Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Dortmunder/Helles
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Lager glass


on tap

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
The Helium was born in our Montreal brewpub in june 2011

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Spab (3850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
On tap at Wvrst. Pours a clear golden colour with small white head. Fruity, grainy and grassy aroma. Taste has pleasant lightly sweet fruity character, lightly toasty grains and mild grassy/herbal bitterness. Fine carbonation. Nice.

jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2012
2012-06-08. Dark yellow body with a small white head. Pale malt, light alcohol, mild cereally grain character. 6+ Flavour is similar, cereally pale malt, very light bitterness, light alcohol presence. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. Okay. It is a pretty decent example of a style I am not overly fond of. On tap at Mondial, Montreal

sseb69 (1909) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
Mondial de la bière à Montréal 2012. Blonde, mousse blanche, arôme de malt. En bouche, excellente, douce, goûteuse, se boit tellement bien. Je boirais ça comme bière blonde à vie. Merci DDC

rederic (3337) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2011
Bright golden color, with a fluffy white head, nice honeyed grainy cereal biscuity, toasted, pale, pilsner malt nose with a mild breadiness, light herbal floral citrusy hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a crisp honeyish crunchy, grainy, toasty, biscuity, caramel, pale malt, mild flowery leafy, grassy hop character, with some juicy hay sweetness flavours, leading towards a fruity maltiness, lingering leafy, grassy hop bittering finish.

Fred82 (2324) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2011
Pint on tap at Dieu du Ciel.
Appearance : Perfectly clear pale yellow with nice creamy white head.
Aroma : Awesome chewy malts with great citrusy hops. Nice herbal notes. Wow the malt is just stunning.
Taste : Awesome malt with light citrusy and herbal notes. Chewy and biscuity malt. Malt is quite persistent on the finish.
Overall : Wow, this is perfect lager love. First off the look is just outstanding. Perfectly clear with a gorgeous foamy white head. Malt is just perfect all around and the subdued hop profile let it shine at will. Highly quaffable with the great malty finish that immediately calls up for another gulp. Very clean and sharp. Very elegant. The Kolsch Basse Messe was already a favorite but this one tops it off. Easily the best Helles I’ve ever had. I still need to have this one or two (dozen) times to be sure though ;)

darrennelson12 (455) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
Draft at brewhouse. Color; very light golden color with a slight skunky aroma. Taste was quite light in body compared to what I was expecting. Very easy drinking session beer ... not as good as many of the German hellas but a great option closer to home

JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2011
On tap. Quite pretty appearance, clear light gold with pure white foam. Light cereal aroma, quite crisp, grainy, not estery at all, just fresh. Taste is unpretentious, lots of light, fresh, crisp grain, very clean, light german hop bitterness. Light body, well carbed. Very sessionable, but not exactly memorable.

MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
My Bottom Line :
This Helles’s gorgeous malt flavors seduce from aroma to aftertaste, as peppery, herbal hops spike the frothy fullness of the mouthfeel. This is as great as their Basse Messe Kölsch!

Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy head of foam laces atop the pale golden.
-The long pils malt flavors are truly inspiring. The relative dryness of the mouthfeel makes them all the more impressive.
-The carbonation may be pricklier than an authentic Bavarian Helles, but the palate is still supremely comfortable. Why look for perfect authenticity when you can create something impressive on your own, eh?
-The only Helles I could compare this too is Friedel Zentbechhofen’s Vollbier Hell which is also force-carbonated, quite dry throughout, and generous in its hop flavors.
-This has enough character to stay pleasant from the beginning of the pint to the very last drop.
-This is never going to get some love on a site like Ratebeer where intensity reigns supreme, but if you are looking for a great session lager in the northeast, you will have trouble finding better!

On tap at the brewpub.

mile (3947) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal. Light golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty - grainy and lightly sweetish aroma, some grassy hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - grainy and lightly sweetish flavor, light grassy hoppyness. Finish is average, malty - grainy and dryish, grassy hoppyness. Grainy and lightly sweetish helles - nothing special.

Radek Kliber (7363) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 20, 2011
On tap at DDC 13th aniv party.
Aroma grainy , gold malted aroma, slight mineral feel. Sweet and soft as it should be yet is lacing something.
Appearance crystal clear, golden with hint of amber. Medium white top. 3+.
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Golden , good malt yet felt slightly too thin. Slight creamy textures. Lacking soft delicate depth that good southern helles do have. It is slightly too dry for style half way to dortmunder.

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