Dieu du Ciel Grand Messe
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Altbier
Montreal, Canada


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The Alt is a classic German ale from the Düsseldorf region. It has dark copper colours which can be reminiscent of English Pale Ales. By using a different type of yeast, the aromas are less fruity and more neutral than a pale ale. The use of different types of malt also gives the beer a less caramel flavour than the English ales. To taste, the beer is mildly bitter and has fresh cereal flavours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
LadySusan (724) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 6, 2006
This beer to me has a flavor that is good to the immediate taste and also it leaves a good after feeling in your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2009
on tap at DDC. Crap this is good altbier. Pours a medium to deep copper in the .5 liter- thinlasting head and nice lace. Aroma is slightly roasty- good nutty malt, caramel swetness, toasty and dark bready malts with a good herbal and slight green hop character. Flavor is very clean0 great caramel malt, vienna toasted malts, bready, witha a great hoppey flavor and clean hoppy bitterness. This stuff was awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 Brownish color, medium tan head. Toffee nose. Generously malted with caramelized and lightly smoked malts. Some wooden touch too. I’m a hop-head but the malts taste really good in this one. Rich and round body. Very good beer. To me the smoked and wooden touches trigger a sitting-around-a-campfire feeling. No kidding, it really does. I tried to light the table at the brewpub but they wouldn’t let me. Stuck-ups.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DarkMagus (473) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2006
[on tap at the brewpub] Dark brown color, darker than other Altbiers I’ve seen. Aroma of malt, yeast, some slight nuttiness. Sweet malty/nutty flavor, mild hop finish. A great Altbier, no question about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2007
is an excellent example of an alt beer. A wonderful dark amber color. Clear, with a white head which had long dissapated since this was the 4th of 6 from my ~8 Oz sampler. Sweet breads and nuts in the aroma. Has a balance between sweetness and sour with some nuts coming through. A nice dose of bitterness rounds out this winner. To bad Dorwart is not here to enjoy this one with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2002
Reddish amber. Fresh hops and wet grass aroma. A bit of caramel, nice malt character well balanced by hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10771) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
draught@brewpub - quite clear reddish beer with a long lasting fine beige head; nice lacework; subtle aromatic hoppiness with notes of earth; creamy palate; medium-bodied; a late earthy bitterness; very long aftertaste with lingering hoppy tones and earthy notes

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (3384) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Forte arome de céréales grillés et surtout de poivre, surprenant. En bouche c’est abrasif malgré la petitesse du corps, belle contribution du houblon, belle surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2703) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2006
20 oz sur place. Rousse très foncé, bon collet. Arome fumé, un peu amère, petit soupson d’houblon. Petit goût de malte fumé rafréchissant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3375) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 13, 2007
Draught, 12 ounces, at Dieu du Ciel!, savoured on July 28 2007; eye: amber, clear, slight effervescence, beige head; nose: "alt", caramelized malt, "old", humid attic; mouth: hoppier than expected, bitterness of an espresso, old, savours drop, finale in smoke, mild astringency, medium body, not much carbonation, harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Fût, 12 onces, chez Dieu du Ciel!, savourée le 28 juillet 2007; oeil : ambrée, claire, très légère; ffervescence, mousse beige; nez : « alt », malt caramélisé, « vieux », grenier humide; bouche : plus houblonnée que mes attentes, amertume d’un espresso, vieux, saveurs tombent, finale en fumée, astringence moyenne, corps moyen, peu carbonatée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien

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