Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
Active Beers: 105
Beer Ratings: 10,863
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 158 | Reviews: 124 | Display Reviews Only:
4.58/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$
Again as is the case for most breweries/brewpub that I make the effort to actually visit, the beer at Dieu du Ciel speaks for itself, so this review will be strictly about the establishment itself.
It's probably a blessing in disguise that the Quebecois seem very much ignorant of Dieu du Ciel's reputation outside of the city of Montréal, chiefly in the United States -- to keep it short and sweet, Dieu du Ciel's brews are one of the few non In-Bev/SABMiller owned Canadian beers that distributors seek out for sales in the US.
I was pleasantly surprised when I visited Dieu du Ciel because it was noticably devoid of the usual craft beer fanatics making life incredibly uncomfortable by making me wait hours upon hours before being able to taste victory like some of Dieu du Ciel's Vermontoise neighbors to the Southeast. I walked in with a friend after a nice lunch in the Plateau de Mont-Royal area and found seats at the bar with very little resistance.
Dieu du Ciel's brewpub doesn't really feel like a brewpub at all. Save for the huge vats to the right of the main bar area where they experiment with the new brews and the inundation of DdC art work everywhere, the brewpub just feels like your average neighborhood watering hole -- a place for weary souls of all drinking ages and social classes alike to unwind and enjoy fresh local beers to end or start the day.
The service here is very attentive and friendly, and like most Montréal establishments I've been to on this trip, serviced by gorgeous women. I'm starting to realize that I may perhaps be living in the wrong state. Or maybe even the wrong country.
06-20-2014 13:50:46 | More by amano_h
4.41/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$$
I went to Dieu Du Ciel twice with a party of four because after I introduced them to the place they had to come back. Went on a Friday night and a Saturday afternoon in May and this place was packed. A lot of wood and chalkboards make up this little brewpub with their tanks In-between the bar and the windows.
The beers themselves are the reason to come here as we didn't have a single bad brew either time. Whether it was their famous Pêché Mortel, their mild, or one of their saisons everyone was happy we their drinks. They had a nice selection of about 16 taps and a cask.
Our first server wasn't fluent in English but was happy to take our beer order and pass us off to another server, for which we were grateful. Just absolutely wonderful service both times. They even recommended a good restaurant and a nice beer distributor for later in the day.
As for the food I'd strongly recommend the charcuterie and cheese plates but I'd say stay away from the pizzas as they weren't anything special.
The beers were very nicely priced but the food itself was a little pricey at $10 for a small personal pizza and 15 for the cheese plate.
Overall, I'd recommend that anyone in the Montreal area take their time to visit their establishment.
06-05-2014 20:26:37 | More by KornWallace
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel in Montréal, QC, Canada
98 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.