Revenante | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by francisweizen on 06-09-2004

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Directly at the brewoub.

Dark body that is thick as night; aroma is all meaty smoke. The smell is unmistakable yet not overdone. Flavor is reminiscent of bacon mixed with smoke. Really liked this as a balanced smoked ale.

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Photo of awilkie23
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nickfl
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hoponit
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of wordemupg
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Half pint at Beer Revolution 6/5/13 from notes

A looks black on the table but has a deep purple glow when held to the light, thin mocha film leaves two rings of lace

S campfire ash, pipe tobacco, and Grandpa’s cabin mixed with a healthy blast of coco powder and milk chocolate with just a hint of Glosette raisins

T more chocolate and a little less smoke, simple yet solid but I liked the nose just a little more

M enters silky and creams up, great aftertaste of smoked chocolate lingers faintly for ages

O solid smoked beer, straight forward but it hits every note, I just wish I had some smoked beef ribs to go with it

Something for BBQ season, I could see this being the perfect fall seasonal when the temperatures just a little less then a Summer’s eve

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Photo of nquigley16
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jrenihan
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a small, off-white head that dissipates fairly quickly.

Smell is very smoky. A bit of anise is present as well.

Taste is similar. Smoky, anise, roasted malt and coffee. Smoke is the dominant flavour but the whole package is good.

Moderate carbonation and medium bodied.

Overall, a nice smoked porter.

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Photo of liamt07
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Volo for the DDC tap takeover, into a tulip.

Poured black, with a brown head. Great retention but almost no lace. Great smoked nose, almost like rauchbier with dark chocolate. Some smoked meat and malts, touch of charcoal. Lighter and sweet milk chocolate notes as well. Taste is almost all smoked notes, with a melange of milk and dark chocolate - leans more to the dark chocolate side. Light bitterness with some faint, sweet caramel notes to put some balance in this. Mouthfeel is rich, with some smoky and roasty lingering on the palate. Very enjoyable and drinkable, lovely smoked qualities thorughout. How many fantastic DDC beers can I have in one night?

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Photo of spinrsx
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5


Appearance - The beer pours a black/brown colour with a large frothy and fizzy light brown coloured head. I can't make out the carbonation due the darkness of the beer and there is some good lacing on the sides of the glass. The head lasted for 7 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - light chocolate, malts, smoke, burnt/roasted notes

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation and I can taste chocolate, malts, and coffee at first, but then the smokes comes rushing in. It's not overpowering in any way though. The beer finishes with a roasted and smoked aftertaste that lingers for a while.

Overall – I'm not a giant fan of smoked beers, but this is one that I would drink again. It had a nice balance of big smokey taste mixed with the malts and chocolate/coffee. It was served in a 20oz glass, so maybe next time just a small size will do.

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Photo of Viggo
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours an opaque dark brownish black, big and thick tan head forms, settles down to a very thick layer and ring, big lacing sticks, this looks good.

Smell is nice, very sweet and smokey, hickory, caramel and biscuit, some floral, very malty, a bit of ash, fruit, nice stuff.

Taste is similar, big maltiness up front, caramel, biscuit, honey, hickory, bacon, nice woodsmokey feeling, some vanilla, oak, fruity in the finish, balanced.

Mouthfeel is medium to thick bodied, pretty chewy, with low carbonation, very smooth and creamy.

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Photo of 01121987
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

jet black with beautiful everlasting head.
strong roasted and smoky aroma
strong hop and roasted malt bitterness and perfect level of smoke.
finishes dry with ligering roasted bitterness and smoky aftertaste.
i could have drunk this all night, but wanted to try something else

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Photo of rodenbach99
3.27/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

au fût à la brasserie

porter très foncé, clair mais opaque, mousse blanche agréable. nez fumé très fumé comme la charbonnière, vraiment la fumée prend le dessus sur les autres odeurs, en bouche la bière est mois équilibrés que la charbonnière, finale plus grossière, amère.

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Photo of gixxerman
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's a pity they only make about 2 batches of this a year. The appearance is very dark with a minimal head which quickly disappears. A smokey nose, which is to be expected. The first thing you taste is the smoke, but it is very pleasant, not overbearing. Then a coffee/chocolate/maple syrup taste follows. The mouthfeel is very soft and creamy, quite easy to drink, low IBU. ABV according to the chalkboard was at 5%. It is a favorite there, but may be elusive due to limited runs. The brewery plans to expand to provide a larger selection, and do some bottling/distributing. I hope this one makes it into the regular rotation and is available the next time I am in Montreal. Or, even better, it gets bottled and distributed to a beer grab near me.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Revenante is a nice, smoked porter from DDC. It is a dark bloody brown colour with a small head of tan foam that dissipates quite quickly. The aromas are good and consist of chocolate, coffee, smoke, wood, cream, and maple syrup. The taste is smoky up front with some chocolate and coffee notes in the middle. The finish is a bit smoky as well, with some maple-like notes, and some lactic flavors as well. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the drinkability is very good as well. A very complex, low-abv porter!

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Photo of Rastacouere
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Not quite opaque black, beige head quickly turns into a ring. Aroma abunds with woody smoke, ham, maple, chocolate, dust even and a lactic counterpart. Quite complex for a 5% beer. In mouth, this lactic chocolate bar is just lovely complemented by the smoked ham and tobacco flavors from the smoked malt. A milky cigar to marry a tender piece of meat. Body is not too full with moderately high carbonation. Greatly executed without heading to the over the top trap.

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Revenante from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 15 ratings