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Rescousse - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.09%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Altbier |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Yoonisaykul on 01-27-2011)
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Reviews by IronDjinn:
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 341 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed deep amber, bright reddish-copper in light, massive rocky off-white head with large loose bubbles. Solid retention with lots of patchy lacing.

Sweet sugary caramel malt on the nose, some earthy rye, dark fruits.

Flavour would be cloying if it didn't turn savoury just as quickly. A sweet fig-like dark malt up front, similar to a Scotch Ale. It then becomes dry and earthy, along with an addition of spicy, herbal, leafy hops, finishing with a rye-like dryness and spicy hops.

Medium-light mouthfeel yet fuller creamy texture to offset that, low carbonation.

Not fully on par with a typical Alt, but a very fine beer of its own accord and well crafted. Worth checking out at least once.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2011 04:37:10 | More by IronDjinn
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-26-2014 02:39:11 | More by DrBier
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-19-2014 01:01:34 | More by BrunoPettipas
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Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-13-2014 02:25:01 | More by cam477
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-10-2014 20:30:35 | More by Socialiste
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New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-22-2014 14:12:08 | More by allenson21
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-17-2014 03:09:13 | More by DrunkinYogi
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-09-2014 03:48:41 | More by ElGallo
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-13-2014 20:49:36 | More by mattmarka1
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-24-2013 12:46:19 | More by Kirk
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Quebec (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: More cloudy then I expected but it does have the right color of an alt. Brownish ruby color with finger of slightly off white head. Decent lacing an retention.

S: Sweet malts come through. Caramel, toast, along the lines of that.

T: Melanoidinesque flavors definitely come through. Caramel, toasted bread, are most prominent. More hops then the aroma would lead one to believe as well. Fairly bitter and a slight bit of noble hop flavor is detectable.

M: Carbonation, like i feel on all of dieu de ciels beers, is perhaps a touch low for my liking but its well done enough.

O: A good beer overall and i'd love to pair some mexican food with it.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2013 21:24:48 | More by Haydn-Juby
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-10-2013 14:50:40 | More by rogerdandy
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Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -47.8%

12-09-2013 18:35:33 | More by kabritz
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United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle bought from Brewdogs online shop

Poured a nice deep orange brown colour.. Slightly off white head pours thick and foamy then faded slowly to nice thin layer... barely any carbonation... decent amount of sticky lacing...

Aroma - Nice biscuity / toffee malts, juicy fruits (oranges, apples, light raisins), sea salty notes, caramel / honey sweet notes, some light nutmeg / cinnamon traces, maybe the slightest hint of sweetcorn, peppery hops..

Taste– - Strong biscuity malts, caramel / toffee, some creamed corn / grainy notes, light spicy hops, the faintest of smokey traces, earthiness, light nutmeg, some light oakiness...

Feel - Pretty smooth and creamy... medium body... A very drinkable brew

Overall - A very good example of a well balanced Altbier... well worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2013 16:30:15 | More by mdagnew
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-24-2013 07:24:03 | More by mantissa
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Ontario (Canada)

3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Copper red with half inch of fine beige head that quickly reduced to a slick. Very good lacing.

The aroma of sweetbread and steely caramel.

Strong favour of roasted grains. Woody - oak and birch. Sweet ripe fruit - prunes. Spice - cinnamon. Hop bitterness in the back of the mouth.

A medium unremarkable feel.

A very drinkable altbier. Lots of complexity and very nice roasted malt taste.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 02:04:56 | More by ssmack
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-06-2013 04:13:40 | More by evil_liver
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-04-2013 23:53:51 | More by Nunya
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Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled July 2013

Beer is reddish-brown in colour, with a small beige head. Head fades but not completely.

Nose is malty, sweet bread scents and caramel. Grassy, earthy scents. A slight bit of dark fruit, perhaps raisin.

Taste is similar. Malt focused, bread and caramel. Mildly sweet. A notable wood flavour, pine. Also some dark fruit, raisin and plum. The fruit is pretty low down. The pine and wood flavours present a bit of spiciness.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Quite chewy.

Overall, not quite my style, but flavourful and enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2013 00:16:12 | More by jrenihan
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-25-2013 11:19:29 | More by Hoptron_3000
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Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bit hard to find altbiers around here, this example from Quebec pours a coppery gold with ample off white foam. Aroma is tangy, fruity, sweet, some peppery coriander and nutmeg like notes although there is no such spice in the beer. Palate starts with pretty big burnt caramel malts, with toast and dark bread crust, fairly impressive bitter spicy hops relative to others of this style. Initially I had a bit of trouble getting past the malts up front to catch other flavor elements but as things progressed I started to get some vinous fruit, sour gummy candy, a bit of yeasty dankness, spicy root cellar and more bitterness at the end, perhaps some metal like sucking on a coin. Its sweet as well but this is less obvious at first. An interesting array of tastes that unfolds as you go: Have two or three and you'll probably notice different things each time, with the malts in control for one bottle and more fruit and hops in the next. Not too shabby and intriguing if you want to pay close attention for a session.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 02:52:13 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-16-2013 19:32:44 | More by KeKeKumba
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a copper red color forming a big creamy, thin bubbled and soapy head. Good retention and tons of soapy lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Roasted malts and caramel, mainly. A little bit metallic. Light notes of bread and flowery hops

T: Sweet upfront. Caramel, caramel, malts, sweet grains, bread and roasted grains. Light metallic notes. Medium and nice hops bitterness in the end. Quite good bittersweet balance

M: Light body. Watery. Medium carbonation and a delicious caramel and malts aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Great Altbier. Dieu Du Ciel! quality

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 20:59:40 | More by eduardolinhalis
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-30-2013 00:04:42 | More by jborg
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-26-2013 00:30:41 | More by tom10101
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Rescousse from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.