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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Added by VelvetExtract on 07-26-2012

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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 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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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 NeroFiddled
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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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 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 dar482
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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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 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 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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Photo of wordemupg
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Devino, 18/11/13 from notes

A slight haze in a golden orange body, just a few slow bubbles but they feed a well sustained finger of foam that leaves several distinct rings before falling to a thin film

S canned peaches, tangerine, guava, lychee, big on the tropical fruit, mandarin, pineapple, a little pine and caramel, smells great

T not all the tropical fruit that the nose had going for it, some lemon peel added with more pine then I could smell with a little vitamin C chewable's

M medium bodied, a nice bitter snap, a little grit, low carbonation but enough to give it some life

O top notch IPA here, lots of tropical notes and I like that in the style, no booze anywhere and my glass was gone before I knew it

13$ for a 12oz glass was pretty steep if you ask me but I'm happy I got to try it I just wish I could've caught it during happy hour at Beer Rev.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.57/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A collaboration with the Alchemist for VT Brewfest 2012.

A-Pours a golden honey color. Body is completely translucent. Head is bright and short. Head laces well and retains moderately well.

S-Whoa! Super hoppy. Full of Alchemist-esque hops. Tropical and fruity. Notes of pineapple and melon along with the huge citrus and grassy notes. Also lightly floral and piney. Malt is mild and a mix of bread and Animal Crackers.

T-Delicious tropical hoppy slap that lingers and lingers. Clementines and tangerines and fresh Summer grass. Finishes moderately bitter and piney. Malt adds some balance but this of course is all about the delicious happiness.

M-Medium bodied with and almost Cask feel. Lighter carbonation and a bitter, dry finish. Very sessionable. I...need...more.

O/D-Great collaboration. These two breweries killed it. Has a unique quality that must have been from those boys from Montreal! Really, really enjoyed this. One of the Brewfest's gems.

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Photo of bylerteck
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Got 2 six packs of this from Rapido. Bottled less than a month from consumption. This was on tap at their Zwanze event, but I passed it by for some reason. From notes.

A - Light golden pour with lot's of haze and good carbonation. Two fingers of fluffy white head left great lace rings and a half finger of retention.

S - Lot's of light fruits, stone fruits, mango, passionfruit, pineapple.

T - Nice big citrus and tropical character with a bit of alcohol and yeast. Pineapple, syrupy fruits, sweet fruits, hoppy goodness with some melon. Such a great flavour with lot's of hop character.

M - Not too intense of a bitterness, mild to medium carbonation, medium body.

O/D - I don't know how involved Alchemist were in this, but you can see mild similarities to Heady in here. It's like a tamed and lighter version of it. Light and crazy hoppy with amazing drinkability. Delicious stuff.

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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 papat444
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed at DDC`s anniversary party/Zwanze Day.

No carbonation, totally creamy. Flavor is lush with fruit and raw, feel is awesome yet quite bitter. Body is a hazy orange color, good hops aroma wafting from the glass. Sweet touch to it and crazy drinkable. Please bottle this!

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

Re-review of this beer. The below review was done from a cask version of this beer which clearly did not do it justice. Having now had it on tap a few times, a revisiting is in order.

Beer is cloudy range in colour, with a moderately-sized white head, Good retention.

Bice hoppy scent, tropical fruits with some citrus and a bit of caramel.

Great tropical and citrus fruit flavour. It does have a strong resemblance to Heady Topper; almost like a toned down version of that beer. Fairly bitter. Good malt base, a bit bready.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Bready and oily.

Overall, very good. I hope it becomes a regular for DDC.

On-cask at Volo during the IPA Challenge. Was excited to try this one given the reviews on this site.

Beer is honey amber in colour, with white bubbles around the glass that stick around.

Nose is good. Tropical fruit: mango and pineapple. Smells "sticky". Some biscuity malt scents, but pretty slim.

Tropical and citrus fruit in flavour as well- pineapple, mango, some grapefruit. Fairly bitter. A slight malty presence.

Light to medium bodied, low natural carbonation. I am not sure the cask is the best treatment for this beer, as it feels too thin.

Overall, a good beer, but, in my view, not up to the ratings it has got thus far. I would like to try it again on tap, which perhaps would work better for this beer.

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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 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 flyingpig
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle from Brewdog's Online Shop (£3.25):
Amazing, that's probably the best word to describe how much I enjoyed this beer from Dieu du Ciel and The Alchemist, it was everything I was hoping for given how well both of these breweries are usually rated online and Moralité definitely wasn't anything other than an excellent beer and one that I'll be hoping makes it back to the UK at some point in the future given it seems to be brewed on a rotating basis in North America. A truly great beer and one that is well worth looking out for, it's been a while since I've tried a better IPA.

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Photo of SebD
4.32/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle neck broke upon opening, had to filter it out through cheese cloth. I've got a few more so I will pour another one after this to compare.

Appearance: It has a nice golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, pineapple (very tropical), along with fresh pine resins and faint malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has alot of citrus, grapefruit, maybe pineapple/mango, a nice pine resin bitterness, some grassy hops and faint bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel. Could use a bit more carbonation.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas.

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Photo of larryi86
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks BlogueDeBieres for this!
341 ml bottle, dated July 2014, poured into tulip

A- A clear golden color with a three finger white head.

S- Citrus, tropical fruits, somewhat dank, hint of caramel malts.

T- Dank, citrus/grapefruit, some tropical fruits, pine, just enough of caramel malts, great balance.

M- Smooth, crisp, medium body.

O- This is a great IPA, very happy that I am getting to try this, worth seeking out.

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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 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 mick303
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On cask at BeerBistro, marketed as the DdC DIPA, but pretty sure Mortalite was the beer referred to. Poured a cloudy orange beer with some solid hefty lacing. The smell and taste were strongly about rich grapefruit! Also pine, and sappy, lots of delicous grapefruit. Body was a bit viscous, lower carb on cask but still found it very tasty. Pungent and thick hoppiness, very in your face, but the balance was also very strong on this and I found it very enjoyable, will look forward to having it again at some point. Grapefruit was definitely the dominant theme on this one, rich and thick though, very delicious.

Had from bottle into glass (7/8/14) cloudy orange gold with amazing lace, smell is very fruity, robust grapefruit and tropical notes, juicy, some lighter pear and floral notes, amazing. Taste again is rich and succulent, grapefruit, pine resin balanced ver a hefty malt base, bitterness really develops toward later. A really full bodied and juicy IPA, lots of complex citrus, some pepper, enough carbonation and malt body to balance the load of hops, this is a really standout IPA. Thick hoppy grapefruit and pine notes.

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Moralité from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
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