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6ième Soir - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
88
very good

31 Ratings
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Pilsner |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Goldorak on 09-13-2004)
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

09-19-2013 00:19:16 | More by Krakpoff
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

06-26-2013 00:23:09 | More by tom10101
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

04-17-2013 14:08:56 | More by Whatup14
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

12-16-2012 03:43:08 | More by NightINgale
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

11-28-2012 23:53:27 | More by KalanM
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Papat444 for this. Looks like it was bottled Feb 2012, but the marker on the month is incredibly slight, so not positive.

A vigorous pour results in a smallish white head. Good retention. Minimal lace. Clear golden in colour.

Nose contains biscuit, sweet malt. Honey. Lots of peach. Green grape.

This is my first double pilsner, but I find the taste to be truly bizarre- not in a bad or good way, just unlike anything I have had before. Peach, honey, biscuit and a strong oily/boozy favour that is reminiscent of a DIPA. Certainly more hopped than any pilsner I have had before. Slightly sweet, but finish is fairly dry. I get some of the flavour that I cannot describe but associate with lagers, assumedly a result of the yeast, which I dislike.

Medium bodied, moderate to high carbonation. Bready, a bit oily.

Overall, interesting beer! I am not generally a pilsner fan (or lager fan generally), but I enjoyed this beer more than I expected.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 01:40:35 | More by jrenihan
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-07-2012 03:43:26 | More by chickenm
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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

10-25-2012 02:02:27 | More by CurtisD
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jegross2

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the 6e Soir from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel out of Montreal in Canada.
Score: 87

Bottled in August of 2012. Served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 10/16/12.

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden color with a finger of white head that quickly settles to a bubbly ring around the glass. Oily lacing with splotchy froth. Poor lacing and okay retention. 3/5

Smell: Biscuits, subdued tropical citrus, malted barley, and a hoppiness that directly reminds me of Samuel Adams' Noble Pils. There is also a light "mustiness" in the nose akin to what a glass of what you leave out overnight smells like the following morning. There is also a faint "Corn Pops cereal" smell too. 3/5

Taste: The nose gave me low exceptions, but the taste is actually pretty good! Corn Pops, mango, mellow tropical citrus and a very mild, clean hoppiness that layers and grows as the beer warms. The amount of tropical citrus flavor in the beer also grows as it warms up, with notes of orange, grapefruit and tangerine coming out. As the beer warms, the amount of Corn Pops flavor present drops off and this beer's flavor profile approaches that of an IPA. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel, lightly sticky. Bitter, but not IPA bitter. Lightly dry finish. 4/5

Overall: An IPA-esque pilsner that delivers where it counts -- the taste and mouthfeel.

Recommendation: Delicious and worth drinking, but not worth specifically hunting down. This would make a great gateway beer to IPA's for casual beer drinkers in my opinion.

Pairings: Horseradish crusted Djion chicken.

Cost: $5 for a 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 01:12:49 | More by jegross2
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to oldp0rt for this one as an extra in a recent trade! Served from bottle into a Grolsch pilsner. Poured a golden yellow-orange with a half finger slightly off-white head that remained throughout. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, fruit, grain, spice, and alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, floral, grain, wheat, fruit, and alcohol. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I was really surprised at how much alcohol I found in this one. There is just something about imperial pilsners that don’t really carry enough flavor and complexity to carry the alcohol over for me. It may just be me, but that is how I feel about the style as a whole. The aroma and mouthfeel on this one were actually quite nice though if I’m fair. Just wish the booziness was toned back just a touch. Still worth trying if you get the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2012 10:55:42 | More by thagr81us
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

10-19-2012 00:55:44 | More by DannyBaldoni
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Single bottle from Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau, picked up a couple of bottles to mull over.

Poured into a Chimay goblet. Bright caramel-honey in colour, very clear, good sturdy head of about a half inch that recedes into a half-moon of foam. Some lacing patches.

Nose is quite bizarre, some intriguing cross between a Czech pilsner and a double IPA or American barleywine. A bit of noble hops, biscuit, and crispness accompanied by a very sweet, fruity malt smell, maybe a touch of citrus hops as well.

Took me a few sips to really appreciate this brew as my brain was doing a Harvey Dent sort of thing, where one sip was pilsner, the next was DIPA. I have to say that the pilsner is getting overpowered here, and so what I get more often than not is a double IPA that has some noble hops and white bread to it. I enjoy it, don't get me wrong, I just don't think pilsner. I will say that the stronger ABV and bigger heft to the brew has not made drinking this unpleasant.

Sticky, heavier bodied (again, like a DIPA), assertive carbonation.

Certainly worth trying at any rate. Maybe a stronger dose of the noble hops or something to combat the fruitiness would have made this beer closer in line to a pilsner, which would have been really something. However, erring on the side of a strong IPA is not a bad thing either!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 00:03:02 | More by JohnnyBarman
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale amber color with a little bit of haze. Head is off white and creamy. Good retention and lacing.

S: Well, it does smell like a Pilsner. The malts are sweet and biscuit-y. A touch of honey. A bit of peach and mango in the hops. Floral and herbal notes at the end.

T: Malts are still sweet with the honey and light biscuit. The fruits aren't there though. Quite floral (with a bit of a fake taste to it, medicinal). Still some good herbal and earthy notes. A bit too sweet.

M: A bit too sticky for the style. Still, the carbonation is strong and stingy, that helps to offset the stickyness.

