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Charbonniere - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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85
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | 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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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

Pours a light brown colour with a finger of tan head. Some mild lacing around the glass. Nice head retention until the end. Smells of campfire/chimney smoke with some roasted malt and chocolate. This seems to be a smoked porter, or at least similar enough to that. Very smooth carbonation level. A nice beer and anyone that likes smokey beers should try this.

12-02-2010 16:53:09 | More by kwjd
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ZBerkeleyan

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-22-2012 04:17:25 | More by ZBerkeleyan
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

Love smoked anything, had to find this in Montreal. Peluso had some bottles, yay.

A- Pours with a light brown hue into a pint glass. Light tan head forms to a nice size and has a foamy texture. Retention is OK and lace is spotty.

S- Intesne, like an Islay Scotch. Seriously strong notes of leather, campfire, burning wood, BBQ, all things smoky. Some caramel and fruit in the very background.

T- Not as intensely smoky as the nose but still very strong. Most of the flavor is smoke, burning campfires and leather. The other part is caramel malts, yeast spice and dark fruits.

MF- Foamy body with a smooth overall feel. I hate to add smoky here but it kind of has a bitter, acrid spike on the palate.

If you like smoke, you get a ton here. Kind of takes an Islay malt flavor profile on. If you don't like smoke, go elsewhere.

02-27-2012 03:27:26 | More by cbutova
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dgilks

Australia

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%

Clear mahogany colour with a big, fluffy, light tan head. Good head retention.

Double smoked bacon with some burning rubber. Nice and smoking. Mild fruitiness. Good.

Smoky malt with some slightly tart fruitiness. This rates with some of the German Rauchbiers I've had. I like it.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. The fizz just helps to make the smokiness pop.

A really nice Rauchbier. Obviously this style isn't to everyone's taste but I think it works really well and is a delicious example of the style.

08-23-2011 09:02:50 | More by dgilks
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours lightly smokey yellow with lasting three-eighths of an inch lasting head. Slightly smokey aroma. very good taste, with controlled smoked malt, and a sweet spicey finish that satisfies. Average mouthfeel, smooth, Very drinkable.A lovely smoked beer, thanks Luc!

04-03-2011 01:51:48 | More by Sammy
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Bottled April 2011. Older than I expected- hope its OK!

Beer is a very dark caramel colour, brown but with orange elements. A small beige head.

Smell is quite smokey and peaty. Hard to get beneath, but there seems to be some caramel malt, a bit of a toffee scent. All of the reviews that mention smoked ham or bacon are pretty accurate.

The smokey peat is very prominent in the taste, but is more willing to share than the nose is. Accompanied by caramel, some dark fruit, a bit of a grassy flavour. Finish, like the start, is quite smokey.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Quite smooth.

Overall, nice stuff. The taste is not as overwhelmingly smokey as the nose suggests. Still pretty intense, but more balanced and quite enjoyable.

05-08-2012 01:59:14 | More by jrenihan
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

First of all, thank you to papat444 for this bottle. Cheers!

A - Pours a dark ruby chestnut color, I tried to keep the sediment in the bottle but managed to get some of the floaties in the glass which is no big deal. The head was minimal on this beer and leaves a very fine light aramel colored ring around the top of the tulip glass. Carbonation is sluggish.

S - The dominating aroma is smoked bacon/meat and a some dark roasted malts. The smokiness reminds me of a campfire setting.

T - Follows the nose with a nice smokiness from start to finish with roasted malts. I purposely sat on this bottle for many, many months and it still retains a nice smoke character. The malt has a small amount of nuttiness and there's some dark roasted caramel.

M - Light medium body with gentle carbonation on the tongue.

O - I haven't had many Rauch style beers and this was very enjoyable and refreshingly different to what I normally drink. I paired this with pepperjack cheese and it was nice combo.

