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Chaman | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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179 Ratings
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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:
#5,014
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
179
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
18
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 83
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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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Photo of mick303
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Volo, a nice light colour with good lacing. Smell had quite a hoppy kick with lots of florals and pungent citrus. Taste had a big hop character, light citrus, pine and florals, balance was really nice, excellent satisfying drinkability with a predominantly floral character. Long lingering bitter finish, mostly firm pale malt body, a satisfying and balanced DIPA, without much alcohol present, one I would certainly look forward to having again. Well recommended.

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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in Sam Adams glass
bottled 4/14
purchased at La Duchesse in Quebec City

A: Very orange with a little bit of haze from a not so careful pour, thin off-white head with very little lace.
S: Not a lot going on, just a hint of hops, very surprised given what seems to be a massive amount of late hops that so little appears in the nose.
T: Orange, tangerine, candied citrus, no bitterness at all, just a lot of hop flavor combined with some caramel sweetness. An odd hint of spice that makes me think Belgian yeast, but it is very subtle, not unpleasant.
M: Crisp, yet mouthfilling/tongue coating. Easy to drink
O: A very dangerous beer, if you told me this was a 6% beer I would try to finish the six-pack, absolutely no sign of the 9% alcohol level. I wish I had bought more, highly recommended.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: An bronze almost orange color. Rather hazy once sediment reaches the glass. Moderate lacing with decent retention.

S: Hoppy but balanced smelling. I get pine. Alcohol is also somewhat noticeable.

T: Hops are the first thing that come through but are equally backed by malt in the finish. Pine, citrus and maybe even a the slightest bit of tropical fruit , think pineapple. Caramel and a little bit biscuity. Maybe a bit estery as well but held back to a minimum. Balanced well like a pale ale would be but just bigger overall. I found the alcohol to be quite noticeable but not overly so.

M: Moderate mouth feel. Bigger but not cloyingly malty or overly sweet/ thick. Carbonation might be a bit lower but is good.

O: It was good no doubt but passable in comparison to some of the other more interesting brews that DDC offers.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Single bottle obtained from Zyn wine merchants here in Calgary. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass. Color is a light orange-yellow amber with a subdued but very lacy off-white head. Aroma is sweet toffee malt along with fragrant medicinal hops and a Belgian-like fruitiness. Tastes rather unique, with some parallels to other DIPAs but also its own character ... I can see why the term "India" is omitted from the label description. Initial effect on the palate recalls a herbal cough drop, with a decent dose of floral alcohol and molasses. Evolves into something rather piney with a co-occurring bitter tangerine peel note and then finally moves into a fermented apple, woodland berry, and withered apricot fruitiness that lingers on the palate along with some earthy dry leaf. Moderately carbonated but still somehow zippier and lighter bodied than many uber-malty DIPAs. Crisp and dry, really, but manages to convey some big malt, herb, and fruit flavors. Stands out from the crowd and another interesting and enjoyable beer from this Quebec brewery.

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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with a fading head.
Nose shows rich sweet malt with a little piny and resinous hops too. Some bready malt and golden syrup.
Similarly sweet flavours, loads of malt. Some booze and mild hops attempt to balance it out. A bit one-dimensional.
Could use more carbonation.

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5/5  rDev +25%

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