Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque
From Dieu du Ciel – Aphrodisiaque won the prize for highest distinction in the 2003 Popular Beer Contest for the category “Ale” during the Mondial de la Bière in Montréal, a silver medal in the 2006 Popular Beer Contest during the Mondial de la Bière in Montréal, a gold medal in the 2008 Popular Beer Contest during the Mondial de la Bière in Montréal, and a gold medal (seventh place amongst 10 gold medal winners) at the adjudicated “MBeer” contest during the Mondial de la Bière in Montréal in 2008.
Dieu du Ciel Aphrodisiaque – 12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet 6.5% abv.
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown that starts off with a luxurious fluffy tan head. The head subsides to a thin layer of froth for the remainder of the session. The beer leaves a nice coating with little fizzy bubbles as well.
Aroma: Fresh cracked vanilla bean pod, subtle roast, chocolate and a little bit of spice tickling the nose as well.
Taste: Dry, coffee like roast, spicy hops, vanilla bean and burnt sugar sweetness. The layer of coffee lingers well after the sip.
Mouthfeel: Thick and perfectly carbonated.
Overall: What an amazing beer. It’s super flavorful, smells fantastic and has the big body to back it all up. While I could see sipping on this, the vanilla is so inviting I find myself taking larger mouthfuls with this treat of a beer.