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: 24   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The Helium was born in our Montreal brewpub in june 2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (8550) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - 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 ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1068) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at Mondial de la bière 2011 (Montréal). Clear pale golden with a thin white bubbly head and good retention. Aroma is pale malt, hay, subtle floral notes, some citrus and a bit of sugar. Flavor is nice crisp malt, fruity notes, herbal, floral and a hint of citrus with a mild bitter and herbal finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. A refreshing and well made thirst quenching beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1653) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
Mondial de la bière à Montréal 2012. Blonde, mousse blanche, arôme de malt. En bouche, excellente, douce, goûteuse, se boit tellement bien. Je boirais ça comme bière blonde à vie. Merci DDC

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - 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 (4231) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3530) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Clear golden pour, rocky white head. Floral, grassy hops. Cereal malts. Very clean, crisp, and refreshing. Nothing fancy but very well made.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Dégustée en fût sur place. De couleur jaune-dorée pâle et claire. Nez de grains de malt pâle frais, léger de pain et de houblon herbeux avec des notes fruitées (agrumes). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse et un peu croustillante. Goût légèrement amer de houblon herbeux (herbes fraîches) aux petites notes fruitées (agrumes) (une amertume présente discrètement en arrière-goût toute la gorgée) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains de malt pâle frais avec un léger goût de pain et quelques traces de biscuits puis en finale l’amertume de houblon s’intensifie très légèrement en se faisant plus asséchante, plus herbeuse et aux faibles notes citriques. Post-goût moyen et un peu sec, léger-moyen amer de houblon herbeux aux notes fruitées et citriques avec un léger goût de grains. (23 mai 2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
Bright golden color, with a fluffy white head, nice honeyed grainy cereal biscuity, toasted, pale, pilsner malt nose with a mild breadiness, light herbal floral citrusy hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp honeyish crunchy, grainy, toasty, biscuity, caramel, pale malt, mild flowery leafy, grassy hop character, with some juicy hay sweetness flavours, leading towards a fruity maltiness, lingering leafy, grassy hop bittering finish.

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