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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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

Pours amber with a large lasting head.
Noes shows pear, apple, spicy hops and a little light malt.
Flavours include more pear and soft malt, a metallic note and honey. A little abrasive.
Carbonation is a bit over the top.

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Photo of smcolw
3.67/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good starting head that settles slowly to a single layer of bubbles. Good blanket to spotty lace. Cloudy gold color.

Initially, I detected some earthy smells, but I no longer can detect them. The aroma is fresh and has a grapefruit element to it.

Astringent finish to this beer--just straight bitterness. Light malt up front but it succumbs quickly. Good body and carbonation.

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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 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 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 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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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 icormier
4/5  rDev -6.1%

Picked up at Broue Ha Ha in Gatineau Qc. The guy in line behind me said "Do you like grapefruit juice"? Sounded like a warning, but he then said it was one of his favourite beers. Have to admit, he's right. A definite flavour of grapefruit bitterness - would not hand this over to a friend learning to enjoy craft beer, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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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 flipper2gv
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy light golden color with a pure white soapy head. Volume is medium and retention is ok.

S: Right off the bat you get everything you're looking from an IPA: tons of fruity hops in the forms of tangerine juice, orange peel, lime as well as some very light herbal and flowery notes. You also get a malty base with light honey and candi sugar.

T: You can feel the hops right at the beginning. You get a nice of dose of bitterness that comes a tiny bit chalky, but you still get a lot of the juicy hops with tangerine juice, a lot of orange peel and lime juice as well. Somebody else noted peaches and I will have to agree with him. Again, you get a light malt base with the light honey and candi sugar.

M: Quite a bit more sticky than expected from the style but it's what I expected from DDC. The carbonation is a bit more stingy than usual too. This is the part that DDC needs to improve the most, not sure if they need to change their yeast for this particular beer but something lighter and less sticky would fit the style much better than this.

O: For a Quebec made IPA, this is some of the best stuff you can get your hands on. Little by little, it seems that Quebec's breweries are learning how to properly brew an IPA and this is a proof of this. Excellent balance, very easy to drink, but not on the same level as what the USA has been offering for a couple of years already.

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

Picked up a few weeks ago in Montreal, shared with rudzud.

Pours a decent fluffy fizzy head, semi hazy golden honey color.

Nose is decent, plenty of hops, resin, citrus, touch of pineapple and tropical like notes, faint sweet malt with candied orange peel.

Taste is semi sweet, candy malt notes, with more candied orange peel, little citrus, faint tropical pineapple like, juicy fruit, etc. Big bitterness that ramps and gets a bit spicy on the back end. Little sticky on the finish, more candy malts and orange, faint grapefruit.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, nice carb.

Overall pretty nice, but there are def better ipas out there.

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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 rudzud
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy light lemon hue with a thin head that fades to leave a thin blanket and very light lacing.

S - Aromas of light citrus, grapefruit, oranges. Good malt notes, light lemons, really pleasant.

T - Taste is nice similar citrus, good grapefruit, oranges, light sweetness and malts with not much alcohol noticeable. Really clean and bright, bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, crisp, easy drinking.

O - Overall this beer was tasty, good citrus notes with nice malts.

Serving type: Bottle

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Photo of FondueVoodoo
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to papat444 for sending me this in another amazing trade.

A: Pours slightly hazy pale apple juice colour with 1-2 fingers of bone white head leaving minimal lacing.

S: Amazing upfront tropical fruit of guava and pineapple together with citrus fruit and hints of pine.

T: Immediate bitter notes of grapefruit, pine, resin and hints of grass. Gets a little harsher with noticeable alcohol esters as it warms.

M: Moderate mouthfeel with light to medium carbonation.

O: One of the best smelling IPA's I've had. The taste doesn't quite match but a great IPA in the end. Hopefully these about on our shelves in BC soon.

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Photo of ludachris
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

The body itself is a rich golden hue with its haziness adding some shades of orange. The frothy cap of head that sits on top gives you an idea of how creamy it is with the sticky legs of lace it leaves behind.

The nose covers everything grapefruit, from the juicy flesh of the fruit to the pith and the zest. Fresh pine needles pierce through its fruity core with a dash of booze helping to amplify the nose. A grassy note mixes with the pine and gives it a nice floral character. There's a little sweet breadiness in the background but its presence doesn't shift the focus from its fresh hop character. This is a clean, fresh and straight shooting aroma coming from this IPA.

