Mea Culpa | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Deuane on 07-05-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
3
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3.31/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.65/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rudzud
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at Vices & Versa while on vacation in Montreal with fellow beer drinker JLindros. Marketed as a "Cream IPA". Poured into a pint glass

A - Poured into a pint glass a clear amber hue with a thick one finger creamy head, all thanks to nitro. Head really hung around and layered down the glass. Again, to be expected.

S - Aromas of sweeter malts, faint lactose, caramel. Faint bitter hops. Hops are incredibly mild here.

T - Taste is lightly bitter, malt sweetness, soft caramel, earthy hops, faint spice. Not bad, just, kind of underwhelming. Like a watered down blending of two styles.

M - Mouthfeel is creamy, lightly refreshing. Definite nitro here.

O - Overall this beer was alright, not quite as creamy as I'd hoped. Really just a nitro ipa with a touch of lactose. Shocked this was from Dieu Du Ciel.

Serving Type: On Tap (Nitro)

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of billab914
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of jrenihan
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On cask during Cask Days 2013.

Beer is reddish brown, with a small off-white head.

Nose contains pine and damp weedy scents. Some muted citrus. Bready malt. A bit of a creamy scent.

Taste is fairly bitter, with the same damp pine and weed flavours. Strong malt component, bready and a touch spicy.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.

Overall, disappointing. I had been wanting to try this beer and had some high hopes. As it is typically served on nitro, maybe cask is just the wrong treatment for it. This was not bad, but a let down.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Jacobob10
4.31/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro-tap @ Dieu Du Ciel in Montreal, Quebec on 5/30/2013.

This was the first beer I had on my trip to Montreal and quite possibly the best.

Described as an India Cream Ale, the nitro pour is what really took this beer to another level. Amber in color with a thick, creamy off-white head that lasted throughout the whole beer but not much lacing. Light to medium floral hop aroma, nothing overpowering. Excellent mouthfeel, very creamy, seemed to coat the whole tongue and extremely drinkable.

This was a really enjoyable beer enjoyed in a really enjoyable setting. More cream ale than IPA but it works. Highly recommended.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap: Poured a creamy golden color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hoppy notes with semi-sweet malt notes. Taste is dominated by creamy citrus and bitter hoppy notes with a relatively dry finish. Body has a nice creamy touch to it which differentiates it from the other IPA out there. Interesting take on the style.

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of tom10101
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz glass, a surprise last-minute update to the St. Paddy's Day lineup at the Underground, and a nitro-infused IPA to boot.

This beer appears a hazy dark brickish amber hue, with two fingers of foamy, somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves a randomly broken wall of painted lace around the glass

It smells of sweet rock candy, floral honey, weak caramel malt, tame citrus fruit salad, neutered pine needles, and a bit perfumed hops. The taste is surprisingly bitter citrus hops, more pithy sugary dime-store candy, lightly bready caramel malt, a meekly overarching mustiness, and a touch of warming booze.

The bubbles are quite laid back, and unobtrusive to the end, the body a middling medium weight, and smooth in the absence of any other meddlers, but hardly evident of a standard nitro pour. It finishes off-dry, the perfumed hops just confusing the matter with the base caramel and strange sugary essences.

A bit of a departure for an IPA for me - the gritty sugary character is indeed new, and informs this affair well beyond the norm, as while the bitterness is duly represented, it somehow falters in the face of the overbearing perfume and 7-11 candy nature. Different, sure, but not in a really worthy sense.

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of andrenaline
4.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper colour, finger of soapy head with solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - Fruity floral citrus hops, hints of bitter caramel and a sweet lemon iced tea finish.

T - The sweetness is incredibly well balanced with a solid dose of citrus hop bitterness, a creamy butter caramel malt backbone, and a fruity cotton candy finish.

M - Silky smooth, creamy and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - My first nitro-infused hopped ale that basically blew my mind. Fruity hop profile with a mouthfeel that would keep you coming back to the trough all night. I'm so glad I had a chance to try this, and it was certainly one of the most memorable beers I've ever had.

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Mea Culpa from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.04 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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