Hérétique | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blond beer 100% fermented and aged in oak barrels with Brettanomyces yeast. This dry beer has aromas of ripe mango and passion fruit with funky farmhouse accents. Its finish has subtle notes of oak balanced by hoppy bitterness and a touch of acidity.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
50
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
6
Trade:
2
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 50
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a gorgeous label on this one, different than what is pictured below here, and my stoke remains high that some beers from these guys continue to trickle into colorado. i have to confess though, this was a less than ideal experience, on me, not the beer, i dropped the bottle off a shelf and the cap popped and about half of it gushed out, i was able to save and enjoy the rest of it, but if this was clear except a sediment layer on the bottom, i certainly stirred that back into the drink in the process. either way, it was a hazy and heady blonde in my experience, the brett in the bottle going fully wild here i reckon, its funky as can be in the nose, a little bacterial and lactic and stinky too, but with things like guava and passion fruit and chardonnay all over it, and plenty of oak as well, this was likely done in wine barrels, although i have no way to confirm that. its tannic and bright in that way. the brett is weird here, not as defined and refined as i expect from these guys, and a very different profile than i have had in any of their other beers to date. i know a lot of this is on the shakeup too, ill buy another bottle to compare. i still find it really complex, and its quite lively as well, but the fermentation profile and the bottle conditioning seem just a bit off to me. cool lightness from all the fruit accents, and a unique expression of the brett. i love these guys, will buy them anytime i can find them! they do so much, all so well, really impressive!

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Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and slightly hazy with lots of carbonation, and a half finger of yellowish head.

Smells immediately of sour funk, Brett, dusty wood, old oak and and memories of a lambic brewery.

The taste is sour but with a balanced sweetness, funk and Brett, but this one is more like a sweetened geueze than anything else I can compare it to. There's a solid bitterness in there as well. Sour apple and hay blanket.

Medium, acidic body that is highly carbonated.

Got this tonight at IGA in Gatineau, Quebec, and I'm drinking it at our Air BnB in the same city. Really pleasantly surprised to find such a brew coming from this amazing brewery that does other styles so well too.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 341ml bottle, dated 2017-08-09. Served in a tulip.

Pours a lightly hazed, glowing gold with a scant finger of meringue-like, bubbly white head. Promptly settles back to a cap of wispy islets with moderate lacing.

The nose is sharp and funky, pears and lemon.

Taste is sweet and sour with tacky jam notes and cider vinegar, lemon oil and resin on doughy malt. Earthy, acidic and bretty, with a little bit of banana at the finish.

Feel is slightly tacky and tannic, medium bodied, decent fine, light carbonation..

Overall, an enjoyable beverage. I had it for a late breakfast with a mushroom omelet and sourdough toast which was a most satisfactory pairing.

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Photo of Beersnake1
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a nice orange/dark yellow with a good amount of light head. Aroma is a lot of lemon and orange, maybe a bit of grapefruit. Getting a bit of candied sugar and some pine/oak. Also some bread. Taste is sour upfront, and pretty mellow after that. Citrus peel, oak, bread, and some bitterness on the back end. Mouthfeel is nice and dry.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.48/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle. Hazy pale orange with a small white head. Smells bretty with a little bit of banana and some pineapple. Light malt. Taste is dominated by brett. Earthy brett up front. Has just a bit of tang behind it. High carbonation. Medium body. Not bad.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.58/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Very fruity nose, somewhat tropical but pomme fruit like as well. Expectations lead to quite a surprise at the bold brett flavour. Tartness is present and works well and is not puckering

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Photo of Derek
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Way more brett forward than Orval, not too acidic. Lots of tropical fruit in the aroma, but more leathery in flavour. Crisp, dry finish, but not overly dry.

Thanks Papat444!

