Charbonniere - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4/5 rDev +6.4%
Appearance: Copper brownish, and relatively translucent. A very appealing stream of frothy bubbles dancing on top.
Smell: Very pleasing woody smoke, not at Schlenkerla levels but enough to satisfy Rauch-heads like me, without alienating those who are a bit sheepish or never been exposed to this style before. Really interesting grainy aspect to it as well, and a tiny bit ashy, but not at an unpalatable degree.
Taste: The smoke factor is spread out very well on the palate. It hits you solidly at first, balances out in the middle with a very solid malt structure and finishes long with hickory traces. They should brew this more often.
06-29-2006 01:17:33 | More by Goldorak
3.6/5 rDev -4.3%
One of their most regular beers
Very inspiring light brown/red color. Good bouquet that doesnt quite reveal what you're going to taste, spices, forest. As the commercial description says : "The smoky taste is quite dominant at each new draught". We'd regret the smoky taste for long if it'd ever quit the mouth. and while it's so long-lasting, it remains comfortable and light with slight hints of salmon in the finish. This remains rather retrained for the smoke lover I am and imo not exactly Dieu Du Ciel's best take at the famous Bamberg style
02-06-2004 03:01:17 | More by Rastacouere
4.2/5 rDev +11.7%
Smoked Red Ale. Charbonniere - loosely, a place that makes charcoal. (I think).
Red with a brown tinge. Garnet is a good description. Head is a couple fingers' worth and drops back to a moderate covering layer. Nose holds smoke, obviously, but to my surprise there's more. The rest of the beer holds its own. There's some hoppiness to the taste, and the smoke is more akin to that of smoked sausage. (and indeed, that's what I was eating while drinking this - a smoked deer sausage)
A very tasty and quaffable smoked. Kudos to Dieu du Ciel for daring to make a smoked beer where the smoke is restrained. Don't get me wrong, I love my Smoked Porter and my Aecht Schlenkerla - it's just refreshing to find something different.
edit: had a pint at the brewpub. everything I said last year stands. This is a great beer. For the record - I've had rauchbier in Bamberg that wasn't as smoky or half as tasty as this. ('twas the Spezial).
06-11-2003 12:16:06 | More by the42ndtourist
3.88/5 rDev +3.2%
Ale Rousse Fumee, or, Smoked Brown Ale (in english i believe).
Unlike many of the smoked beers i have tried in the past, this particular offering was not a stout or porter. It was a brown ale.
The pour was a nice amber colour with a very small white head. The malt was roasted over beachwood prior to brewing and this is obvious in the smokey & woody nose.
The smoked malt was also prominent in the taste but not overpowering. Possibly a hint of smoked ham as well and i mean that in a nice way. This beer was not overpowering in its smokey, maltiness but rather it was nicely balanced and offered a good smoked beer in a lighter, easier drinking fashion. A nice woodiness in the finish.
06-10-2003 08:20:48 | More by Popsinc
Charbonniere from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.