Saison St-Louis
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #758
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Ranked #18,561
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 7.48%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
18
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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
 
Quebec, Canada
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SCORE
88
Very Good
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LanceH from Canada (ON)

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 21, 2016
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Boto from Connecticut

3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at Montreal location: This one pours a hazy golden color. There is a thin white head that leaves no lacing. Peppery and earthy nose. The taste is good. Spices, peppery notes. Very nice.

Jul 15, 2018
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Sammy from Canada (ON)

3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A story of corriander. Very peppery odour. Yellow with little head. So-so drinkable, medium mouthfeel. A mild bitter sourness with lots of malt. A non event on this saison, not exceptional. Drying finish rather than quenching.With the DDC linep so vast and interesting, this one can be passed over without guilt.

Sep 25, 2011
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Goldorak from Canada (QC)

3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Murky peach colored, with plenty of cling on the head that fought hard to stay up my glass.

Smell: Rye, pumpernickel, with a farmhouse yeastyness that had plenty of crushed pepper.

Taste: Creamy and spicy, it then dries your mouth like when you eat too much cotton candy and leaves this sweet aftertaste that marries along with the yeast character in the end. I'd say this is one of the better saisons by DDC, a hard style to make I'm sure.

Oct 25, 2005
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Viggo from Canada (ON)

4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a cloudy orange/golden, on the darker side for a saison, very thick and chunky white head, settles to a big ring, nice lace chunks stick.

Smell is great, very funky, lemons, peppery spice, cloves, honey, biscuit and toasty malt, some wheat, more funk, a bit of fruitiness, really neat.

Taste is similar, funky and tart up front, slightly lemony, neat sweet and sour middle, a bit of light fruitiness, honey sweetness, big and toasty, really cool funkiness.

Mouthfeel is light bodied with medium carbonation. This is a great saison, balanced, lightly funky, refreshing and drinkable.

Jun 08, 2010
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Absumaster from Netherlands

4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this beer on tap at the Dieu Du Ciel brewpub. An excellent saison, that could have been brewed in Belgium. At least they used the right yeast for it.

Color was perfect, a murky orange color with a lot of glass sticking foam. The beer was hazy like a real Saison.

Smell was slightly sour and funky with that typical barnhouse yeastiness. The hops give it a grassy smell.

Taste was hoppy and slightly sour, acidic. The typical yeast gives a lot of nice tastes and produced a dry beer with the distinct Saison yeast by-products. The hops give the beer a grassy and resinous taste. I also get some wheat-like tastes, which adds to the total complexity.

Aug 11, 2006
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bobsy from Canada (ON)

4.55/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewpub in Montreal, and an excellent beer to pair with some beautifully clear and warm Spring weather. Mmm...saison!

The server brings me a tulip filled with a hazy orange beer with a bubbly white head, which for the entire world looks like it was drawn from a template of the style. Good retention and lots of sticky lace left behind. Nice fruity aroma with berries and apple. Most importantly of all, there's a nice subtle, funky barnyard aroma, which brings to mind hay and horse blanket.

The taste has the fruit coming through again, with the apple at the fore, along with hints of melon and pear. Added complexity is added by a peppery spiciness and a barnyard kick in the finish. A light lemony sourness keeps things crisp and refreshing, and a surprisingly large amount of hops give this beer an impressive bite. Perfectly balanced medium-light body and strong carbonation make this a winner I could drink all night.

The brewers at Dieu du Ciel obviously know a thing or two about beer, but what amazes me is how they perform so consistently across a wide range of ales. Three of the most pleasant beers I've drank have been from this Montreal brewpub - an imperial stout, imperial IPA, and now this saison. Speaking of which, this holds up admirably to the style, but what really distinguishes it is the resiny, fresh quality of the hopping which adds a heightened bitterness that you won't find in many other examples. Its certainly an interesting take on the style and one I'd love to come across again.

May 19, 2008
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liamt07 from Canada (ON)

4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured a lightly hazy pale gold. Great sheets of lacing and a thick film of retention. Nose is spicy, with some funky and farmhouse notes. Herbal, with some lightly pungent peppery and spice notes. Taste continues this thought, more spicy and peppery notes. Coriander? Interesting grain notes as well, some yeast as well. Medium high carbonation, good dryness in the finish. Yeasty and lightly chalky in the finish. A very refreshing saison with some delicious spicing.

Oct 02, 2011
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peensteen from Canada (ON)

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy golden amber colour, ring of white head with lots of lace left behind. Smell is yeasty, peppery, orange peel, nice malt profile, and floral and fruity. Taste is yeasty with bright orange notes, spices, coriander, good malt balance, candied fruit and citrus. Lively mouthfeel, drying in finish, med body, good weight, nice feel. Quite nice overall and really enjoyable, unfortunately I was pressed for time and had to leave about a quarter in the glass but I regret that now.

Sep 29, 2011
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tom10101 from Canada (QC)

3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Jun 26, 2013
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jrenihan from Canada (ON)

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

On-tap at DDC.

Beer is cloudy yellow with a good-sized white head. Good retention.

Nose contains light fruits, spices and yeast.

Flavourwise, the wheat results in a bubblegum flavour. Some light fruits and a spicy component. The spices, which I cannot identify specifically, result in a bitter flavour that does not work very well in the finish.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. Good.

Overall, quite good save for the finish.

Mar 08, 2014
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jrempel from Canada (BC)

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 28, 2015
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safaricook from Netherlands

4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am drinking this in the brew pub in Montréal on a nich early summer day. It is a sturdy Saison that offers layers to peel. Very nice, spicy, fruity and a woody finish. Cupuaçu?

May 21, 2016
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 12, 2016
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Jotora from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 22, 2016
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zhivago373 from Canada (QC)

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Mar 10, 2014
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hunterjames from Canada (ON)

4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 24, 2016
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jt2488 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.2%

Jul 15, 2014
Saison St-Louis from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 18 ratings