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Paienne - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002)
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Photo of Mattgruv

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-13-2012 23:00:51 | More by Mattgruv
Photo of LGF

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-17-2012 03:37:02 | More by LGF
Photo of Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-10-2014 20:30:24 | More by Socialiste
Photo of wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

11-16-2013 20:22:11 | More by wizo
Photo of kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-05-2012 04:17:36 | More by kwjd
Photo of LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-26-2014 00:00:49 | More by LoveStout
Photo of TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-22-2013 23:19:33 | More by TT--Cashout
Photo of fostachild

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-07-2012 19:30:24 | More by fostachild
Photo of Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

09-13-2012 20:58:39 | More by Molson2000
Photo of GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-14-2013 22:47:20 | More by GoHabsGo
Photo of spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -1.9%


Appearance - The beer pours a slight hazy yellow/amber colour with a fairly large white fizzy/frothy head. There is an average amount of carbonation, and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for about 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Corn, honey, malts, light citrus

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste corn/grains mixed with malts and light hops. There is also a but of a citrus flavour mixed with a honey sweetness. It kind of reminded me of some of the cream ales I've been drinking lately. It finishes with a slightly sweet grainy aftertaste.

Drink - I've had this from a bottle before, but it was much better fresh and on tap. It made for a great beer while sitting on DDC's patio on a warm day.

10-11-2011 19:34:36 | More by spinrsx
Photo of Absumaster


3.55/5  rDev -1.4%

I had this beer at the brewpub and was amazed by the amount of beers on tap. There were 10 different styles that were all different from each other. I choose the blonde.
Appearance was golden clear with a small head and enough carbonation.
Smell was malty and somewhat sulfuric. A nice mild bitter smell was present, pretty clean.
Taste was malty like a German pilsner, with that typical sulfurness and bite. On the other hand it als leaned towards an English beer with a slightly fruity, but rather clean yeast profile. Bitterness was medium and just for balance.

08-20-2006 11:00:18 | More by Absumaster
Photo of Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -1.4%

12 oz bottle from Rahman.

Pours a crystal clear light amber, very bright, nice thick and rocky white head forms, drops a ton of lace on the glass, slowly settles down to a nice ring around the glass. Smell is decent, grassy hops, some caramel and toast, nice biscuity malt, slightly fruit, strawberries and apricots, very fresh aroma, light floral, smells nice. Taste is quite like but alright, fresh and malty, some biscuit, bit of caramel, floral, touch of orange zest and grass, on the sweet side, lightly fruity, with a soft toasty finish. Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. Nice easy drinking blonde ale, nothing crazy but could see this being quite nice in the summer.

03-16-2009 01:13:30 | More by Viggo
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%

This beer appears a clear pale golden hue, with a finger or so of thin soapy white head, which leaves lace all around the glass as it recedes. It smells of white cracker grain, and grassy/weedy hops. The taste is cereal grain, and more of the weedy hop essence. The carbonation is moderate, the body smooth, round, and a bit creamy, and it finishes dry and crisp. A decent example of a simple, easy-drinking pale ale.

08-06-2009 23:12:25 | More by biboergosum
Photo of jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev 0%

Bottled May 2013

Beer is clear golden. Small white head, gone very quickly. Some lace.

Smell is pleasant but faint. Sweet malt and honey. Clean.

Flavour is pretty basic. Some sweet bready malt, biscuit. A bit of honey, slight spicy flavours. A bit of fruity hop flavours, but not strong.

Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Chewy. Refreshing.

Overall, this is a nice rendition of a style that I do not have much of a taste for. Pleasant and refreshing, not exciting. Strikes me as a great beer to introduce people to tastier beers to!

09-02-2013 01:09:33 | More by jrenihan
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3.6/5  rDev 0%

Light blond color, slightly nutty malt flavor that is somewhat sweet and fruity upfront. The finish balances off as a bit bitter. Nothing special but a respectable brew.

05-03-2002 14:17:58 | More by Andy
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +0.8%

If there was a rating for labels - this one would get a 5. Poured into a pint glass. Slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin bubbly head which soon diminished to a ring. Lightly carbonated. Complex malty smells with some fruity notes. Taste features a nice malt blend up front with a mild but persistent hop finish. Creamy medium body with light carbonation. Drinkability is good.

