Élixir Céleste | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BA SCORE
72.4%
Liked This Beer
3.87 w/ 58 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by francisweizen on 01-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,613
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
58
Liked:
42
Avg:
3.87/5
pDev:
10.85%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
3
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of ChrisCage
3.76/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Virtually no head on this golden colored, semi hazed looking brew.....there are tinges of orange color throughout the overall look as well. Carbonation appears to be rather mellow and lacing is non existent. Not a very well looking beer at all unfortunately....the yeast haze saves it somewhat.

S- Things are picking up! Aromas that are citrus like, fresh grains, sweet malt and floral notes are all present, and rich overall....perhaps a slight spicy note....can't quite put my finger on it but it's slightly pepper/clove.

T- Nice crisp and refreshing flavors....the malt sweetness does give way to a reasonably hop laden profile...I think this leans to a dry, grassy flavor and is very leafy, especially on the finish, with lingering oily hop cones on the palate, keeping me ready for the next taste.

M/O- Light/Medium bodied and with fairly zesty carbonation, this is a highly drinkable, if not unassuming Czech Pilsener style Lager....the hop profile is better than average but doesn't overpower....the best quality of this beer is definitely the aromas....I probably won't seek this one out again but wouldn't turn it down and think it really is a good beer but doesn't stand out from the masses!

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Photo of Franck
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of slowfade
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Caudalie
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jrenihan
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled July 2013. Thanks to Papat444 for this one!

The beer is a translucent golden with a small white head. Head fades quite quickly.

Nose contains malt, a bit of a honey scent, grass and some light fruit- a bit grape like. Has a scent I associate with lager yeast.

Taste is similar to the nose, but better. Grassy hop scents are the strongest flavour, with a notable bitterness and a bit of spiciness. This is balanced by a bready malt flavour with some sweetness. Again, a touch of honey and a bit of green grape.

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation level. A bit spicy.

Overall, not bad. I wouldn't search for more, but that may be owing to the fact that it is not a style I am overly fond of. Happy to have tried it.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of sdm9465
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JAHMUR
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of SebD
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/yellow 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 grainy malts, some breadiness, floral notes, grassy hops and some lemon.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some grainy/bready malts, earthy/grassy hops upfront, some floral notes, faint lemon and some sweet honey.

Mouthfeel: It has a med/high carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a crystal clear golden straw with a clumpy, pristine white head. Head eventually becomes a nice, even film. Not a very evenly composed cap, but oh well. Good retention; nice, stringy lacing.

S:
Funky hops aromas backed up by a very musty malt smell. Simple, but smells like I would expect a beer like this to.

T:
Minerals, malt, some hoppy bitterness that rises a bit. Fresh hop flavor comes through pretty strong. Dusty and dry. Quite refreshing.

M:
Thin and dry. Not too intense in any one way. Could do with a touch more carbonation.

O:
Good, refreshing hot-day beer. Could be better in a few ways, but is not a slouch by any means. This is rich and flavorful but pretty crisp and easy to drink as well. Good session beer at 5% ABV.
Would have again.

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Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GoHabsGo
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of tom10101
3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Whatup14
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of LongRoad
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of KalanM
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of leaddog
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an orange gold colour with a thin white line of head.

Smell - Grains, citrus, earthy hops, tropical aroma (like pineapple).

Taste - Earthy hops and tropical/pineapple flavours along with wheat and grains. Nice level of bitterness that lingers into the finish. A bit of spicy yeast can be picked up.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-to-medium carbonation.

Overall - An enjoyable bohemian lager by Dieu du Ciel. Great hop and wheat/grain flavour. I could probably drink this as a session.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - slightly hazy deep golden, thumb of white head dissipated to a thin cover, plenty of lacing was consistent
S - peppery, grainy, earthy, cut grass, and a mild metallic
T - a mix of peppery and grassy hops up front, a touch of bubblegum, with a light cracker grain background, and a mineral quality late in finish
M - light and well carbonated, crisp and clean with a mild pepper feel, they really nailed it in this department
O - a fine take on a classic style, peppery hops are the big feature here in my opinion and that makes it stand out a little from the crowd, well done as usual from DDC

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Photo of jmdr
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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Élixir Céleste from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 72.4% out of 100 with 58 ratings
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