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Dieu du Ciel Helium
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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The Helium was born in our Montreal brewpub in june 2011


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2114) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
Pint on tap at Dieu du Ciel.
Appearance : Perfectly clear pale yellow with nice creamy white head.
Aroma : Awesome chewy malts with great citrusy hops. Nice herbal notes. Wow the malt is just stunning.
Taste : Awesome malt with light citrusy and herbal notes. Chewy and biscuity malt. Malt is quite persistent on the finish.
Overall : Wow, this is perfect lager love. First off the look is just outstanding. Perfectly clear with a gorgeous foamy white head. Malt is just perfect all around and the subdued hop profile let it shine at will. Highly quaffable with the great malty finish that immediately calls up for another gulp. Very clean and sharp. Very elegant. The Kolsch Basse Messe was already a favorite but this one tops it off. Easily the best Helles I’ve ever had. I still need to have this one or two (dozen) times to be sure though ;)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
darrennelson12 (358) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Draft at brewhouse. Color; very light golden color with a slight skunky aroma. Taste was quite light in body compared to what I was expecting. Very easy drinking session beer ... not as good as many of the German hellas but a great option closer to home

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2947) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2011
On tap. Quite pretty appearance, clear light gold with pure white foam. Light cereal aroma, quite crisp, grainy, not estery at all, just fresh. Taste is unpretentious, lots of light, fresh, crisp grain, very clean, light german hop bitterness. Light body, well carbed. Very sessionable, but not exactly memorable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
My Bottom Line :
This Helles’s gorgeous malt flavors seduce from aroma to aftertaste, as peppery, herbal hops spike the frothy fullness of the mouthfeel. This is as great as their Basse Messe Kölsch!

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam laces atop the pale golden.
-The long pils malt flavors are truly inspiring. The relative dryness of the mouthfeel makes them all the more impressive.
-The carbonation may be pricklier than an authentic Bavarian Helles, but the palate is still supremely comfortable. Why look for perfect authenticity when you can create something impressive on your own, eh?
-The only Helles I could compare this too is Friedel Zentbechhofen’s Vollbier Hell which is also force-carbonated, quite dry throughout, and generous in its hop flavors.
-This has enough character to stay pleasant from the beginning of the pint to the very last drop.
-This is never going to get some love on a site like Ratebeer where intensity reigns supreme, but if you are looking for a great session lager in the northeast, you will have trouble finding better!

On tap at the brewpub.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (2890) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal. Light golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty - grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, some grassy hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - grainy and lightly sweetish flavor, light grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - grainy and dryish, grassy hoppyness. Grainy and lightly sweetish helles - nothing special.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 20, 2011
On tap at DDC 13th aniv party.
Aroma grainy , gold malted aroma, slight mineral feel. Sweet and soft as it should be yet is lacing something.
Appearance crystal clear, golden with hint of amber. Medium white top. 3+.
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Golden , good malt yet felt slightly too thin. Slight creamy textures. Lacking soft delicate depth that good southern helles do have. It is slightly too dry for style half way to dortmunder.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (5661) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
Verre de dégustation, provenant d’un fût, au Mondial de la Bière 2011 (Montréal, QC). Arôme: Odeur de céréales avec une pointe d’agrumes. Apparence: Odeur de céréales avec une pointe d’agrumes. Saveur: Goût de céréales avce une pointe d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales en arrière goût. (Rating #3736)

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2011
Tap sample at DDC. Have to be honest up front - this is just not my thing. Pale straw yellow , pilsner and lager like, candy sugar, wheat, citrus and mild hops. Coats the tongue in a not so pleasant feeling - soap, partly sweet with a off tang. Finish leaves a bad taste on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9789) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
A beautiful blonde yellow helles with a lacing thin white head. In aroma, light chalky malt with faint butterscotch. In mouth, a crisp biscuitty malt with nice czech hops, light sweetness, refreshing. On tap at Mondiale 2011, June 12 2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (774) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
Jolie bière couleur de blé mûr, bien claire, coiffée d’un col blanc mousseux. Des arômes élégants et herbacés de céréales avec juste ce qu’il faut de houblonage. Moyennement amère. Elle est relativement légère, quoique bien lisse, presque crémeuse. Elle laisse une belle fin légèrement amère et rafraichissante. Mondial de la bière 2011


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