Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! Corne du Diable

(Always drink responsibly.  Seek help when alcohol affects your life and the lives of those around you.  For readers of a legal drinking age.)

We had a disappointing dinner tonight.  We went out to a new place in order to report on it for you, but we’re not the type to completely drag an establishment through the muck.  The alternative is to do a beer!

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We live in the shadow of Mt Diablo so I thought it was fitting to try this Quebecois microbrewery’s interpretation of an American-style IPA.  Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! gives their dry hopped brew 6.5% ABV, yet due to the intense flavor and aroma of caramel and spices it feels more heady.  The IBU is unknown but I think I can safely guess that it’s not too high, since the bitterness was there but not at all strong (in my humble opinion; then again, I like bitter beers).  It’s great for all seasons because the balance of flavors makes for a delicately savory beverage, good for both sipping solo and pairing with a meal.  Jouissez!

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Posted on March 21, 2013, in Specialty Brews and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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