Disco Soleil
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,510
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,552
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 9.23%
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
272
From:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  51
SCORE
87
Very Good
Disco SoleilDisco Soleil
Notes: Formerly known as Fortunella

This cloudy-orange beer is the taste of liquid summer sunshine. Refreshing kumquat immerses the palate with citrus and tropical fruit, while biting hops interplay with bready malt. A touch of acidity from the kumquat zest finishes things off with a smile and wink. Whenever you find yourself yearning for those hazy summer days and warm electric nights, here you will find solace.
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Reviews: 61 | Ratings: 272
Photo of Cramshawbar
3.33/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Another weak offering by Canada's best.
The nose has some promise that just falls flat (literally and figuratively), and with that, this is getting dangerously close to mass produced lager territory. It's almost all just malt, with even a hint of corn syrup, of which I am sure there isn't any within. But the point is that this is a large disappointment and in a cheap, sloppy way. The best thing here is the label.

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Photo of lmaduells
4.03/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very curious beer A beer with a tour, the citric has a good presence at the end of the drink. A good product, with a curious touch that makes it special. That yes, as a beer, apart from the citrus flavor, it's fine but it has not motivated me much.

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Photo of BGDrock
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bright gold, verging into amber, a little hazy, covered with a big, steady white head.
Citrus hop aroma - tangerine, orange - mild to my senses.
Flavour is hard to in down fruit - mango, banana, tangerine, orange - that is quickly balanced by an unrelenting citrus zest bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft, medium-full body that is a touch buttery, yeasty, and medium carbonation. Reading the label now - kumquats! Never would have thought of it being an obscure fruit, but it makes sense now, and tastes just like them.

A unique, bracing IPA, it'll wake up your palate and makes a great summer sipper. Could have this with a fennel salad, bbq chicken.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden with a light haze, no carbonation, and the topped with two fingers of yellowish head.

Smells of oranges, kumquats, corn syrup, and a hint of Evergreen.

It's very citrus and orange forward, with a nice malt in the mid-palate, and a slight grapefruit pith bitterness on the end.

Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a Tannic finish.

Well rounded and delicious IPA! I got this in Gatineau, Quebec, and I'm drinking it in Muskoka February 4, 2018.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Acquired in Montreal blocks from Dieu du Ciel brew pub. A slightly hazy/cloudy golden ale with muted tropical fruity aroma. Sweet fruity flavour of peach, apricot, tropical fruit (kumquat maybe but never actually had a kumquat...). Smooth mouthfeel but finishes with a really nice lingering bitterness.

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Photo of mothman
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle pour from zwanze day. This was one of the ticketed beer which was weak. Old bottle. No fruitiness or kumquats. Overly bitter. Malty. I ended up dumping this one.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i love finding bottles of du ciel beers in random liquor stores! this one came from a place called mikes in kansas city, languishing there on the warm shelf with a bunch of other forgotten shelton brothers releases from over the years collecting dust. this beer doesnt taste old at all to me though, the hops are still super citrusy and forward, and the kumquat tastes fresh as well. not the sexiest beer, underneath the tall white head is a pretty fish food looking beer, golden to brassy orange in color, but with lots of flakey sediment swirling around. awesome nose and taste though, kumquat piquant tang for sure, wonderful juicy hops, fresh orange and pineapple notes, light caramel or toffee, splashy wetness on the hops and the fruit, tastes brand new. a neat ale yeast too thats not flavorless, lightly crackery and clean in the finish, assertive bitterness for sure, long lingering on the tongue, and carbonated highly, super refreshing even though its a little more substantial than most session types. the kumquat adds to the finishing bitterness, this tastes alive, and is an ambitious and well executed brew, well selected hops too, they marry in wonderfully with the base malts and the fruit. this is exceptional. i am extremely excited to visit the brewery in september!!!

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Photo of dcotom
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured cold from 11.5-ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Appearance leaves nothing to be desired. Translucent dark yellowish-orange in color, with a thick, brilliant white head that leaves tons of sticky lacing. Fruit forward on the nose and palate, with a well balanced combination of slight malt sweetness and extreme hoppy and zesty bitterness. Medium bodied, with a crisp, dry finish and lots of lingering bitterness. Quite lovely.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

From Bierkraft. In Teku glass. Playing Tales Across Time. Nice citrusy and sweet profile that I suppose comes from the kumquats. Light body and a not much strong yet notorious bitterness. The aroma is a bit weak though. 4 months before bb date

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Photo of MojitoCheesecake
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I picked a bottle up of this last April when I was in Montreal and finally tried it in January 2017.
Pours a hazy or a rather cloudy orange color. The mouth feel is a bit thin as expected with most IPAs as compared to a darker beer such as a stout or a porter. As for the tasting notes .....lemon, bergamot, daffodil, pine....in short ...really well balanced and dare I say the perfect IPA. I've had a lot of citrus dominated IPAs but this is by far the best one. Miles better than the grapefruit sculpin. There's almost this elusive ethereal floral quality to the beer. Think a more coy , demure , flying dog raging bitch, ... I don't know it's hard to describe.Kumquats.... the perfect citrus pairing for hops...who knew? I wish I had a six pack.

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Photo of Bluecrow
3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-personally delivered to me directly from a St. Jerome resident. Bottle pour is a pretty orange with some haze. Aroma has some sweet citrus notes. Flavors of tropical fruit and substantial malt body with saison yeastiness combine for a very pleasurable drink with a dry finish.

