Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel La Divine Comédie – Pilsener at 5.4% ABV

Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel La Divine Comédie Pilsener at 5.4% ABV (C$2.47 at Willow Park Wine & Spirits, 341 ml, bottle date 20-Jun-2015)

Appearance: very slightly hazy straw with one finger of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: muted, bready malt, grassy hops, mild citrus.  (7/10) Taste: mild sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Palate: light to medium body, moderate carbonation, crisp lingering bitter finish. (4/5)

Not quite as good as the Trou du Diable version – at least, I found the Trou du Diable version to be slightly fruitier and hoppier. This is just as bitter, but the hops are coming through more as grassiness or earthiness, instead of tropical fruit. Really not getting the passionfruit or mango the label claims. On the plus side, this finishes strong as a really crisp and clean pilsener, with a nice lingering bitter finish. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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