Élixir Céleste - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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2.8/5 rDev -28.2%
Notes from recent trip to the Montreal Dieu du Ciel brewpub. (6/9/09)
Pale and crystal clear with almost no head. Round and sweet lager with pale maltiness and some light mixed fruits. Crisp hops prevent it from being too sweet. Too close to a macro for me.
06-30-2009 06:00:12 | More by SFLpunk
3.3/5 rDev -15.4%
Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a smallish white head that slowly dissipates but leaves some spotty lace on the way down. Smells of earthy with a hint of fruit, floral with a hint of wet dog. It honestly smells a bit too fruity. The flavor is bready and malty up front but soon cut with spicy floral and fruity hops. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but the sample I had was either older or this beer is a bit too sweet for me.
08-29-2012 03:27:22 | More by johnnnniee
3.3/5 rDev -15.4%
Poured into a Radeberger flute at low altitude. Didn't realize this beer would be so hard to come by in the US.
A: Pours a beautiful hazy honey-colored gradient with a creamy two-finger off-white head and excellent lacing. It couldn't look any more appealing than this.
S: Prominent floral hops notes with a bit of malt in the background. Surprisingly, I'm getting some faint alcohol notes as well.
T: Contrasts with the smell in that malts are the most prominent flavor, followed by a slight bit of hoppy bitterness. A bit mundane in this respect.
M: Medium-bodied with a wet mouthfeel. Not a whole lot going on here.
D: This one is alright, not something I would go out of my way to buy. The overpowering malt flavor makes this similar to a lot of other beers.
09-15-2011 20:04:07 | More by schlimenhaumer
3.5/5 rDev -10.3%
Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color lager with a large frothy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of clean crisp cereal notes with light dry hoppy notes. Taste is a nice mix between some clean cereal notes with some light crisp dry hops with a semi-sweet malt backbone. Body is fuller then average with good carbonation. Very well brewed though a bit too sweet for my taste.
10-21-2011 19:58:29 | More by Phyl21ca
3.55/5 rDev -9%
Bottled on 06/12. Poured in to tulip glass.
A - Pale straw yellow. A thin layer of cream coloured head formed and receded to a ring around the edges of the glass.
S - Sweet bready malts, some caramel and a touch of spice int he background.
T - Sweet bready malts dominate with hints of caramel/toffee and spice. A floral hop bitterness is present in the finish. Warming despite the low ABV.
M - Medium body; creamy. Moderate carbonation.
10-21-2012 18:48:34 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.6/5 rDev -7.7%
Appearance – Clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Grains, bread, malts, caramel, floral hops, lemon
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with light floral hops and some caramel malts. There is also some corn flavour mixed with lemon zest. It finishes with a malty slightly bitter aftertaste.
Overall – This is definitely a DDC beer that will appeal to the masses. It's highly drinkable and the taste is well balanced. I just feel like it's missing that extra little something to make it a truly must try beer.
09-12-2011 14:16:25 | More by spinrsx
3.63/5 rDev -6.9%
Bottled July 2013. Thanks to Papat444 for this one!
The beer is a translucent golden with a small white head. Head fades quite quickly.
Nose contains malt, a bit of a honey scent, grass and some light fruit- a bit grape like. Has a scent I associate with lager yeast.
Taste is similar to the nose, but better. Grassy hop scents are the strongest flavour, with a notable bitterness and a bit of spiciness. This is balanced by a bready malt flavour with some sweetness. Again, a touch of honey and a bit of green grape.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation level. A bit spicy.
Overall, not bad. I wouldn't search for more, but that may be owing to the fact that it is not a style I am overly fond of. Happy to have tried it.
12-11-2013 02:29:38 | More by jrenihan
3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours a crystal clear golden straw with a clumpy, pristine white head. Head eventually becomes a nice, even film. Not a very evenly composed cap, but oh well. Good retention; nice, stringy lacing.
Funky hops aromas backed up by a very musty malt smell. Simple, but smells like I would expect a beer like this to.
Minerals, malt, some hoppy bitterness that rises a bit. Fresh hop flavor comes through pretty strong. Dusty and dry. Quite refreshing.
Thin and dry. Not too intense in any one way. Could do with a touch more carbonation.
Good, refreshing hot-day beer. Could be better in a few ways, but is not a slouch by any means. This is rich and flavorful but pretty crisp and easy to drink as well. Good session beer at 5% ABV.
Would have again.
07-16-2013 23:50:02 | More by TheDoctor
3.91/5 rDev +0.3%
Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of grainy malts, some breadiness, floral notes, grassy hops and some lemon.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grainy/bready malts, earthy/grassy hops upfront, some floral notes, faint lemon and some sweet honey.
Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.
08-31-2013 21:37:38 | More by SebD
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
8oz glass at the brewpub.
This beer appears a somewhat hazy medium golden colour, with one thick finger of thin foamy white head, which leaves a nice wall of pock-marked lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.
It smells of white cracker, bready cereal grain, a bit of earthy honey, and floral, grassy old-world hops. The taste is sweet white grain, a nice fruity, understated honey sweetness, and more tangy floral, weedy, grassy hops.
The carbonation is moderate, the body a decent medium weight, a tad clammy, but generally smooth. It finishes mostly dry, crisp, and hoppy.
Tasty, to be sure, and a pretty bang-on example of the style, worthy of a round or two, or perhaps more, bien sur.
08-09-2009 06:12:10 | More by biboergosum
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
For a Tutonic malt lover my trip to Montreal has proven a good one...2 great marzens and now this wonderful Bohemian. This taps with a glorious hazed orange-yellow with a substantial white cap that laces well. A Saaz blast awaits the nose but there is more nutty-sweet malt present in this aroma. wonderful well rounded mouth feel..medium-light bodied...almost perfect balance between nutty/bready malts and grassy citrus hops....finish is clean and crisp with some bittering and a biscuit dough after taste....a well made bohemian lager.
03-24-2005 14:22:45 | More by pootz
Élixir Céleste from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
87 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.