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


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Nutmeg and Aniseed Red Ale. The Ciel Étoilé is a well balanced and refreshing beer with a strong aniseed flavour.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2004
Cloudy amber color, white head. Aroma of wheat and anise. Strong flavor of anise, the first few sips are even slightly unpleasant but you get used to it after a while, there’s a flavor of wheat too. Medium body, lively carbonation. The finish leaves a chalky feeling in the mouth. It’s very uni-dimensional, which is not usual for DDC.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 15, 2004
On tap at the Mondial de la Bière 2004: Pours a dark golden blonde with a lacy white head. Musky spiced caramel malt aroma. Starts mildly sweet with toffee, gingerbread and cloves. Finishes drier with some more ginger. Mouthfeel is nicely full and properly carbonated. A nice spiced brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5115) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2004
(Draught) Mondial de la Bière 2004. Pours a thin, white head and an orange body. Nose and flavour of bananas and strong anise. Cloudy, fresh and exciting. Not a daily quaff but a nice evening sipping drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7274) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2004
Dominant spice anise aroma, clean and proper. Medium bodied, anise still well represented. One sided but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2004
Copper in colour with a small white head. Aroma had lots of anise, spices, hops, and slightly sweet. Flavour was mildly sweet, lots of anise, dry, some fruit - apples and pears. Medium body. Finishes with a long licorice flavour. Not to bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 7, 2004
Light amber with a slight haze in color and a small white head. aroma of anise,hops,spice and sweet malt.Fruity,malty and sweet start with a drier finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Dark golden, cloudy, thin white head. Aroma is mild with obvious notes of anise, yeasty dough, pears and apples. Gently fruity on the tongue, more pears and anise. Light wheaty acidity. Powerful aftertaste, spicy ginger and anise. Medium bodied, a bit oily, dusty at times. I don’t enjoy this as much as my peers, but the spice is certainly well blended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (10210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Hazy copperish colour with moderate white head. Spicey aroma with anis and hints of bubblegum at times. Anis flavours mingle so beautifully in the flavour and linger in the aftertaste so much that my notes do not record the pleast malt and wheat that were also there. Very nice palate as well. Mondiale 2T (Capflu).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2004
Anis figures prominently in the aroma. Hazy opaque light copper with two finger, lasting, white head. Pernod-like anis-seed flavour with biscuity underlying wheat character and notes of lemon. Lasting licorice aftertaste. Highly carbonated and refreshing. Crisp mouthfeel. On tap at the brewpub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2010 Sparkling star anise, licorice-y nose over shy nutmeg and wheat...Luxurious and warm caramel and wheat malt feel with cohesive anise sweetness and feathery citrus zest...Peppery liveliness perfectly integrated with the more and more prominent nutmeg, under which lie growing grassy, herbal flavors...

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