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Élixir Céleste - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
87
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: francisweizen on 01-05-2004)
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Photo of SebD
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

SebD, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of kwjd
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

kwjd, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of TheDoctor
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%

A:
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.

S:
Funky hops aromas backed up by a very musty malt smell. Simple, but smells like I would expect a beer like this to.

T:
Minerals, malt, some hoppy bitterness that rises a bit. Fresh hop flavor comes through pretty strong. Dusty and dry. Quite refreshing.

M:
Thin and dry. Not too intense in any one way. Could do with a touch more carbonation.

O:
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.

TheDoctor, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Kmat10, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +2.8%

GoHabsGo, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3/5  rDev -22.9%

tom10101, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of LongRoad
4/5  rDev +2.8%

LongRoad, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

IanSpindler, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of KalanM
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

KalanM, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of leaddog
4.23/5  rDev +8.7%

Appearance - Pours an orange gold colour with a thin white line of head.

Smell - Grains, citrus, earthy hops, tropical aroma (like pineapple).

Taste - Earthy hops and tropical/pineapple flavours along with wheat and grains. Nice level of bitterness that lingers into the finish. A bit of spicy yeast can be picked up.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-to-medium carbonation.

Overall - An enjoyable bohemian lager by Dieu du Ciel. Great hop and wheat/grain flavour. I could probably drink this as a session.

leaddog, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

A - slightly hazy deep golden, thumb of white head dissipated to a thin cover, plenty of lacing was consistent
S - peppery, grainy, earthy, cut grass, and a mild metallic
T - a mix of peppery and grassy hops up front, a touch of bubblegum, with a light cracker grain background, and a mineral quality late in finish
M - light and well carbonated, crisp and clean with a mild pepper feel, they really nailed it in this department
O - a fine take on a classic style, peppery hops are the big feature here in my opinion and that makes it stand out a little from the crowd, well done as usual from DDC

joemcgrath27, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of jmdr
3.5/5  rDev -10%

jmdr, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.55/5  rDev -8.7%

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.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%

Thanks again for the great beers, Jayhoop.

Appearance. Pours a honey gold with a little amber and just a skim of white head.

Smell. Nice grassy, lightly spicy hops, and some sweet light grains.

Taste. Losts of earthy, spicy hops., some light grains backing it up. Lots of great flavour in this one. Has that DDC distinctinction, not sure how else to say it, but it's there.

Mouthfeel. medium body, medium, kinda lively but still smooth carbonation. Really nice

Overall. DDC never seems to lack in a rich taste, even in a lighter style like this. Very nice.

Rutager, Oct 17, 2012
Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

BeerBucks, Oct 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

nquigley16, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of Kremlock
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Kremlock, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
4.43/5  rDev +13.9%

341ml bottle poured into my tall pilsner glass 18/9/12

A golden liquid with lots of big bubbles feeding a finger of foam that takes forever too fall and leaves a little random lace

S grass and hay with a little honey and cereal, the noble hops are strong and its bang on for style

T again lots of noble hops, slightly sweet and has some faint leafy herbal notes, slight metallic flavor and I'm digging this one in a big way. tastes like a solid pil I'm going to need more then the 4 pack

M not quite medium bodied with a nice level of carbonation, has a crisp snap to it and not a clean finish but a lingering aftertaste of dry cereal and noble hops

O my glass was empty well before I managed to type these words, great example of the style and I could pound back a few of these in no time

my 4 pack will be lucky to survive the hour, even on a dark chilly night this one isn't going to last long, I be scared how fast this ship would sink under a hot sun

wordemupg, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of kbrown
3.5/5  rDev -10%

kbrown, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of johnnnniee
3.3/5  rDev -15.2%

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.

johnnnniee, Aug 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

djcreepshow, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

chickenm, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of ZorPrime
4.3/5  rDev +10.5%

The color is golden, quite clear. Nice white foamy head, cloud looking head. Sticky. The aroma is very pilsner. Floral hops with some malts presence. Dry in the nose. Taste is dominated by the dryness... Very dry you want to drink, drink and drink. Medium body beer. The carbonation is not strong, just perfect. Very nice mouthfeel. So easy to drink. The finish is dry and bitter, very bitter. I like this. Well balanced. A session beer IMO.

ZorPrime, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%

Bottle from ZorPrime, 341ml into a tulip. Bottled June 2012.

Clear golden yellow, few fingers of white head. Some pretty good lacing, and moderate retention. Nose is somewhat sweet, grains, a bit of grassy and herbal character. Light mineral character. Lots more in terms of hops on the palate, big bitter grassy Noble hopping takes hold. Mild sweet, grainy malt character. Medium light body, and medium carbonation. Refreshing, and quite delicious for the style.

liamt07, Jul 29, 2012
Élixir Céleste from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
87 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.