Chaman - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.51/5 rDev -12.7%
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.
05-23-2013 02:43:03 | More by CAMRAhardliner
3.55/5 rDev -11.7%
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.
05-22-2011 21:22:18 | More by Yoonisaykul
3.58/5 rDev -10.9%
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.
09-01-2012 13:27:37 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
10-25-2011 17:18:26 | More by Dawkfan
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
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.
06-10-2011 04:51:42 | More by rtepiak
3.65/5 rDev -9.2%
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.
07-23-2011 02:44:36 | More by Matt1516
3.68/5 rDev -8.5%
12 oz. bottle poured into an RR -tion glass. Thanks to Phyl21ca for this bottle!
Appearance - Nice cream colored head atop a very hazy amber body. Dark looking for an IPA. Looks like 90 min. I fear this could be a malt monster. Lots of sediment pouring into the glass. It started halfway through the pour.
Smell - Smells like a malt monster. Good bouquet of hops up front. Not dominating. It's got a strong sweet and caramel smell that really dominates. I smell a bit of booze too.
Taste - So malty IPAs aren't what I like, but hey, they still taste good. Some hops up front, but really it's a malt-forward IPA. Sweet, but not too bad. Strong bitter finish, but it might be more from sediment than from hops.
Mouthfeel - Heavy bodied for an IPA, but not syrupy. The malt leaves its mark. A little sluggish to drink. Strong bitter finish from the sediment.
Overall - Just the positive side of average. Too many good IPAs out there to be drinking this more than a couple times. And what's with the floaties?
08-26-2011 21:11:38 | More by Alieniloquium
Chaman from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
90 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.