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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 233   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2005
Nice amber color. Sweet hop aroma. Smooth mouthfeel with sweet malts and grapefruit hops. Very drinkable and I didn’t notice any alcohol flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2005
[Brewed February 2005, sampled July 2005] An unclear amber beer with a small orange head. The aroma is very hoppy and grassy combined with notes of lemon. The flavor is sweet with lots of hops and alfa acids, but also some notes of wood. Nice for a five months old IIPA - I’d love to taste this fresh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BitchesBrew (714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2007
[Snifter(s) @ the brewpub, 9%] Pours a dark copper color with the usual dense, standard DDC head. Surprisingly mellow citrus aroma, with some yeast and subtle fruits. Flavors are citrusy C-hops all the way. Comparable to many American-style IIPAs, Chaman has a more earthy, complex hop profile, with a warming alcohol finish. Overall, I really enjoyed this brew. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3501) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle from mondial de la bière. 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 26, 2011
Mondial de la Bière 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
VincentL (264) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
AP :Brun orange légèrement brumeux avec une belle mousse pesistante. Odeur : fleurs de houblon et orange, les premières humectation étaient claire et franche mais ça se dissipe vite, surtout si elle est fraîche. Goût : Wow! Une amertume franche mais pas aussi puissante qu’on pourrait le craindre d’une double IPA. Un peu boisé et il y a du sucre qui balance le tout. L’Arrière goût initiale est très plaisant avec l’alcool qui enveloppe la bouche et les relents du houblon qui se font sentir. Ça se gâte un peu par la suite avec une âcreté un peu moins plaisante qui est tout ce qui reste de la bière après un certain temps. Mais hey, il y une solution facile pour y remédie; prendre un autre gorgée! Une de mes bières préférées. Une bière extrêmement goûteuse avec un bel équilibre de saveur où l’amertume est à l’avant plan. Thumb up!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (979) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2012 Bottle from Wvrst. Pours hazy amber, with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins and hops. Taste also has raisins and hops, with a distinct spiciness, and some alcohol. Balances sweetness and bitterness nicely. Nice full body with good carbonation. Another winner from DDC.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fregolo2 (13) - - OCT 31, 2012

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2070) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Clear copper pour with a frotht white head. Fruity hop aroma. Lovely fruit hop flavour. Malt with hint of spice. Very tasty, enjoyable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VDuquerroux (104) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle, 341mL. Home. Spectrum from orange to brown on the top. Clear sparkling beer with a small white-off head. Nice lacing. Fruity and floral aroma (red berries, blackcurrant), herbs, caramel, alcohol. Taste oscillate between bitterness and sweetness at a high frequency. "Swing taste". Body... in movement. Oily texture. Good carbonation. Bitter finish with alcohol note. Overvall, I loved this beer : a fruit-basket with a lot of energy !


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