rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber hue, with a beige frothy head, floral hops, earthy note, grainy rye accent, leafy, even hint of pines in the aroma, follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with leafy, piney notes, floral hops, leading towards a lingering bitter finish.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong rye, wet hay, light cotrus notes to the aroma. Opaque dark copper-brown with low, fine-bubbled, off-white head that diminishes to partial cover and thick ring. Pine, rye, orange flavours blend together nicely in the lead up to a fairly assertive bitterness. Smooth texture, lively carbonation fondles the tongue. On tap at the brewpub.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma has some malt and hops, fuzzy pomegranate colour, with a tiny tan head. Taste is a warming malt experience with some hard to place spicing. Medium bodied, creamy smooth and a dry finish. Very good.
mds (2118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught. deep copper-brown coloured body with a small head. rye essence becomes more apparent as the glass warms and is very inviting, there are also fruit and yeast notes. soft malt body and lots of rye flavour with a fairly low hop profile. balance is nice and easy drinking. very good.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robe brune aux reflets cuivrés surmontée d’une mousse beige fugace.Arômes de seigle, de café et de houblon. Saveurs de café, de seigle et de fruits rouges. Corpulente, dense même. Sirupeuse... L’aigre, l’acide, le sucré et l’amer sont bien balancés.
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:light rye and spices....
Flavor:spicy,rye flavor and a lot of malt flavor...
TaktikMTL (5384) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pinte provenant d’un fût. Bière brassée spécialement pour le 7e anniversaire du Dieu du Ciel. Arôme: Odeur de seigle et d’épices. Apparence: Couleur ambrée légèrement voilée. Aucun col. Aucune bulle. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Seigle (Ressort très bien) et de fleurs. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût de céréale. (Rating #284)
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 12, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small fine head, brown amber look, quiet looking beer. Light, faint aroma, earthy hop notes. Medium bodied, rye added smoothness to its texture which I always do like it. Nice body, light woody character and late bitter end. Runs a bit flat with time.
Goldorak (439) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the special Beer made to commemorate Dieu du ciel’s 7th anniversary. I chatted with JF, the brewer about it, he admitted that he hoped people didn’t like it too much, because he used an obscene amount of rye to make it, and the mash bed was this gelatinous nightmare that was a bitch to sparge.
Dark amber, with a thick, graying head.
Rye bread, peppery and spicy nose, but with perhaps a little permed hair in there, but I don’t think it was caused by infection, or else I would have picked it up in the taste quickly.
Whoh, I didn’t ask JF the amounts of rye involved, but this one was the most creamy, thick pale ale ever! It coated the tongue, mouth, uvula, oesophagus, etc. It was like kaopectate, but without the chalky taste. It did taste like pumpernickel, a subdued malt and hop profile and a surprisingly light finish.
Quite a surreal Beer experiment!
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unfiltered hazy amber with rusty reflects. Big crystal malts abound in the aroma while the chunky rye comes out obvious, immediately spicy, sweet, bready and a fair match to the woody, highly citrusy hops. The huge, chewy, not sticky, but definitely thick in an oatmeal fashion mouthfeel is its originality pinnacle. It breaks your ability to quaff it, but enhance your interest and I’ll have to drink more of it to make sure if it accentuates your overall enjoyment as well. Very experimental, apparently the rye caused lots of cleaning nuisance so it might not be remade again, but this is experimental brewing at its best and sets your mind really thinking about the beer.. Do I enjoy it or not? I don’t know!