Thursday, May 2, 2013

THIS "BLANCHE DU PARADIS" MIGHT NOT BE THE ONE

I'm always looking for the one, the one true beer that'll blow me from here to kingdom come and transport me to a new astral plane. Might it be DIEU DU CIEL's witbier "BLANCHE DU PARADIS"? I'm afraid it is not. Dieu Du Ciel, the Quebec-based brewer who stand out for only making their ales in 12-ounce bottles and for having some of the best label art in the business, also stand out most of the time by making fantastic Belgian-style ales. This time they've made a wheat ale/witbier that drops a bit below their own high standards.

I found it to be totally unremarkable,  a yellow-colored wheat ale made to look prettier than it is by my Instagram photo here. Mildly Belgian, with defined yeast and mild spices, as well as a bready/malty feel to it, but without a lot of razzle-dazzle and almost no "bite" at all. They couldn't even get a foamy head going on this one to help it show a little life. Dead as a doornail!  Very inoffensive and a quick drinker, yet pretty bland across the board. 6/10.

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