Dieu du Ciel Première Communion
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Scottish Ale
Montreal, Canada


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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
The Première Communion is the little sister of and an introduction to the Scotch Ale. With less alcohol and somewhat thinner than a Scotch Ale, it nevertheless has the same flavours, but in lesser intensity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Red-orange pour with a one finger frothy white head. Aroma holds smokiness, along with light citrus and lemon- subtle overall. Flavor is very bready, with yeast, wheat, and other subtle malt notes. Palate is decent for a lighter style. Well crafted brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Dark amber pour with 1/2 a finger head. Smoke and citrus lemon with bits of orange dominate the aroma. Flavor is biscuity malt with caramel and an excellent citrus character. Medium body with bone dy finish. Interesting, but not outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
On tap at DDC. A funny name for a Scottish Ale! Dark brown, creamy white head, looks good. Some caramel malt in aroma. Malty taste, no alcohol, slightly bitter, creamy body - standard stuff that is well done but unremarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
On tap @ the Brewpub. Aroma of candied malt, caramel, ruby, sporting a small toffee tam. Flavour is mild malt, caramel and toffee. Light bodied, very well balanced, creamy smooth, mildly sweet. Great!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2009
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de caramel légèrement fruité. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel avec une pointe de noix et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de caramel en arrière goût. (Rating #2437)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is a bit buttery, diacetyl, yeasty, nice caramel malt aroma, nutty and hints of roast and earth. Flavor is sweet smooth, modest buttery character, caramel malts, toasty, nutty, fruity- figs, raisin, etc- turns dry toasty, and nutty in the end with hints of herbs and earth. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3257) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
Dark brown color, with a beige head, but falls quickly, toasty, roasty malt nose, with some caramelized dried fruit notes of fig, but mostly raisin, and a good toffee aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a toasty, grainy, raw malt character, with some earthy biscuity malt, roasty accents, with a good background of caramel and toffee, and a faint flowery hop leafiness, leading towards a malty, roasty, bitterness finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 [1409-20080530] Tap. Faint yeasty grains aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a quick creamy white head. Generic grainy yeast flavour has watery plant notes. Medium body. Average. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0
(@ Dieu du Ciel!; Montreal, QC)

[2256B-20090606] Tap. Aroma has a little smoky grains. Hazy, dark red brown body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Nice bitter base malt flavour and smoky wood. Medium body. Repeatable, drinkable. (6/3/8/3/14) 3.4
(@ Diel du Ciel!; Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 9, 2008
In short: A richly malted earthy original Scottish Ale.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Cloudy dark ruby body with a medium beige head
In long: Interesting malt bill with a graham cookies and rye bread flavour. Some dried fruits in caramel. Even a little side of fruit salad with a light cherry sourness. I particularly enjoyed the earthy notes, birch trees and tree bark flavours. It was my second First Communion and I really enjoyed both of them. This last one was a really satisfying pint of beer and the first one was even more fun with the farts noises on the wooden church bench.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2008
2008-05-30. Ruby tinged brown body with a small beige/tan head. (3+) Sweet malty flavour with light caramel and an earthy note in the background. (6+) Muted aroma, light malt profile with notes of caramel and earthy undertones. Average plus palate. Decent lower abv scotch ale. Draft, Dieu Du Ciel, Montreal

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