Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
Active Beers: 105
Beer Ratings: 10,866
Beer Avg: 3.88
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Reviews by Sixpoint:
4.94/5 rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $
In my opinion, one of the leading brewpubs of North America. What makes a leading brewpub?
1) House culture. A brewpub, with their compedium of styles, is most effective when their beers collectively stand together like members of a championship basketball team (as I watch the Pistons pummel the Cavs yet again). I found this coherency at Dieu Du Ciel. No matter what the style, the beers all stood proud with a collective vision: an emphasis on the subtle malt flavors and a quest for unmistakable drinkability.
2) Creativity. At a brewpub, you brew hundreds of different batches and different recipes. Have fun! Dieu Du Ciel is a fountainhead of fermented creativity. Cafe Au Lait? Hemp Beer? Scotch Maple?
3) Seasonal Randomness. You never know what you're going to get when you walk into Du Ciel, but you can count there is at least one beer that is in perfect and eccentric harmony with the seasons.
While in Dieu Du Ciel, it is like being in a Belgium Brasserie. Arched windows, brick interior, square tables with lively conversation and liberal attitude.
A collegiate feel and relaxed inhibitions. Impeccable friendly service. Highly recommended.
05-10-2006 01:10:51 | More by Sixpoint
More User Reviews:
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
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel in Montréal, QC, Canada
98 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.