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Chaman - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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ChamanChaman

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

157 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 157
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.2%
Wants: 12
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rastacouere on 03-15-2004)
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Whatup14, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of dar482
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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.

dar482, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

oldp0rt, May 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.51/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a glowing orange color with a wispy, shortlived head. Maltyness and some lemony, piney hops mix with a kick of booze in the nose. The taste moderately hoppy with the same PacNW hop profile in the nose with some pineapple and herbal Euro hop character as well. Stewed fruit, some nuttiness and cookie dough provide solid malt balance. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a rather light carbonation. Alcohol isn't very well hidden for the ABV, but its not to the point that it's distracting.

A decent DIPA, though a bit too boozy and not hoppy enough imo.

CAMRAhardliner, May 23, 2013
Photo of Yoonisaykul
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to see this at the store. Hadn't seen anything new and interesing in a while.

A- Clear golden caramel color under a yeloowish and heavy-looking head.

S- Butterscotch and rose water followed by alcohol and a faint vegetable aroma. Not a very strong aroma.

T- Lots of butterscoth malt followed hop spiciness and finally vegetable. Nice alcohol and hop burn in afer-taste.

M- Medium to low carbonation.

O- Pretty good. Fun for a different type of big ale. But every sip kind of gets me looking for a bolder Double IPA taste. Bottle indicates this is an Imperial Pale Ale rather than a IIPA. I guess that's why it's not as hoppy.

Would probably buy more ofit if it was cheaper. I don't feel ripped off though.

Yoonisaykul, May 22, 2011
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 05/12. So about 3 months on this one. Poured int o tulip.

A - Medium orange with a golden glow along the bottom. One finger of cream coloured head.

S - Sweet caramel up front with floral and piney hop aromas and a touch of spice in the background.

T - A big bitterness up front that immediately gives way to a big sweet malt profile. The hops return in the finish adding some lemon, pine, herbal and grassy flavours that are somewhat muted.

M - Medium body with a lot of sticky hop oils and a good chew. Light carbonation.

O - A very good balanced DIPA. The ABV is well hidden. Would love to try this fresh and/or on tap.

TheSevenDuffs, Sep 01, 2012
Photo of Dawkfan
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed awhile back.

A- A fine tight off white colored head atop a hazed honey apricot body. Retention and lacing are very good.

S- Lots of sweet caramel biscuity malt, pine and citrus. Fairly strong aroma and the booziness burns the nostrils a bit.

T- A wierd mix of pine,citrus, herbal and spicy hops with a huge malt backbone to it. Mild bitterness lingering in the finish. Somewhat boozy too.

M- This is a beefy DIPA, but the carbonation really eases this one down without becoming to heavy.

O- It's a bit to sweet for my liking and it's kind of a mix between a west coast DIPA and an English IPA, which was tiresome at the end. "Different" would sum this one up best for me.

Dawkfan, Oct 25, 2011
Photo of rtepiak
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a DIPA with a note spiciness and unique fruit hopping. this is the first i've had that has hints of plantains and its not an infected quality. very much so the look... amber clear with a nice head. nose of gingerbread, mint and cardamon. lots of ginger like qualities in the palate. a bit warmer than expected. peppery. cinnamon apple fruit. dry mineral hints. woody finish of bitter. earthy herb... some resin oil too. i feel this is spiced and has some of those oils in the mix as well.

unique but a bit too thanksgiving for me.

rtepiak, Jun 10, 2011
Photo of Matt1516
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I first had this at the Mondiale and really enjoyed it but the second time it was at Braise et Houblon and I think it was a little too cold to do it justice.

Pours a cloudy reddish-orange in the tulip with small head but nice lacing throughout. Smelled a bit of hops and banana.

A little spicy, alcohol taste present (not as well hidden as I'd hoped). Nicely hopped (but could use a smidge more) with medium malts present. The finish is dry.

Matt1516, Jul 23, 2011
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Chaman from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
90 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.