Moralité | 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): 6.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by VelvetExtract on 07-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
331
Reviews:
59
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.04%
 
 
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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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3.79/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy deep bright beige color male with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma is a sucker punch of floral hoppy notes with some citrus and some green hoppy notes. Taste is full of hoppy notes with plenty of citrus, some green and hay notes. Malt backbone is almost hard to distinguish beneath all the hops oils. Body is full enough for style with good carbonation. I will gladly drink instead of HT which is so hard to obtain right now.

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3.77/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dieu Du Ciel "Moralité"
$5.22 Canadian for a 12 oz. tulip glass on tap @ Bier Markt, Montreal, QC
also en bouteille @ Bateu de Nuit, Quebec, QC

Notes: Hazy amber body. 1 finger thick head of frothy/creamy white. Drops but holds a surface covering. Retention is good. Leaves craggy streaks of lacing behind. Aroma: pungent, floral, tropical, piney, and gently caramelish. Flavor follows. Floral notes stand out over the citrus and pine - that's surprising; nicely done. Really well balanced, and not laden with malt and bitterness; not thin or lacking in any way either. Direct. Focused. Very drinkable, and yet almost enjoyable just for the nose. One of the best beers I've tasted in Canada; and possibly one of the best from Dieu Du Ciel.

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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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3.26/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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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4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -12%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

The beer pours out in a light yellow orange.

The aroma hits of big floral and grapefruit. A bit of biscuity malt. Smells very much like West Coast examples like Racer and Sculpin.

The flavor follows with a big pop of that floral hops, onto grapefruit sweetness, and bitterness on the finish. The beer continues of that bright floral theme, with a light balanced bready malt.

A really good attempt that compares to American West Coast IPAs. Easily the best hoppy beer I've had from DDC.

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4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

341ml Bottle from March Omni for $14 for a 6 pack

Appearance - Slightly hazy gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, apricots, grapefruit/lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, grapefruit/lemons, and hops. There is also some caramel and apricots and a bit of floral and resin.

Overall - Some of the flavour reminds me of hop side of their L'Herbe à Détourne. I am really excited that this will be a regular listing available to me locally. A really great beer that definitely has shades of heady topper. Beers like this will slow down my american cross border beer buying trips.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

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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Moralité from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.26 out of 5 based on 331 ratings.
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