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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From memory: Nice orange colour, huge head, lots of brett on the nose, oak, I always seem to get apple juice on the nose from this type of stuff. Taste follows the nose, brett is forward, apple cider vinegar, lots of carbonation, light mouthfeel. Quite enjoyable. One's been put aside for a bit so this review might change once I give the aged version a try.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a clear yellow color ale with a medium size white foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of tart and brett notes with some light oak notes. Taste is also a mix of brett and oak notes with clear tart notes and funky yeasty notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very well balanced example of the style with good mxi of complexity and drinkability.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an hay color with an orange hue, a tall white billowy head with good retention and lacing. The nose is big Brett with some nice spice, orange peel, yeast, citrus. The taste also is Brett forward, black pepper, tart oranges, lemon zest, musty, leather/oaky. Medium-light body with big carbonation. This just a really tasty beer with notes in the base Belgian IPA beer, but also nice barrel and Brett notes.

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Photo of SebD
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From notes

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice thick white head that dies down very slowly and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of Brett, floral undertones, oranges, apples, light wood and faint malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some Brett funk upfront, floral undertones, some oranges and apples, light wood and faint grains.

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

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas. Another solid beer from Dieu cu ciel!

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy golden/yellow color with an immense head with huge foamy bubbles. Smell of wild yeast, really funky and acid. But it's also really fruity in the nose, mostly apples and some bananas and oranges, it smells wonderful, can't wait to try it. Definitely tastes like what it smells, you really get the apples in the mouth. The Brett yeast are a little more subtle than expected but the acidic side of the beer really attacks the tongue, it feels like I ate the most sour of green Sour Patch Kids.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Poured from a 341 ml bottle marked as bottled on 9/3/2015 This beer had a huge 3 finger head and 15 mins laster still has a big ring in my glass, It pous a cloudy gold color.

Aroma - Pineapple, floral hops, brett, a little vinegar smell, apple, pear, wet wood.

Taste - Theres a mustyness and sourness from the brett coming through, the sourness is almost reminiscent of those sour lollipops you would get as a kid, Floral hops and some wine just underneath, The deeper I peel away at these flavors I'm getting some apple and pear again. cereal malts, and a woody bitter finish.

Feel - this beer has a light-medium body that manages to be slightly creamy and tingly at the same time. The carbonation is lively and this is evident from the head too.

Overall - I am thoroughly enjoying this beer, I'm saddened by the fact that I probably wont get to have it again in the foreseeable future, The barrel and the brett really add some nice bitter and sour flavor characteristics and remain quite flavorful. The Belgian flavors are still there and very interesting, If your lucky enough to get this beer your in for a treat.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle from some hoser a few days back (from notes)

A bastard caught me off guard and gushed all over the place, once it settled it had a big head that retained well leaving a single ring with some random lace below

S candied pineapple, some spice, orange peel, a fair amount of brett, bottles over a year old but I’m still picking up on some leafy hops, a little dry cereal and wet wood round things out

T spicy, yeasty, maybe some apple and pear, not all that far from the nose

M medium bodied, creams up, very gritty, just a hint of booze with a spicy finish

O it’s a solid Belgian blond with plenty of brett, everything works well together and its pretty easy to drink

DDC just keeps pumping out new and interesting stuff and I’m lucky to have hoser around to keep me up to date, cheers Mike

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Photo of jrenihan
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Papat444 for this bottle! Bottled July 17, 2014. Lot 1.

The nose is Brett-focused. Tart cherry and funk. Quite inviting. Flavour is similar - a very dry finish with a cherry/medicinal Brett flavour. A bit of light fruit, probably from hops. Funk fairly present. Quite carbonated.

This is very much a Brett-focused beer. It rather takes over the rest of the beer. I am a big Brett fan, and like this beer a lot. It's a good platform for the unique flavours Brett offers. My guess is that this is not going to be a regularly occurring beer from DDC, but I hope I am wrong. If it was regularly available, I would be purchasing it often.

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Photo of papat444
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First batch purchased directly at the brewery.

A real gusher right from the start so careful!
Banana orange colored body, very funky and tasty for sure.

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Hérétique from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 50 ratings