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Dieu du Ciel Fortunella
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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IPA aux Kumquats


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Melephant (6) - Saint Laurent, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2013 does not count
Had this on tap at Dieu du Ciel. Fortunella has a nice, fruity, citrus aroma. The beer has a clear, light golden colour to it. It has a sweet head, while the rest of it has a citrus (Kumquat) flavour, but the flavouring is not sour like some other fruit beers tend to be. The hops gives it some bitterness, which helps balance out the fruit flavour. Great beer! I will definitely purchase some if it comes out in bottle form!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (342) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
En fût à la brasserie. Blonde. Doré. Belle mousse. Nez: houblonné. Fruité. Agrume. Fruit de la passion. Fleur. Bouche: malté sucré. Bien houblonné. Orange. Mandarine. Jus. Ananas. Un punch aux fruits. Frais. Miam.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2145) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Tap. Moderate roasted grain for the malts, moderate pine and perfume for the hops, light dough for the yeast, with fresh fruits like orange and peach. Head is average size, frothy, white with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color light hazy amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and slightly bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a carbonation between soft and lively. Kumquats are a nice addition to this tasty IPA. I guess any kind of citrus would make sense.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2013
In short: An intense fruity blond IPA for the bitterness lover.
How: Tap at brewpub, when it was very fresh, the first week of its initial release (late rating).
The look: Cloudy blond-orange body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is juicy citrusy and tropical fruits. The aroma is very fruity but not to the point of feeling like it is made with a fruit (which it is), I know many "normal" IPAs that smeIl as fruity as this one. Taste is something else. A medium-sweet fruity attack followed by a monster bitterness of high intensity. I never had a Kumquat before (the fruit used in this IPA) but I didn’t think the beer smelled or tasted unusual, in the aroma and taste I noted plenty of orange flesh, mangos, peaches, grapefruits and such. All I know is this IPA was bitter as hell, not sure if the bitterness comes from the Kumquat, the hop bill or both. You’ve got to love bitterness to love this beer, I love bitter IPAs and I loved this over-the-top original creation. I had long conversations with the people at the bar while drinking six pints of this beer because if there is one thing I like to do when I go to the pub for a pint is to drink six of them (and I hate when people talk to me).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VincentL (264) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Bu au Mondial. Amer mais avec une légèreté remarquable et un goput de pamplemousse. Excellent

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
En fût au DDC Saint-Jérôme et au Gainsbourg. 7%. Couleur ambrée, mousse blanche. Arôme de fruits exotique, herbes fraiche et agrumes. En bouche, belle effervescence, houblons aux notes fruitées, très florale, pamplemousse prononcé. Finale avec une amertume délicieuse. Excellente.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie, sous le nom de Disco Soleil, au coût de 4.75$. Arôme: Odeur d’agrume avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-orangée opaque. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrume avec une pointe de mangue et d’apricot. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement ontueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de mangue en arrière goût. (Rating #5352)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
Under the name " Disco Soleil ", slight cloudy honey gold hue, with a fluffy white head, with a yeasty, mild fruity lemon, grapefruit, kumquat zesty peel nose, with a light floral citrus, leafy hop, faint lemongrass spicy note, with some citrus tropical fruit, lemon peppery accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a very nice intense zesty kumquats, lemon, grapefruit rind, tropical fruit character, with some flowery leafy, grassy, citrus hoppy flavours, within a faint grainy crunchy pale, toast malt undertone, leading towards a zesty, acidic, citrus kumquat, lemon, grapefruit peel, lingering good citrus hop bitterness finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Pours an opaque pale yellow with a white head. Smell is tropical fruits, berry flavored bubble gum. Flavor is berry juice, tropical fruits. Lots of citrus, very bitter finish. Actually, tons of citrus. Light body, strong carbonation. A very solid, very bitter fruity IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eructoblaster (2852) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Beautiful hazy golden/orange body with an average white creamy/foamy head. Fresh, complex hoppy aroma with melon, grapefruit, and peach hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its sharp hoppy taste carries citrusy and yeasty notes. Ends with a long, robust bitter finish. Very well done.


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