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Vaisseau Des Songes - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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85
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: francisweizen on 01-05-2004)
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-cask at the brewery in a true pint, the beer is a bright orange-gold coloring with a foamy, frothy, big bubbled, white head standing a solid inch and a half. Aromas of tangering and grapefruit flood the nose. Smells delicious. Smooth, subtle flavors of citrus in the background to support the pepper and basil spicing of the hops. Light, creamy body that is supersmooth. The aftertaste is citrus and spicy hops once again, with a clean, light finish. Amazingly tasty and easy to drink.

Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer is caramel brown with a small white head. Good lacing.

English hops in the nose. Grassy. Lightly toasted malt, a bit of a biscuit scent.

Taste is similar. Grassy, earthy hops, moderately bitter. A bready, biscuit malt beneath, slightly toasty. A bit soapy.

Medium bodied, with moderate to high carbonation. Carbonation is too much.

Overall, a pretty good English IPA.

Photo of maxk
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of CliffBrake
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Laurier Ouest brewpub yesterday.

Red-orange color, similar to good apple cider, a bit hazy with a creamy off-white head that leaves a solid wall of lacing. Very pretty.

Big floral and fruity nose. A bit of citrus right up front, blends with some floral notes and a cracker/caramel base. The malt shows nicely in the middle - maybe that is what makes this more of an English rather than American style IPA? But overall, the aroma and nose seem to blend the best of both "styles."

Dry finish with a strong bitterness that can be a bit harsh. By itself, this beer was not one of my favorites at Dieu du Ciel. But as an accompaniment with chorizo pizza, the bitterness was the perfect foil to the spicy sausage and the crisp dry finish was a great way to cleanse the palate of the richness of the meat and cheese.

Photo of spinrsx
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft

Appearance – Mostly clear copper/amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation visible and there is a fairly good amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, oranges/grapefruits

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and some dry hops and pine. There is also some very light citrus notes - oranges and grapefruits. It finishes with a malty/caramel sweet aftertaste with a bit of lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – While I much prefer the American IPA's this was still a very tasty brew. It had some good balance and would be great to session. Fans of the style should give this one a try for sure.

Photo of BMoldy
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DDC brewpub's cask offering on 8/9/11. Served in a pint glass. From notes:

A: Orange-gold, slightly cloudy. White one-finger head, good lacing, stays around for a couple of minutes.

S: Smells of lightly toasted grain and some herbal hops.

T: Strong sweet malt body balanced by a pretty fierce bitterness. Hop character is very Euro.

M: Mild, fizzy carbonation. Bitter finish. Medium body.

O: Not terrible by any means, but this one definitely showed me why I like American IPAs more than their English cousins. The bitterness was nice, but I was hoping for a little something more from the hops than just that. I'd almost say the bitterness was a little too much, otherwise the beer was very well-balanced. Overall, you can do better from DDC.

Photo of MasterSki
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at the brewpub in a pint glass.

A - Served with a finger of creamy white foam that dissipates to a thin cap and leaves plenty of lacing. The body is a hazed orange color with a nice fiery glow when held to the light (i.e. the candles on the tables at Dieu Du Ciel).

S - Very English, with floral notes, a touch of orange citrus, and perhaps a bit of cattiness. Malt-forward, with plenty of bread and biscuit flavors.

T - Taste is more caramel, and then some fairly aggressive bitterness. Again, there are floral notes, and a touch of lemon and grapefruit. Finish is also quite bitter, but it never gets bruising.

M - A little gritty and overcarbonated for my liking. Medium body with a lightly dry finish.

D - This is a solid English-style IPA that has no major problems, but isn't very exciting. It went down easy, but not as quickly as some of the other beers I had at Dieu Du Ciel.

Photo of plaid75
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewpub, Montreal.

Poured a medium copper hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and very good lacing.

The smell featured a resinous citrus hop and doughy malts.

The taste consisted of upfront piney and citric hops and moderately doughy malts.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness for the style.

Overall a tasty ale and one of the few American hopped beers available in Montreal.

Photo of irishkyle21
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another great beer on tap at Dieu Du Ciel! Vaisseau Des Songes has a small off white head, good retention and brussels. Has an amber color.

Smells of grassy/floral hops (English and American), oranges and a good malt presences (caramel and golden grain bread comes to mind).

The malt is the first thing I noticed on the palate then the grassy hops as well as faint citrus and oranges.

Photo of santa109
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the brewpub in Montréal.

A: Coppery-amber with 1 and half fingers of head. Leaves great lacing on the pint.

S: Clean smelling for an IPA. A bit disappointing. A bit of hops and slightly fruity.

T: Well-balanced, more so than the Corne du diable, their other IPA. Nice hoppiness without being assertive. Has a generic citrus taste.

M: Med-bodied with mild carbonation. Feels very smooth.

D: I could've had a few of these. Easy to drink and doesn't have much bite to it, at least less than I expected.

Overall, a decent IPA, albeit a bit tame for personal taste. I have a feeling that I was just expecting something else since I got so used to drinking some Corne du diable on tap on a weekly basis lately.

Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Here is an earthy (and very English) IPA. It pours golden and slightly hazy. It started with a good head that deteriorated to bubbles along the edge. Even so, this left a decent amount of lace.

The nose is hoppy and earthy. The flavor matches the smell but is fuller (in body as well). Lots of hop in the swallow and the aftertaste lasts a very long time.

Photo of bobsy
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub in Montreal.

Another glorious looking beer! It arrives a hazy amber with a good off-white head that leaves some good lacing as it drops to a film. Typical American IPA aroma of citrus and pine, with some toasted malt and caramel backing it up. Malty body with a nice broadside of grapefruit and caramel. A bit more muted and well-balanced than some IPAs. Fairly light mouthfeel is a slight dissapointment, and its not as good as the corne du diable.

Goes down well, and I'd have another if they didn't have 15 other spectacular brews on tap. I'd certainly say that stylistically this seems closer to an American rather than an English take on the style, but either way its well done.

Photo of oakbluff
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cask on tap at the brewpub. Proper looking IPA with a nice floral aroma. Taste- hops are present but not overwhelming. Nicely intertwined with the caramal malts. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth given it being a cask beer. Good session beer and moderate IPA.

Photo of Viggo
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Volo Cask Days 2006.

Pours a hazy amber, small white head forms, some lace and okay retention. Smell is citrus, caramel, some pine and fruits, not as expected. Taste is malty, bready, wheat, citrusy kick in the finish, nice clean bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Thought this was more of an ESB than IPA, but a very enjoyable beer and definately a treat to sample.

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Vaisseau Des Songes from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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