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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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This beer style was created in the late 1990’s by some breweries on the west coast of the United States, and most notably by Rogue. It’s an extreme version of the American IPA. It’s a beer with strong amber hues and dominating hop flavours and tastes. It is however well balanced through the presence of a combination of malts. This beer is usually dry hopped, a tradition that is adhered to by Dieu du Ciel!. The bouquet of the beer consists of floral hops. In the mouth, the bitterness is quite strong, without being extreme, and the alcohol makes its presence known, without being domineering. The aftertaste is dry and less syrupy than a barley wine. Thus, it is a very complex and bitter beer, but always well balanced.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2781) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle 341 ml. This is a fresh one, bottle in the last few weeks. Pours amber with a small white head. Some lacing. Nose if of grapefruit, floral, and malt. Taste is also grapefruit and malt. Nice bitterness. Mouthfeel is creamy, medium to full body and a long lasting aftertaste. Another great beer from DDC. Refreshing, nice complexity and great balance. Well done!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (1795) - Quйbec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle 341ml. Fresh (’bout 2 weeks) Pours crystal clear orange/golden, with ok beige head, diminishing. Some lacing. Aroma is of citrus, pine (very hoppy), malt. Taste is of citrus, pine, malt, alchool. Nice bitter/sweet taste. Overall: Intense bitterness, but good balance from the malt. Long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 12, 2012
Bottle from Trackside liquors in Medicine Hat. Pours dark hazy orange with a one inch white head. Aromas of sweet candy, citrus, pine hops and resin. Taste is bitter sweet, some pine and citrus hops. Some grass and alcohol. Lingering bitterness. Well done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4425) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle: Thanks to Pushkinwow: Mine said 9% alcohol. Medium vast off white (with a light yellow tint) head that disappears slow, on top of a hazy warm and darker orange colored beer. Smell hops, pine, resin, citrus, light honey, some sweets, roosvicee, rosehip, barleys and light sweet malts. Taste good hoppy and creamy with citrus, pine and yeasty tins. Well balanced. Medium bitter. Also hints of grass, pine apple, light peach, light dry. Tasty, balanced and not too much. Herb hoppy grassy light bitter aftertaste. Low to medium carbo, soft and light tingly mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture. The alcohol is not noticeable, nice! Overall a good beer with nice balanced creamy body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Translucent copper-orange with a small but sticky beige head. The appealing aroma has lots of citrus from the hops, but also a strong note of caramel from the malt . The flavour is great, with strong bitterness from start to finish, some of which seems to come from the alcohol. The cara-malts are well represented. Alcohol is very apparent in the finish, but its pleasant. Great body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 6, 2011
Состав: вода, ячменный солод, пшеница, хмель, дрожжи. Вдохновившись экстремальными сортами американского тихоокеанского побережья, монреальцы нашаманили свою версию «двойного индийского светлого эля» - стиля, предполагающего повышенное содержание алкоголя и, конечно же, максимально возможное количество хмеля. Учитывая то, что в «Дьё дю Сьель» хмель кидают лопатами в любое свое пиво, даже туда, где он особенно и не требуется, от «Шамана» я ожидал чего-то по-настоящему необычного. Цвет красновато-оранжевый, высокая пушистая пена держится довольно продолжительное время. Аромат, как и ожидалось, свежий, хмелевой (цитрусовые и хвойные нотки) и слегка карамельный. А вот букет удивил своей неожиданной мягкостью и сбалансированностью. Нет, конечно хмель отчетливо читался, но во вкусе роль его была не агрессивной, а скорее умеренно-подчиненной. В букете удачно взаимодействуют карамель, фруктовая жевательная резинка и печеньки. Послевкусие, как ему и полагается, горькое, перечно-цитрусовое, но смягченное карамельно-хлебными тонами (алкоголь, кстати, совершенно не чувствуется ни в аромате, ни в букете, ни в послевкусии).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2011
341ml bottle listed at 9%ABV pours a pale amber color with a big off-white head which settles slowly leaving some elegant lacing on the glass. Aroma is floral and citrusy hops with some toasted malts. Taste is floral and citrusy hops balanced beautifully with a malty sweetness and a hint of alcohol. A very nice DIPA with a medium body and adequate carbonation. Highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentL (274) - montrйal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
AP :Brun orange lйgиrement brumeux avec une belle mousse pesistante. Odeur : fleurs de houblon et orange, les premiиres humectation йtaient claire et franche mais зa se dissipe vite, surtout si elle est fraоche. Goыt : Wow! Une amertume franche mais pas aussi puissante qu’on pourrait le craindre d’une double IPA. Un peu boisй et il y a du sucre qui balance le tout. L’Arriиre goыt initiale est trиs plaisant avec l’alcool qui enveloppe la bouche et les relents du houblon qui se font sentir. Зa se gвte un peu par la suite avec une вcretй un peu moins plaisante qui est tout ce qui reste de la biиre aprиs un certain temps. Mais hey, il y une solution facile pour y remйdie; prendre un autre gorgйe! Une de mes biиres prйfйrйes. Une biиre extrкmement goыteuse avec un bel йquilibre de saveur oщ l’amertume est а l’avant plan. Thumb up!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9492) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Mondial de la Biиre 2011, Strasbourg - cloudy copper-orange beer with a decent head retention; a solid flowery and fruity hoppiness (peach/apricots); full-bodied, some sweetness and a robust bitterness; long hoppy flowery and fruity finish with notes of warming alcohol

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3912) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle from mondial de la biиre. A clear amber red beer with low head. Nose is hopy, resinous and honey like. Aroma is nutty(walnut) ! dry with almond and floral notes, wood notes, grassy, grapefruit, very complex ipa, coconut, bitter, quite uncommon ipa but full of flavor, nice.


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