first, lots of yeast and wheat. A bit of citrus on the finish but not a very complex brew.

O: this is not dieu du ciel at their best... They have much better stuff that is more "true to style" over any other factors. As far as Belgian white goes, other Quebec breweries do it better...

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Photo of avalon07
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a yellow color and a hazy texture. There was an inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A typically sweet aroma of fruit, spices, and malt.

T: Tasted of coriander, light fruit (lemon, orange), and a bit of malt. A solid enough flavor, but not nearly aggressive enough. Could have been slightly more powerful.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a smooth finish. Light-bodied.

O: While this is a drinkable beer, there are better examples of witbiers out there. Still, worth a shot.

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Blanche Du Paradis from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 258 ratings