Dieu du Ciel - Solstice d'Hiver

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Country Montreal, Canada
Style Barleywine
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In Stock In Stock Clarksville
In Stock New Albany (limited)
Available in 11.2oz bottles
This noble winter beer is brown in color with flaming red highlights. Its taste is delicately sweet and liquor-like with a hint of burnt caramel coming from the malt and a prolonged boiling time. It is a very bitter beer with aromas of hops and alcohol, and flavors reminiscent of red fruit brought by the English-type yeast we use to ferment it. The aftertaste is accentuated by the wonderful flavor of hops. Solstice d’Hiver is brewed only once a year, and is then aged for 4 to 5 months before being sold. This aging process is necessary to achieve an ideal equilibrium between the sharp bitterness and the other flavors in the beer. After aging, it is then sold starting mid-December of each year, until stocks last.

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