Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Amber Lager/Vienna
Montreal, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Amber lager with complex malt and floral hop aromas. It is a full-bodied beer with subtle caramel tastes. The noble hops used to brew this beer bring about a delicate bitterness.

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omhper (25744) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2004 Sampled draught at the brewpub.
Amber colour. Buttery and boldly malty. Medium sweet with fairly soft mouthfeel. Some licorice in the finish. Lagers appear not be be the strong side of Dieu du Ciel.

Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2004
Red copper beer with a faint malt nose. Sweet malts with butterscotch qualities (diacetyl in a good way), with lotws of clean crisp hops. Good body for a lager. Excellent.

MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2006 Pregnant earth yielding poignant citrusy beads...Crunchy caramel conformity in bubbly orange enormity and bready anonymity ...A hearty quaffer and competent, dedicated staffer...Another DDC beer which improves every time they brew it...

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 28, 2010
In short: A simple lager with plenty of caramel and some resinous leafy hops. Decent, no more.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear copper body toped by a long lasting small beige head
In long: Nose of caramel and leafy hops. Taste is not very complex with fruity caramel, some berries and ending with a mild resinous bitterness. Pleasant full body with an appropriate medium carbonation. The lager character does come through despite the thick caramel. A bit too heavy on the caramel to be really sessionnable like a Vienna should be. This is a beer that Dieu Du Ciel hadn’t brewed in three years. Not a bad beer at all but with all the high-quality beers that they serve at this pub if they wait another three years to brew it again there will be a bigger protest than the last march against tax cuts.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Tap at BT. Pours a nice slight hazed copper with a thin lasting white head. Aroma is cramy- smooth toasted malts, light vienna malts, biscuit, light nuts, herbs and grass- smells clean. Flavor is light fruitiness, toast, nuts, earth, grass, herbs, clean most of the way through then a slight papery tackiness on the tongue in the end. Ok- a touch thin, mostly straightforward.

muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2004
Smooth, sweet, a bit dull, little is coming to mind for this one; I have not the poetry of MartinT. Above average for many brewpubs, so-so at best for DDC.

tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2004
Nutty, malty, citrus and yeast aroma. Beautiful clear orange colour with medium white diminishing head. Clean, crisp malt flavour. Medium-light body with effervescent mouthfeel. On tap.

Eructoblaster (4371) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
Clear amber body with a nice but diminishing bubbly head. Malty aroma with some caramel hints. Light hoppy flavors and carbonation. Taste carries a discreet sweetness and ends on a decently long and bitter final. The whole thing is well balanced. Average Vienna.

beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
Copper color with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor of malt and caramel, bitter finish. Full body, lively carbonation. Dieu du Ciel doesn’t do lagers often but they still manage to do very good ones, this fine Vienna is a good example.

rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2006
Hazy amber-orangeish hue, with a frothy beige head, caramel and crystal malts nose with a faint fruity note, toffeish hint in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with caramelized malts flavors, floral hops accent, with a delicate kind of peppery note, leading towards a nice lingering hop bittering finish.

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