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Chaman - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
89
very good

163 Ratings
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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 14
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rastacouere on 03-15-2004

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served on tap at DDC's brewpub.

pours a lovely deep hazy orange with a lean soapy head.

smells of dank and sweet fruits - pomegranate, citrus, grapefruit; slight grassy-ness and pine.

tastes of the same - hits the front of the tongue with a pungent, very sweet hop bite. the sweet pomegranate and tropical flavors come out next- almost like a fruit juice. some grassy notes follow. coats the tongue and leaves a sugary, slightly astringent aftertaste. full mouthfeel.

overall, this is the sweetest IPA i've ever tastes, double or single. not super bitter, but it's very malty and sugary. i find it to be good, but not as well balanced as some of DDC's other brews (see Immoralité for a great double IPA). still, i recommend trying to those who can appreciate sweet IPAs.

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On tap at DDC.

The beer comes in a clear deep amber orange.

The flavor hits of lots of spicy and piney hops. A bit of resinous character. The beer in general is quite sweet with a touch of spicy character on the back end that almost hits like alcohol. Herbal bitterness hits on the finish, but it is quite light on bitterness.

Just a sweeter maltier DIPA and a slight failure in the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Volo, a nice light colour with good lacing. Smell had quite a hoppy kick with lots of florals and pungent citrus. Taste had a big hop character, light citrus, pine and florals, balance was really nice, excellent satisfying drinkability with a predominantly floral character. Long lingering bitter finish, mostly firm pale malt body, a satisfying and balanced DIPA, without much alcohol present, one I would certainly look forward to having again. Well recommended.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass
bottled 4/14
purchased at La Duchesse in Quebec City

A: Very orange with a little bit of haze from a not so careful pour, thin off-white head with very little lace.
S: Not a lot going on, just a hint of hops, very surprised given what seems to be a massive amount of late hops that so little appears in the nose.
T: Orange, tangerine, candied citrus, no bitterness at all, just a lot of hop flavor combined with some caramel sweetness. An odd hint of spice that makes me think Belgian yeast, but it is very subtle, not unpleasant.
M: Crisp, yet mouthfilling/tongue coating. Easy to drink
O: A very dangerous beer, if you told me this was a 6% beer I would try to finish the six-pack, absolutely no sign of the 9% alcohol level. I wish I had bought more, highly recommended.

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A: An bronze almost orange color. Rather hazy once sediment reaches the glass. Moderate lacing with decent retention.

S: Hoppy but balanced smelling. I get pine. Alcohol is also somewhat noticeable.

T: Hops are the first thing that come through but are equally backed by malt in the finish. Pine, citrus and maybe even a the slightest bit of tropical fruit , think pineapple. Caramel and a little bit biscuity. Maybe a bit estery as well but held back to a minimum. Balanced well like a pale ale would be but just bigger overall. I found the alcohol to be quite noticeable but not overly so.

M: Moderate mouth feel. Bigger but not cloyingly malty or overly sweet/ thick. Carbonation might be a bit lower but is good.

O: It was good no doubt but passable in comparison to some of the other more interesting brews that DDC offers.

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Chaman from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.