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Charbonniere - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
85
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.23%
Wants: 12
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Smoked Beer |  5.40% 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 TheDoctor
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%

SERVICE: Bottle
BOTTLED ON: 09/06/14

A:
Pours a clear ruddy brown with a finger or so of fairly thick looking beige head that never amounts to much. Meh retention; chicken pox spots of lacing. (3.5)

S:
Sweet and woody. Smoky with some think caramel smells and a touch of astringency. (3.75)

T:
Clean and malty. Caramel, wood, hard water, brittle astringency, lingering campfire feel/smell/taste in my sinuses. (3.75)

M:
Thin and coating with a lingering aromatic finish and a light body. (3.5)

O:
Pretty decent beer.
I find smoked beers to be a bit hit-or-miss, but was curious to try this one when it showed up at the store I go to.
It looks alright, but won't win any beauty contests. The aroma is good (Slim Jim's). Oh yeah... It is a pretty drinkable beer and has a nice aromatic quality to the taste. Neither the best nor worst (either from DDC or when looking at smoked beers in general).
Would have it again if offered; if you randomly come across it, go nuts, otherwise don't sweat it. (3.75)

TheDoctor, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of Rugg3r
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

Rugg3r, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of JFMArtin
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%

JFMArtin, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of slowfade
3/5  rDev -20.2%

slowfade, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of peensteen
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish brown, ring of white head, some lace. Smell is smokey, meaty with lots of BBQ and campfire aromas, faint touch of peat, more or less a malty smokey affair all the way through. Taste is like the nose, smoke and malt, BBQ and meaty flavours, just a touch of lightly salty peat, more campfire aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body, good feel. Solid and worth drinking again, basically a second rate Schlenkerla which is quite the compliment for this style.

peensteen, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Rutager
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Big thank you to SebD for this and all the others in a great recent CANBIF box. Cheers dude!

Appearance. Pours a deep amber with some nice red hues, and a finger of creamy light-khaki head. So far so good!

Smell. Meaty, thick smoke. Almost has a salty fried pork fat thing going on. Just a bit of grainy caramel in behind.

Taste. Nice smoke, not too strong and not meaty like the smell. A bit of light sweet caramel malt and even a bit of herby hops in there ...maybe not, but there's a slight bitterness for sure.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall. Nice for the style. The smoke is in check which is always nice and the beer comes through. Thanks again SebD!

Rutager, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of cburns48
4/5  rDev +6.4%

cburns48, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

DannyBaldoni, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of JIMTRK16
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of SebD
3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice dark ruby/brown color to it. It has a nice creamy beige head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of smoke (mix of campfire & smoked bacon), perhaps some caramel and toffee but it's hard to tell with all the smokiness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some sweet caramelly malts upfront followed by tons of smoke and some faint dark fruit notes.

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

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

SebD, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of hoponit
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

hoponit, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of lesdemonsamaporte
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

lesdemonsamaporte, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

lgmol, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A clear transparent brown with a little bit of off white head.

S: Smoke. Delicious, delicious smoke.

T: Smokey malts come through as dominant, not overpowering but still pretty dominant. A little bit of some kind of sweet caramel malt also peeks its head providing a subtle change in flavor and depth to the character of the beer. Bitterness is also nicely done. Flavors of ham and other smoked meats instantly come to mind but the beer elements are still there proving that you're not just drinking liquid smoke.

M: The mouthfeel is nicely formed and its not overly thick or thin.

O: Pretty good beer. I found it a bit more potent than Aecht Schlenkerla, which has sort of become the front all smoked beers are now based on, for me anyways. Whereas i found Aecht sessionable or a everyday beer this was a bit more bold, but non the less an astounding beer and kudos to Dieu du Ciel for another great beer.

Haydn-Juby, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of Whatup14
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Whatup14, Nov 12, 2013
Photo of sdm9465
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

sdm9465, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of valianes
4.25/5  rDev +13%

valianes, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of evil_liver
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

evil_liver, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Krakpoff, Sep 19, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Sean for this one. Served in a snifter.

A - White foam settles to a thin collar, wisps, and minimal lace. Very dark brown body that's transparent when held to the light. Could use more head volume, but otherwise quite attractive.

S - Smoked malts, honey-drizzled ham, a bit of cocoa. Not particularly complex, but on point for the style.

T - The taste isn't quite as good, as the balancing malt sweetness is a bit overwhelmed by char, smoke, and burnt malt flavors. Gets a tad bitter and astringent after a while, although it's still in the acceptable range for a smoked beer.

M - Zesty carbonation, dry texture with lingering smoke on the palate. Medium body, and predictably no alcohol warmth.

D - A decent smoked beer. I'd drink it again if there were limited options available, but I can think of plenty of smoked beers or Dieu du Ciel offerings I'd much prefer. Appreciate the lower ABV.

MasterSki, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Thorpe429, Jul 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

yancot, Jul 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Kegatron, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jlisuk, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

tom10101, Jun 26, 2013
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Charbonniere from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
85 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.