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:
#17,547
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
247
Liked:
168
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
10.58%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 247 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

341 ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. Bright sparkly yellow with a light dappling of robust white choppy white bubbles. Unusually pronounced malty aroma, spicy lightly toasted grains along with a coppery tang, coriander seed, orange and pineapple, some almost grassy hops (!). Getting some other spices in there too, almost a little nutmeg or mace perhaps. Quite light and smooth on the palate, orange, lemon, and peach (!) creamsickle predominates and is accompanied by some white pepper, ginger, yeasty vitamin tablet, bubble gum esters, and pineapple juice. Flinty and hoppy for the style. Moderate carbonation and thin-moderate body. This is roughly what I imagine an old school pre-Blue Moon continental witbier to taste like, albeit more mellow perhaps.

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Photo of lemniscate
3.28/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of valianes
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mikepcarney
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Exeter
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of slowfade
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mick303
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass, beer is a cloudy blond yellow, small initial head but decent lacing that sticks around.

S - a hint of coriander initially, lemon, lots of wheat character, smooth prickly spice character, pretty zesty, with a slight tartness.

T - fairly typical, a light wheaty creaminess, with an orange and spice character, tart yeasty character, light bitterness, gets a bit more full and creamy to the end. Some present light zestiness to it, light start then more yeastiness comes through, a bit more earthy bitterness on the finish.

M - light to moderate bodied, quite a light and refreshing character. Then more of the spicey coriander and peppery yeast comes in, yet a nice balanced beer with a coating drying finish. Moderate carbonation.

An enjoyable wit, light and refreshing with a sizeable spice character and yeast, good balance of all the elements, it all plays fairly nicely together, smell is a bit restrained, and it is a zesty and refreshing summer session, a bit of a cloying character right before the finish, decent beer.

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Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of illpass78
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.5 oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, slightly cloudy orange-yellow with a short white head that doesn't last long, Carbonation is heavy - on close inspection it looks sort of like heavy rain upside down. Lacing moderate. I like the look of this beer.

Aroma: Smells of lemon, orange, wheat, spices, and some faint grass. One of those rare beers that actually smells like what its ad copy says it'll smell like.

Taste: Oh my. This beer is the McCoy. (Sorry, le McCoy.) Big, pronounced flavors follow the nose. Lemon and spices lead the way. Gets more complex as it warms. More of the citrus and spice notes make themselves present over the course of the drink. Very nice dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Perfect depth - easy and refreshing, too.

Overall: I'm glad I bought this on impulse - it's a terrific witbier. I paired it with polenta, tomatoes, basil and kale and it made for an ideal summer meal. I would describe this as a beer to seek out - I definitely want to try more from this brewery. Would consider a visit when next I'm in Montreal. And that's all on the strength of this one beer.

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

Love to try new beers from them, even if not my fav style. It should work well for a super hot humid day like today though. Not sure how to read the date, it has a 5 and a 3 notched... May 3rd? May 2013? what?!

Ug, they're still using screw tops?! Pours a smaller but decent fizzy bubbly 1/2 finger head that fades at a fair pace, bit of bubbles streaming up through mostly clear golden yellow orange tinted beer.

Nose brings wheat and a big perfumey coriander and spice, very creamy wheat, little toasted note, grainy wheat like, but a light sweet malty creamy thing, with big perfumey coriander, and I really mean like floral spices, flowery like almost but not really chamomile like flower, bit of an orange zest note,.

Taste starts with a touch of sweetness actually, into malts, grainy toasted wheat actually, with some straw notes, little bready note, plenty of creamy wheat, almost creamed wheat like flavor, etc. Then spices again, big coriander, it actually ends up being the dominant flavor, with mild orange zest, like a clementine peel rather than real orange, and mild flowery notes again. It dries quite quickly, like a lactose kinda dry, with mild citrus zest and coriander lingering again, little creamy wheat taste too.

Mouth is lighter bod, decent carb but probably could have used a bit more, if it didn't already escape out the damn screw top!

Overall not bad, not usually a huge fan of the style, but a nice wit can do well in the summer. I liked the wheat aspect actually, little creamy, touch toasty like, etc, and flowery notes, the clementine like citrus was also nice, and coriander can be good when not too strong, although this came on way too strong IMO. Still not bad for a hot summer day.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Blanche Du Paradis from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 68% out of 100 with 247 ratings
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