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Disco Soleil - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Disco SoleilDisco Soleil

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Reviews: 33
Hads: 152
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 6
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: jrenihan on 09-02-2013

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Reviews: 33 | Hads: 152
Reviews by larryi86:
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks BlogueDeBieres for this!
341 ml bottle, dated July 2014, poured into tulip

A- A hazy golden orange color with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, tropical fruits, some pale malts, some pine.

T- Citrus, some tropical fruits, some sweet fruits, piney finish, nice crisp pale malt backbone.

M- Smooth, medium body, slightly creamy with a crisp finish.

O- A nice IPA, very easy to drink, and very enjoyable. Very happy I am getting to try this, I hope to see this in the US soon! (489 characters)

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the trend in hoppy beer is fruitier and fruitier, its no surprise that breweries are accenting the implied citrus impressions with actual citrus additions. Dieu Du Ciel's Disco Soleil brightens its taste with kumquat for a juicy and vibrant session.

As it would have it, a bright orange and gold austere gleams through its unadulterated haze. With the nose grazing the rim, the senses are taken back by the plethora of ripe citrus and floral orange blossom. Tangerine and nectarine seem tree-ripe as the first sip hits the palate like sweet and fruity sherbet.

After the taste settles, the middle palate unfolds with a mild honey, short caramel and sugary fructose taste to provide the underpinnings for a fast development of hops. What's juicy, vibrant and ripe quickly turns to dried citrus peel, grassy herbs and lemon verbena, and then a partly-spicy, partly-resinous bitterness in a peculiar fresh shaven pine fashion.

With its density of fruit and creamy malts, the beer's upstart is medium-bodied. Though it develops quickly into a creamy-dry finish without fatigue or weight, the ale retains its mild fruity sugars and starchy substrate until late- allowing for the taste of cream sickle to permeate in finish and aftertaste. (1,239 characters)

Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of talbotjf99
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle - having a little tropical IPA fun now, are we, DDC?

This beer pours a hazy, bright medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, frothy, and densely foamy eggshell white head, which leaves some chunky snow rime lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of rather dank piney and leafy hops straight off, musty, fleshy tropical fruit that I'm going to attribute to kumquats (never having knowingly had them myself), bready, grainy pale malt, a bit of dry chalkiness, and further floral, earthy hops. The taste is more fruity at first - generic citrus, muddled kumquat (like I now know what I'm talking about), guava, and peach - some lessened pine, in both intensity and in dankness, a pale malt that seems to have taken on a certain caramelized sweetness, and more late-arriving earthy, slightly perfumed floral hops.

The carbonation is decently sprightly in its moderate bearing, the body a proper medium weight, equal parts malt and fruit, and altogether smooth. It finishes off-dry, the guest fruitiness countering the various lingering hop bitters to a pleasant detente.

An enjoyable IPA, overall, the kumquat sort of blending into the general fruitiness for the most part. Balanced, tasty, and worthy of at least a few rounds on yer favourite summer patio - disco ball optional, of course. (1,340 characters)

Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of waddellc2
3/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of trevorpost
4.36/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boozecamel
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dylanjf
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a bright golden/orangey color ale with a rather large white head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of huge floral hops notes is quite the treat with nice tangerine and citrus notes. Taste is also dominated by huge flora hoppy notes with some citrus and tangerine flavors and some light residual sugar notes. Kumquats are not as noticeable as I would have expected but than gain not sure I could recognize Kumquats that easily. Body is about average with good carbonation. Great summer IPA and something I would switch back and forth with Moralité. (578 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of smakawhat
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on tap at Dieu du Ciel brewpub in Montreal. From notes.

Cloudy and slighty hazy body, but a deep aprioct yellow orange body, with a real nice lumpy white top. Supper fluffy and creamy that hangs chunks of lacing and rings. Would be a real looker if it wasnt ao hazy.

Nose is a bit closed but slight citrus juice and zest. A faint lime bitterness in the background. Small but impressive.

Palate really opens up on first sip. Hop juice and hits of apricot, large orange citrus zest with washing sticky pine needless. Incredibly juicy body and faint crisp but dense malt backbone. Oily and hints of resin with balanced fruity character.

There is some degree of one dimensional work to this on the fruit juice angle, but it drinks so well. (746 characters)

Photo of mtomlins
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 341ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.

Pours a hazy, golden cooler with two fingers of sudsy white head that falls quick-ish but leaves great lacing. It has a nice tropical nose, sweet and juicy with an ever so slight mustiness; also some spice and toasted malt. The nose is present, but not full. The taste is hops out of the gate with the tropical notes first (oranges and papaya and a touch musty) followed by dry bittering hops and some white pepper and a bit grassy. The beer has a medium body and good carbonation and is light, bubbly and clean. Overall, it is a nice, clean, fruity patio beer, although a bit to dry on the finish for me. (661 characters)

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of antleroid
3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought from a Depanneur, in bottle.

Pours a beautiful golden orange, fitting for a kumquat IPA. Head is rich and frothy, lasting for at least half the beer (i suppose that depends on how quickly you drink it). Lacing lasts all the way until the last sip, and even by the time you reach the dregs, there is still a nice collar of foam spiraling down the glass.

The taste is strongly citrusy. I don't get a strong floral profile, as some others have noted, but I suppose the combination of kumquats with citric hops could generate that smell. Overall, the nose is light and efffervescent, mostly smelling of the citrus hops with a mild, tropical malt profile behind it.

The taste is surprisingly mild and lacking the strong kumquat punch i'd expected. It's definitely fruity, though if i'd been told it was just a Belgian IPA with fruity esters I'd believe it without probing further. There are some strong reminders of a Saison hidden in this beer, and a really nice balance of tropical fruit with hops that echo that profile, though the aftertaste quickly loses that kumquat taste and becomes very hop-forward. There is a bit of stank that overwhelms the fruitiness of the beer. I'd bet it's only issues are that it is both too hoppy for Blanche or Saison lovers, and not hoppy enough for IPA hopheads. This beer might get lost in between, but is a definite must try for a beer lover.
Basically, I don't think my girlfriend would have more than one bottle, and I don't think my American craft brew friends would relish its mild hoppiness. As for me, I intend to happily finish the 6 pack. This is a beer best suited for those who look for creativity in brewing, even if it doesn't ace every qualification. (1,708 characters)

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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

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Disco Soleil from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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