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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2006
This was a great surprise. At first sip you taste the anise and may I say, it was great refreshing. They really hit it on the nose with this one. You never lose when you go to Dieu du Ciel.

   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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5123) - 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 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 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6177) - 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 17/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - APR 22, 2010
On tap at DDC. Appearance: golden brown, small white head, a little visible carbonation. Aroma: definite aniseed, nuts, liquouice and malt. Flavour: creamy aniseed, candy sugar, malt, grass and a good spiciness in the finish. Interesting brew!

   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...

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