Dernière Volonté Réserve Spéciale En Fût De Pinot Noir | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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90 Ratings
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Dernière Volonté Réserve Spéciale En Fût De Pinot NoirDernière Volonté Réserve Spéciale En Fût De Pinot Noir
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by papat444 on 01-16-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
90
Reviews:
34
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
16
For Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SmithyAlan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.53/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange without much of a head. Smells of grapefruit and orange, some pale malt, and red wine. Tastes pretty much the same. Red wine permeates a grapefruit and orange hop flavor. The hops are not bright, as you would imagine. A little bit of sweetness with oak and bitterness. Red wine lingers in the aftertaste. Low carbonation. Tastes pretty good, but it might be a struggle to drink a whole bottle.

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4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatChar
3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SebD
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick head that dies down moderately slow and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grapes, some oak, tropical/citrus undertones, Belgian yeast, bready malts and faint cloves.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grapes upfront, woody oak, tropical/citrus notes from the hops, Belgian yeast, bready malts and some cloves.

Mouthfeel: It has a low-med carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

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4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks pretty similar to the original but with a smaller head, very cloudy and some carbonation. The small, wow the smell! It smells like red wine mixed with the floral and fruity notes of hops. In the mouth it's really interesting, you citrusy notes from the hops fallowed by a red wine taste. I'm not a huge fan of red wine but a beer aged in wine barrel is really really good. It feels heavier than the original Dernière Volonté but it's supposed to be the same ABV.

In the Dernière Volonté 2015 Anthologie 4-pack it's really my favorite. (I haven't taste the Hérétique yet though) I'd buy a 6-pack of only the Pinot noir one!

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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanadianBacon
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - this beer pours just like the other derniere volontes, Its a very hazy golden color with 1 finger head that fades quickly. Although there isnt much in the way of head retention carbonation seems more lively than the others.

Aroma - wood, grapes, citrus, floral notes, clove, banana, fresh white bread.

Taste - I get a funky citrus note in the front of this beer followed up by oak and some grapes then bubblegum, clove, banana, white breadand the finish is fairly bitter but still sweet too.

Feel - medium body, prickly carbonation, not as smooth as the others but it suits the beers profile.

Overall - This is a fantastic beer and an overall good addition to the series, all 3 I've tried have been fantastic and I can't wait to try heritique now.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nox84
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome beer tasted at 7th anniversary of DDC

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3/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Not sure of the goal here but it didn't work for me. It did smell wonderful, very close to a sweet tart, but that's about all the was good.

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2.18/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Tastes like a pear pissed itself....a fun idea and attempt, but a really unenjoyable experience.

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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08 out of 5 based on 90 ratings.
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