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Charbonniere | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: Smoked Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-03-2002

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Photo of runeatdrink
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
1.48/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Purchased at Dapanneur AS in Montreal for $3.00 for a 341ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass,

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2" high white head that films out within 2mins. Medium to dark brown colour and filtered clear

S- Smoke.

T- Smoke. The really bad artificial smoke that you get from liquid smoke.

M- Dry

O- Disliked this brew. I tried by best but this one was a drain pour after 3 sips. Will never buy again

Food Pairing

This smoky brew does not get a match due to being a drain pour. If you like smoky brews then try with smoked brisket or something like that


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Photo of mademers
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
2.68/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Grabbed in Montreal, spilt with rudzud

Very little head, semi clear cranberry chestnut color.

Nose is loaded with smoke, smoked campfire malt, big time smoked gouda, toasted malts, little acrid, biscuity.

Taste more smoked malt, rind of a smoked gouda, little campfire, smoldering log, acrid burnt smoke, little reddish candy malt with thin feel. Little metallic, reddish candy. Finish bitter cheese rind and smoke, sticky syrupy.

Mouth is med thinner feeling bod, light carb, sticky syrupy.

Overall man have these guys gone down hill. Seems like everything they make these days is terrible.

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Photo of rudzud
2.66/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Split with JLindros, roughly one year old.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great a crystal clear mahogany hue with a thin head that fades to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of smokey malts, campfire, smoked gouda, light caramel.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, very smokey sweet malts. Not assertive campfire, bit just in your face smoke. Loads of smoked gouda cheese.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, that and the smoke makes this really oppressive.

O - Overall this beer was a huge disappointment. The smoke is rather awful with that cheese aspect.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of icormier
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau, Qc. Well, it's smoked beer! I find it a little tricky to know what to say about it other than that. Happy to drink the 4 that came in the pack, not sure I'd pick this again over other standard DDC offerings. Could be very interesting with the right food pairings.

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Photo of drinklocalbeer1
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Dark copper, almost maple taffee colour. 1/2" head that lasted a couple minutes. Very distinct rings as the volume went down.
Smell: Smoked malt and caramel
Taste: Smoke and caramel
Feel: Acidity and carbonation cut through the smoke. Quite long and not unpleasant.

Overall; My first smoked beer. I didn't think I would like it, but I did.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 16 oz bar glass straight down.

Poured a clean brown with 3 fingets creamy off white head, the head died down quick but it retained a little film over the top the whole time.

Aroma - SMOKE, like the smoke you'd smell at a campfire, wow is this smell strong, underneath i smell buscuity malts and some caramel.

Taste - The smoke overpowers the other flavors again but what follows are those same malts and the caramel in the smell, very smooth.

Mouth feel - Medium-light creamy body with decent carbonation.

Overall - this is something different as I dont usually get smoked beers or like them. Another great DDC concoction.

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VbolieuV
4.4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Copper-red in color with a small carbonation and little head. Intense smell of smoke, bbq, firepit, bacon even. Nice smoky flavour too. For me it's not as good as the Aecht Schlenkerla but it's still really good.

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Photo of MatChar
2.01/5  rDev -46%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of leaddog
3.66/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a chestnut brown with a finger of bubbly head.

Smell - smoked malts, smoked meat aromas, campfire smoke.

Taste - Dominated by the smoked malts followed by a hint of smoked meat and campfire aromas.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes dry with a lingering smokiness.

Overall - A smoked beer that has the elements in place. However, I feel they weren't used to their full capacity. The aroma I felt was far superior to the taste.

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Photo of chinchill
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Shared bottle at RBWG-2015.

This has a rather smoky aroma with an even smokier flavor. There are also some dark fruit notes .

Feel: Nice smooth body.

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Photo of Exeter
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Howlader
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.43/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IanSpindler
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of J-M
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Mack
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of TheDoctor
3.74/5  rDev +0.5%

BOTTLED ON: 09/06/14

Pours a clear ruddy brown with a finger or so of fairly thick looking beige head that never amounts to much. Meh retention; chicken pox spots of lacing. (3.5)

Sweet and woody. Smoky with some think caramel smells and a touch of astringency. (3.75)

Clean and malty. Caramel, wood, hard water, brittle astringency, lingering campfire feel/smell/taste in my sinuses. (3.75)

Thin and coating with a lingering aromatic finish and a light body. (3.5)

Pretty decent beer.
I find smoked beers to be a bit hit-or-miss, but was curious to try this one when it showed up at the store I go to.
It looks alright, but won't win any beauty contests. The aroma is good (Slim Jim's). Oh yeah... It is a pretty drinkable beer and has a nice aromatic quality to the taste. Neither the best nor worst (either from DDC or when looking at smoked beers in general).
Would have it again if offered; if you randomly come across it, go nuts, otherwise don't sweat it. (3.75)

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3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of JFMArtin
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of slowfade
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of peensteen
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish brown, ring of white head, some lace. Smell is smokey, meaty with lots of BBQ and campfire aromas, faint touch of peat, more or less a malty smokey affair all the way through. Taste is like the nose, smoke and malt, BBQ and meaty flavours, just a touch of lightly salty peat, more campfire aftertaste. Medium carbonation, medium body, good feel. Solid and worth drinking again, basically a second rate Schlenkerla which is quite the compliment for this style.

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Charbonniere from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 103 ratings
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