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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Served on cask: Pours a clear dark copper with an airy white head. Aroma has a nice fresh hoppiness on top of a solid caramel maltiness. Body starts with nice, sweet caramel turning more earthy, dry, and bitter toward. A decent ESB, but the finish could’ve been balanced with a little more malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
Cask. not a lot of carbonation. slight tingling on the tongue. a bit of a burnt caramel taste. not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
Amber color, tin foamy head, floral hop, nut, fruity and caramel malt aromas follow through on a medium-bodied palate with nuts, caramel malt, leafy, hoppy, hint of acicity in a soft hops bittering finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2005
On cask at Dieu du Ciel with MartinT joined by Beerbuzzmontreal and his friend, 4/16/05. Orange-amber beer, with strong notes of raspberry red. Small off-white/beige colored head with little retention. Chill haze to the body. Aroma of crystal malt, some dry grains and a big yeasty fruitiness. Low bittering hops, but quite floral and aromatic in the nose, provide an enticing first glance. The flavor is very even, with light fruits, some moderately toasted grains, spots of crystal malt here and there and a dry, floral hops fruitiness lingering on the finish, with light notes of coffee and dry caramel. Watery on cask, though not offensively so, this seemed an English-American hybrid, but true to the brewery, was quite well-done, if somewhat unremarkable, and very drinkable. Medium body, overall quite dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrRomero (1975) - Nolanville, USA - APR 10, 2005
On Cask at DdC: poured reddish amber with a fizzy cask tan head. Light fruit aroma. Flavor has fruitiness up front followed by a tea flavor in the finish. Light wood flavor. No carbonation. Mild earth in the finish as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2005
Slightly hazy amber color with a medium white head. Interesting aroma of citrusy hops and caramel. Pretty good flavor of citrusy hops and caramel malt. Light to medium body, creamy and dry texture, medium carbonation. It’s a decent and honest bitter but it’s much better cask conditioned.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2005
[cask] Almost clear brown, with a bubbly cask-served head. It was kind of smokey in the bar to sense aroma but there was definitely american hops--and they were a bit citrusy but heavily pine scented. Excellent hops flavour that was only a little grassy. The hight hops aroma/flavour left me expecting a punch of puckering bitterness, but it never came. Moderate bitterness with a light to medium body and a clean feel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
Grosse deception pour cette biere.Elle na aucune arome et goute juste un peut malte.Ce n’est pas leur meilleur.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2004
A creamy head of foam sits atop a coppery-orange body. I’d like to meet her already. Her perfume is of fresh cirtusy hops mingled with a subdued sweetness. Your mouth tingles as you drink in her citric, creamy, almost ’chalky’ essence. Suddenly this smooth encounter is coming to an end, and, perhaps feeling like you consumumed her to quickly, she slowly walks away leaving a beatifully thirst-quenching albeit lingering bitter feeling. Beleive it or not I think that meeting her after just moments after having a passionate love affair with her cousine, La Quintesence, helped me impression. she was the perfect, fresh tonic to cleanse the palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2004
Orange-amber in colour with a large fluffy white head. Aroma of fresh citrusy hops (quite hoppy actually) and some caramel malt with a mild bitterness. Flavour was quite hoppy, lots of citrus (lemon and oranges), bready malt. Creamy mouthfeel, medium body and high carbonation. Finishes with a long bitterness, smooth. A very thirst quenching bitter and very well done.


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