The hop character leans more toward the piney, grassy, minty side with plenty of zing. There's some grapefruit zest in the mix with its sweet juicy side just underneath. A raw, leafy and grassy character comes in the finish and gives you something to chew on. It delivers with the hop essence without leaving much of a lingering bitterness.

For me, the mouthfeel is where the collaboration with the Alchemist is made most evident. It's ultra clean with a big burst of flavour and a quick finish. The bitterness is present but tame and given a short time limit to showcase itself. It's in just as fast as it's out and I absolutely love it for that.

So many brewers can nail the hop character in both aroma and flavour in their respective IPA's they brew. And a lot of the time, this goes hand in hand with descriptors like sticky, syrupy, heavy, and a long lingering bitterness. As much as I enjoy IPA's like that, this is where this one takes a different path. It's clean, concise, and delivers on all fronts of the hop character without being aggressively bitter. Heady Topper, Pliny the Elder, and a few IPA's from Alpine share the same characteristic. Well done DDC!

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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 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 admiral
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

bursting with fruit - apricot, grapefruit, citrus, orange peel, melon, bitter Fanta, grape juice, hints of Belgian yeast and spice and with just enough malt to balance it out. Big, bitter and fruity - delicious

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Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Based of 3-5 day old memories

A: A golden, perhaps slightly orangish color. Moderate head with good retention. A slight haze, I am assuming bottle conditioning.

S: Tropical fruits. Definitely citra is available, Simcoe and Centennial lie in the background.

T: One again those West coast hops dominate this beer. Juicy citrus fruits, pineapple, tangerine, slight hints of pine it self all present and more. Malt takes a back seat but provides a charming balance.

M: Very smooth and faaar too drinkable. Dry and easy drinking as an AIPA should be.

O: A fantastic beer and one I would highly recommend to anyone questioning Canada's craft beer industry, even if Kimmich did lend a hand in this beer.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz chalice at Beer Revolution Oliver - nice to get a heads-up from a fellow beer nerd that this is available here, when I'm already on the way! Alchemist in Alberta (sort of)!

This beer appears a rather hazy, medium golden amber hue, with one skinny finger of puffy, bubbly, and weakly foamy dirty white head, which leaves some distant active storm cloud lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of fresh-squeezed grapefruit zest, orange cream, pine resin, and bready caramel malt - simple, but in the simply awesome sense. The taste is a veritable Save-on Foods produce aisle orgasm of lemon, orange, and grapefruit rind, grainy, biscuity caramel malt, a further hint of toffee candy sweetness, wet leafy pine needles, a mild stoney flintiness, and smashed and smushed earthy, perfumed hops.

The carbonation is sort of laid-back, and earns a participatory sticker for little more, the body a sturdy medium weight, and actually smooth amongst all that swirling fresh hop (and patently welcome, let's be clear) astringency. It finishes off-dry, barely, as the grainy caramel malt keeps a stiff upper lip in the presence of such a heady, topped-up (I couldn't resist) green hoppiness, booyah!

Like the little brother of you-know-who, what with all the hop character one could ever expect. A wee bit toned down, sure, but I would have hardly known if I hadn't enjoyed Big Bro a mere few months ago. Awesome on tap, and a bit too expensive for the native brewery's offerings, so I'm ever so keen on seeing this stuff in the standard DDC 4-packs in the near future.

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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 CalgaryFMC
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Six packs of this have recently re-appeared in Alberta and I snagged a couple ASAP. For the foreseeable future this is probably as close to anything from the Alchemist as we are likely to see here, a collaboration with the typically excellent Dieu Du Ciel that one can maybe imagine captures at least a little of the magic of the vaunted Heady Topper. A hazy bright yellow hue with a decent amount of creamy whitish head, the aroma meets one's expectations handily, a whole ton of mixed citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon, lime), pineapple, passion fruit, and something sweeter like gummy candy or dried mango perhaps, although this sweetness really does not carry over much onto the palate. Smells super fruity but notable in its almost woody tannic dryness, although one certainly gets a decent dose of citrus flavor, particularly blood orange, tangerine, and lime. The aggressive hopping regime also offers up some toasted onion notes although these only add to the experience. Initially it was difficult to taste the malts but over time a little toast and light molasses emerge. Still remarkably dry from start to finish, which lets the hop flavors truly shine. Brilliant. A little pear emerging late. Medium bodied and well-carbonated. Glad I got 11 more of these to savor. Obviously one to consume in a timely fashion. A top three Canadian IPA choice for me, and the best bet for dry but vibrant citrus and tropical flavors.

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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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