Moralité - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 6.99%
Wants: 31
Gots: 49 | FT: 2
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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: VelvetExtract on 07-26-2012

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Reviews by mtomlins:
Photo of mtomlins
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

A: Big, off-white head, sudsy and persistent; hazy golden copper color, nice lacing.

S: A big hoppy nose, lots of sweet citrus and grapefruit with a some tropical fruit notes with a bit of barny/grassy notes.

T: The taste is a bit drier than the nose, the grapefruit zest dominates here with some pine and a massive wack of bittering hops making a great dry hop backbone; definitely a raw grassy note on the finish that pairs well with the dry bittering hops. The finish is dry and long!

M: Nice carbonation and medium body, smooth and round.

O: This IPA has a nice balance to it but still gives an aggressive hop smack in the mouth!

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz chalice at Beer Revolution Oliver - nice to get a heads-up from a fellow beer nerd that this is available here, when I'm already on the way! Alchemist in Alberta (sort of)!

This beer appears a rather hazy, medium golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of puffy, bubbly, and weakly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some distant active storm cloud lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of fresh-squeezed grapefruit zest, orange cream, pine resin, and bready caramel malt - simple, but in the simply awesome sense. The taste is a veritable Save-on Foods produce aisle orgasm of lemon, orange, and grapefruit rind, grainy, biscuity caramel malt, a further hint of toffee candy sweetness, wet leafy pine needles, a mild stoney flintiness, and smashed and smushed earthy, perfumed hops.

The carbonation is sort of laid-back, and earns a participatory sticker for little more, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually smooth amongst all that swirling fresh hop (and patently welcome, let's be clear) astringency. It finishes off-dry, barely, as the grainy caramel malt keeps a stiff upper lip in the presence of such a heady, topped-up (I couldn't resist) green hoppiness, booyah!

Like the little brother of you-know-who, what with all the hop character one could ever expect. A wee bit toned down, sure, but I would have hardly known if I hadn't enjoyed Big Bro a mere few months ago. Awesome on tap, and a bit too expensive for the native brewery's offerings, so I'm ever so keen on seeing this stuff in the standard DDC 4-packs in the near future.

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Dieu Du Ciel "Moralité"
$5.22 Canadian for a 12 oz. tulip glass on tap @ Bier Markt, Montreal, QC

Notes: Hazy amber body. 1 finger thick head of frothy/creamy white. Drops but holds a surface covering. Retention is good. Leaves craggy streaks of lacing behind. Aroma: pungent, floral, tropical, piney, and gently caramelish. Flavor follows. Floral notes stand out over the citrus and pine - that's surprising; nicely done. Really well balanced, and not laden with malt and bitterness; not thin or lacking in any way either. Direct. Focused. Very drinkable, and yet almost enjoyable just for the nose. One of the best beers I've tasted in Canada; and possibly one of the best from Dieu Du Ciel.

Photo of Archy
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A fantastic American style IPA brewed from our Quebec friends. One of my favourite beers as of late. A hoppy tangerine and grapefruit kick, but not over the top. A balanced brew with the right amount of carbonation; present, but not powerful. This is great stuff.

Photo of souvenirs
4.08/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden, with fluffy head. Melon, citrus, and pine.

Photo of DaveBar
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for $12.00 for a 4pk of 341ml bottles. Served at 4deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone in seconds. Medium gold color and unfiltered

S- Lots of hops here. Smells like Chinook. Good malt

T- Oodles of hops. Like a Chinook/Citra based blend. Not much Citra but you can tell it's there for sure.

M- Typical APA beer. Nice

O- Pretty good. Glad I grabbed a couple of 4pks for the future.

Food Pairing

This pretty good brew went well with..... Crepes. Strawberry and whipped creamy good


Photo of CrazyDavros
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Pours amber with a large lasting head.
Noes shows pear, apple, spicy hops and a little light malt.
Flavours include more pear and soft malt, a metallic note and honey. A little abrasive.
Carbonation is a bit over the top.

Photo of Rutager
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Such a big want here, finally in my glass!! Cheers to lupulist for the heads up.

Pours a very hazy orange-gold with a finger of white head. Amazing nose on this. Juicy mango and papaya, some sweet citrus and fruit blossoms, and some sweet toasty malts coming through. Taste is amazing too, all the stuff I was smelling with some nice citrus rind bitterness. Dryer tasting than the smell too, just enough sweetness.

