Dieu du Ciel Helium
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Lager glass


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The Helium was born in our Montreal brewpub in june 2011

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - hazy pale blond beer with a persistent white foam; hints of diacetyl, corn and aromatic hops; medium-bodied; moderate carbonation and pretty rounded; low bitterness; very aromatic with hints of diacetyl

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
On tap at Mondiale 2011. Pilsner like beer, European malts, perhaps Saaz hops. A nice helles, good drinkability that got lost in the rush to the big bold beers. Straw coloured body, little head. Still a nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
2012-06-08. Dark yellow body with a small white head. Pale malt, light alcohol, mild cereally grain character. 6+ Flavour is similar, cereally pale malt, very light bitterness, light alcohol presence. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Okay. It is a pretty decent example of a style I am not overly fond of. On tap at Mondial, Montreal

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9411) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4479-20120608] Tap. Dry toasted cornbread aroma. Clear, golden yellow body with a quick foamy white head. Corn mash flavour. Medium body. Not really a fan, it’s kind of gross. (6/3/4/2/8-) 2.3
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Draught at Mondial de la Bière 2012, June 8. Pours a clear pale gold with a small lasting frothy white head. Aroma is slightly vegetal (in a good way -- peas?), a bit herbal, a bit tart and grassy. Refreshing flavour of pale malt, citrus fruit, herbs and light hops. Average to medium bodied. Nothing out of this world, just nice palate cleanser and a joy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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.

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