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Paienne - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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82
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82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.02%
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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HardTarget

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Slight lemon quality was all I could get in the nasally challenging DDC.

Appearance: Great thick white head tops the clear bright gold glass. Solid clumps of lace reward the downward journey.

Flavor: Bright citric notes pair nicely with the yeast character. Clean with a fairly simple taste.

Mouthfeel: Creamy! Medium heavy body with a thick texture.

Overall Impression: This blond has a killer body, serious legs, and great taste! I’d love to spend some more time with her.

Serving type: on-tap

04-15-2006 19:36:37 | More by HardTarget
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Absumaster

Netherlands

3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2006 11:00:18 | More by Absumaster
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-24-2013 00:25:56 | More by cfalovo97
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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2009 21:04:35 | More by allergictomacros
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottled 04/12.

Appearance: A hazy, dirty blonde body with a thick bumpy white head that clings all around.

Smell: Nice aroma of citrus fruit, notably papaya, lemon and mineral overtones.

Taste: Sharp spices, mineral salt and finishes with a good dose if citrus fruit. Biscuity a bit.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, low carbonation and easy to drink with a bitterness that tags along at the end. Finish not as strong as start.

Overall: Proof that DDC can brew quality beers within an average style. When fresh, very refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2012 18:07:41 | More by papat444
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.9%

11-11-2013 04:07:08 | More by hopsolutely
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 00:07:45 | More by SebD
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TexIndy

Texas

3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got as an extra in a trade with phyl21ca - many thanks! Poured from a 341ml bottle into a pint glass. The side of the label had notches from month and year bottled (Nov 08). It was a hazy straw color with a ton of carbonation. Some quick sliding lace. It had a large foamy white head that slowly settled into a thin collar and broken foam.

The aroma was grassy and grainy malt. No real hop presence. Disappointing. The taste was equally disappointing. Again very heavy on grain with no hop presence. More like a BMC pilsner than an APA. Good carb in the mouthfeel.

Overall, a rather disappointing beer from a great brewery. One and done for me. Don't recommend as there as too many other good beers out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2009 01:34:01 | More by TexIndy
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a mixpack brought back from la Belle Province. Bottled in March.

A lovely golden hue, slightly opaque. Looks like mead or honey. Very little head to speak of, only the slightlest ring and a lonely island.

Nose is nice: grain, fruit, a touch of honey, light hops.

Actually one of the better blonde ales I've tasted recently. Sweet, but not overpowering. Grassy and floral, some biscuit character near the middle, finishes hoppy and slightly dry. Very refreshing.

Medium-thick body, light carbonation.

I'm usually not a fan of blonde ales, but I've been enjoying this one very much. Smooth and enjoyable, I can certainly see myself drinking several of these in a night. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 20:07:05 | More by JohnnyBarman
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kbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

11-09-2012 02:23:37 | More by kbrown
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10%

07-05-2014 21:57:51 | More by Canada_Dan
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-30-2011 16:59:56 | More by kelvarnsen
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

05-10-2013 01:03:11 | More by NightINgale
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Nunya

Ohio

4/5  rDev +10.8%

05-25-2013 12:16:47 | More by Nunya
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Shadman

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought the sample 12 pack in Medicine Hat of all places...our world is indeed changing...

Nice amber/straw colour, slightly hazy from the sediments. Nice bright white head, amazing lacing.

Grassy, grainy, & bready, but in a decent way...balanced I guess you could call it.

Taste matches nose again. Grainy malt followed by sweet bready malt followed by a nice noble hop finish that clears the palate off nicely...Decent balance with a dry finish.

Bit fizzy in the front end that bites a bit, but very smooth and creamy afterward.

Could do 3 pints of this on a patio in the summer easy...therefore I think it's quite good....

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2010 01:06:09 | More by Shadman
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mrmanning

Ontario (Canada)

2.35/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle- A pale straw pour emits a fluffy white foam. Grassy nose is also grainy and has an aroma of cooked vegetable as well. Sweet grainy flavour upfront, overly grassy, tastes of weird biscuit. Strange stuff overall. Creamy finish with odd aftertaste too. Proof that great breweries also make a crappy beer or two.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2009 00:42:19 | More by mrmanning
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on January 25th, 2009.

Pours as a pale yellow color. The aroma is light. Some hops in the smell, but not very much. Smell some malts and slightly fruity. The taste is mainly malts with some hops on the back. Very refreshing beer. Excellent ale. Wish they would have this one in 6-pack.

The mouthfeel is thin and the beer is very drinkable. A summer beer in my opinion.

Your thirsty, have a Paienne!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2009 00:20:01 | More by ZorPrime
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.8%

11-29-2012 00:00:27 | More by KalanM
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.08/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance was slightly dark golden color with a medium sized white head. Good lacing.

Aroma was quite light and I couldn't get much out of it.

Taste was light with some citrus coming through and mild hops. Again, nothing much there but nothing bad either.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied with decent cleansing ability.

Overall, a decent APA but nothing I would want to have again. There are much better beers at Dieu Du Ciel so there is no need to settle for an average brew.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2006 14:35:36 | More by atigerlife
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This batch was upped to 5.5%ABV. Translucent, dull-golden body with a thin cover of bright-white head. Little bits of lacing.

Smells like beer really. Wheaty grain, light earthy/floral hops, light pale malt. Nothing special.

The flavour profile is simple but fresh and well put together. Noticeable wheat, light earthy and floral hops and slight hints at citrus and nuts. Soft, lingering hop bitterness.

The feel might be the standout feature of this beer: solid medium body and an appropriate medium carbonation. Your standard blonde ale doesn't always have such a nice feel.

I guess this is Dieu de Ciel's shot at a beer for the masses? As a middle-of-the-road blonde ale I suppose it's decent and certainly better than anything similar produced by a macro brewery. Drinkable enough, though not one I'll be picking up again.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 22:18:08 | More by eat
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3%

11-16-2013 20:22:11 | More by wizo
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-14-2012 22:37:12 | More by CliffBrake
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nquigley16

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-16-2013 00:32:26 | More by nquigley16
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 14:28:49 | More by Jacobob10
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

4.58/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

G: Pint

A: Pale yellowy-green, murky/cloudy body. Half inch head which dissipates quickly and leaves a tiny trace of lacing.

S: Fine wheat, lime, malts

T: Wheat with lime and a hint of green apple

M: Medium-light body, medium carbonation with little alcoholic after taste

D: Interesting beer, I have not tasted a blonde ale like this before. I don't know if that is due to this being a prime example of a blonde or maybe mislabeled. Either way it is a exceptional beer with a complexity of fruity flavours.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2009 02:29:19 | More by Long813
Paienne from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
82 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.