Fantastic stuff, just what you'd expect from a colab between these two breweries.

Photo of rugene
3.35/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

i am not a fan of Indian pale ale style

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.78/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy deep bright beige color male with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma is a sucker punch of floral hoppy notes with some citrus and some green hoppy notes. Taste is full of hoppy notes with plenty of citrus, some green and hay notes. Malt backbone is almost hard to distinguish beneath all the hops oils. Body is full enough for style with good carbonation. I will gladly drink instead of HT which is so hard to obtain right now.

Photo of Buhz_Bee
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How can this be? The greatest American IPA I've ever had is brewed in Canada. Phenomenally good. Even better if you have it straight from the keg at their brasserie.

Photo of 2_Shaynez
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

341ml bottle, 6.9%ABV, American IPA

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a finger or two of off white, slightly lumpy head. I can see some yeast bits floating around the bottom which is always a plus for me. Not much retention, but nice rings / island formation of lacing.

N: Tropical & citrus hops, really floral & elegant IPA smell, pretty dry. The tropical fruit aromas set this off and get you super excited to taste!

T: Absolutely delicious hop profile. More citrusy at first, but a papaya-like tropical fruit aftertaste. Very tasty GRAPEFRUIT bitterness that coats the mouth. A bit of bready malt, but this is a good IPA for hop lovers, not an aggressive bitterness, but delicious hop flavors.

M: Medium bodied, a bit of chewiness. Just under medium carbonation, very smooth.

O: A delicious, sessionable IPA, my favorite IPA from dieu du ciel. Much better than their belgian style IPA. This goes down dangerously easy. Delicious beer to be picked up more than once!!

Photo of papat444
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at DDC`s anniversary party/Zwanze Day.

No carbonation, totally creamy. Flavor is lush with fruit and raw, feel is awesome yet quite bitter. Body is a hazy orange color, good hops aroma wafting from the glass. Sweet touch to it and crazy drinkable. Please bottle this!

Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to papat444 for sending me this in another amazing trade.

A: Pours slightly hazy pale apple juice colour with 1-2 fingers of bone white head leaving minimal lacing.

S: Amazing upfront tropical fruit of guava and pineapple together with citrus fruit and hints of pine.

T: Immediate bitter notes of grapefruit, pine, resin and hints of grass. Gets a little harsher with noticeable alcohol esters as it warms.

M: Moderate mouthfeel with light to medium carbonation.

O: One of the best smelling IPA's I've had. The taste doesn't quite match but a great IPA in the end. Hopefully these about on our shelves in BC soon.

Photo of spinrsx
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml Bottle from March Omni for $14 for a 6 pack

Appearance - Slightly hazy gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, apricots, grapefruit/lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, grapefruit/lemons, and hops. There is also some caramel and apricots and a bit of floral and resin.

Overall - Some of the flavour reminds me of hop side of their L'Herbe à Détourne. I am really excited that this will be a regular listing available to me locally. A really great beer that definitely has shades of heady topper. Beers like this will slow down my american cross border beer buying trips.

Photo of ludachris
4.11/5  rDev -4.2%
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!

Photo of SebD
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Photo of thehyperduck
4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

341 mL bottle from a 4-pack picked up at the LCBO; bottled Jan 28 2015 and served at cellar temperature. Listed at 6.9%.

Pours a cloudy golden-amber colour, generating nearly two fingers of puffy, spongy, highly resilient white-coloured head. It recedes at a seemingly infinitesimal pace, coating the glass with gobs of sticky lace as - over the next ten-plus minutes - it is reduced to a generous foamy cap and collar. This pale ale looks outstanding, and its bouquet is bursting with juicy, fruity notes - particularly citrusy grapefruit/lemon and apricot, alongside accents of pineapple, mango and white grape. Lightly floral, with a subtle backbone of bready malts and caramelized sugar sweetness.

