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

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

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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
My Bottom Line :
This Helless 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 Klsch!

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 Zentbechhofens 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2251) - Qubec 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 Ive ever had. I still need to have this one or two (dozen) times to be sure though ;)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yourilevesque (1760) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2015
Dguste sur la terrasse du DDC en compagnie de Marco. Ok, quand on parle dune Lager Allemande, cest LE truc qui doit nous venir en tte (et en bouche)! Blonde parfaitement claire, mousseuse, dense, dessinant des dentelles riches et onctueuses sur le verre, laissant maner un geyser de petites bulles du fond du verre. Le look est absolument parfait pour une bire de soif de terrasse! Nes de malts dont lquilibre avec les levures est absolument parfait. Ni trop sucr ou malt, cest lger, cohrent et trs olfactif. En bouche jai droit une amertume sche, le tout lEurope de lEst: cest riche en levures Pils et enrob dune prsence de malts blonds plaisante. Finale amre mais lgre, cette bire est mon avis parfaite dans son style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogne (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
On tap at Mondial de la bire 2011 (Montral). Clear pale golden with a thin white bubbly head and good retention. Aroma is pale malt, hay, subtle floral notes, some citrus and a bit of sugar. Flavor is nice crisp malt, fruity notes, herbal, floral and a hint of citrus with a mild bitter and herbal finish. Medium body with lively carbonation. A refreshing and well made thirst quenching beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2011
Jolie bire couleur de bl mr, bien claire, coiffe dun col blanc mousseux. Des armes lgants et herbacs de crales avec juste ce quil faut de houblonage. Moyennement amre. Elle est relativement lgre, quoique bien lisse, presque crmeuse. Elle laisse une belle fin lgrement amre et rafraichissante. Mondial de la bire 2011

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1872) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
Mondial de la bire Montral 2012. Blonde, mousse blanche, arme de malt. En bouche, excellente, douce, goteuse, se boit tellement bien. Je boirais a comme bire blonde vie. Merci DDC

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7585) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
Verre de dgustation, provenant dun ft, au Mondial de la Bire 2011 (Montral, QC). Arme: Odeur de crales avec une pointe dagrumes. Apparence: Odeur de crales avec une pointe dagrumes. Saveur: Got de crales avce une pointe dagrumes. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de crales en arrire got. (Rating #3736)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5762) - Trois-Rivires, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4427) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Clear golden pour, rocky white head. Floral, grassy hops. Cereal malts. Very clean, crisp, and refreshing. Nothing fancy but very well made.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Dguste en ft sur place. De couleur jaune-dore ple et claire. Nez de grains de malt ple frais, lger de pain et de houblon herbeux avec des notes fruites (agrumes). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement moyen ainsi quune texture lgrement huileuse et un peu croustillante. Got lgrement amer de houblon herbeux (herbes fraches) aux petites notes fruites (agrumes) (une amertume prsente discrtement en arrire-got toute la gorge) lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute un got de grains de malt ple frais avec un lger got de pain et quelques traces de biscuits puis en finale lamertume de houblon sintensifie trs lgrement en se faisant plus asschante, plus herbeuse et aux faibles notes citriques. Post-got moyen et un peu sec, lger-moyen amer de houblon herbeux aux notes fruites et citriques avec un lger got de grains. (23 mai 2013)


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