Rescousse | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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125 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Altbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Yoonisaykul on 01-27-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
125
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
13
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0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 54
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of allenson21
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rale
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Krakpoff
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of guezarka
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of elecnix
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Malty nose, heavy body, hoppy taste, light bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks to Phyl21ca for this bottle.

Appearance - Brown body with garnet hues. Off white head with a bit of lace.

Smell - Earthy malts and some deep burnt caramel. Smells kinda like a doppelbock, but less chocolatey.

Taste - Nice malt flavor with a surprising hop flavor in front. Earthy malts, like the smell. Not sweet, which surprises me. It has a toffee flavor to it, though. The finish is slightly bitter and lightens the beer. Good mix of flavor.

Mouthfeel - The hops keep it light tasting. Good carbonation and a medium body that seems a bit lighter than it is, in a good way.

Overall - I've never had an altbier before, but it tastes pretty good. Flavorful. Gets the most out of the malt flavor without upping the ABV. Very nice.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color with a mini off white head. It quickly recedes to a foam ring and leaves little lace behind. Biscuits and barley grain fill the nose. Sticky, chewy malts and caramel flavors contrast a healthy dose of piney, mildy citric hops in the flavor. The mouthfeel is lightbodied with actove carbonation. Bitterness and herbal notes make up the long finish.

This is a great Altbier from a great brewery. Hoppier than I was expecting.

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Photo of eat
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good finger of cream-white head fades to a patchy cover and ring around the glass. Clear dark-copper coloured body with ruby highlights. Decent lacing. Great colour.

Lots of malt, caramel, minerals, little roasty, earthy hops. Nice full nose.

Lots of malt; though it's dark and earthy, not sweet as are most malty beers. Lots of hops as well, also extremely earthy (including a little spruce). No citrus here, other than a little darkly-bitter grapefruit pith on the finish. Bitterness is fairly high, though it's mostly met by the malt. I'd say this is nicely balanced. A bit reminiscent of something Les Trois Mousquetaires might do but definitely less intense than any of their offerings. I'd almost say it's on the watery side but I'm enjoying it.

Drinkability is kept high with a lighter body, though I'd trade off some of that same drinkability for something a bit more full. Moderate carbonation.

At 5% ABV I would enjoy drinking a few of these. Nice to see a solid example of a German style from DDC, and a drinkable one at that.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341ml Bottle

Appearance - Hazy reddish brown colour with a large size frothy and fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some really good lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, breads/grains, an earthiness, rye, dark fruits

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the most noticeable flavours are malts, caramel, rye, and a smokiness. Also detectable are some dark fruit flavours.. perhaps grapes/raisins and a little bit of hay/straw as well. It finishes with a malty and smokey aftertaste with a lingering peppery/hoppy aftertaste.

Overall - Lots of different tastes going on with this beer.. It is quite complex yet very easy to drink. I am rarely disappointed with Dieu Du Ciel and I'd drink this beer again for sure.

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Photo of Max8787
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quite good but not as spectacular as other beers from this brewery (Disco Soleil, Rose d'Hisbiscus, Moralité). Still, this is a decent altbier.

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Photo of Electros
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyable session ale. Mild malt, hops, flavour. Neat label on bottles as per, price point for the style great. Nice head retention as will most of there beers most likely a torrified wheat added to the malt. Goes down very easy, hop note on initial tastes as well as after finish. Would buy again.

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Photo of Long813
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Date: 0-2

A: Dark copper body with one finger of light mocha head leaving quite a bit of lacing.

S: Nice collection of dark fruits, figs and some roasted malts.

T: Quite malty and nutty, finishing with a nice touch of pine hops.

M: Medium-light bodied with medium-low carbonation. Texture is full and leaves a bitter-hop finish.

D: Another pleasing beer by DDC. From what I read from papat, I am glad that this replaced Fum...

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Photo of endovelico
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Taken from notes.

Appearance: Muddy mahogany color with little head or effervescence.

Smell: Aroma is of medium intensity. Caramel, toffee, dried fruit, candy sugar, faint alcohol and faint woody notes as well.

Taste: Medium high in intensity. Dominant caramel, malty profile with burnt flavors and protuberant vegetable like notes. Decent.

Mouthfeel: Medium light body. Medium bitterness. Medium low carbonation. Watery texture. Dry finish with short-lasting earthy aftertaste.

Overall: An interesting brew that just doesn't cut for me. As a whole it's pretty average. I think this would work a lot better if it was a bit fuller.

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Photo of mick303
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%

Enjoyed from bottle into a stem glass, poured a slightly hazy coppery amber brown, with a decent film and lacing.

S - caramel and hazelnuts, a warm toffee nuttiness, with some fresh apple fruits, crisp yeast firmness to it, pick up some mineral aspects behind the malt.

T - malty, caramel toffee, again a crisp minerality slowly develops leading to a crisp dry finish. A quite drinkable altbier which incorporates quite an interesting journey from sweet caramel through firm floral hoppiness and crisp yeast character.

Mouthfeel has a good carbonation and delicate balance, a bit sticky still on the finish with the caramel which was slight hit on the beer.

Quite a tasty alt and quite drinkable, pronounced yeasty character that coats the palate toward the finish. Perhaps the start could be lightened a bit as the caramel gets a bit heavy, otherwise a flavourful session ale, but far short of my favourite from this brewery, still quite tasty and impressive.

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Pours a copper red color forming a big creamy, thin bubbled and soapy head. Good retention and tons of soapy lingering lacings left in the glass

S: Roasted malts and caramel, mainly. A little bit metallic. Light notes of bread and flowery hops

T: Sweet upfront. Caramel, caramel, malts, sweet grains, bread and roasted grains. Light metallic notes. Medium and nice hops bitterness in the end. Quite good bittersweet balance

M: Light body. Watery. Medium carbonation and a delicious caramel and malts aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. Great Altbier. Dieu Du Ciel! quality

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Photo of dgilks
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy dark amber colour with a hint of red. Big, fluffy light tan head with great head retention.

Fruity yeast notes with some toffee malts. Slightly citrussy, crisp, almost roasty aroma.

Big, bitter, somewhat tea-like flavour with some herbal hop flavour. Mild bitter toffee malts. Good.

Medium-light body with moderately-high carbonation. Good.

A nice, crisp malty, bitter ale. Plenty of flavour and a unique take on the altbier.

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Rescousse from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
3.82 out of 5 based on 125 ratings.
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