Moralité | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 59 | Ratings: 327
Photo of IAmHanYolo
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Snagged at my local LCBO (Summerhill in Toronto, just giving a shout out) and pured into a tulip.\

I have to admit to a little bias here, Die Du Ciel is my favourite Canadian brewery, making a brew in one of my favorite styles. Okay, down to brass tax: This brew pours a phenomenal cloudy yellow. It's unfiltered, gorgeous, and everything I could ask for. The scent is subtle pine and citurs, and not as 'in your face' as other IPAs I've noticed from the Canadian craft brew scene (keeping it PC here and saying there's absolutely nothing wrong with that).
It's light and airy on the mouth and honestly, quite quaffable, even though that might be toeing a dangerous line at the 6.9 ABV mark.

Overall, one of my favorite brews, and a go-to any time I can find it at my local LCBO.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.56/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow gold with white frothy head. Aromas of grapefruit, pine and resin. Flavour follows suit with assertive bitterness. Malt sweetness balances well with the hop level. Earthy hop aftertaste. Perfect carbonation. Quite sessionable

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
4.14/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours to give a hazy, pale orange body with loads of just off white head. The aroma carries mango, pineapple, strong citrus fruits along with some metallic elements from hops. The taste carries the immediate bitter taste of grapefruit rind, leading into some more light fruits and floral tones in the middle finished with a bitter pop of hops at the finish. The feel is smooth and velvety, with a slight prickly carbonation and a decent lasting effect on the citrus taste. Really nice IPA, would recommend it as a top in Quebec.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden with a light haze, lots of carbonation, topped with 3 fingers of off white head.

Citrus, pine, caramel, pineapple, and a hint of Belgian yeast.

Citrus, pine, caramel, pineapple, light sweetness, grapefruit pith, light fruitiness, and hints of floral.

Medium, slightly syrupy body, little carbonation. There's a slightly balancing dryness.

Got in St. Jerome yesterday, drank Sept 26th, 2016 in Sainte- Hippolyte, Quebec. Glad to have found this brew. A really unique but solid example for the style.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.58/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.5oz. bottled on 2016-07-08

Pours cloudy hazy gold with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like grapefruit, orange, peach, mango, passionfruit, guava, papaya, melons, with dank earthy grass and herbal pine. Tastes like passionfruit, peach, grapefruit, orange, citrus rind, mango, guava, papaya, melons, with fresh earthy grass and herbal pine. Feels medium bodied, smooth and creamy with low carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA.

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Photo of braker649er
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Among the best American IPAs I've had ... is made in Canada! (though originally a collaboration with Hill Farmstead?)

Bottle to glass in Montreal. Bottled June 1, enjoyed 7/21.

L - pale golden, mostly clear, beautiful lingering lacing
S - cool citrus, hop scent, though not the highlight
T - wonderfully citrusy
F - smooth! very smooth! this really helped the flavor, too--some hoppy bite at the end but nothing harsh for such a strong IPA
O - excellent

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Photo of kitch
4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 341ml botte with a bottled on date of 2nd September 2015 and poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: It poured a bright golden orange colour with a two finger white head that leaves nice spotty lacing.

Aroma: Nice strong citrus orange and grapefruit with a hint of peach, apricot and pine.

Taste: Citrus orange fruitiness and pine mixed with grapefruit and orange peel lasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Overall: Yum, a very nice collaboration with The Alchemist. Very nice fruitiness and bitterness that works well together and is balanced. Something that I would definitely be on the lookout for and purchase again, especially if I can find it fresher.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Hazy orange with a dense white head

S - not overwhelming for an IPA, floral hops, apricot, peach, pine and some breadiness

T - Lots of grapefruit and other citrus, resine and light malts. Very balanced

F - very smooth and not boozy at all with its 6.5% ABV. Still, it remains not a session ale!

O - a really nice IPA from Dieu du Ciel! As I understood, it's a collaboration with The Alchemist, certainly helped them to make something great!

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 341ml bottle
A: Pour a golden amber thin white head and no real lacing from my bottle
S: Very nice nose probably the best from this IPA nice citrus and hops a West Coast Nose
T: Well not a Wet Coast IPA very weak but a good try.
F: med carbonation a nice body to it.
O: Not a bad IPA i am surprised they made this ,need work but not bad.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel 'Moralite' @ 6.9% , served from a 341 ml bottle purchased for $3.75
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a hazy gold in the glass with a big frothey white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-citrus hops
T-ok taste , smooth with no big dry swallow
MF-mild carbonation , full body
Ov-if this is Quebec's best IPA , its weak beer here in the PNW
prost LampertLand

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
4.68/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a glowing hazy gold with half a finger of eggshell head that leaves desert landscape lace as it recedes.