01-18-2012 21:29:02 | More by jzeilinger
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Agold

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev +4.5%

Picked this up on a trip to montreal. Completely different beer now from the frist time I had it. The beer is almost porter-like in how dark it is. It has a nice dense white head which lingers and leaves a bit of lacing. This beer smells like eating bacon and beef jerky at a campfire. There is a little bit of grainyness and nuttiness but really it is all about the smoke here. The taste just has more and more hickory bacon smokiness with a mild nutty sweetness to lend a bit of balance. The mouthfeel is a little light and is also lacking a bit of carbonation. Would definitely benefit from a bit more. Overall, this beer is an experience more than anything else. Huge smokiness when fresh. I would love to see something like this as a bigger beer, but I would be afraid I couldn't handle any more smoke.

04-28-2011 06:45:55 | More by Agold
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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

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
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of smoked wood with caramel malt in the background. Taste is also a nice mix between some deep smoky notes and smoked salmon with some lightly sweet caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very well done with nice balance between the smoke and the malt bill.

05-01-2010 02:52:08 | More by Phyl21ca
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

02-25-2014 23:53:14 | More by SebD
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

11-15-2013 03:21:07 | More by Haydn-Juby
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours a neutral amber with little haze. Nearly no head nor lace.

Smells like a "saicisse" (sausage); yes, there's smoke but it's appealing rather than distracting.

This starts off malt but goes to all smoke quickly. Good body with a relatively low level of carbonation. This is a beer that'll grow on you.

08-23-2008 21:16:58 | More by smcolw
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

They actually import the smoked malt from Bamberg for its conistency & quality (they did try smoking the malt themselves).

A: Copper-amber, fluffy off-white head, some retention, good lace.

S: Smoke & spice, like a sausage (or rauchebier from Bamberg). :D

T: Bready malt, smoke & spice, underlying caramel, good bitter balance, slight grainyness.

M: Moderate body with a smooth/prickly opposition, moderate carbonation, some residual sugar but has a dry finish.

D: An approachable smoked beer.

05-14-2007 01:53:36 | More by Derek
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plaid75

New York

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

On draft at The Blind Tiger, NYC.

Poured a deep amber hue with a half finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a meaty smoke.

The taste was upfront salty smoke with a lingering spiciness. A touch of thin grain detected toward the finish.

The mouthfeel was a touch thin.

Overall a nice smoke beer. God spice as well.

06-07-2010 21:36:58 | More by plaid75
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rodenbach99

Quebec (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

au fût à la brasserie

belle bière cuivrée claire où un col épais et blanc trône, le nez de cette bière fumée est évidemment très fumé, mais très fumé, en bouche c'est la même chose une bonne pale ale, avec des goût de fumé très prononcé. pour amateur de bière fumée !!!

12-29-2007 02:11:34 | More by rodenbach99
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

06-14-2014 11:58:00 | More by peensteen
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3Vandoo

Quebec (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Belgian Dark Ale or Raunchbier?


Brownish, reddish beer who is quite limpid abords a great nice foamy head that kept itself long enought.

Smell of of smoked malt, smoked bbq flavours, smoke and woods with a shy hoppy and yeasty finish.

Tastw wise, the smoked flavours hits you but are quite balanced betweem the smokiness, hops and yeasty spicy flavours. Shy BBQ flavours such as hickory. Well balanced

06-29-2007 07:19:17 | More by 3Vandoo
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-01-2014 22:03:07 | More by DannyBaldoni
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours brown with a large lasting head.
Immediately noticeable in the aroma is smoked ham, campfire and bacon in large quantities. Underneath is some barely noticeable caramel.
The smoky character is nor as overpowering as a flavour, allowing sweet caramel, nutty malt and a soft roasty character to come into play.
Carbonation is a little full on.
Got nothing on Aecht Schlenkerla, but nice stuff none the less.

08-27-2011 00:54:38 | More by CrazyDavros
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lesdemonsamaporte

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-03-2014 16:14:49 | More by lesdemonsamaporte
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-11-2013 02:42:43 | More by lgmol
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-04-2013 01:21:09 | More by sdm9465
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hoponit

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-25-2014 18:01:32 | More by hoponit
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-03-2013 04:37:49 | More by yancot
Charbonniere from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.