Moralité - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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4.23/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Re-review of this beer. The below review was done from a cask version of this beer which clearly did not do it justice. Having now had it on tap a few times, a revisiting is in order.
Beer is cloudy range in colour, with a moderately-sized white head, Good retention.
Bice hoppy scent, tropical fruits with some citrus and a bit of caramel.
Great tropical and citrus fruit flavour. It does have a strong resemblance to Heady Topper; almost like a toned down version of that beer. Fairly bitter. Good malt base, a bit bready.
Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Bready and oily.
Overall, very good. I hope it becomes a regular for DDC.
On-cask at Volo during the IPA Challenge. Was excited to try this one given the reviews on this site.
Beer is honey amber in colour, with white bubbles around the glass that stick around.
Nose is good. Tropical fruit: mango and pineapple. Smells "sticky". Some biscuity malt scents, but pretty slim.
Tropical and citrus fruit in flavour as well- pineapple, mango, some grapefruit. Fairly bitter. A slight malty presence.
Light to medium bodied, low natural carbonation. I am not sure the cask is the best treatment for this beer, as it feels too thin.
Overall, a good beer, but, in my view, not up to the ratings it has got thus far. I would like to try it again on tap, which perhaps would work better for this beer.
Serving type: on-tap
02-22-2014 17:56:20 | More by jrenihan
4.31/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottle neck broke upon opening, had to filter it out through cheese cloth. I've got a few more so I will pour another one after this to compare.
Appearance: It has a nice golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.
Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple (very tropical), along with fresh pine resins and faint malts.
Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of citrus, grapefruit, maybe pineapple/mango, a nice pine resin bitterness, some grassy hops and faint bready malts.
Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel. Could use a bit more carbonation.
Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2014 21:41:13 | More by SebD
4.11/5 rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
The body itself is a rich golden hue with its haziness adding some shades of orange. The frothy cap of head that sits on top gives you an idea of how creamy it is with the sticky legs of lace it leaves behind.
The nose covers everything grapefruit, from the juicy flesh of the fruit to the pith and the zest. Fresh pine needles pierce through its fruity core with a dash of booze helping to amplify the nose. A grassy note mixes with the pine and gives it a nice floral character. There's a little sweet breadiness in the background but its presence doesn't shift the focus from its fresh hop character. This is a clean, fresh and straight shooting aroma coming from this IPA.
The hop character leans more toward the piney, grassy, minty side with plenty of zing. There's some grapefruit zest in the mix with its sweet juicy side just underneath. A raw, leafy and grassy character comes in the finish and gives you something to chew on. It delivers with the hop essence without leaving much of a lingering bitterness.
For me, the mouthfeel is where the collaboration with the Alchemist is made most evident. It's ultra clean with a big burst of flavour and a quick finish. The bitterness is present but tame and given a short time limit to showcase itself. It's in just as fast as it's out and I absolutely love it for that.
So many brewers can nail the hop character in both aroma and flavour in their respective IPA's they brew. And a lot of the time, this goes hand in hand with descriptors like sticky, syrupy, heavy, and a long lingering bitterness. As much as I enjoy IPA's like that, this is where this one takes a different path. It's clean, concise, and delivers on all fronts of the hop character without being aggressively bitter. Heady Topper, Pliny the Elder, and a few IPA's from Alpine share the same characteristic. Well done DDC!
Serving type: bottle
02-18-2014 01:46:32 | More by ludachris
4.14/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
i've had this on-tap at Dieu Du Ciel's brewpub and in bottles. brewed in collab with The Alchemist brewery in Waterbury VT, this IPA is the closest cousin to Heady Topper that i've had. it pours a beautiful deep golden color, forming a thin, white head that dissipates quickly. it's obvious that it is unfiltered, as there are plenty of yeast particulates floating in the glass (akin to when Heady Topper is poured into a glass).
on the nose, there's a strong floral hop presence with a sweeter, more fruity bitterness. a good enough malt backbone is present on the nose to balance the hops. subtle citrus comes out. in a way, i wish this beer gave off more on the nose; it has such a great profile but the scents are somewhat subdued and not as strong as i would prefer.
on the palate, the beer opens with the floral hop taste, lots of citrus and fruit with some pine in the back. there's enough malt in the background to support the nice hop bite, but it isn't as malty as the more west-coast styles. this beer isn't a palate wrecker, and is in fact extremely drinkable for the bitterness it has (again, harkening to HT). the mouthfeel is quite nice, not too viscous and not thin.
overall, this is probably the best IPA that Dieu Du Ciel makes, and likely the best in the Quebec (if not Canada). the influence of Alchemist's Heady Topper is apparent but this beer still has a unique character. if you're in Montreal, i'd highly recommend seeking out this beer (and paying a visit to DDC's brewpub).
Serving type: on-tap
02-08-2014 03:33:39 | More by zhivago373
Moralité from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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