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Chaman - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-31-2012 21:59:18 | More by philmen
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

12-01-2012 04:45:16 | More by shagal
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

11-28-2012 23:55:29 | More by KalanM
Photo of leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a cloudy apricot-amber colour with a very thin amount of white head.

Smell - Earthy hops, caramalts, dark fruit, hint of passionfruit.

Taste - Moderate hop flavour with hints of caramel and dark fruit. A little sweet, but not too cloying. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-full bodied with light carbonation.

Overall - An enjoyable, drinkable imperial pale ale by Dieu du Ciel. Definitely a hop bomb, frequently reminding you of the hops' presence from start to bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2012 01:38:52 | More by leaddog
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-16-2012 01:00:51 | More by Edgerrin32
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Rutager for this one that was bottled four months ago.

A: Cloudy amber liquid with a very slight cream coloured head.

S: Caramel malt, honey, earthy hops and lemon.

T: Grassy, earthy, and leafy hops up front with a grapefruit and lemon citrus finish. Underlying these hop flavours is a sweet caramel malt base.

M: Somewhat syrupy with a medium to thick viscosity and a low level of carbonation. Some drying from the high ABV.

O: Its nice, but its a bit too syrupy to be considered excellent. Better head retention and more carbonation would knock this one out of the park.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 00:04:58 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 13:27:37 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%

08-10-2012 01:14:17 | More by chickenm
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Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-01-2012 03:01:24 | More by kwjd
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3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from papat444. Dated April 2012, so approximately three months old when consumed. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - Transparent golden body topped with an off-white foam that settles to a thin cap and spotty lace.

S - Unfortunately this has faded quite a bit, as you'd expect from a 3-month old IIPA. Toffee and honey-dipped breadymalts, with light notes of pine, lemon citrus, herbs, grassy, and floral hops. I suspect this was a fairly balanced beer to begin with, and the malt character has sufficient depth to keep things interesting.

T - The flavor is heavy on caramel and brown sugar malt sweetness mid-palate before yielding to a piney hop finish and moderately bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is well-disguised.

M - Medium-bodied, with a nice toasty texture and dry finish. Pleasant moderate carbonation, with a hint of alcohol warmth. Pretty easy to drink for 9%.

D - I'd like to re-evaluate this with a fresher sample (ideally on-tap at Dieu Du Ciel), as it seems to be a very unique and unconventional Imperial IPA. I appreciate the opportunity all the same though.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 20:42:19 | More by MasterSki
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Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341mL bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours an gold, amber color with a moderate white, creamy head which leaves a beautiful lacing on the glass. The retention is good for an 9.0% ABV.

S - Very hoppy smell : citrusy, grassy, floral, perfumy! The malt is also well present, remembering candid fruit.

T - The hop adds a lots of grapefruit flavors and also some notes of pine, citrus and grass. Excellent balance hop/malt.

M - Morderately alchoolic, featuring a medium-full body, this beer is very smooth, keeping the bitterness reasonable.

O - An outstanding Imperial IPA, very complex and perfectly to style! Just seek it out!

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2012 17:32:42 | More by duracell
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Newfoundland (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle, in DDC tulip

A - mahogany colour with medium density head, about 1", with good lacing. Looks like alot of carbonation

S - good balance of biscuit malt and citrus hops. Grapefruit, with a little pine.

T - biscuit malt off the top, with some bitter coming in afterwards. Surprisingly nice grapefruit/passionfruit after taste. Alcohol is well hidden, and barely noticeable at all. Good balance of malt and body/hop.

M - Perfect. Low-Medium carbonation, dense, creamy feel. Goes down super smooth.

O - Normally I'm not that big on fruity DIPAs but this one was surprising. I also am normally not into this level of carbonation (it was a little more than a cask would be), but it really worked well. Would like to try it on cask, if it exists, some day to compare. Great job, as always.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2012 21:29:07 | More by Beelzebeer
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-25-2012 00:03:58 | More by JAHMUR
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Hoppypocket for this quebec treat!

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold amber with a finger of creamy white head.

Smell. Toasty and slightly sour light grains. Herby, earthy and citrus hops.

