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Review: Caulier Paix Dieu
Caulier Paix Dieu
Posted: 15 March 2015
This ale is STRONG. 10% strong, and you can taste the alcohol in every drop. My wife pointed out that to be able to tolerate the stronger alcohol taste, you need to chug, not savor, the drops.
Avg price/liter: USD 15.10
ABV %: 10.0
That's what hippies have been spouting for decades.
Brasserie Caulier out of Belgium preaches it right out on
their bottle, calling it, in English, Peace God. A
pretentious name for a beer until you translate it into
French and get Paix Dieu.
Brasserie Caulier calls
itself an abbey beer, and no one is lying. Paix Dieu
is brewed in an abbey, and though they say they have brewing experience of more than 4
generations -- which is like saying my dad brewed once or twice and so did my grandad and his dad -- the currenty outfit
has not even been around for 20 years.
In other words, Brasserie
Caulier is just another new craft brewer on the scene who
just happened to set up shop in an abbey.
The brewery continues 'ancient' traditions (ancient gets thrown around
a lot as a word in the brewing world) by brewing Paix Dieu only once a month during the full moon. Each
bottle has the 'vintage' stamped upon it, a symbol for what month it was brewed in. The precise month
and year is prominently featured on the side of every bottle. Does each month's vintange taste different?
That depends if you believe the moon's essences leak into the beer's flavoring agents.
This ale is STRONG. 10% strong, and you can taste the alcohol in every drop.
My wife pointed out that to be able to tolerate the stronger alcohol taste, you need to chug, not savor, the drops. Its strength
and its brewing process classify it as a triple (or tripel in the native lingo),
Well brewed, and the full moon essences permeate every drop. I felt like cohabiting
with a female werewolf after sipping. But I consider it a tad too bold, a tad too strong, a tad too traditional, for my tastes.
You can't go wrong sampling one over next Sunday's mass. God would be proud.