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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!
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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.
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