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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Hazy amber with anisette nose. Very rich malt taste, with slightly lactic notes. Good hoips with a nice creamy body. Nutmeg aroma as beer warms up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jercraigs (10258) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9729) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7595) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
Draught at Dieu du Ciel brewpub. Pours a slightly hazy gold with an average size white head. Aroma: Whoa, you gotta like anise(!), it’s pretty much just that backed by sweet malt -- I’m not loving it, but if you love anise it’s well done. Flavour’s the same, too much anise for my liking but that’s a personal preference and not a knock on the beer.Well done (for some).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7290) - 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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6564) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2010
Draught - April 22, 2009 - at Dieu du Ciel. Slightly hazy amber-gold with an average off-white head. Aroma is a little bit of grain and a LOT of aniseed. Tasted a bit stronger than 5% - the was dryness I attributed to a hint of booziness - a weak light sweet malt backbone with tons of aniseed, a little spicy maybe. Sticky, lightly carbonated - but what the heck, they were aiming for a beer tasting like aniseed and they got it. "it’s o-KAY, but you sure as fuck better like aniseed!"

   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 11, 2007
Cloudy orange body topped by a long-lasting small creamy white head. Body is rather full and oily. Orange pulp flavour and ginger flavours upfront along with various herbal spices. Doughy malts/yeast. The advertised anise is there but more herbal spices flavours joinded in along the way. Hints of ginseng, coriander, nutgmeg and white not some white pepper. Interesting and different. I liked the Starry Night (Ciel Étoilé). I liked it almost as much a real starry night, when I lay in my bed looking at the beautiful stars thinking to myself, I really need to fix that roof.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5467) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2014
Une robe presque cuivrée. Un mince anneau de mousse. Un nez frais et doux de feuilles et de graines d’anis vert. Un goût franchement épicé et sec. Beaucoup d’anis mais aussi de la muscade et autres aromatiques qui partagent les mêmes molécules. Une bouche un peu mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Une finale plutôt sèche sur des notes herbeuses et finement poivrées. Intéressante concoction lorsque servie dans un verre de 5 onces.

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