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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Montreal, Canada
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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This mahogany coloured beer has a caramel malt bouquet accompanied by the light aroma of hops. The caramel malt taste sails wonderfully into the mouth alongside a fruity taste brought about by a trio of hops.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
Amber beer with a creamy tan head. Aroma is lightly spicy and hoppy. Lots of EKG character over a light crackery/toasty UK maltiness. A light kiss of toasted nuts in here as well. Fairly bready and chewy. Soft, lingering lightly toasted malts. There is a touch of light astringency on the back.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6539) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2008
[1419-20080530] Tap. Bit of grainy toasted malt aroma with nice yeast bread notes. Slightly hazy, dark orange amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head and some lacing. Yeasty bread flavour has lots of boozy toasted malt. Medium-full body. Interesting, seems stronger than just 5%.
(@ Dieu du Ciel!; Montreal, QC)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2008
On cask at Dieu Du Ciel. Pours dark reddish brown with one finger white head. Aroma is of lemony citrus and caramel malt. Flavor is of apricot, lemon and great overall citrus presence. Excellent hop character for the style. Brown sugar and caramel also sneak in there. Palate is smooth and thick with prickling carbonation. A great example of an often overlooked style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2008
had tapped from a cask at the brewpub. mahogany pour, hazy, with a small head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, some nuttiness- very interesting. Flavor has definite apricot, but with some malty notes and citrus hops with bitterness. Caramel definitely present. Aggressive mouthfeel, nice ESB.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JUN 11, 2008
1/17/08 notes: on tap at Brewpub, Aria ordered. Beautiful dark amber pour. Kinna like a hoppy red or IPA, but great fruit notes with light caramel malts and a smooth finish. Really tasty and easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (3255) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
Great aroma of caramel malt, and a good hit of english hops! Loads of flavour here, the hops really come through, but are perfectly complimented bu the malt, GREAT ESB.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pforei (338) - USA - MAR 10, 2008
Tap at Dieu Du Ciel. Amber color with good head. Citrus aroma with caramel malt. Grapefruit hops prevalent upon tasting. Some bready/caramel malt as well. Basically it is an ESB with American citrus hops taking stealing the spotlight from the herbal/floral hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbiere (101) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2008
Hazy copper, small creamy head. Hints of caramel, loads of grapefruit. Lacks balance to my tastes, too much bitter while I feel a good esb should present a firm malt background. Medium body. I prefer the cask version. Still a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8911) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2007
At the brewpub. Little head yet lacey, golden yellow. Higher carbonation. Good melange of hops, a true English booter and smooth drinking.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6016) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
En fût, cask. Verre de 12 oz dégustée à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de malt caramélisé avec une pointe florale. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de malt avec une pointe de caramel fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût très malté. (Rating #1326)


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