Dieu du ciel! - Microbrewery

Beers in bottle

6e Soir (6e Soir)
Imperial Pilsener - 8.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


This beer was specially brewed for Dieu du Ciel’s sixth anniversary. It reflects the tendency of American brewers to push all beer styles to the extremes. This lager is therefore quite strong in alcohol and it has a sharp but delicate bitterness, like all pilsners. The beer is full-bodied and well balanced thanks to the delicate sweet flavours that come through.

6e soir is brewed only once a year, and is sold in August until stocks last.

The 6e Soir was born in our Montreal brewpub in August 2004

Aphrodisiaque (Aphrodite)
Cocoa and vanilla stout - 6.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Black ale with aromas and flavours of vanilla, dark chocolate, bourbon and roasted malt. The vanilla and cocoa marry nicely, without out-competing each other, to produce a surprisingly well balanced beer. This beer is mildly hoppy, but the cocoa introduces a touch of bitterness. Its colour may be intimidating, but it is a very smooth beer within reach of most beer drinkers. This highly appreciated dessert beer is brewed with organic fair-trade cocoa and first rate vanilla beans.

The Aphrodisiaque was born in our Montreal brewpub in May 2003

Élixir céleste (Celestial elixir)
Bohemian lager - 5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Golden coloured lager with a head as white as snow. This beer has complex malt and hop flower aromas. It is full-bodied and the aftertaste is smooth and malty with a touch of sulphur. The noble hops used in this beer bring about a sharp but delicate bitterness.

Elixir Céleste is brewed only once a year, and is sold in July until stocks last.

The Élixir céleste was born in our Montreal brewpub in November 2000

Chaman (Chaman)
Imperial Pale Ale - 9% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Chaman is a dry-hopped strong beer with strong amber hues and dominating hop flavours and tastes. It is however well balanced through the presence of a combination of malts, and alcohol is present is not overwhelming. Thus, it is a very complex and bitter beer, but always well balanced.

Chaman is brewed only once a year, and is sold in May until stocks last.

The Chaman was born in our Montreal brewpub in October 2002

Charbonnière (Coalwoman)
Rauchbier (smoked ale) - 5.4% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Brewed in the tradition of the smoked ales of Bamberg (Germany), this amber ale has delicate malty and smoky aromas. It is full-bodied, malty and slightly sweet to the taste, and the smoky flavour is fully expressed with every draught. An original and distinctive beer, La Charbonnière is a house specialty. It is very much appreciated by beer enthusiasts who happily discover a type of beer that is rarely available on the market.

The Charbonnière was born in our Montreal brewpub in April 1999

Herbe à détourne (Herbe à détourne)
Belgian-style Tripel with Citra Hops - 10.2% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


This beer was brewed in the Belgian Tripel style... with much exageration! An enormous amount of Citra hops was used, giving to the beer a powerful bitterness and obvious hops aromas. This beer had been fermented with our Abbey-style Belgian yeast, but at low temperature in order to limit the production of fruity and spicy esters. Aromas of mango, cantaloupe melon and passion fruit exhale all along the tasting, and match without complex with the strong alcohol content and hops.

According to the legend, the Herbe à détourne is a plant that makes you loose your way if you step on it. This beer finds its roots in the tradition of the Belgian Tripel style, but was designed in the New World way. Citra Hops is used without restraint, giving the beer an intense bitterness. Aromas of mango, cantaloupe melon and passion fruit exhale all along the tasting, and match without complex with the strong alcohol content and hops.

Herbe à détourne is brewed only once a year, and is sold in April until stocks last.

The Herbe à détourne was born in our Montreal brewpub in may 2010

Corne du diable (Horn of the Devil)
American India Pale Ale - 6.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Corne du diable (French for "Horn of the devil") is a contemporary interpretation of the classic English India Pale Ale. This new style, born on the west coast of North America, is characterized by stronger and hoppier beers. The result is a red ale expressing caramel flavours coming from the malt, sharp bitterness and powerful hop aromas, thanks to dry hopping

The Corne du diable was born in our Montreal brewpub in January 2004

ISSEKI NICHO (ISSEKI NICHO)
Imperial Dark Saison - 9.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


This very unique beer was born in 2009 from a special collaboration between Dieu du ciel! and Shiga Kougen, a brewery from Nagano, Japan. Black in color, it is an hybrid between an Imperial Stout and a Belgian Saison. It presents predominant bitterness and roasted malt flavours, balanced by strong alcohol content. The finale is dry, complex and spicy, a typical signature given by Saison yeasts.

The ISSEKI NICHO was born in our Montreal brewpub in June 2009

Dernière Volonté (Last will)
Blond Abbey-style beer "Bottle conditioned" - 7% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Dernière volonté (French for "Last Will") is a mix of Belgian and English brewing traditions. Complex flavours of hop flowers and spicy, fruity esters from our belgian yeast are perfectly balanced with the robust flavours and aromas of malt. The finish is commandeered by an assertive aroma from dry-hopping.

