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Chaman - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 11
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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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Marius, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

newbeeraday, Nov 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

KeKeKumba, Nov 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

spycow, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of zhivago373
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

zhivago373, Oct 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Franck, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of dar482
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

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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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

bcerv-ca, Sep 07, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev -4.2%

BrunoPettipas, Aug 16, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Triat00, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

slowfade, Aug 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of mick303
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

mick303, Jul 11, 2014
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3.89/5  rDev -3%
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.

wspscott, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

MatChar, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

edugasmtl, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

cbnz, Jul 03, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Haydn-Juby, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

ToddMopps, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

csustar001, May 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

LoveStout, May 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

acurtis, May 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Tivlavrie, Apr 26, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single bottle obtained from Zyn wine merchants here in Calgary. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass. Color is a light orange-yellow amber with a subdued but very lacy off-white head. Aroma is sweet toffee malt along with fragrant medicinal hops and a Belgian-like fruitiness. Tastes rather unique, with some parallels to other DIPAs but also its own character ... I can see why the term "India" is omitted from the label description. Initial effect on the palate recalls a herbal cough drop, with a decent dose of floral alcohol and molasses. Evolves into something rather piney with a co-occurring bitter tangerine peel note and then finally moves into a fermented apple, woodland berry, and withered apricot fruitiness that lingers on the palate along with some earthy dry leaf. Moderately carbonated but still somehow zippier and lighter bodied than many uber-malty DIPAs. Crisp and dry, really, but manages to convey some big malt, herb, and fruit flavors. Stands out from the crowd and another interesting and enjoyable beer from this Quebec brewery.

CalgaryFMC, Apr 10, 2014
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Chaman from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
90 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.