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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Montreal, Canada

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Made with morel mushrooms.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (2515) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2012
On tap. Dark pour, with thin off white head. Aroma of burnt grain, something meaty in the aroma, lots of tea-like aromas that I can’t all make out, soft but complex aroma. Taste is mainly of roasted grain, somewhere akin a porter, with a dry tea like finishing flavor. Palate is mellow and creamy with soft carbonation but so much fun to drink. I don’t know how mushrooms can contribute to beer much, or if it can have more effect on the palate than in the taste, but this was one of the most palatable beers I’ve had in a long time. Delicious.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
[4504-20120609] Bottle. Roasted chocolate-covered coffee beans and burnt dry wood aroma. Black brown body with a quick foamy light brown head. Burnt nutty wood and dry-roasted coffee grind malt flavour. Full body. Great finish to the festival, nice roasted characteristics. (9/3/8/4/16) 4.0
(@ Mondial, Montreal, QC)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
Mondial de la bière à Montréal 2012. 5.6%. Couleur brune très très foncé noire. Arôme de café/chocolat. En bouche, après 5 minutes de réchauffement, attaque de café, chocolat et ensuite quelques secondes de morilles en finale café. Incroyable comme idée. Je suis impressionné.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2007
Robe brune aux reflets cuivrés surmontée d’une mousse jaunâtre qui s’estompe. Arômes de caramel et d’épices. Saveurs de caramel et d’épices particulières (les morilles).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
2012-06-09. Black body with a nice tan head and lace. Earthy roasty aroma is pleasant, lightly dusty malt character. 7+ Flavour is interestingly different... Dusty roasty malt, light bitterness throughout, something that I can not quite place that I assume to be the mushrooms. 7+ Average plus bodied palate. 3+ It is quite enjoyable and well made but perhaps not something I would drink every day. My final beer at Mondial 2012! On tap at Mondial, Montreal

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - hazy dark beer with a little beige foam left; nice lace; earthy with fair notes of mushrooms; medium-bodied, earthy tartness and a creamy palate; more notes of mushrooms and a long earthy finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (11812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2012
Medium brown. The aroma is earthy and with sweet dark things. Nice dark malt and earthy character from the mushrooms.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Sampled draught at the Mondial, Montreal (May 2007). Clear amber-copper with a lasting smidgeon of head and faint fine lacing....sauteed fresh wild mushrooms and earthy malts, light chalky and salty notes in the wholly original, fascinating aroma.....body is dry, fungal-earthy, lightly tart, lightly yeasty-cobwebby, growing just a bit sweeter with warmth....some fairly hard mineralic/metalic notes at the finish detract a bit, but this fascinating experiment is another success in DDC’s longstanding boundary-pushing approach to the fine art of brewing, and I’m actually disappointed that I never went back for a second glass.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4494) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2012
Draft: Poured a clear dark color ale with a small brown color head with minimal retention. Aroma consists of roasted malt which is mostly dry with some notes of morel mushrooms which is almost unreal. Taste is a really good mix between some dry roasted malt notes with some unique notes fm morel mushroom. Body is a bit light with good carbonation. Very unique beer though not sure I need to drink vast amount of that one.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Morel mushrooms lace the nutty brown ale base, as a peppery earthiness rounds off the back end. This is another Dieu du Ciel creation which showcases the brewer’s extraordinary talent at integrating exotic ingredients to a very good base beer and making all ingredients shine equally and in unison.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the brown gown.
-Maltiness, as is usual for DDC, is creamy and superbly developed.
-A sweetish candy character seeps into the nuttiness.
-This would be just the perfect accompaniment to a great steak. Some of it reduced into a coulis, and then a pint of it on the side. Mmmmm.

On tap at the Mondial de la Bière.


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