Nos. 230 – 232 – The pursuit of hoppyness – 3 from Dieu du Ciel
And so, playing catch up with the posts begins.
I’ve had 19 beers from Dieu du Ciel, with two more in the fridge but I’ve only written about nine. The majority of them have been stouts or scotch ales, but here are three decent lighter beers…
No. 230 – Saison du Parc
I was going to write about this one on its own and call it the pursuit of hoppyness, hence the title. However, I found quite a few results on google for this so perhaps it’s not so original. In any case, this is a hopped up seasonal ale with a very frothy head and strong yellow colour. It smells strongly of hops and tastes strongly of hops, unsurprisingly. I got a hint of lemon in this one, but the taste seemed to be overwhelmed a little by the hoppyness. It gets 4/11 for not being bad, for the price, for the description and for recommend-ability. If you like hoppy lighter beers, give this a go.
No. 231 – Sentinelle
Not too much to say about this one but it was surprisingly good. It really reminded me of drinking a lager back home, which seems to fall in line with the description – malty with a little hoppy bitterness. It was refreshing and would be a good match for drinking in the park with some food, unlike the Saison du Parc. It gets a good 5/11, for being good, for the price, for the description for drink-again-ability and for recommend-ability.
No. 232 – P’tit Blanc
Easily the best of the three beers here. A light wheat beer with added juniper berries and lime. The aroma is very pleasing, very fruity, what I assume to be juniper coming through well. To taste, it is very refreshing and the taste remains in the mouth for a long time. There is a delicious sting of bitterness in the taste, which again, I assume comes from the juniper and lime. Very nice indeed and a decent 6/11 – for being good, for the price, for the description, for having something a little different, for drink-again-ability and for recommend-ability.
The next three beers I post about will be Équinox du Printemps, Pénombre and Isseki Nicho – a scotch ale, a black IPA and an imperial stout. One of these is a contender for the best beer so far…