Chaman | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

ChamanChaman
BA SCORE
4/5
179 Ratings
ChamanChaman
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beer style was created in the late 1990’s by some breweries on the west coast of the United States, and most notably by Rogue. It’s an extreme version of the American IPA. It’s a beer with strong amber hues and dominating hop flavours and tastes. It is however well balanced through the presence of a combination of malts. This beer is usually dry hopped, a tradition that is adhered to by Dieu du Ciel!. The bouquet of the beer consists of floral hops. In the mouth, the bitterness is quite strong, without being extreme, and the alcohol makes its presence known, without being domineering. The aftertaste is dry and less syrupy than a barley wine. Thus, it is a very complex and bitter beer, but always well balanced.

Added by Popsinc on 06-10-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,817
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
179
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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3.21/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a lightly hazy orange with a thin head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, super faded hops with very light tropical and citrus notes.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, more sweet malts, caramel, old hops, flashes of something good but it's all gone

M - Mouthfeel is super lightly carbonated, almost thin, light alcohol.

O - Overall this beer was a let down, old stale hops.

Serving type: bottle

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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On tap at DDC.

The beer comes in a clear deep amber orange.

The flavor hits of lots of spicy and piney hops. A bit of resinous character. The beer in general is quite sweet with a touch of spicy character on the back end that almost hits like alcohol. Herbal bitterness hits on the finish, but it is quite light on bitterness.

Just a sweeter maltier DIPA and a slight failure in the style.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a glowing orange color with a wispy, shortlived head. Maltyness and some lemony, piney hops mix with a kick of booze in the nose. The taste moderately hoppy with the same PacNW hop profile in the nose with some pineapple and herbal Euro hop character as well. Stewed fruit, some nuttiness and cookie dough provide solid malt balance. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a rather light carbonation. Alcohol isn't very well hidden for the ABV, but its not to the point that it's distracting.

A decent DIPA, though a bit too boozy and not hoppy enough imo.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Happy to see this at the store. Hadn't seen anything new and interesing in a while.

A- Clear golden caramel color under a yeloowish and heavy-looking head.

S- Butterscotch and rose water followed by alcohol and a faint vegetable aroma. Not a very strong aroma.

T- Lots of butterscoth malt followed hop spiciness and finally vegetable. Nice alcohol and hop burn in afer-taste.

M- Medium to low carbonation.

O- Pretty good. Fun for a different type of big ale. But every sip kind of gets me looking for a bolder Double IPA taste. Bottle indicates this is an Imperial Pale Ale rather than a IIPA. I guess that's why it's not as hoppy.

Would probably buy more ofit if it was cheaper. I don't feel ripped off though.

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3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 05/12. So about 3 months on this one. Poured int o tulip.

A - Medium orange with a golden glow along the bottom. One finger of cream coloured head.

S - Sweet caramel up front with floral and piney hop aromas and a touch of spice in the background.

T - A big bitterness up front that immediately gives way to a big sweet malt profile. The hops return in the finish adding some lemon, pine, herbal and grassy flavours that are somewhat muted.

M - Medium body with a lot of sticky hop oils and a good chew. Light carbonation.

O - A very good balanced DIPA. The ABV is well hidden. Would love to try this fresh and/or on tap.

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Chaman from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 179 ratings
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