Élixir Céleste | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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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:
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Added by francisweizen on 01-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
58
Reviews:
32
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
10.66%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
3
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 32
Photo of SFLpunk
2.78/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Notes from recent trip to the Montreal Dieu du Ciel brewpub. (6/9/09)

Pale and crystal clear with almost no head. Round and sweet lager with pale maltiness and some light mixed fruits. Crisp hops prevent it from being too sweet. Too close to a macro for me.

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.33/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a crystal clear deep golden color with a smallish white head that slowly dissipates but leaves some spotty lace on the way down. Smells of earthy with a hint of fruit, floral with a hint of wet dog. It honestly smells a bit too fruity. The flavor is bready and malty up front but soon cut with spicy floral and fruity hops. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet almost sticky mouthfeel. Not a bad beer, but the sample I had was either older or this beer is a bit too sweet for me.

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Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.36/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Radeberger flute at low altitude. Didn't realize this beer would be so hard to come by in the US.

A: Pours a beautiful hazy honey-colored gradient with a creamy two-finger off-white head and excellent lacing. It couldn't look any more appealing than this.

S: Prominent floral hops notes with a bit of malt in the background. Surprisingly, I'm getting some faint alcohol notes as well.

T: Contrasts with the smell in that malts are the most prominent flavor, followed by a slight bit of hoppy bitterness. A bit mundane in this respect.

M: Medium-bodied with a wet mouthfeel. Not a whole lot going on here.

D: This one is alright, not something I would go out of my way to buy. The overpowering malt flavor makes this similar to a lot of other beers.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a clear bright golden color lager with a large frothy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of clean crisp cereal notes with light dry hoppy notes. Taste is a nice mix between some clean cereal notes with some light crisp dry hops with a semi-sweet malt backbone. Body is fuller then average with good carbonation. Very well brewed though a bit too sweet for my taste.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.55/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 06/12. Poured in to tulip glass.

A - Pale straw yellow. A thin layer of cream coloured head formed and receded to a ring around the edges of the glass.

S - Sweet bready malts, some caramel and a touch of spice int he background.

T - Sweet bready malts dominate with hints of caramel/toffee and spice. A floral hop bitterness is present in the finish. Warming despite the low ABV.

M - Medium body; creamy. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle

Appearance – Clear amber/copper colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, malts, caramel, floral hops, lemon

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with light floral hops and some caramel malts. There is also some corn flavour mixed with lemon zest. It finishes with a malty slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – This is definitely a DDC beer that will appeal to the masses. It's highly drinkable and the taste is well balanced. I just feel like it's missing that extra little something to make it a truly must try beer.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Caudalie
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of IanSpindler
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ChrisCage
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%
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 TheDoctor
3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
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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