Blanche Du Paradis | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Blanche Du ParadisBlanche Du Paradis
BA SCORE
68%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 247 ratings
Blanche Du ParadisBlanche Du Paradis
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,615
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
247
Liked:
168
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
10.58%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of Ryften
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 Mack
3.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 logicalparadox
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 Niceroad77
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pin
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfreeze
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of -chii-
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 alucard
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FBorrego
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LFinCO
2.3/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

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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Beer rating: 68% out of 100 with 247 ratings
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