Blanche Du Paradis | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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3.78/5
Very Good
248 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,758
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
248
pDev:
10.58%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 248 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of sloelco
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of PappyVans
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 IanSpindler
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very hazy golden-yellow color with a finger of thick frothy white head. The head fades down at a fairly slow pace leaving behind some nice lace.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet wheat with some light spice, coriander, orange peel, and citrus. There is a touch of citrus hop and yeast character.

T - Start off with some sweet wheat with some strong orange peel and some citrus notes with a bit of light yeast. Through the middle some light hop comes through with some more yeast flavors and citrus. The finish is a mix of citrus, orange peel, light grain, and some sweet wheat.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a lightly dry and very crisp finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nicely balanced witbier with some good citrus notes that really round out the flavor nicely.

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Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brain-eat-Brain
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of usnmustanger
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Andy_Luft
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of Fabianno
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarbring
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clouded straw colored brew, a white small head, good lacing and curtains.

Smelling of tea, spices, clove and lemon.

Starting sweet, wheat bun with cardamom, lemonade with clove.

Medium low carbonation, soft. smooth and sticky, a good body.

A good liquid bread. Spicy and refreshing.

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Photo of MattyV
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a soft and cloudy banana yellow with a moderate-size white head that recedes to a thin cap and leaves moderate lacing.

Aroma is like most wits, filled with citrus fruit and spice.

Nice rounded flavour fruit (citrus, banana, apricot) and coriander, which finishes with a good tang from the spice and wheat, making this highly drinkable.

Lively carbonation, this is a light-bodied refreshing wit.

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Photo of enelson
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of shamus
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A strange ghostly girl on the label. A goth beer? Something new at the LCBO. I've been the the brasserie in Montreal. they make some really good beer. This is a nice wheaty beer with lot's of honey and peach notes. A lovely change from the usual drek in this city. Ottawa is not a great beer city. Sure there is Beaus and some Quebec and Mill Street things but there's also lot's of middling Ontario microbrew like the Trafalager products which so far are disappointing. All that to say this beer is a respite on an exceptionally hot evening in late August.

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

Photo of Electros
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mousel
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rand
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle served in a Hoegaarden thumbler glass.

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow to beige color forming a big white bubbled white head. Low retention and many spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin layer remains for long time on the top

S: Very spicy in the nose. Quite peppery with strong notes of orange zest, coriander, honey and wheat. Sweet grains. Bready yeasts

T: Slightly sweet grains upfront. Notes of pepper, orange zest, honey, wheat, coriander and white bread. Very smooth and no bitterness. In overall, a light sweet and bready beer

M: Light body. Medium carbonation. Spicy, sweet grains and wheat in the aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. Great Witbier. One more positive point to Dieu du Ciel!

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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 gingerbread
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Blanche Du Paradis from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 248 ratings
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