Taste. Lemons and oranges, good bitter hops, well-toasted grains, slightly floral. Pretty nice, lots of flavour.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Really stands out from the crowd as far as hop bombs go. Tons of bitter hops and bright citrus fruits ...with that ddc sophistication.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 22:56:17 | More by Rutager
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Russian Federation

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into a tulip glass...

A - Pours a hazy dark orange body, with a 1-finger white head. The head sticks around for quite a while.

S - Lots of citrus on the nose, with strong hints of grapefruit and orange. There's also some toffee, bread, apple and a touch of passion fruit.

T - Wow! At first you get slammed in the face with a strong citrus hop kick, with lots of bitterness and a bit of sweetness. Then, the beer opens up with more fruity notes (apples, mangoes, passion fruit) and more sweetness. There is also a very solid malt backbone (despite the beer being more hop-forward), with its toffee, biscuit and bread notes. The finish is a little dry, bready, and very bitter, with hints of grapefruit.

M - Medium to full body to it. Moderate carbonation. The alcohol shows just a little but all in all is well-masked. This beer has got an almost creamy texture, although the strong bitterness might reduce the drinkability a little bit.

O - This certainly is a treat for all the hop-heads out there. This is one of the fruitiest DIPAs and the best Quebec DIPA I've had to date. A beautiful beer. It's a pity it's such a limited release, but that only makes it more special and desirable. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 23:16:07 | More by NightINgale
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-27-2012 22:51:54 | More by mmurphy525
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Quebec (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dieu Du Ciel - Chaman - Imperial Pale Ale - 9% - Montreal, QC.

Pours out a beautiful golden amber, with a good sized head with tons of lacing.

Aromas of funky hops, peppery, not as much citrus fruit as I would have expected. Some yeast and metallic smells. Sugars.

Sweet malt with very herbal and earthy hops. Much different then I was expecting. Almost like an strong old english pale with a big hop backbone. Good bitterness at the end. Goes down very smooth. I think I could chug this, even at 9%.

I've been wanted to try this one for a really long time now, as it only comes out once a year. I'm Glad I picked up a good amount.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 15:37:46 | More by NForr
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

05-20-2012 19:58:06 | More by oldp0rt
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New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy orange-amber color with minimal head on a vigorous pour.

Very light aroma with orange rind and a touch of biscuit barely discernible. The flavor doesn't hold back though, with prominent grapefruit and orange rind on a firm malt biscuity malt base. Herbal hop notes poke out toward the dry finish. Bitterness is fairly intense but not harsh and perfectly balanced with the malt.

Very drinkable. The most west coast style of any Canadian DIPA I have tried.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 19:02:07 | More by CliffBrake
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-10-2012 15:35:47 | More by mrskunk
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Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

05-04-2012 08:34:01 | More by Wordslinger
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Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

Appearance: unfiltered and as a result very cloudy; pale amber; decent head with fine suds

Aroma: green, grassy hops jump out; some floral hops too; mild sweetness in background somewhat like apples or grapes; hint of spice

Taste & Mouthfeel: slightly creamy texture, some light, sweet malts at start but quickly turns to hop bitterness that keeps on building; added character from the unfiltered yeast is an interesting dynamic

Overall: great variety and play of flavours, even if it's not much to look at

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 15:19:39 | More by BGDrock
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-11-2012 05:16:16 | More by MattyV
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British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +24.1%

12-15-2011 09:24:32 | More by Agent1
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Alberta (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 341 ml brown bottle. I've had a nasty habit of gobbling this stuff up faster than I can review one, so I've finally set some boundaries of self-restraint to write this one up finally. Pours out a cloudy amber hue, coppery tones when held to light, frothy cream coloured head with solid retention.

Tropical fruit esters, yeasty spice, leafy and citrus hops, warming alcohol and rich bready malt in the aroma.

Full chewy bready malt up front in the flavour, lemon and tangerine follows, building with some yeasty twang and dry spicy, leafy hops towards the finish, melding with warm alcohol and grapefruit pith that lingers on into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full, with a thick creamy texture and moderate carbonation.

This is a DIPA that not only delivers the goods, but exhibits its own character as well compared to many of the style. Far from being one-dimensional there's a fair amount going on here, yet it's not overwhelming or a Gordian Knot of complexity either. Worth seeking out, and I need to stock up on more.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 06:32:09 | More by IronDjinn
Chaman from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
90 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.