This one tastes every bit as good as it smells - maybe even a bit better. The malts come off much as they did on the nose - a bit bready, and mildly sweet, but ultimately destined to be blown away by the onslaught of hoppy goodness that soon follows. Apricot and peach, as well as candied orange peel and pithy pink grapefruit flavours electrify the palate, while tropical notes including pineapple, mango and passionfruit offer up some additional depth. It becomes lightly floral and resiny toward the finish; the bitterness is pronounced, but it's not as unnecessarily excessive as this style can sometimes be. On the heftier side of medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation levels that result in quite a crisp, lively mouthfeel. Very quaffable for its abv; this is the sort of beer that is just so damn tasty that you'll need to remind yourself to slow down and savour it.

Final Grade: 4.51, an excellent A grade. Moralité is one of the best American-style IPAs currently being brewed in Canada, at least in my opinion - and it's also the first one from Quebec that I can recall being seriously impressed with. Easily able to compete with heavyweights like Red Racer and the GLB Tank Ten IPAs, this four-pack should be considered an automatic must-grab for every single hophead in the province. In fact - you might as well extend that axiom to most Dieu du Ciel beers, and craft beer fans in general.

Photo of Max8787
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Among the best IPA brewed in MTL

Photo of Trancesexual
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a pint glass

A-Hazy yellow pour with a good 2 inches of off-white foam. Glass wasn't the cleanest so I didn't notice a lot of lacing.

S- This has to be the most aromatic IPA I've ever had the pleasure to experience. The citrusy notes pop with huge grapefruit and tropical fruit tones. I'm not normally a hop-head but the nose on this beer really is fantastic.

T- A bit less citrusy than the nose would suggest, but still extremely pleasant and fruity on the tongue. There is a slight resinous and dry finish, but overall it doesn't have an extreme bitter taste. The hop profile really is more citrusy than straight up enamel destroyingly bitter which I can very much get behind.

M-A bit dry with medium carbonation.

O-Fantastic beer that I was pleasantly surprised by. Probably the best smelling beer I've ever had, and the tongue on it ain't bad either. If you have access to this beer you should definitely try it out.

Photo of SSS
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Golden yellow color with a white head that dissipates quickly, there are traces of hops or yeast in suspension
S-There is an earthy aroma, similar to grape must, there is also a hop lingering smell
M-Carbonation is substantial, I personally prefer a little less, but thats me.
T-The bitterness hits hard and lingers, and lingers, quite enjoyable, but you need to really like and appreciate IPAs to want more. Not much of a sweet balance for the hop bitterness.
O-This is a very nice IPA, quite bitter and not for the feint of heart, I recommend to IPA lovers.

Photo of jlindros
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a few weeks ago in Montreal, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent fluffy fizzy head, semi hazy golden honey color.

Nose is decent, plenty of hops, resin, citrus, touch of pineapple and tropical like notes, faint sweet malt with candied orange peel.

Taste is semi sweet, candy malt notes, with more candied orange peel, little citrus, faint tropical pineapple like, juicy fruit, etc. Big bitterness that ramps and gets a bit spicy on the back end. Little sticky on the finish, more candy malts and orange, faint grapefruit.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, but there are def better ipas out there.

Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good starting head that settles slowly to a single layer of bubbles. Good blanket to spotty lace. Cloudy gold color.

Initially, I detected some earthy smells, but I no longer can detect them. The aroma is fresh and has a grapefruit element to it.

Astringent finish to this beer--just straight bitterness. Light malt up front but it succumbs quickly. Good body and carbonation.

Photo of simonsays2k9
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

App : Golden orange, hazy with two finger of a soapy head that die down into a thin film. Pretty much what you would expect for the style.

Nose : Grapefruit, tangerine, citrus rind, stone fruits, resinous tree sap, pineapple with a bit of cat pee and malt in the back. Very citrusy and tropical.

Taste : No suprise here with big grapefruit, tangerine, citrus rind and fresh citrus juices , slight peach and mango, piny resin and herbal bitterness in the finish. The malt is very subtle as it should be for an IPA and leave the floor for the hops to shine.

Bottom line, this is an excellent beer. Quickly becoming one of my go to ipa along with Yakima from Le Castor. It pretty much hits all the right notes for an IPA. Highly recommanded, good value for the price too. You cant go wrong with this one. Cheers!

Photo of icormier
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Picked up at Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau Qc. The guy in line behind me said "Do you like grapefruit juice"? Sounded like a warning, but he then said it was one of his favourite beers. Have to admit, he's right. A definite flavour of grapefruit bitterness - would not hand this over to a friend learning to enjoy craft beer, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Moralité from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.