The Dernière Volonté was born in our Montreal brewpub in April 2004

Péché Mortel (Mortal Sin)
Imperial coffee stout "Bottle conditioned" - 9.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Péché Mortel (French for "Mortal Sin") is an intensely black and dense beer with very pronounced roasted flavours. Fair trade coffee is infused during the brewing process, intensifying the bitterness of the beer and giving it a powerful coffee taste. Péché mortel is brewed to be savored; we invite you to drink it in moderation.

This stout style, high in alcohol and bitterness in order to favour preservation, was historically brewed to support the long and arduous voyage necessary to export the beer from England to Russia. The word Imperial comes from the fact that the beer was specially brewed for the Russian tsar’s court.

The Péché Mortel was born in our Montreal brewpub in October 2001

Paienne (Pagan)
Blond ale - 5.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Paienne is a top-fermenting June straw blond coloured beer. It presents aromas of malt, fruits and hops. Its well-balanced flavours are dominated by malty and fresh cereals tastes, completed by a delicate bitterness. All of this makes the Paienne an inviting and thirst-quenching beer offering at the same time satisfying tastes and a generous body.


The Paienne was born in our Montreal brewpub in August 1998

Blanche du Paradis (Paradise white)
Wit (belgian wheat beer) - 5.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Blanche du Paradis is a Belgian-style Wit brewed with coriander seeds and Curaçao orange peels, the spices traditionnally found in this classic style. Unfiltered and containing almost as much raw wheat as malted barley, it presents a veil of yeast and proteins giving this style its "Blanche" name. Round and light at the same time, it exhales fresh baked bread aromas, and reveals spices and citrus flavours, accompanied by subtle notes of acidity coming from the wheat.

The Blanche du Paradis was born in our Montreal brewpub in May 1999

Pénombre (Pénombre)
Black IPA - 6.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Created by Greg Noonan, the Black IPA style is an interpretation of an India Pale Ale with a bit of Porter added to the mix. The use of roasted malts sets it apart from its illustrious ancestor, resulting in a dark-tinted ale. It presents the sharp, dominant bitterness of an IPA complemented by bold, roasted tones.

The Pénombre was born in our Montreal brewpub in april 2008

Rosée d'hibiscus (Pinkish Hibiscus)
Hibiscus flower Wit "Bottle conditioned" - 5.9% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Rosée d’Hibiscus is a soft spoken wheat beer. The rose colour comes from the hibiscus flowers added during the brewing process. The aromas and flavour of this tropical flower are very prominent in the beer, giving it a slight acidity and a very agreeable fragrance. It is the perfect thirst quencher on a hot summer day.

The Rosée d'hibiscus was born in our Montreal brewpub in May 2006

Rigor Mortis ABT (Rigor Mortis ABT)
Quadrupel - 10.5% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Strong brown ale inspired by the beer brewed by Belgian Trappist monks. Very little bitterness, this beer has intense malty and sweet flavours, mixed with the taste of chocolate and caramel. It presents complex red fruit and spice flavours due to the type of yeast that is used during the brewing process. This beer is at its best only after it has aged for six months. The Rigor Mortis are complex beers designed and brewed with patience and care in the tradition of the great Belgian Abbey beers.

Rigor Mortis Abt is brewed only once a year, and is sold in January until stocks last.

The Rigor Mortis ABT was born in our Montreal brewpub in August 2001

Blanche Neige (Snow white)
Cinnamon and clove wit beer - 8.3% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Brewed only once a year to keep you warm during the cold winter months, Blanche Neige (French for "Snow white") isn’t your typical wit beer. Firstly, the level of alochol is surprising and is perceived rapidly both in the bouquet and in the mouth. Cinnamon and clove dominate and come through immediately, giving very little room for the usual wit beer aromatics (coriander and curaçao). The flavours are generously well-rounded thanks no doubt to residual sugars.

Blanche Neige is brewed only once a year, and is sold in February until stocks last.

The Blanche Neige was born in our Montreal brewpub in January 2001

Route des épices (Spice route)
Peppercorn rye beer - 5.3% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl. oz.)


Routes des épices (French for "Spice Route") is a rye beer brewed with both black and green peppercorns. Initially, the beer reveals flavours of fresh grain and malt, which give it notes of chocolate, caramel, and fruit. The pepper flavour and aroma is fully revealed in the finish, which leaves a pleasant, spicy, tingling sensation on the tongue.

The Route des épices was born in our Montreal brewpub in May 2002

Equinoxe du printemps (Spring equinox)
Maple scotch ale - 9.1% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


Équinoxe du Printemps (French for "spring equinox") is the quintessential marriage of two great traditions: beer brewing in Scotland, and maple syrup production in Quebec. At the first draught, the mouth is overcome by woody, malty flavours, sustained by a discrete touch of sweetness. The aftertaste brings about the flavours of maple, which are sufficiently present to be appreciated, but never overwhelming the typical flavours of a Scotch Ale.

Equinoxe du printemps is brewed only once a year in January. It is aged for two months in order to attain a perfect balance in taste. Then, it is sold starting March 21st, until stocks last.