07-10-2010 18:32:41 | More by scott451
Photo of Clubchat

Quebec (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%

Thanks to Jeff for introducing me to the brewery, very nice and little place love it, great choice of beers

On tap at Dieu du Ciel brewery in Mtl

Golden light and clear into the glass, good carbonation, little creamy head

Good malt, corn and hoppy taste compare to the grassy and sweet smell

Nice common beer, appreciate everytime

11-24-2008 21:02:44 | More by Clubchat
Photo of jbonapar

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

pours a pale staw color, minimal head and lacing.

Smell - Pears. Big Pears. a hint of Green Apple.

Taste - Light Pear flavor with a sharp bitterness. Sweet malt that balances the bitterness. A very very different Beer. Not like anything I've tasted before.

I like it, easy and drinkable.

11-28-2009 23:57:50 | More by jbonapar
Photo of IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

Bright hazed apricot hue in appearance, short creamy white head that just hangs around, consistent retention. Thin sheets of lacing.

Smooth grainy, bready malt and mild grassy hops on the nose, simple yet balanced and good.

Grainy and crisp yet smooth up front in the flavour, and beautifully blends into a grassy Saaz hop finish, clean crisp and dry aftertaste. Nice profile for a blond (hubba hubba!).

The mouthfeel would do any pale lager or ale justice, light but not watery, and a beautiful creamy texture.

It holds its own in the shoe-gazing manner of this style, quenching and refreshing and very approachable.

06-25-2009 05:54:09 | More by IronDjinn
Photo of MasterSki

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

Thanks to Patrick (papat444) for sending me this bottle. Served in a pint glass after my cousin's BBQ.

A - 1.5 fingers of off-white foam. Slightly hazed blonde with lots of bubbles. Decent retention to a cap with a touch of spotty lacing.

S - Lots of caramel, grass and floral noble hops, honey, and oddly enough a touch of alcohol (somewhat shocking for a 5% beer).

T - More caramel & biscuit flavors - I'm thinking the couple months this sat in my parents' basement sapped a little of the flavor. Very clean finish and minimal aftertaste. None of the alcohol I detected in the smell.

M - Mild carbonation, soft, good residual stickiness, light-to-medium bodied yet not too watery.

D - Low ABV, low carbonation, minimal aftertaste. Chuggable stuff - this is DDC's lawnmower beer in my opinion. The only thing keeping down the drinkability score is that it isn't all that interesting.

06-16-2009 16:40:05 | More by MasterSki
Photo of allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%

A - Lighty hazy light gold with a solid head of white foam.

S - Sweet, herbal hops, floral and citrsy lemon.

T/M - Kind of light in flavour but with some lemon and graininess. Soft malt shows through with a hint of yeastiness. Soft body as well with a light-ish carbonation. Nice mouthfeel. Finishes lightly with some herbal hops.

D - Easy drinking, sessionable. Not a big flavour beer, but nothing off and decently tasty.

06-23-2009 21:04:35 | More by allergictomacros
Photo of SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy golden/yellow color to it. It has a thin white head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of bready and buscuity malts, crackers, some citrus, grains and some honey.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet bready malts, crackers, honey, light citrus and some graininess.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

04-03-2013 00:07:45 | More by SebD
Photo of Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

On tap @ Dieu Du Ciel in Montreal, Quebec on 5/30/2013.

Cloudy yellow ale with a medium white head. Biscuit malt aroma with some slight spice infused into it. No lacing on the glass and not much retention but a quick swirl revived it. Slightly bitter with some yeast lingering in the aftertaste. Fairly drinkable but nothing outstanding about it. A good option if you like blonde ales.

06-12-2013 14:28:49 | More by Jacobob10
Photo of AlexF

Quebec (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +3.6%

Blonde beer, very average looking with a small head. Minimal lacing.

At first, smelled wierd... is this a Molson or a beer from Dieu du Ciel! ??? While the head was fading away, citrus aromas were liberated and that very average smell was now a bit better.

I wasn't expecting much from this beer. But wow!! Super crispy, malty (honey or maple syrup??), with citrus and hops. Very good balance, refreshing and easily drinkable.

An excellent beer to give to someone that thinks Molson is real beer ! And an excellent beer to drink when you want something good but not too complicated.

12-01-2008 05:51:41 | More by AlexF
Paienne from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
82 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.