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Dieu du Ciel! envahira plusieurs lignes de fûts, ainsi qu'un CASK. Une soirée remplit de goût!
Dieu du Ciel! is taking over several draught lines, with a CASK. A tasty evening!
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/232832886911638/
Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting Blanche Neige from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
I'm not a big fan of Wit beer. I often find it lacking in body and really sweet with coriander overpowering everything. Blah – not for me. I wasn't really looking forward to drinking Dieu du Ciel's Blanche Neige (french for Snow White) because, well, who wants to drink a Wit in February?
I should have known though, Dieu du Ciel doesn't brew a simple Wit for February, no they brew an amped up version with cinnamon, cloves with an ABV of 8.3%! The result is a shimmering gold liquid with thin (snow) white head that quickly melts away. Cinnamon and cloves are very dominant in the aroma, but also orange rind and tart yeast. The flavour is full on clove with cinnamon coming in at the end with orange rind, banana and earth/floral hops.
With the high alcohol content this beer is dangerously drinkable and may even lull you to sleep after a few bottles. Better make sure you have a Prince (or Princess) Charming to wake you up.
Mirror Mirror on the Wall…Dieu de Ciel's Blanche Neige beer,a Wit beer with Cinnamon and Cloves is quite delicious!
I had a sample of this beer at Bières du Monde last week and was really excited to dive into a whole bottle. It pours a hazy straw color and citrus aromas waft from the glass with a mixture of cinnamon and peppercorn.
I tasted the cinnamon right away along with flavours of banana bread, with the notes of clove only appearing after the beer warmed slightly. Just the right amount of sweetness balances the beer out nicely.
With an ABV of 8.3% it's a great beer to warm up with in the cold winter – instead of having to seek out shelter with 7 dwarfs.
Blanche Neige is available (whiles supplies last) at Bières Du Monde (181 Rue Principal Aylmer, QC and Bières du Monde department in the Outaouais Fruterie in Les Galeries de Hull) - lesbieresdumonde.com
Festibière d'hiver , Gatineau's winter beer festival has moved to a new location this year! Now inside the Canadian Museum of History (formerly Civilisation), it's much more accessible and is considered part of the National Capital Regions' Winterlude celebrations!!
Running Friday January 31st : 5 pm to 2 am and Saturday February 1st : 5 pm to 2 am it promises to be a good time! Along with beer (of course) the weekend program includes winter activities, live entertainment and gourmet appetizers to munch on! Not to mention the enormous bonfire to warm you up if you venture outside.
There is lots of parking on-site and on nearby streets, however if bussing is your thing, the STO is also offering a free bus ride to the museum if you show your Festibière ticket.
Tickets are $10 for the weekend and can be purchased either at one of the outlets below or online. Tickets for the beer and cheese pairings workshop (in french only) with Mario D'Eer are $15.
9 Aubry Street, Hull
238 Old Chelsea Road, Chelsea
960 St-Joseph Blvd., Hull
37 St-Joseph Blvd., Hull
55 Principale Street, Aylmer
Broue Ha Ha
867 Saint-René Blvd. W., Gatineau
Hope to see you there! I'll save a spot beside the bonfire!
Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting Rigor Mortis ABT from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel.
Happy New Year! Some of us beer geeks have chosen to take a small break from beer after doing so much holiday celebrating and others (me) have recommitted to their beer "hobby" (obsession?) by promising to start a cellar. If you fall into one of these categories than Rigor Mortis ABT might be for you.
This once a year brew inspired by Belgian Trappist monks pours a deep mahongany red with a quickly vanishing off white head. From the moment the cap is popped there are sweet smells of dates, raisins, prunes, candy sugar and caramelt malt.
The aroma only hints at how sweet this beer is. The dark fruit is very prominent with notes of both molasses and ginger spicing it up. There's a slight alcohol finish, but it isn't harsh or unpleasant, just a subtle reminder you're drinking a 10.5% brew. My only complaint is that this brew seems very light for a Quadrupel, I was expecting something with more body – a weight to it.
For those of us who are starting cellars, this is a great example of a beer that would age well. Try it now and then try it 6 months, taking note of how the flavours change and mature. For those Sober January folk, grab this beer as a special treat knowing that it's best to wait a while to truely enjoy.
Rigor Mortis from Dieu du Ciel is the kind of beer you want to relax with on a Saturday night.
Pouring an amber color with a thin tan-colored head, as soon as you pop this open, the sweet smells of caramel and fruits are present.
The caramel seems to overpower on the first sip, making it almost too sweet, but once it settles, you start to get those great flavours of dried fruits and spices along with just a hint of chocolate.
At 10.5% ABU it's a nice warming choice for this cold winter.
Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go head-to-head tasting Moralité, a collaboration between Quebec's Dieu du Ciel! and Vermont's The Alchemist.
