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Mea Culpa - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Deuane on 07-05-2008)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Boulder5620, Jul 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

groleau, Jun 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Sammy, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

billab914, Jan 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On cask during Cask Days 2013.

Beer is reddish brown, with a small off-white head.

Nose contains pine and damp weedy scents. Some muted citrus. Bready malt. A bit of a creamy scent.

Taste is fairly bitter, with the same damp pine and weed flavours. Strong malt component, bready and a touch spicy.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

Overall, disappointing. I had been wanting to try this beer and had some high hopes. As it is typically served on nitro, maybe cask is just the wrong treatment for it. This was not bad, but a let down.

jrenihan, Oct 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

SebD, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Krakpoff, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

vielma, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Jacobob10
4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

This was the first beer I had on my trip to Montreal and quite possibly the best.

Described as an India Cream Ale, the nitro pour is what really took this beer to another level. Amber in color with a thick, creamy off-white head that lasted throughout the whole beer but not much lacing. Light to medium floral hop aroma, nothing overpowering. Excellent mouthfeel, very creamy, seemed to coat the whole tongue and extremely drinkable.

This was a really enjoyable beer enjoyed in a really enjoyable setting. More cream ale than IPA but it works. Highly recommended.

Jacobob10, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Kmat10, Jun 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

mrskunk, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap: Poured a creamy golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hoppy notes with semi-sweet malt notes. Taste is dominated by creamy citrus and bitter hoppy notes with a relatively dry finish. Body has a nice creamy touch to it which differentiates it from the other IPA out there. Interesting take on the style.

Phyl21ca, May 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

NightINgale, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

tom10101, May 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.6%

jenray, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz glass, a surprise last-minute update to the St. Paddy's Day lineup at the Underground, and a nitro-infused IPA to boot.

This beer appears a hazy dark brickish amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves a randomly broken wall of painted lace around the glass

It smells of sweet rock candy, floral honey, weak caramel malt, tame citrus fruit salad, neutered pine needles, and a bit perfumed hops. The taste is surprisingly bitter citrus hops, more pithy sugary dime-store candy, lightly bready caramel malt, a meekly overarching mustiness, and a touch of warming booze.

The bubbles are quite laid back, and unobtrusive to the end, the body a middling medium weight, and smooth in the absence of any other meddlers, but hardly evident of a standard nitro pour. It finishes off-dry, the perfumed hops just confusing the matter with the base caramel and strange sugary essences.

A bit of a departure for an IPA for me - the gritty sugary character is indeed new, and informs this affair well beyond the norm, as while the bitterness is duly represented, it somehow falters in the face of the overbearing perfume and 7-11 candy nature. Different, sure, but not in a really worthy sense.

biboergosum, Mar 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

nquigley16, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of andrenaline
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper colour, finger of soapy head with solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - Fruity floral citrus hops, hints of bitter caramel and a sweet lemon iced tea finish.

T - The sweetness is incredibly well balanced with a solid dose of citrus hop bitterness, a creamy butter caramel malt backbone, and a fruity cotton candy finish.

M - Silky smooth, creamy and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - My first nitro-infused hopped ale that basically blew my mind. Fruity hop profile with a mouthfeel that would keep you coming back to the trough all night. I'm so glad I had a chance to try this, and it was certainly one of the most memorable beers I've ever had.

andrenaline, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

5oz sampler at the DDC tap takeover at National Beer Hall 24/11/12 and a pint at Beer Revolution the next day

A slight haze in a amberish orange body, a few sloe bubbles and a thin film that leaves patches of lace

S smells a little sweet with some honey, sweet breads and citric hops

T some orange rind on top of what I smell, the hops are stronger and has a better flavor then the nose would let you think

M smooth with enough carbonation to give it some life and a little grit left behind on my gums

O pretty nice beer but I was expecting more of a hop bomb, I just had very high expectations I suppose its good but I was expecting amazing

I'm just happy I got to try this one without spending the money on a plane ticket to Montreal. It's a solid beer well worth trying but its a little high on the Canadian Top 100 all things considered

wordemupg, Dec 19, 2012
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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Described as an "India Cream Ale'

A-Perfect of course. Perfect cream head above a purgatory of
bubbles and liquid above the actually body of the beer. Head lasts throughout. Laces in a heavenly fashion.

S-Very interesting. Very creamy and almost milky. Hops are stressed. Piney and citrusy but it smells like it was dipped in Tres Leches batter.

T-Creamy. The whole Tres Leches description still applies. The hops are herbal, medicinal and astringent. They don't meld too well with the creaminess but it is strangely enjoyable. Finishes fruity but bitter.

M-Like a big Cream Ale on the tongue. Mild carbonation. Super-smooth. CREAMY.

O/D-Well worth a try. Truly tastes like an 'India Cream Ale' the hops were a bit off-putting during some sips but this is a beer that should be sampled if available.

VelvetExtract, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of cbutova
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Notes from the brewpub last night. Another nitro tap.

A- Dark amber body into a 20oz oversized pint glass. An off-white head forms with about a finger of size and the expected great retention and creamy look from Nitro. Tons of lace everywhere.

S- Not a big aroma, had to search here but I got hints of cereal grain and caramel right away. Hops are fruity but not citrus bomb, something tropical and darker. Hop and malt balance.

T- Follows nose quite well. Good malts bring a cereal grain and caramel flavor that I find to be a pattern with DDC, reminds me nicely of homebrewing. Hops are mild (today's standard) in the end but I get pine, tropical fruit, floral and citrus zest notes.

MF- Silky nitrogenated mouthfeel, small bubbles but they are there and a thick overall feel. Mild bitterness coats the palate.

Reminds me of many ambers from the hops and malts. Shows that an IPA doesn't have to be all hops with complexity in both the malt and tasteful hop finish, a good bonus.

cbutova, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of papat444
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at the brewpub yesterday.

Appearance: A joy to behold. A frothy and creamy head (1-2 fingers) with cascading dark orange/brown body (hard to tell in the lighting). Literally coats the glass all around and all the way down.

Smell: Oily hops with ripe fruit.

Taste: Lush mango mixed with cream ale. The flavor lingers with some pine and overripe fruit. Very flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Awesome balance of creamy and bitter. Could drink a pint of this or two easily.

Overall: The cream aspect slightly edges the IPA but this is an interesting and well done hybrid. A pleasure to drink and worth trying.

papat444, Dec 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

eat, Nov 16, 2011
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Mea Culpa from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
89 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.