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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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Beer Ratings: 9,092
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
29 Laurier Ouest
phone: (514) 490-9555
Opening hours 3pm - 3am. To get there by subway, take the orange line to the Laurier station, take the Laurier street exit, and walk towards the west, you should cross both St-Denis and St-Laurent streets before reaching the pub. Parking in the area can be tricky, lookout for permit zones which can be confusing.
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5
Atmosphere was okay, reminded me of a dutch brown cafe. Minimal seating. The brews me and my girlfriend sampled were fairly good. Mine was the Rigor Mortis, a Duvel style ale. Decent but nothing extroadinary. My girlfriend sampled the Paienne and absolutely loved it, it being a typical blonde/pale ale. The service was pretty bad overall. All the servers seemed to be in horrable moods. They all looked depressed and mopey. The selection was average but it changes all the time. Had eight beers on tap most of which were british in style. I can't comment on food, I don't think they even had any. Overall, not bad, would give it a second chance.
05-13-2004 01:48:09 |
More by Ardon
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3
Atmosphere: Decent location, off the beaten path, so the place is populated mostly by locals and beer freaks like myself. Nice typical brewpub atmosphere, you can see their whole installation trough plate glass windows, angelic-type paintings on the ceiling, pictures of trappist breweries on the wall, beer bottles from all over the world over the bar. It's a 10 minute walk from the closest metro (subway), which is fine and dandy in the summer but a total drag in winter (so 8 months out of 12), so minus 0.5 points. Another -0.5 for the fact that the place is usually packed between 8 and 12, and the place tends to get smoky. When that happens I tend to head on over to le Sergent Recruteur or Reservoir a few blocks south on St-Laurent. But get there in the afternoon and the place is yours.
Service gets -1 point when the place is packed and the waiters/waiteresses tend to be overwhelmed, but the staff is friendly and know their brews. Don't be afraid to order in english, even though 90% and more of the patrons are Québecois, besides "Stout" in french is "Stout" ("une Stout", not the usual "le Stout" you Yanks tend to overuse).
Food gets an average 3. They don't have much choice, quick bar snacks like natchos and they used to have big pretzels but I don't think they have those anymore. Don't go there to eat, at Dieu du ciel Beer comes first.
Selection and Quality get perfect scores. Where in Montreal (or just about anywhere in north america) can you get a cocoa and vanilla flavoured stout, a spicy pepered Beer, a abbey style dubbel, etc. all in the same place? They change their linup regurlarly so you always find something new to try or old favorites that come back. And for quality, believe me this place delivers big time.
Bonus info: When they celebrated their 5 year anniversary, they threw a awesome party, with bottle and cask-conditioned brews that were over the top, and their special "Quintessance" was truely one of the best I ever had the chance to enjoy. Orval-like in complexity and over 10% ABV to boot. They also served a free buffet and hotdogs. Not just any old hotdogs, but artisan-made BBQ cooked sausages in french crusty bread with home-made mustards, sauces and sauerkraut. Honestly, I would have easily paid 20$ for a meal like that, and it didn't cost me a dime. And this wasn't an invitation-only affair, I just waltzed in with a few pals and it was help yourself. Needless to say, I tipped extremely well that day, and I still do every time I drop by for a few pints. I never left this place unsatisfied (or sober) and neither will you.
05-06-2004 01:54:56 |
More by Goldorak
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3
The Dieu du Ciel is a cool place, its that simple. The atmosphere is comfortable, there are lots of tables and chairs, the bar itself is pretty small. Its not a huge place, but when I was there it was not overly crowded. The quality of the beers brewed in house was incredible. I sampled four beers while I was there, all different styles, and they were all great. The service is good, I speak absolutely no French, but the waitress did not mind, as some have at other places. As for selection, there was a list of 10 beers that they currently had on tap written on a chalk-board, of these 10, they actually had 8. They do sometimes have cask offerings and aged bottles for sale, but not the night that I visited. Overall, a nice variety. The food menu was limited, but thats not a problem with me, I like to eat at restaurants and drink at bars. I did have an order of nachos that was decent, nothing spectacular but certainly edible. All in all, a great place, that I will definitely visit again on my subsequent trips to Montreal.