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Photo of Tone
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, orange color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, citrus, piney hops, herbs, hint of grass, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with a high carbonation level. There is also a distinct dryness. Tastes of piney hops, citrus, citrus hops, sweet malt, slight alcohol, floral, and herbs. Overall, good appearance, complexity, body and aroma are refreshing, but it is dry to the point of being a detriment.

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Photo of Boto
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle: This one pours a fairly opaque orangish golden color. There was a thin off white head. Some lacing. It has a good nose. A touch of the kumquats, citrus, maybe some pine. The taste is very good. Somewhat bitter. A touch of the kumquats, good body. Interesting and good!

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy gold color. Small white head. No lacing.
Sweet fruit aroma. Floral hops.
Orange taste up front, hops at the end.
Light and refreshing, a little too sweet for me.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Farmhouse. Hazy orange body. Smell is fruity, citrusy, and tropical. Some sugary aromas too. Taste has a lot of kumquat. Sweet and citrusy. Pale malt sweetness. Then some bitterness in the finish. Creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Really nice.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at Dapanneur AS in Montreal for $3.00 for a 341ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny 1/4 inch head that is gone within a minute or two. Light to medium golden colour and filtered clear

S- Not a lot here. Some citrus and sweetness with malt

T- Nice interesting flavor. Some fruit and sweetness. Not a lot of cumquat though. It is there but subdued. Good balance and smooth brew. Touch sour at the very end

M- Dry and tart

O- Nice break beer. Will not buy again but it was an interesting sip.

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with..... Homemade nachos! Ground beef, cheese, salsa, sour cream, onions, citrus and some garlic.

Enjoy

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Photo of cbutova
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- 341ml bottle into a tall goblet with a fairly hazy orange body and a frothy cap reaching just about a finger tall. Good head retention and large amounts of lace sheets drape most of the glass.

S- Bright citrus with floral hops alongside that. Orange and grapefruit come to mind. Hints at caramel malts and cereal grains.

T- Once again opens up with something reminiscent of oranges and grapefruit but somehow lighter without the oily bitterness of the former and the harshness of the latter. Cereal malts provide a touch of balance and there are also herbal and floral hints.

MF- Light-medium bodied overall thickness with a very smooth and silky texture when agitated. Carbonation is fairly high but very soft on the palate. Slightly bitter finish.

An interesting citrus-forward IPA with an extra nudge from the added kumquats.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Swillburger/The Playhouse in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a hazed bronze yellow, with a half inch head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells really strongly of fresh and authentic kumquat, with some grapefruit, caramel malt, and a bit of line.

This is definitely a solid fruit beer- lots of great and authentic kumquat character. However, it doesn't feel a whole lot like an IPA. The fruit additions overwhelm the hop character. There's some bready malt, hints of caramel. The hop character that is there is nice, good grapefruit, with minimal bitterness.

This has a very creamy mouthfeel, with s good level of carbonation.

This doesn't succeed in the listed style, but it's still a tasty beer.

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Photo of -Rick
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A pretty unique beer, lots of fruit on the nose and taste. Tons of sediment in the glass. Pours a orange like color, looks sort of like juice. Not my favorite beer, but glad to have tried it.

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Smell is tart citrus (I should note that I've never had a kumquat), and mango.

Taste is light citrus, not overly complex with a somewhat bitter finish. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but something more flavorful or juicy.

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Photo of Chucker17
4.07/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks Papat444 for this fine beer.



My first Quebec beer and it is very good. A cloudy amber, citrusy IPA. I don't know what the taste would be but it has a European lager type flavor in addition to the great IPA flavor. As others have stated, creamy feel to it. It went down fast. Would like another . . . . Would definitely drink this again!

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Photo of babaracas
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy dark amber, thin white head, a few thin rings of lace. Smell: sweet, orange, citrus rind, honey, biscuit note. Taste: orange, sugary, rindy with that mild kumquat tartness. There is an odd banana pudding note, but mostly it's sweet citrus all the way. Nice, enjoyable.

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Photo of zeff80
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear, golden color with a one-finger, white head of bubbly foam. It smelled of citrus and, I guess, kumquat. Some good burnt toast malt in the nose, too. Strong citrus and other tropical fruit flavor with a burnt toast malt backbone.

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Photo of ChefMacAttack
3.62/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Hazy pour with the shimmer of orange jello. Very little head.

Heavy citrus nose. Lots of rind and zest, banana, and a malty backbone.

Front end is bright citrus, fresh sweet orange juice. It is promptly followed with a grainy bitter finish.

Over time, the grainy bitterness over powers any of initial citrus notes and becomes all I can taste.

This one had promise, but seems unbalanced. I love Dieu Du Ciel, but at $5/12 oz bottle this will be a one time curiosity.

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Photo of CanadianBacon
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My bottle was bottled 08/20/15.

Appearance - Poured a hazy orange with 2 fingers head in light I can see some sediment floating around in it.

Aroma - Citrus hops ( orange kumquat lemon grapefruit), light caramel.

Taste - Again the hops stand out with an orangey lemony taste followed by som kumquat and a bit of caramel. The bitterness is pretty steady throughout.

Mouth feel - Thick creamy full body with medium prickly carbonation. Very good brew

Overall - I've heard this isn't as good as other DDC brews but with that said, I've only had moralite before this. It was better in my opinion but not by a lot. this is still a good brew. Try it if you get a chance.

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Disco Soleil from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 272 ratings