If you're a hop head (like me) you're probably very familiar with John Kimmich, The Alchemist and one of the top ranked Imperial IPAs in the world, Heady Topper. So, when a well respected Quebec brewery like Dieu du Ciel! announces their bottling a collaboration brew with The Alchemist, a powerful 6.9% ABV India Pale Ale, it's kind of a big deal.
With our cold Ottawa weather blowing in this week I feel it's appropriate to warn you not to leave your case of Moralité, or any beer, in the car for an extended period of time. Doing so will create beer slushies and make for a disappointing evening waiting for your beer to defrost.
Pouring a glimmering golden orange (once it thawed) with a thin white soapy head, this beer is all hops. There are wonderful juicy citrus aromas of orange peel and lime,mild resin, pine and a subtle malt base. This hop punch continues as you drink it, lots of upfront bitterness with juicy flavours of mandarin orange attempting to calm it, but it's the pine and orange rind that lets it linger around a little longer.
This is simply a beautiful beer. From the flavours to the lively carbonation that makes the liquid sparkle in your glass. If you're a fan of hops, hoard this beer. If you're not, try at least one bottle, it's a world class IPA from Quebec.
Pouring a hazy gold with just a hint of head, Moralité by Dieu du Ciel and Alchemist is everything you'd expect from an American IPA. Aromas of citrusy hops match the only slightly bitter hop flavours with a sweetness to finish. A crisp and refreshing choice and very well balanced.
Isseko Nicho is a special collaboration between Dieu du Ciel and Shiga Kogen, a Japanese brewery located in Nagano, Japan. It's an Imperial Dark Saison, a unique combination of Imperial Stout and Belgian Saison that rings in at a hefty 9.5% ABV.
It pours a deep black with a lingering frothy mocha head that leaves some nice lace patterns on the glass as you sip. There are aromas of roasted malt, coffee, dried dark fruit, anise and some hoppy citrus – I guess when you merge two beer styles you get some complicated aromas.
The imperial stout side of this beer is more prominent in the taste with roasted malt coming in front and centre with hints of anise and clove coming in subtly in the middle and ending really bitter with some spiciness.
Dieu de Ciel's Isseki Nicho, is an Imperial Dark Saison that they brewed in collaboration with Shiga Kogen in Japan.
It pours the color of black ink, with a thick caramel coloured head, and a strong aroma of alcohol with a hint of floral from the hops.
This beer definitely delivers on its 9.5% ABV. At first the alcohol overpowered the rest of the flavours, but once it warms you get the toasted malt flavours which deliver a hint of coffee and anise.
It's definitely a "big beer", not something I could drink more than one of at a time, but will appeal to those who like the strong bitter styles.
Katy and Sasha are the contributors for Ottawa Beer Events! They
have distinctly different palates and in this segment they go
head-to-head tasting Solstice d'été (Framboise) by Brasserie Dieu du Ciel.
Sometimes I think I miss a lot of amazing beers by being unilingual and concentrating so much on the Ontario beer scene. This brew, Solstice d'été (Framboise) by Montreal brewer Dieu du Ciel, unfortunately confirms my suspicion and makes me want to learn French and maybe move to Montreal.
Brewed only twice a year, Dieu du Ciel adds fresh raspberries (not concentrate, not juice, not syrup) to the fermentation stage which produces a lovely ruby red colour that manages to shine through the brown bottle. The aroma is like a fresh basket of ripe raspberries – slightly sweet, but with a subtle tartness. The taste is pure summer. At the front there's a raspberry sweetness that's balanced by a sharp Berliner Weiss tartness. This is the perfect beer to celebrate summer and to celebrate raspberries!
What grabbed my attention when pouring this beer was, of course. the
colour. It pours bright red like a glass of cream soda. Based on the
aroma I anticipated a strong raspberry flavour. And that's just what I
If you can get past the tartness the raspberry really
shines through. There definitely wasn't a drop of raspberry juice
spared in the making of this beer.
I would drink this
again on a nice hot day if I'm looking for a refreshing fruit beer. The
tartness definitely makes it a slow sipping beverage however.
- Byward Beer Market: Winterlude Edition February 1, 2020 at 11:00 am – 4:30 pm
- Bier Markt Ottawa Winterlude Brewmaster Dinner February 1, 2020 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Bier Markt, 156 Sparks Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 5C1 We're excited to invite you to our Winterlude Brewmaster's Dinner! https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/bier-markt-ottawa-winterlude-brewmaster-dinner-tickets-85117417487?aff=eand
- Paint Day at Beau's Brewery February 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Beau's Brewery, 10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0 The Beau's Taproom presents: Paint Day, hosted by Create with Navy https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/paint-day-at-beaus-brewery-tickets-88851977657?aff=eand