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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   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2010
A dark reddish copper ale with a thin light moka head. In aroma, a rather earthy fresh grain malt, with dark fruits and bits of butterscotch. In mouth, a nice roasted malts with light earhty malt, with light coffee notes, veering on a brown ale, lighter bodied. On tap at brewpub, Feb. 12 2010.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8024) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2003
A faithful fellowship is consecrated by the graceful union of caramel and white grapes...Sweetened lemon cough drops and light strawberry jam chant all around, respectful...A frugivorous scottish ale...The cask version, of course, is less effervescent but so much so that the aforementioned ceremony seems feeble and uninteresting...A diascope of its regular self...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8006) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6707) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at DdC when Andy, Max, Pearl and I took a roadtrip to Montreal and then Vermont. Pours a lightly hazed ruby brown with a thin to medium sized beige head. Soft toast, sweet malt, and light roast. Sweet, caramel and malt. Toast, sweet and smooth. Smooth toast, long soft bitterness and a bit more sweetness on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6246) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a deep ruby color with a medium grey head. A sweet fruity nose, some toast. The flavor is a basic but nice Scottish Ale; sweet dusty dry malts, fruity. Enjoyable. Hefty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6197) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montréal, QC. Pours a hazy deep amber with a small creamy off-white head. Somewhat mild aroma of grain and caramel malt Flavour’s malty with a hint of smoke and a decent bitter finish. Light to average bodied. Nothing great but a fine beer nonetheless.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Draught. At Dieu du Ciel during Mondial 2009 - day 1. Cloudy amber with a diminishing foamy/creamy beige head. Simple aroma, light cereal grain and sweet caramel malt, a little floral, if not perfumey. The taste is less sweet, a little dry herbal bitterness balances it out nicely, hardly any alcohol presence at all. Sticky, light, weakly carbonated mouthfeel, quick-finishing, leaves a slightly earthy aftertaste - would be easier to drink in quantity than most of the Scottish Ales I have tried.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6096) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5922) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5805) - 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)


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