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Basse Messe - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Basse Messe
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BA SCORE
85
very good

17 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 17
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biegaman on 10-27-2006)
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slowfade

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-13-2014 03:19:47 | More by slowfade
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +11.4%

Whitish, blonde color (extensive haze). Small head but it leaves extensive webby lace.

Fresh citrus and, dare I say it, lobster. Not literally, of course, but that's what popped into my mind. Fresh mowed grass. Appealing yet unusual.

Complicated taste. Starts off like a lemony blonde ale. The body (and flavor, to a certain extent) is creamy. There's a bit of lemongrass on the tongue. I detect an element of a Belgian Guerze as well. It ends with a black pepper finish from the hops that gives this beer a slow decrescendo in the aftertaste. The body is neutral with an elevated effervescence, but good for the style. Simply put, this is a fascinating Kölsch.

05-18-2014 21:42:26 | More by smcolw
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Odri

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-05-2014 22:46:34 | More by Odri
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-25-2014 18:27:45 | More by rale
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sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-11-2014 19:32:21 | More by sirsteve42
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.33/5  rDev +12.5%

Poured on tap at Dieu de Ciel's brewpub in Montreal into a shortie pilsner glass. From notes.

Brass to deep bronze and clear body, with thin soapy bubbles and not much head presented. Crystal clear with slow pinhead rising carbonation. Pretty solid looking.

The bouquet is a bit muted but there is an interesting and distinct toasty aroma on this but not much else.

Once you quaff though things change dramatically. The mid palate opens up with giant wine like fruity character. Slight sour white wine yeast sensing with hints of apricot and crisp juicy carbonation almost like champagne. Bone dry finish, with a giant crackery and huge toasty aroma of grain and fresh baked bread. Huge balance and mix of wine like fruit and malt sensing toasty qualities.

Dieu du Ciel just really nailed this. Being a huge Kolsch fan I really loved this, wish I could have this again.

11-27-2013 22:06:35 | More by smakawhat
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

10-06-2013 04:13:18 | More by evil_liver
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

06-26-2013 00:23:58 | More by tom10101
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.41/5  rDev -11.4%

Tap: Poured a clear golden color Kolsch with a medium size foamy head with good retention. Aroma of lightly fruity and buttery malt notes. Taste is mostly dominated by cereal notes with light floral aroma and semi-sweet finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. Enjoyable though not necessarily memorable.

05-27-2013 02:23:26 | More by Phyl21ca
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Nunya

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

05-26-2013 02:57:05 | More by Nunya
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

On tap at the Montreal brewpub

Appearance - The beer pours a slight hazy yellow colour with an small white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing down the sides of the glass. The head didn't last for every long before it was gone.

Smell - Breads/grains, hay/straw, corn, grass

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of breads/grains and straw/hay notes mixed with some light citrus zest notes. There is also a grassiness and some very faint hops. The beer finishes with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall - Not my favourite style of beer but still decent nonetheless. It really border line of just a basic lager taste wise though.. not as exciting as I expect DDC beers to be.

10-24-2012 17:41:58 | More by spinrsx
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Beans11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-28-2012 13:59:15 | More by Beans11
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jrempel

Quebec (Canada)

5/5  rDev +29.9%

02-08-2012 06:26:24 | More by jrempel
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

02-06-2012 23:45:47 | More by wizo
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TheDeuce

New York

3.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Dieu de Ciel Brasse Masse….on tap at the brewpub in Montreal.

Appearance-pale blonde with a sexy large white head that settles beautifully into the glass. Consistent bubbles and lacing. Looks great.

Smell-grassy with mild hops, they weren’t kidding when they said this was light. Aroma is barely there, slight grain touches on repeated attempts.

Taste/Mouthfeel-crispness throughout, grains upfront with an ever so light hop kick. Light mouthfeel, smooth but the lightness is almost alarming, more like water than beer. Still the flavors work and the taste is refreshing. Notes of light fruit and alcohol are there but almost nonexistent.

Overall-wonderful on a hot day, flavors work, still this seemed almost TOO light. Worth a try.

07-10-2011 19:28:41 | More by TheDeuce
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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

When I visited in 2010 the blackboard indicated an ABV of 4.7%
My first Kölsch.
I wonder why there aren't more reviews for this one.

A- crystal clear gold with thick fluffy white head. Almost like an aerier whipped cream. Lacing receded leaving thick lacing and after a few sips I am left with a consistant 1mm layer.

S- Some hops I've never smelled before. Combines with the grain resulting in some sort of soft green apple juice.

T- Like the smell with a good grain presence. A very good grain taste. A little sour with the apple thing going on.

M- Not as crisp as you'd think looking at it. medium carbonation. Foams up just right.

D- High. This is great and quite refreshing.

I don't know if this is representative of the style, but if it is I need to try me some more. Seems like a great alternative to a pilsner.

Not complex but quite satisfying. I would really like to have this available for home consumption.

04-10-2010 16:05:41 | More by Yoonisaykul
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -9.6%

Sampled a pint off tap, on location at the brewpub, March 8/2006.
Presented in the appropriate glassware, large foamy head. Very pale colour. Fairly good carbonation with a more sticky than clean mouthfeel. Aroma offers some interesting notes, but nothing spectacular. Hard to distinguish any real hop character. Flavour is quite one-dimensional and lends nothing more than refreshment. I suppose this is more characterstic of the style however. In my limited experience with kolsch, I'd insist this beer a decent rendition of the often overlooked style. No doubt I would have enjoyed it more in warmer weather. As indifferent a beer I found it, I was quite happy to have had it nevertheless.

10-27-2006 22:35:41 | More by biegaman
Basse Messe from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
85 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.