Smells incredible. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice, sliced oranges and dank pine resin.

Taste is a goddamn tropical cyclone of fresh citrus rind, pineapple and exotic island fruit I've never had before. Peach cobbler, candied orange peel, wet stone and more sticky pine sap.

Feels smooth and refreshing. Medium bodied with easy carbonation. The hops continue their glorious parade into the finish.

Verdict: Vigorously recommended.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma has dank, vegetal hops. Taste starts fruity and slightly sweet and gets bitter with grapefruit flavor in the finish. Body is soft but also has enough carbonation to make it drinkable. Aftertaste is dry and bitter. Well done IPA but nothing really special.

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Photo of Act25
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Bier Market Montreal.

A slight haze in a golden body, a few lazy bubbles that sustain a finger of foam that laces crazily.

S Odd fall grass and hay with peaches, tangerine, guava, pine, and toasted caramel.

T Follows the smell with more prickly, pine, hay, wet fall leaves, peppery bitterness all the way to the finish. Chalky in as great european beers.

F Chalky medium bodied with a bitter snap, lots of grit, low carbonation.

O Another odd but great, chalky, bitter IPA from Quebec.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours an orange color with a finger white head which dissapears quick

Aroma - Tropical fruits, orange peel, pine.

Taste - Tropical fruits, orange peel, pine, hops are prominent.

Mouthfeel - Full bodied good carbonation.

Overall - A great ipa, probably one of the best american ipas brewed in canada.

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Photo of -Rick
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this is the best non US IPA I have tried. Tropical nose and taste with a slight bitter finish. A great example of an east coast IPA, but from canada!

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Photo of VbolieuV
4.88/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

(Adding a review so my ratings get counted) One of the best American-style IPA may be made in the Province of Quebec, in my opinion. Nice cloudy yellow appearance, not much head but lots of carbonation. The smell though, it just smells like heaven. Nice grapefruit/lemon/tropical fruits smell that makes you dream. Tastes like what it smells, really really good. You get an intense taste of the hops. Yet very refreshing and not that hard to drink for an "in-your-face" IPA like this. It has to be in the Top 10 best IPAs in the world.

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Photo of Buhz_Bee
5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

How can this be? The greatest American IPA I've ever had is brewed in Canada. Phenomenally good. Even better if you have it straight from the keg at their brasserie.

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Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy deep straw, almost golden color, with powerful activity. Foamy and creamy sparkly white 2 finger head, lasting around 20 minutes, with very strong legs.

Pleasant aromas of fresh citrus and rich hops. Flavors of orange, lemon, grapes, pine, coriander, clove, floral and herbal spices. Well balanced flavors, slightly sugary with a strong sharp and crispy feel.

Slick full body with perfect carbonation. Strong and extra long finish, ending with a highly spicy fruity orange peel and piney feel progressively attacking the tongue in a unique way.

Overall an excellent craft with delicious flavors and very fresh, though overly spicy and highly astringent making this one a little hard to drink.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice beer, although I wouldn't rate it as high as some.
It has a scent I am not crazy about (can't put my finger on what it is) and takes on the aftertaste of whatever food you just had, just a tad too much.
But as I said, this is a good beer. Would buy it again in a heartbeat.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

341 mL bottle from a 4-pack picked up at the LCBO; bottled Jan 28 2015 and served at cellar temperature. Listed at 6.9%.

Pours a cloudy golden-amber colour, generating nearly two fingers of puffy, spongy, highly resilient white-coloured head. It recedes at a seemingly infinitesimal pace, coating the glass with gobs of sticky lace as - over the next ten-plus minutes - it is reduced to a generous foamy cap and collar. This pale ale looks outstanding, and its bouquet is bursting with juicy, fruity notes - particularly citrusy grapefruit/lemon and apricot, alongside accents of pineapple, mango and white grape. Lightly floral, with a subtle backbone of bready malts and caramelized sugar sweetness.

This one tastes every bit as good as it smells - maybe even a bit better. The malts come off much as they did on the nose - a bit bready, and mildly sweet, but ultimately destined to be blown away by the onslaught of hoppy goodness that soon follows. Apricot and peach, as well as candied orange peel and pithy pink grapefruit flavours electrify the palate, while tropical notes including pineapple, mango and passionfruit offer up some additional depth. It becomes lightly floral and resiny toward the finish; the bitterness is pronounced, but it's not as unnecessarily excessive as this style can sometimes be. On the heftier side of medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation levels that result in quite a crisp, lively mouthfeel. Very quaffable for its abv; this is the sort of beer that is just so damn tasty that you'll need to remind yourself to slow down and savour it.

