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Rescousse - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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86
very good

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
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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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-20-2013 04:59:25 | More by Kmat10
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guezarka

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.4%

02-26-2012 01:31:00 | More by guezarka
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-16-2013 05:39:27 | More by yancot
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ujin

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-01-2012 02:45:51 | More by ujin
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jbowes


4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-11-2012 22:45:21 | More by jbowes
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-18-2011 21:16:40 | More by Molson2000
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-30-2011 17:00:33 | More by kelvarnsen
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-24-2013 01:38:47 | More by GoHabsGo
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to Phyl21ca for this bottle.

Appearance - Brown body with garnet hues. Off white head with a bit of lace.

Smell - Earthy malts and some deep burnt caramel. Smells kinda like a doppelbock, but less chocolatey.

Taste - Nice malt flavor with a surprising hop flavor in front. Earthy malts, like the smell. Not sweet, which surprises me. It has a toffee flavor to it, though. The finish is slightly bitter and lightens the beer. Good mix of flavor.

Mouthfeel - The hops keep it light tasting. Good carbonation and a medium body that seems a bit lighter than it is, in a good way.

Overall - I've never had an altbier before, but it tastes pretty good. Flavorful. Gets the most out of the malt flavor without upping the ABV. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2011 22:22:47 | More by Alieniloquium
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color with a mini off white head. It quickly recedes to a foam ring and leaves little lace behind. Biscuits and barley grain fill the nose. Sticky, chewy malts and caramel flavors contrast a healthy dose of piney, mildy citric hops in the flavor. The mouthfeel is lightbodied with actove carbonation. Bitterness and herbal notes make up the long finish.

This is a great Altbier from a great brewery. Hoppier than I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 01:29:04 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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eat

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good finger of cream-white head fades to a patchy cover and ring around the glass. Clear dark-copper coloured body with ruby highlights. Decent lacing. Great colour.

Lots of malt, caramel, minerals, little roasty, earthy hops. Nice full nose.

Lots of malt; though it's dark and earthy, not sweet as are most malty beers. Lots of hops as well, also extremely earthy (including a little spruce). No citrus here, other than a little darkly-bitter grapefruit pith on the finish. Bitterness is fairly high, though it's mostly met by the malt. I'd say this is nicely balanced. A bit reminiscent of something Les Trois Mousquetaires might do but definitely less intense than any of their offerings. I'd almost say it's on the watery side but I'm enjoying it.

Drinkability is kept high with a lighter body, though I'd trade off some of that same drinkability for something a bit more full. Moderate carbonation.

At 5% ABV I would enjoy drinking a few of these. Nice to see a solid example of a German style from DDC, and a drinkable one at that.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2011 19:29:41 | More by eat
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml Bottle

Appearance - Hazy reddish brown colour with a large size frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some really good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, an earthiness, rye, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the most noticeable flavours are malts, caramel, rye, and a smokiness. Also detectable are some dark fruit flavours.. perhaps grapes/raisins and a little bit of hay/straw as well. It finishes with a malty and smokey aftertaste with a lingering peppery/hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - Lots of different tastes going on with this beer.. It is quite complex yet very easy to drink. I am rarely disappointed with Dieu Du Ciel and I'd drink this beer again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2011 16:48:55 | More by spinrsx
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cattersley

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyable session ale. Mild malt, hops, flavour. Neat label on bottles as per, price point for the style great. Nice head retention as will most of there beers most likely a torrified wheat added to the malt. Goes down very easy, hop note on initial tastes as well as after finish. Would buy again.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 01:03:54 | More by cattersley
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Date: 0-2

A: Dark copper body with one finger of light mocha head leaving quite a bit of lacing.

S: Nice collection of dark fruits, figs and some roasted malts.

T: Quite malty and nutty, finishing with a nice touch of pine hops.

M: Medium-light bodied with medium-low carbonation. Texture is full and leaves a bitter-hop finish.

D: Another pleasing beer by DDC. From what I read from papat, I am glad that this replaced Fum...

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 01:08:42 | More by Long813
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flipper2gv

Quebec (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark copper color, fully translucent. Nice off white head, very good retention and correct lacing.

S: Very mineral smell. Some caramel malts. Maple syrup, brown sugar mainly. Some light earthy hops. Smells good but the smell is pretty light.

T: Much more hoppy than what I expected. Earthy and grassy hops are very present. Lots of baked and caramel malts. Toasted multi grain bread is VERY strong in this too. Some light caramel, maple syrup and vanilla. Strong and nice taste.

M: Nice medium body with medium carbonation. Very dry yet still sweet, this is nice.

D: This is a nice beer that is well balanced between the malts and hops. Super easy to drink.