03-22-2004 07:22:37 |
More by bigjohn
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $
Wow! I can not believe that in all my trips to Montreal over the years, I had never found this place. For shame! I wish I'd been going here all these years. The best brewpub I've ever been to hands down. The beer is out of this world. Every style is master crafted on site. The pub itself is nice and homey. A nice place to sit back and enjoy some of the quality brews. Service was good. The staff was quite helpful actually. One this of note is they do not take credit cards. This was bad for us since we didn't have much Canadian cash on us for either visit. Stay away from the food by the way. Only people who couldn't see it being made ordeered the nachos. A wonderful place in Montreal!!! Laurier metro stop.
01-05-2004 03:48:56 |
More by scottum
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4
Very popular Montreal brew-pub and in my opinion, the most interesting. Brewmaster JF Gravel brews a tremendous amount of different styles. While at the moment there are only 20 of those on the site's database, he has brewed over his 5 years of operation at least 50 different beers. He ventures just as much in belgian, german or belgian styles and succeeds in pretty much any of them. Montreal is an excellent stout city and this guy does it best. He is not scared at experimenting, trying cask applications to some of his big stouts and barleywines. Top notch craftmanship.
Try to arrive early (it opens at 3pm) as the smoke can get annoying pretty soon as the place gets full as soon as ~7-8pm even on weekdays.
Usually around 10 beers on tap and 1 on cask + the possibility to buy aged bottles.
12-10-2003 16:13:01 |
More by Rastacouere
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
what a badass brewpub. it's located north of downtown in a somewhat quiet neighborhood. brew kettles are right in front windows.
they had a VERY wide selection of beers on the menu when i visited: alt, kolsch, pale ale, belgian tripel, etc. etc.
the rigor mortis (tripel) was incredible. maybe the greatest brewpub beer i've ever had. i also had a pale ale spiced with "herbes d'ecosse" (scottish herb), which i think had a rosemary-like taste. very original.
anyway, the service was decent. it's a very compact space and the atmosphere was pretty good. loud but not overly raucous.
if in montreal -- go to dieu du ciel. it's a can't miss brewpub.
10-14-2003 19:39:07 |
More by vitesse
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5
A nice little brew pub far from all of the downtown mayhem in Montreal.
The place is small and very dim. Tables are crammed in so that they can fit as many people as possible. To the right, the brewing equipment is visible through panes of glass and beyond that, is the busy little bar.
At Dieu Du Ciel the music isn't loud and people aren't eating much. It is obvious that the main attraction here is the beer. Word is that the brewmasters like to keep a rotating beer menu based on approx 40 different recipes that they enjoy brewing. Tonight (June 7/03) the main attraction is Peche Mortel (Imperial Stout Au Cafe) and Mondix (the 10th anniversary beer of the Montreal Mondial De Biere).
The service was not always the most swift but i guess i can forgive the poor waitress considering this place is overflowing with people looking to get their hands on a good beer.
My experince at Dieu Du Ciel was great. The beer is fabulous and the atmosphere was pleasant. This is a must stop for any beer lover who visits Montreal!
06-09-2003 21:03:00 |
More by Popsinc
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
The best brew pub I have ever been to, hands down. Dieu Du Ciel (which roughly translates to Oh My God! in English) is an excellent looking establishment with a beautiful clientele. It is a very french-speaking bar with only 1 nice waitress who seemed to understand my broken French and English. The service was great and I managed to try all 8 of their current beers in one session. The highlights were the Ressurection porter on cask and regular draught, and both Rigor Mortis beers (blonde and dubbel). The other 5 beers were also great and included a nice Irish cream ale, a blonde beer, an amber hemp ale, a rousse ale and a delicous stout! The selection was amazing as they had all of their great beers on tap. DO NOT MISS THIS PLACE ON YOUR VISIT TO MONTREAL, PQ!!!
04-30-2003 13:25:06 |
More by francisweizen
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
This was another great find in Montreal. We went to this after running around all day. It was a bit dark inside but the layout and wood actually gave me that British pub feeling.
Had a choice of about 10 beers. I chose the cask ESB. Remember the British pub feeling? This ESB made me think Camra goodness. A very good cask. David chose the barleywine . This was one of the smoothest barleywines I have ever had. It may have listed as 9%, but the alcohol was not overwhelming at all, you could fool someone with this one I think. Both very good. David then had the house stout, I believe his quote was: if only Guiness could brew something like this. I had a half of, I believe, a red ale: very good, full of flavor, not overwhelming.
01-14-2003 18:53:54 |
More by PatandDavid
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