Abbaye Cistercienne Paix-Dieu
Brasserie Caulier

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Style:
Belgian Tripel
Ranked #180
ABV:
10%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,545
Avg:
3.86 | pDev: 12.18%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
92
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Brasserie Caulier
 
Belgium
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SCORE
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Very Good
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Notes: This beer was once produced at the Abbey of Paix Dieu, where the lunar calendar played a central role. In keeping with the spirit of the Abbey, the Brasserie maintains the tradition of brewing only once a month, during the Full Moon.

The result?

A triple 10% brew which is smooth and full of character; a craft beer in the tradition of Belgian abbey beers. A symbol on each bottle will help you decipher under which moon your beer was brewed. This way you can compare the different brews you enjoy.
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Reviews by deebo:
Photo of deebo
4.93/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

3.80 E for a chalice at Little Delirium.
A-Finger of dense snow white head that breaks down leaving a nice lace on the glass. Cloudy.
S-Smells like a Belgian wit. Lemon, wheat, fruity.
T-Very delicate flavor overall for such a strong beer. Slightly tart with a wheaty maltiness with lemon flavors and plenty of yeast coming through.
M-How is the alcohol hidden so well? This beer should be boozy as hell. I guess it is the magic of Belgian brewers. Slightly creamy but quite light bodied. Soft carbonation zing with a light bite.
O-If this is truly 10% ABV it is pure magic. Beautiful beer. Cream of the crop.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Note: Brewed during the full moon of December 2015, also called the Oak Moon.

A: Pours a hazy medium golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and faint honey orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pale malts and sweet light fruit (apple, pear, and white grape) with slightly lighter aromas of slightly chalky Belgian yeast with a hint of spicy/peppery yeast.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts with a moderate amount of candi sugar and light fruit (apple, pear, and white grape) sweetness. Moderate flavors of stone fruits (apricot + peach) with a slightly stronger than moderate flavor of spicy (herbal/earthy) Belgian yeast with a light to moderate amount of chalkiness. Minimal amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades away quickly leaving some lingering sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish with a light amount of alcohol warming.

O: Pretty decent offering, slightly less body and intensity of flavor when compared with some other examples in the style but perhaps slightly easier to drink. Enjoyable.

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Photo of ronniebruner
2.87/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016."Brewed on a full moon night in August called a Barley moon".Poured into a large tulip glass a hazed tangerine-like color with a huge overflowing white head....more head than beer although when it settles down it's a nice pour.Mild pineapple and vanilla in the nose,a little phenolic spice but not in your face.Overripe pineapple and honeyed sweetness up front with a drying grainy finish,the phenolic spice is noticed but not too much.Not a real complex tripel but flavorful enough to enjoy.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brasserie Caulier "Paix Dieu"
750 ml brown glass bottle, corked and caged
"...brewed during the full moon of December 2015, also called the Oak Moon".
Ink jet coded on the bottom of the bottle "25-02-2018 11:10:21"

Notes: Hazy golden body beneath a rocky/frothy head of bright white. Excellent head retention and very good lacing. Aroma of crushed granite/chalky yeast, sugar, soft fruit (apple, pear), golden grainy malt, vanilla, honey. The flavor displays more fruit (apricot, apple, peach) and a similar mineral component that has a little bit more of a citrus pith side to it. It's grassy, and subtly earthy and herbal with a little bit of noticeable alcohol. Drying finish with a moderate bitterness as its sweetish malt recedes.

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Photo of mynie
4.31/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottles were suspiciously cheap--like, 4.99. So maybe it's poison or whatever. Who cares. Cheap beer.

Pours absolutely fine. Honey colored, fairly fizzy, wispy head.

Smells honey-ish, sweet for the style but not cloying. Some good spicy yeast complexities in there, too.

Tastes... totally good. Similar to Tripel Karmeliet, though maybe not *quite* as well composed. Sweet and lightly skunky up front, honey and spice in the middle, and a finish of yeast and caramel.

There's no reason at all for this to be a budget beer.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mora2000
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. This is my first beer from this brewery.

The beer pours a light yellow color with a gigantic white head that takes several minutes to settle down. The aroma is heavy on the wheat and grain, with some lemon notes mixed in.

The flavor is wheat, bubblegum, pepper, Belgian yeast and some oranges. A fairly complex set of flavors, but they all mix very well together. Easy to drink. The alcohol is very well hidden and barley detectable. I had no idea the beer was 10 percent.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very nice overall. Glad I got to try it.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.38/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

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Photo of avalon07
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L: Poured from a bottle to a goblet. Had a yellow-orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was a massive, foamy, extremely long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A slightly odd aroma of Belgian yeast, citrus fruit, and an earthy quality.

T: Tasted of a little bit of malt, a lot of citrus fruit (orange, in particular), a earthiness, some malt, a good amount of Belgian yeast, some honey, a slight bubblegum wheat quality, and a hint of hops. A solid enough flavor that's not as dynamic as other tripels. Nevertheless, it gets better as you go along.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solid enough beer that has its rough spots. Worth a look.

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Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a large bottle sealed with a wire and cork.
Slightly hazy amber body topped by a good size. durable, off-white head that completely coats the glass.
Moderately spicy for style with bready malts that may be a touch more prominent than average.
High ABV shows in the aroma more than in the flavor or feel.
Medium-high carbonation in a medium-full body.

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow with haze. The white head on top dissipates quickly into the body of the beer.

S: Fruity, with apple notes, as well as a white wine smell, Belgian Yeast, and strawberries round out the finish with a bit of booze.

T: Fruity with some syrup notes.. Strawberries, raspberries, and apricot. Slightly cloying finish, with a hit of booze.

M: Medium light, with nearly effervescent carbonation, the finish is odd, a dry finish, but a cloying aftertaste.

O: Overall for 5.99/ 750 ml of 10% Tripel.. Total value. It’s not the best Belgian Tripel, but decent and affordable.. Maybe a touch of age would round this out?

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ryanonline
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

HUGE, voluminous head with a near volcanic pour. Very cloudy and bubbly with a very bright straw gold color and gobs and gobs of lacing.

Smells fruity, lots of apples and citrus with a distinct earthy and musty scent.

Tastes very much the same with more a focus on the earthiness in the flavor. Even some aged hops. Deliciousness.

mouthfeeel is very dry with some moderate alcohol heat and a nice, bubbly, foamy effervescence. Medium bodied, surprisingly.

Very drinkable for a 10% beer but a bit dry and potent.

Overall, very delicious and wonderful, not the absolute best BSPA but quite nice anyway.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewed 12/2015. Best before 12/2017.

Pours a murky light yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of grain, honey, fruit, Belgian yeast, mineral, earth, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with fruit, honey, earth, spice, and Belgian yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid fruity characteristics in both the smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of linnymtu
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of desint
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of skypup
3.13/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

2 bottles purchased from Grocery store in Belgium.
Poured from a 33cl bottle into a Leffe Tulip Glass.

A - Cloudy amber with thin head. No head retention. Little cabonation

S – Very sweet; malty and yeasty.

T – First tastes like I just licked a tire. Sweetness and malty that reveals complex honey, malt and pencil erasers.

M – Heavy on the tongue. Sweet mellows to a balance of sour and bitter aftertaste; almost no carbonation.

D- I couldn’t drink this in one sitting. I had to drink this with another beer in-between. 10% alcohol content, this is not something I would have regularly.

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Photo of Mdez
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tfsimpkins
4.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Abbaye Cistercienne Paix-Dieu from Brasserie Caulier
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 92 ratings