Monthly Archives: July 2012

Corne Du Diable

I purchased a six-pack of this while I was in Vancouver and when I was asked to show my ID, the checkout guy said, “you’ve come a long way to buy a beer from a place that’s far from here.” I bought the six-pack of beer because I liked the artwork on it and because it was an IPA, but had no idea that Brasserie Dieu du Ciel is brewed in Montreal, Canada.  When I drank the first bottle, I didn’t think much of it as I was expecting the hop bomb flavor, but this was completely opposite of it and I was faulting it because of it, but after each bottle I drank, it grew on me and I learned to appreciate the different flavor profile.

The aroma of this beer is unlike any IPA I’ve had.  Malt and spices are there with just enough hops.  Corne due Diable had a very nice malt backbone flavor with a hint of caramel sweetness and spices that reminded me of Thanksgiving.  There was a spice in it that I couldn’t discern; a spicy pepper like flavor, it could’ve been clove, cinnamon, or nutmeg and after each sip of the last beer I drank, this is what won me.  The hop was mild, but present and it wasn’t a citrus or piney flavor.

It’s a Canadian style IPA if you can call it that, not your typically aggressive west coast hop bombs I’ve come to love.  For this reason alone and for it being a novelty for my palate, I’m giving it 4 out of 5 beer caps.

Throw one back for me ~ cheers!


Posted by on July 15, 2012 in Empty Bottles


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I Homebrew

I gave homebrewing a shot and I have to say that I enjoyed every step of the process and I can’t wait to brew again.  I immediately thought about making things easy for me after I brewed the wheat ale, like buying a keg, buying a freezer and making a kegirator to have more than one beer ready to pour, etc, all things that would cost me money and take up space at home I currently don’t have, but it’s in the future plans. When I first tried the beer, I was happy with the body, but felt it needed a little something.  My expectations were high, but after drinking a few and also getting reaction from friends and family, I’m happy with the outcome of the beer.  Using my rating system, I’d give it 2 to 2.5 Beer Caps.  It had good hop flavor for a wheat beer with a good amount of citrus.  I’m planning on brewing it again as it was very low in alcohol; just great for these warm summer days.  My next beer will be an IPA, also from an extract kit, but shortly after the IPA, I’ll brew this one again before the summer is over and maybe get into putting my recipes together.

The brew is ready and I’m sterilizing the bottles.

Ready to get capped.

Five weeks later my Hvnlydlite Wheat Ale is ready, named after my wife.

Throw one back for me ~ cheers!


Posted by on July 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


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