O: This is a decent beer but nothing that makes it stand out. I did enjoy it but I wouldn't recommend it either.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 23:36:02 | More by flipper2gv
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 341ml bottle poured into pilsner glass.

Appearance – Copper coloured, clear, large fizzy bubbles, with light, off white head. The bubbles were much more prevalent in the pilsner glass than other glass styles.

Smell - Sweet, apple on the nose, with slight underlying hops which come out more as the beer warms.

Taste: Starts with the sweet apple flavour, quickly giving way to bitterness/hops, with the bitterness lingering till the end...

Mouth - Light carbonation, medium in body, lasting froth on the tongue.

Overall – Interesting 'fruit' flavours typical of this brewery, blended into a nice hoppy pilsner/double that therefore verges on a type of IPA. Very easy drinking for the ABV of 8.9%, which could mean trouble if you wanted to keep drinking this beer, which you most likely will. Good thing it comes in packs of 4! Recommended to drink in a proper pilsner glass which really brought out more flavours than when tried in a modest tulip.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 00:29:45 | More by 4ster
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

05-04-2012 08:33:30 | More by Wordslinger
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip 25/4/12 thanks papat444 for the bottle

A glowing golden orange with a deep haze, I see lots of tiny bubbles going up the side of the glass but can't see much beyond the edge, thin cream colored head falls quickly but even the thin film left behind leaves rings of lace

S sweet malt some honey perhaps with a little toffee, there's faded grassy hops and grated carrot of all things and some booze

T along the same lines as the smell, the hops are holding fairly well but some sweet malt is starting to take over with caramel notes, a slight floral aspect and some orange add to the smell and I taste no booze

M fairly thick for the color with enough bubbles to give it some life, not much heat for the strength and a marmalade finish

O a few months on it but still has a nice pilsner hop profile, interesting stuff for sure in a style I have little experience with

I'll look for this one in the future as it would be interesting if it improved or diminishes with a little age, cheers again papat444 for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 18:37:22 | More by wordemupg
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

01-13-2012 04:47:07 | More by rjacobs6
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smithmd4

New York

5/5  rDev +26.3%

12-21-2011 23:37:42 | More by smithmd4
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fortierv

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

12-05-2011 21:14:11 | More by fortierv
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

11-20-2011 16:16:13 | More by oldp0rt
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear dark golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sweet malt with light dry hops notes is interesting. Taste is more dominated by sweet malt notes then Nobel dry hops then I was expecting. Body is fuller then expected with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting take of the style but I would personally have preferred more Noble hops notes.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2011 20:04:01 | More by Phyl21ca
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear copper colour with a large size fizzy and frothy off-white/beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation visible and there is an excellent amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, grapefruit/oranges

Taste & Mouth - The beer has a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and a fair amount of hops. The is also some notes of grapefruits and oranges. It ends with a sugary sweet aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall – I really enjoyed this one.. it's got some shades of a DIPA. The taste is bold and in your face and the flavours are fantastic. I'll be buying more of this one for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 17:19:32 | More by spinrsx
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ctgui

Quebec (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle dated Sept. 2011 on Oct. 3

A- Clear golden amber color with a thin offwhite head.

S- Quite some hop bitterness in the smell, some booze and citrus also. A little sweetness. The intensity is modest though and a little more could benefit the beer in my opinion.

T- Follows the nose nicely. Some citrus and sweet at first. The hop bitterness lasts. The 8.5% abv is well hidden. Very likeable.

M- Lightly carbonated. Medium bodied. Easy drinking.

O- It's the first time I ever tasted an imperial pilsner and I must say I'm really impressed. As it has been said before, it feels like a Double IPA/Pilsner cross. Looking forward to trying it on tap. Very enjoyable, definitely worth tasting. Wishing it wasn't only brewed in September...

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 00:38:54 | More by ctgui
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottled Sept. 2011 (now that's fresh!).

Appearance: A very creamy 3-4 finger head rests atop a very pale, more yellow body. Retention is not too bad, thins out to a ring.

Smell: Orange, sweet hops, raw yet not bitter.

Taste: Nice hop bite in the back, very lush flavor, orange and a tiny bit of grapefruit. As it warms, it develops a sweet candy aspect. If hops could be a candy, this is what it would taste like. So good!

Mouthfeel: This is really smooth and creamy. Well balanced and really feels at ease in my mouth.

Overall: Hop candy without the excessive bitterness. A really good beer that shows no sign of a near 9% ABV. Taste this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 00:51:46 | More by papat444
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in DDC's standard tulip glass, 6ième Soir is clear and glowing-amber in colour. An awesome, creamy off-white head presents great lacing, which retention could be somewhat improved.

The nose is fairly light, with some pilsner hops, a little roasty malt and light citrus and lychee. Smells a little like a Czech-influenced double IPA.

Same for the taste; a bit like a pilsner-double-IPA cross. Czech hops blended with tangerine and orange zest, balanced with light caramel sweetness. Earthy hops create a drying finish. Alcohol is well-concealed.

6ième soir maintains a fairly light body and is lightly carbonated. Seems to work well enough overall.

I don't think this would really be sessionable but I would certainly grab a pint if I was in the mood for a pilsner-style beer. I'm not sure if I would have necessarily guessed they were going for a pilsner here but can see the influence.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2011 19:23:33 | More by eat
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6ième Soir from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
88 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.