Final Grade: 4.51, an excellent A grade. Moralité is one of the best American-style IPAs currently being brewed in Canada, at least in my opinion - and it's also the first one from Quebec that I can recall being seriously impressed with. Easily able to compete with heavyweights like Red Racer and the GLB Tank Ten IPAs, this four-pack should be considered an automatic must-grab for every single hophead in the province. In fact - you might as well extend that axiom to most Dieu du Ciel beers, and craft beer fans in general.

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Photo of Rutager
4.54/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Such a big want here, finally in my glass!! Cheers to lupulist for the heads up.

Pours a very hazy orange-gold with a finger of white head. Amazing nose on this. Juicy mango and papaya, some sweet citrus and fruit blossoms, and some sweet toasty malts coming through. Taste is amazing too, all the stuff I was smelling with some nice citrus rind bitterness. Dryer tasting than the smell too, just enough sweetness.

Fantastic stuff, just what you'd expect from a colab between these two breweries.

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Photo of DenisKolkin
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased as part of a 4 pack for just over $12 CDN. I figured it would be good, but imagine my surprise when I saw exactly how high this was rated. Hope it lives up to the hype.

Appearance - yellow and orange in color, not completely opaque but a nice amount of haze in this beer too. Two and a bit fingers of fluffy white head are poured leaving behind a ton of spidery lacing at the edges of the glass. Good retention from the uber- rocky head.

Smell - tons of citrus grapefruit and lemon zest being the most prominent, but not overpowering, there is a leafy aroma with a hint of malts mixed in too. Complex and very satisfying aroma.

Taste- juicy grapefruit and lemon again are the stars, with just and underlying hint of sweetness from some caramel to keep everything in line. Finishes bitter alternations between grapefruit and a bit of a leafy pine resin like flavor, but leans strongly towards the fruits. Really damned good flavor especially if you love a bitter citrus IPA.

Mouthfeel - smooth, well carbonated with a prickly feel and a modest body to go with it. Dry finish from the leafy hops.

Overall - simply put this lived up to the hype and makes the short list of my favourite Canadian IPAs with Red Racer from Central City and Lake Effect from GLB. Just awesome and great balancing act between the intense juicy citrus flavours, mild malts and a little bit of a pine like characteristic interspersed to keep everything on an even keel. Bravo.

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Photo of biegaman
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moralité looks like some kind of yellow milkshake; it has the turbid complexion of a banana smoothie. Glowing peripheries persist despite the dense interior, but brightness notwithstanding there's no way in hell you'll manage to see through the thing. Carbonation is excitable so pour carefully.

Bottled just over two months ago, it's fair to expect a big, bombastic hop bouquet and it's not like Dieu Du Ciel! to disappoint. While I don't immediately fall in love with it the way I often do IPAs, there's no doubting this aroma's bold herbal and pungent hoppiness.

The palate entertains the very same strongly leafy and weedy bitterness, but also provides a splash of lemony citrus to lighten things up. I didn't smell much fruitiness and, indeed, I don't taste a ton of it either; there's just the token amount of rotting peach, pineapple, and bitter grapefruit.

At no point does the beer overwhelm with hops. It does, however, have a crisp, whip-like dryness that leaves a real leafy imprint on the tongue, as if one was just gnawing on a mouthful of grass or partaking in some illegal activities. I don't care much for the taste it leaves, personally.

Both Dieu Du Ciel! and The Alchemist are renown breweries (the latter is world-famous for their hoppy Heady Topper), so perhaps my expectations were set too high. I'm not disappointed with Moralité but I'm certainly not impressed; it's good but I anticipated something more noteworthy.

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Photo of DaveBar
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for $12.00 for a 4pk of 341ml bottles. Served at 4deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens well and pours a tiny head that is gone in seconds. Medium gold color and unfiltered

S- Lots of hops here. Smells like Chinook. Good malt

T- Oodles of hops. Like a Chinook/Citra based blend. Not much Citra but you can tell it's there for sure.

M- Typical APA beer. Nice

O- Pretty good. Glad I grabbed a couple of 4pks for the future.

Food Pairing

This pretty good brew went well with..... Crepes. Strawberry and whipped creamy good


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Photo of kevinlater
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle into small snifter. bottled jan 29, 2015, consumed on march 21, 2015. collaboration beer with john kimmich of the alchemist brewing. brewed with simcoe, citra, and centennial hops

a: hazy apricot, one finger of white head. looks great

s: pungent tropical aroma, very citra. huge grapefruit and passionfruit, lesser mango and lemon. a hint of caramel, but very hop-dominant

t: burnt caramel malt and alcohol in the front (???), but shortly following that is the attack of tropical fruit. so much bitter grapefruit, lemon, passionfruit, and mango

m: fizzy medium carbonation, medium-bodied

o: vibrant and explosive hop flavours marred by the alcohol presence. hopefully the rest of the 4-pack isn't like this?

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