The Equinoxe du printemps was born in our Montreal brewpub in February 1999

Solstice d'été (Summer solstice)
Sour wheat beer with raspberries - 5.9% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


German inspired sour wheat beer. The obvious and domineering acidity of this beer is obtained by letting the unboiled wort go sour for several days. The Solstice d’Été is made complete by the addition, during the fermentation process, of a phenomenal quantity of whole fruit (raspberries in this case). The result is a very refreshing beer where both acidity and fruity flavours dominate wholeheartedly.

Solstice d'été is brewed only once a year, and is sold in June until stocks last.

The Solstice d'été was born in our Montreal brewpub in June 1999

Grande noirceur (The Grande Noirceur (Great Darkness))
Imperial stout - 9% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


The Grande Noirceur (Great Darkness) is an intense and dense black beer with strong roasted flavours. Its imposing bitterness is balanced by the presence of malted, caramel notes. The high alcohol content is well integrated and discreet, well suited to this beer’s complex nature.

This stout style, high in alcohol and bitterness in order to favour preservation, was originally brewed to support the long and arduous voyage necessary to export the beer from England to Russia. The word Imperial comes from the fact that the beer was specially brewed for the Russian tsar’s court.
The name of this beer refers to the Prime minister Duplessis political era (1945-1960) when the Quebec government was under the strong influence of the church and willingly kept the inhabitants into ignorance and away from progress.

The Grande noirceur was born in our Montreal brewpub in March 2004

Rescousse (To the rescue)
Altbier (/ German-style red ale) - 5.3% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


La Rescousse (To The Rescue) is a noble Altbier that celebrates life in all its diversity. Malty up front with accents of toasted bread, the well-balanced hops provide a tongue-tingling finish and give this copper ale with mahogany highlights its freshness, complexity and unique character. Dieu du Ciel! Brewers will donate 11 cents for every bottle sold to Fondation de la faune du Québec, in support of efforts to save endangered species such as the wolverine, the copper redhorse, and the western chorus frog. "Liberté, égalité, biodiversité !" Leave indifference behind and make a difference: www.rescousse.org

The Rescousse was born in our Montreal brewpub in December 2010

Solstice d'hiver (Winter solstice)
Barley Wine - 9% alc./vol.
341 ml (11.5 fl.oz.)


This noble winter beer is brown in colour with flaming red highlights. Its taste is delicately sweet and liquor-like with a hint of burnt caramel coming from the malt and a prolonged boiling time. It is a very bitter beer with aromas of hops and alcohol, and flavours reminiscent of red fruit brought by the English-type yeast we use to ferment it. The aftertaste is accentuated by the wonderful flavour of hops. Solstice d’Hiver is brewed only once a year, and is then aged for 4 to 5 months before being sold. This aging process is necessary to achieve an ideal equilibrium between the sharp bitterness and the other flavours in the beer.

Solstice d'hiver is brewed only once a year, at the end of the summer. It is then aged for a few months in order to attain a perfect balance in taste. Then, it is sold starting mid-December of each year, until stocks last.

The Solstice d'hiver was born in our Montreal brewpub in December 1998

Beer types

ALES

These are beers that are produced using “top fermenting” yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), meaning that the fermentation temperature is anywhere between 16 and 24°C. These are the temperatures at which the yeast is active. This type of fermentation produces fruity by-products (called esters) that are mostly responsible for the characteristic flavours found in ales. Ales can be of all colours (from blond to black) and have varying degrees of taste depending on the type of malt and hops that is used in its production. Ales have a wide variety of tastes and flavours due to the wide ranging yeast strains, all having distinctive fermentation profiles.

CASK CONDITIONED ALE (REAL ALE)

These are beers that are served in the traditional English way. The beer is refermented (or conditioned) in a cask (called a firkin) and it is then served directly from this cask without nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Because it is not pressurized artificially, it must be served using a pump. Refermentation only produces a slight amount of pressure or gas inside the cask, therefore, according to a more modern definition, real ales are considered to be “flat”. Traditionally, the beer was served at cellar temperature (anywhere between 10 to 15°C). At Dieu du Ciel!, it is served at 10°C. Usually, real ales are dry hopped, which means that flake-like hops are added at the same time that the beer is added to the firkin. The beer then ferments anew for about 10 days in the presence of the hops, and then it is served. This is why real ales are generally quite hoppy.

LAGERS

These are beers that are produced using “bottom fermenting” yeast (Saccharomyces uvarum (or S. carlsbergensis)) meaning that the fermentation temperature is anywhere between 8 and 13°C. This colder fermentation reduces or eliminates the production of esters or other by-products, giving a beer with more subtle flavours, but that is very refreshing. Lagers can be of all colours (from blond to black) and have varying degrees of taste depending on the type of malt that is used in its production. However, the flavours found in lagers are quite uniform compared to ales, since the few yeast strains available for making lagers have very similar genetic make-ups. Lagers are a recent beer style and their commercial production only started in the 1800’s, when refrigeration was possible.