Fumisterie | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of LeTonneau
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed that beer... If I had to describe it in one word, it would be BALANCE. At first, you discover a beer that is quite foamy when you pour it. Not a cream ale but it's a nice head. First sips are really getting in my broom... Smells like when you go to a mill and they are preparing some for the horses: Oats with molasses. Quit a comforting smell, remind me of my youth... Taste is what invokes the term balance. Sweet aromas at first gives place to a hint of bitterness and you taste all the flavours afterwards. Simply put, it's complete.

Easy to finish, it never had time to get warm so it's pretty easy to drink.

Great beer.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a foggy copper with a creme head. Nose is like crystallized sugar. Like when you cook it in a pot. Flavor is odd I have to say. Sweet, yes. But it seems almost like it was infused with some helles lager or something. Seems to be a weird after taste as well. Kind of like slightly plastic (in the past heavier and more destinct versions have been infected, but I don't think that is the case here) or wet and stale paper. On a more positive note, there seems to be some vanilla in the mix here. Feel has a real distinct biting carbonation that violently hits on the tongue. Liquid is a bit thin. This is an okay BPA. It isn't bad, but it's kind of a strange brew.

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Photo of tpd975
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mattt for sending this gem from north of the border.

A: Golden amber gue with a bubbly off white foamy head. Hints of lacing and ample carbonation.

S: I see others describe it as earthy and herbal and I have to agree. Nice spicey notes with hints of leaves, dirt and pine. A touch of citrus and a bit of yeast even it out.

T: The herbal flavors come thru in the taste as well. Nice grassey leafy taste with hints of yeast and pepper. Moss an must can be tasted as well. A very earthy unique Belgian style brew.

M: Medium to light in body with nice bubbly carbonation. Pretty drinkable and pretty nice.

Overall: I like it. Not the best, but a very quality Belgian style coming from north of the border. I wish I had visited Dieu Du Ciel on my trip to Montreal a few years back. It has been noted now, and a return trip is in store no doubt.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.41/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date 10/07

Pours dark copper with a slight haze and a massive, three-inch head of off-white.
The lively foam rose a good half-inch above the rim of the tulip glass. A real beauty as the dense head became porous and pulled away from the rim.
Aromatics are a blend of light malt, ripe fruit, and a grassy spiciness.
The mouthfeel is medium and crisp. The carbonation is keeping things lively.
The Pallet is pretty straightfoward for a pale ale, with some added spiciness from the hemp.
Bitterness is drying and firm, and the brew has a mineral note akin to british inspiration.
Finishes with some mild crystle malt, a peppery dryness, and some faint wet cardboard.

Another Dieu Du Ciel thats past prime.

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Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A bit of smoke and the nutty, turns out to be hazlenut flavour. Other than that a light pale. Drinkable, but otherwise not exceptional. A bit of head on cloudy yellow. Middle mouthfeel, what is it as understated, a bit more sweet. Easy drinking, despite a peu graininess from hemp.

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Photo of AlexF
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Couleur rouge orangé avec une superbe mousse. Malgré l'opacité de la bière, on remarque les filaments de bulles s'échapper.

Odeurs de caramel fruité avec une légère pointe de houblon.

Goût un peu mince mais agréable. Amertume bien dosée. Le chanvre est aisément perceptible et agréable. La finale est spéciale, quelque peu herbacée, à la limite du poivré.

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Photo of rodenbach99
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bouteille achetée à montréal

je n'ai pas trouvé le fougue habituelle des bières de Dieu du ciel, il manquait un petit quelque chose pour que cette bière soit au dessus de la moyenne. Peut-être je n'ai pas le goût du chanvre ? il est très présent dans cette bière. je m'attendais à mieux mais en me rappelant mes expériences avec les bières de chanvre du Chaudron, c'est dans la même game.

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Photo of elricorico
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden amber in colour with a large head of off white foam. Sticky lacing and a varey faint haze to the beer.

An earthy herbal smell, with a touch of citrus to it. Slightly musty. Interesting.

Herbal and slightly bitter in the dominant flavours. Finish has a strangeness that I've only noted before in Garrison's Nut Brown Ale, a very different beer from this one. Again a slight mustiness, almost an off flavour. Sort of sticks in your nose at the end.

Light bodied and highly carbonated, this is an lively beer. It avoids feeling fizzy or watery. Overall it isn't hard to drink. My only complaint is that one flavour in the finish doesn't really agree with me. At the same time, this isn't a beer that will turn too many heads. My thanks go to my friend Jay for the delivery of Dieu du Ciel beers.

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Photo of oakbluff
3.3/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub. Its been a while since I’ve had a hempbeer. Nice reddish orange hue to the beer with moderate head. Nose is some sweet malt- nothing too out of the ordinary. Clean nutty taste, also fairly woody. Hopping is low on this one. Ok session beer, that’s about it.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.66/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a medium amber color ale with a nice foamy head with medium retention. Aroma of herb and dry malt characteristics. Taste consists of herb and malt with a dry ending. Body is about average with some good carbonation. I have to admit that this one left me on my appetite and didn’t make a big impression on my taste buds. This brewery has definitely some better beers to offer.

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Photo of pootz
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shimmering deep amber with a fine-pored sticky cap ....good retention and lace.

Aroma is demure but interesting...musty honey, leafy botanicals and woodsy earthiness.

Taste is much different than it smells...not at all sweet...big glutinous amber malts in the front are instantly balanced by a medicinal bitter-herb infusion, woodyness, some leafy tastes....finish is clean and dry with the hemp providing a spicy bitterness.

Ragged mouth feel, medium body spicey-bitter character.Very clean tasty beer...more like a rich ESB than an amber.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Orange rind is all I can tell above the DDC background aroma

Appearance: Orange bronze with a full white head

Flavor: Citric and bit like Biere de Mars. Slight roasted aftertaste and some peach pit notes.

Mouthfeel: Oily

Overall Impression: The roasted and oily notes, which I’m guessing is the hemp seed, gets a bit old, but not a bad beer!

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Photo of scottum
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served an amber with a bubbly head which is a result of some overcarbing. This beer would be much better if the carb levels were more mellow. Tastes quite malty with a very subtile hop balance. This is my least favorite of all the beers I sampled at Dieu Du Ciel. An average brew.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.32/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This hemp ale is golden in colour with a small white head. The aromas are of light malts, hazelnut and fruits. The taste is a bit hoppy, quite fruity and a bit nutty. This is a very interesting hemp beer. The mouthfeel is a bit light but the drinkability is top-notch! I have to say that this was the best of the 3 hemp ales that I sampled whilst I was in Canada!

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Photo of Andy
4.3/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A flavorful hemp beer from north of the border. A golden amber color. The flavor is buttery in the beginning and then bitter toward the finish. The flavor in the middle is hard to categorize; perhaps the influence of the hemp seeds?

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