Really German in the feel, smell and taste.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2011 22:07:46 | More by flipper2gv
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endovelico

Portugal

3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taken from notes.

Appearance: Muddy mahogany color with little head or effervescence.

Smell: Aroma is of medium intensity. Caramel, toffee, dried fruit, candy sugar, faint alcohol and faint woody notes as well.

Taste: Medium high in intensity. Dominant caramel, malty profile with burnt flavors and protuberant vegetable like notes. Decent.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body. Medium bitterness. Medium low carbonation. Watery texture. Dry finish with short-lasting earthy aftertaste.

Overall: An interesting brew that just doesn't cut for me. As a whole it's pretty average. I think this would work a lot better if it was a bit fuller.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 11:08:35 | More by endovelico
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

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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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Modest head that settles to a thin layer of bubbles. It does leave decent ring lace. The liquid is moderately cloudy. It has dark amber color.

Dark and earthy aroma. Low hop, stronger toasted malt nose.

Creamy flavor that reminds me of well-hopped porter. Has strong English ale elements--good caramel flavor, but the beer is not sweet. Full, round body with a decent dose of bubbles.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2011 00:08:07 | More by smcolw
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dgilks

Australia

3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark amber colour with a hint of red. Big, fluffy light tan head with great head retention.

Fruity yeast notes with some toffee malts. Slightly citrussy, crisp, almost roasty aroma.

Big, bitter, somewhat tea-like flavour with some herbal hop flavour. Mild bitter toffee malts. Good.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A nice, crisp malty, bitter ale. Plenty of flavour and a unique take on the altbier.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2011 08:31:07 | More by dgilks
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear dark brown color alt with a nice large frothy head with good retention and some retention. Aroma of biscuit malt is well balance with light residual sugar. Taste is also a well balance mix with some biscuit malt with great notes of caramelized malt with light residual sugar notes and light bready yeast notes. Body is quite full with a very solid malt backbone and good carbonation. Very well brewed for style and something I will have more then once.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 03:10:14 | More by Phyl21ca
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Seanstoppable

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle date of Feb 2011.

Pours a mahogany color with a finger of off white head. Head has staying power. Plenty of lacing left down the glass.

Nose is earthy with some caramel malt.

Very malty.and earthy. A bit of sweetness contrasted against a grapefruit bitterness. A small bit of toastiness. Mouthfeel was a bit chewy, with a certain amount of thick feeling left in the cheeks after the swallow.

I wouldn't characterize this as "delicate", but overall this was fairly enjoyable. I would probably drink it more as a meal accompaniment instead of a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 21:32:20 | More by Seanstoppable
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Halcyondays

California

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours brown with a creamy soft white head, good lace and retention.

S: Sweet malt, hint of hops, caramel.

T: Quite malty, toasty biscuity malt with caramel. Not near the minerality the better German versions show, but this was balanced and tasty.

M: Medium-bodied, creamy, thins out a bit toward the end.

O: Good flavours overall, clearly to style, nice to see a North American alt of this quality.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 22:18:40 | More by Halcyondays
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mdagnew

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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Yoonisaykul

Quebec (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yé! Another Dieu Du Ciel beer to taste.
Served in SamAdams perfect glass.

A- Nice thick, chewy looking. light-beige head. Brown copper liquid looks a tiny bit syrupy.

S- Kind of a baked malt with a sour, slightly hoppy twang to it. Honey sweetness. Alcohol is noticeable.

T- Bitterness from start to finish. Alcohol is quite present. Kind of puzzled by this one as I'm not really sure what it tastes like apart from ''bitter''. A very good bitterness nonetheless. Some honey.

M- Full mouthfeel. Medium carbonation. Nice body.

D- Very good. Kind of rough with the bitterness but the taste seems pretty straightforward and good to me so you kindof stop thinking about it and can just drink. So drinkable it is.

I guess it's a pretty good beer. Nothing wrong with it but I can't say I find it delicious.

Will buy it again but I'm in no hurry.

Serving type: on-tap

01-27-2011 03:53:19 | More by Yoonisaykul
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle at The Only cafe. Pours a nice ruby caramel color, hints of rusty orange. Thin head, pretty good retention, leaves some creamy lacing.

Nose is full of toffee, light copper metallic notes, toast. Taste reveals a nice initially toffee sweet base, dark fruits, toast, coppery mineral notes under par for style, and then a bracing (for the style) grassy and lightly spicy piney hop bite. Very dry finish, body thins out and disappears in favor of the hop bite. Very 'American' take on the style. Slightly thin, low carbonation.

A pretty easy drinking beer that pleases overall. Not particularly true to style which is not necessarily bad but it stil has a few overall flaws, balance issues.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 20:27:26 | More by ritzkiss
Rescousse from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.