LadySusan (720) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dieu du Ciel. The color is amber with a thick beige head and lots of lace.The aroma is spicy. The taste is also of spicies and malt and the sweetness of honey. It’s a good Abbey triple but not the best from D.D.C..
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, DDC. Dieu du Ciel does not generally specialize in Belgian-style beers (however their Rigor Mortis ABV is exceptional), but I thought I’d give this one a go. Pours red-orange, with a good-sized head. Aroma is sweet, primarily of fruit (peach, cherry, strawberry). Flavors were crisp, yet not as complex and mature as I would have liked in an Abbey Double. Although all aspects of the flavor were desirable (my girlfriend loved this beer), I found them to be a bit too straightforward, without the depth of beers of similar styles, such as Charlevoix’s DV Double, or Ommegang’s Abbey. Not one of DDC’s best offerings.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A fruity and very hoppy Belgian amber ale. Stinky annoying hopping to me.
How: Tap at brewpub, 2008 batch (first batch since 2004 I think)
The look: Clear golden copper body topped by a medium beige head leaving good lacing.
In long: Nose is a bit stinky, that type of hopping that really doesn’t do it to me, like a urinal without the blue thing. Taste is very fruity with anything from citrus, kiwis, red apples, dried strawberries and more. A whole lot of cereals in there. Rather sweet. Sensation of a sweet fruity bowl of cereals. An old dirty rug feeling brings an almost rustic feeling to the beer. Finish is somewhat dry, very grassy, moderately bitter with a sweet fruity comeback. But again those hops are really annoying me. It sometimes happens that I get that annoying stinky/rotten/sweaty feeling from some type of hopping (Fuggels sometimes) but rarely to that degree. There’s probably a good beer in there but not for me. Classified as a Abbey Tripel here, called an Abbey Dubbel at the pub. I don’t like Abbey Twodotfivel.
Quevillon (2586) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bu sur place en fut (12oz), le 25/10/08. Décrit comme une double à 7%. Blonde miel foncée, moyen collet. Arome malté pas très fort, des notes d’épice faibles et sucré. Goût un peu houblonné avec des notes d’herbe et d’aspérine, finission sucré au début mais elle devient amère dans la gorge. C’est bien, pas très savoureuse et l’arrière-goût gosse un peu mais on s’y habitue!
Lubiere (10695) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blonde ale with a light burned rubber aroma and rotten eggs. Light band-aid and alcohol, very tart, some sweet malts. Will have to taste one which isnt off. (summer 2004)
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with small head. Spicy nose. Sweet malts make a candy-like experience. Smooth and creamy, sticky palate. Delicious beer. Draught.
Rastacouere (6148) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden yellow, light carbonation, white sticky head. Aroma is not too strong, mostly floral, yeasty (cookie dough), hoppy, fruity (pears, light apple). It feels pretty spicy on the tongue, brewmaster claims no spices are used the the magic of the yeast. Floral dry finish, orangey, minty hops. Creamy texture, medium bodied. Good take on the style
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly clouded gold color, thin head. Aroma of citrus and spices. Flavors of yeast and citrus. Strong bitter finish. Not bad, but it seems to lack something to be very good. Not up to Dieu du Ciel’s usual standards.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold clear, with small head. Sweet, rounded aroma, touches of hop, sweet fruiter end. Sharp front, sweet, plenty of yeasty flavours.
CapFlu (4680) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught) Medium, white, foamy head with an orange body. Nice lacing up the glass. Yeasty, citrus nose. Smooth, malty body with a bubblegum, wheat, vanilla palate. Lasting bitter finish. Yikes, one beer at the DDC makes up for a wasted day at the Mondial...