Rescousse - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.5/5 rDev -8.4%
Smuggled into the country by a friend of a friend, thanks for sharing Rob!
Pours a deep reddish brown color with a thick off white head that quickly dissipates to stray bubbles on the top. The aroma is very malty with lots of dark sugars and caramel. Sweet candy hints of light sweet fruit and some earthy and herbal hops round out the nose nicely. The flavor is malty up front with a lot of the sweetness from the aroma. The sweet is cut with a spicy earthy hop bite as well as a bit of a mineral type flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly sharp mineral mouthfeel. This smells great! The flavor is a bit harsher with a mineral water thing going on that is slightly unpleasant.
08-27-2012 23:23:18 | More by johnnnniee
3.5/5 rDev -8.4%
Amber brown colour, mild white head with some lace left behind. Smell is malty with notes of caramel, sweet notes, lightly nutty and slight bitterness as well. Taste is all malt, caramel, sweet in the finish, lots of malt in finish and aftertaste as well. Mouthfeel is syrupy, big feel to this brew, nice medium carbonation. Pretty good, not fantastic for the style but still quite good.
07-02-2011 23:46:23 | More by peensteen
3.53/5 rDev -7.6%
Pours dark red with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows sweet caramel, toasty and nutty malt, soft earth and resinous hops and some golden syrup.
Flavours are also mainly malty, lots of toasty and nutty malt transfers through as well as some subtle caramel. Finishes with a bold bitterness, much drier than the aroma suggests.
Carbonation is a bit full-on.
08-26-2011 10:11:49 | More by CrazyDavros
3.55/5 rDev -7.1%
The beer color is brown with some reddish note. One could say it is acajou in color. Nice head on top of it. Sticky too. Dieu du Ciel amaze me in their head quality... Love that sticky stuff.
Aroma shows note of malt with some nuts. The aroma has a light intensity.
Taste wise I get some hazelnut with malts... Light bitterness at the end. Resinous.
Medium body. So easy to drink. A session beer. A good one too. Very accessible.
06-09-2011 23:51:17 | More by ZorPrime
3.58/5 rDev -6.3%
A decent beer, but not so alty. Pours a bit dark looking with three-quarters of an inch foamy head. Malty aromas which is the taste, it is a smooth drinker. A tad thin mouthfeel. On the sweet side, some bitterness and black pepper in the finish.
02-18-2011 16:38:48 | More by Sammy
3.58/5 rDev -6.3%
Bottle from IGA outside Mont Tremblant.
A - Pours with a really soda pop-ish head of very loose bubbles. Bright, no visible carbonation, dark copper colour. Good soapy lacing and a film of retention.
S - Earthy and spicy hops with a good sort of oaky or whiskey note. Nice dark malts
T - Slightly smokey with a good kick of earthy and spicy hops. Good dark malt balance. Kinda like an ESB but with a little bit more of a burnt/smokey element.
M - Some mild carbonation and a medium to full body. Slight bitterness in the finish.
O/D - Didn't knock my socks off but I enjoyed it. Easy to drink and full of flavour. A little heavy to session but a nice one for DDCs standard releases.
06-19-2011 00:37:06 | More by tbeckett
3.6/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
12-13-2013 21:24:48 | More by Haydn-Juby
3.61/5 rDev -5.5%
Pours a clear amber with a puffy tan head like beaten egg whites that finally settles from two fingers to a ring around the glass. Okay retention; the lacing consists of little concentric circles of dots around the glass with a looming foam-insulation-looking ring around the top edge of the glass. (3.75)
Sweet woody malt. Pralines, herbs, rubber, black tea, a little astringent, some slightly tart notes as well. Seriously improves if left to warm up a good bit. (4)
Malty and slightly metallic. Nuts, dirty, water from a rusty old can, licorice, medicinal hops at finish. (3.5)
Thin with a coating mouthfeel and a medium finish. The carbonation is nice and prickly and verges on velvet. Real thin though. (3.25)
Pretty tasty Altbier.
LET THIS BEER WARM A BIT! I had had it before and not really liked it, I wasn't sure about it this time either but once it warmed it opened up a whole new world in the nose and taste departments (keeping in mind I still got it out of the fridge 20-30 minutes before pouring it).
Pours okay as far as it goes. The smell and flavor seem really similar with a really dusty brown sugar malt character with some herbal hops. It is pretty thin which isn’t the end of the world, but it could definitely be better palate-wise.
Would have it if offered to me; if you have the chance to choose among their beers, there are better ones, though IMO. (3.5)
08-15-2014 22:57:20 | More by TheDoctor
3.63/5 rDev -5%
341ml bottle, a dreamcatcher-adorned wolverine (which looks a lot like a bear) gracing the label.
This beer pours a clear, bright medium bronzed amber hue, with one fat finger of puffy, rocky, and yet loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some randomly shaped lace tropes (webbed, striated, etc.) around the glass in its lazy as sin wake.
It smells of barely sweet, bready and biscuity caramel malt, denuded orange cream, dry honey crackers, and bitter earthy, leafy hops. The taste is still less than sweet doughy, bready and grainy pale malt, a certain toothless caramel/toffee, um, 'character', a pithy citrus fruitiness, some mineral/stone astringency, dry bar-top nuts, and a strangely peppy earthy and weedy hop bitterness.
The carbonation is average in its bearing, and sort of metallic overall, the body a wavering medium weight, and smooth with a more than merely tangy (my first impression) edginess. It finishes not quite off-dry, the biscuity malt, and significantly bitter, but weirdly flavour-free hops doing well to tantalize your palate to the end.
A decent enough New World melding of Yankee red ale and German altbier, but a tad tight, at times, I'm afraid. I will, however, raise the remainder of this glass to my 11 cents' worth of contribution to the recovery of Quebecois ursine species. Because wolverines be rockin', yo?
06-03-2011 03:00:28 | More by biboergosum
Rescousse from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.