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Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
Active Beers: 89
Beer Ratings: 9,118
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
29 Laurier Ouest
phone: (514) 490-9555
Opening hours 3pm - 3am. To get there by subway, take the orange line to the Laurier station, take the Laurier street exit, and walk towards the west, you should cross both St-Denis and St-Laurent streets before reaching the pub. Parking in the area can be tricky, lookout for permit zones which can be confusing.
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vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
I don't think it's just because my expectations were high, but I had a bad experience with Dieu Du Ciel.
Several of us beer geeks in Montreal for the 2007 Jazz Festival, made it to DDC before opening time (3:00pm), eager for Peche du Mortel (a bottle-aged version had popped up on their web site's menu just days before) and everything else they had brewed up.
Well, they had run out of Peche Mortel the night before. Disappointing, but there were still 6-7 other beers on tap. Mostly Belgian styles (Blonde, Wit, Dubbel, Trippel), a few English (Amber), also something called a "West Coast IPA" (with no discernible resemblance to one).
We tried them all, and found them all wanting. I won't go into detail, because if you're a beer geek visiting Montreal you're going to visit DDC regardless. But nothing held a candle to the beautiful selection at L'Amère à Boire, and was even a notch below Benelux. The beers were not even remotely on the level of an Alchemist (an hour south of the border in Vermont).
Service was iffy (perhaps also because our group spoke English). Two bartenders, not exactly unpleasant, but certainly not attentive and unwilling to discuss the beers. Atmosphere is perfectly pleasant, especially if you get there on an uncrowded afternoon. But it's a bit of a hike from the Metro station, and the neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable. Not the kind of place where it's easy to catch a cab afterward.
I'm still eager to try their rumored world-beating stout, but I won't be heading back to DDC unless it's on offer.
07-30-2007 04:42:43 |
More by Talisker
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: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
I have to admit I'm somewhat disappointed after reading all of the positive reviews. I think my experience may have been hurt by what beers were on tap; listed on this site are a DIPA, an Imperial Stout, and of course the Peche Mortel. None of those were available; there were only 6, and mostly uninteresting.
Atmosphere was really smoky and dark. Service was prompt, but as soon as our food was out, he announced how much we owed so far and took payment, which suggested to me that he wanted us to finish the drinks on the table and clear out.
I was able to try each beer available: blonde, fumisterie, nocturne, etoile, gaelique, rigor mortis. Nocturne was good, Rigor Mortis was very good, others were average. I'll give it another try if I'm back in Montreal to see if I can try some of the other brews, but if I see the same ones on the board, I'll move on.
03-13-2006 02:54:49 |
More by Prufrock
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
I read about this place being a pretty good brewpub on this site. We went there by subway and after a 10 minute walk we suddenly were in front of the Dieu Du Ciel.
When we stepped in, we saw a variety of people, ranging from 'alternative' people to average Joe's. They were all drinking the Dieu's beers. After 5 minutes looking at the chalkboard, we choose the St Louis Saison and the Paienne APA. Excellent brewed beers with nothing to comment on. After that I choose the Route des Epices, a beer with black ground pepper. A real treat if you like black pepper, which I do. This one was their most creative beer, but all beers looked appealling. The beerlist was a mix of English and Belgian beer styles, from bitters to trappist beers.
The guy who helped us spoke English which is very nice in a French city, where we found out that they rather not speak any English. The service was not extremely polite, but this must be French.
The atmosphere was the only thing that was not very appealing; it looked like they had thrown in all tables and chairs and got some lamps at a local flea market. I reminds me of a real French bar, where there is ussually too much light and not enough decoration. Lucky for them there were not much windows in the building, so the light wasn't very bright. We were there in the afternoon and it is probably better when it is dark. The bar however, was pretty nice with all the tap points.
08-26-2006 13:11:26 |
More by Absumaster
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Lots of beer on tap. I had the Chaman, an American double IPA. very good beer, but not too hoppy. My friend had the Fortunella, an IPA. It was very good as well. Great atmosphere, service was OK. Looking forward to the terrace being open during the summer.
05-12-2013 01:00:13 |
More by olivianjeremie
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
First review since living in Montreal for 8yrs.Drank there many nights before I ever heard of beeradvocate.
Tonight I went because a friend of mine was raving about the Aphrodisiac(vanilla,cocao)stout for years.I saw it on the menu for the first time through their website and I had to go.
Snowy winter night in Montreal.Perfect night for beer drinking.
A friend from work bailed out on me at the last minute.That was not going to stop me tonight.Sat at the bar by my lonesome.The place really filled up within an hour.
I started with the Mea Culpa.A cross between an Irish Cream Ale and an IPA.Awesome!!!Creamy and tasty all the way to the bottom of my pint glass.Smelled great.Nitrous heaven!Suprise of the night.
Followed that with the legendary Aphrodisiac.Meh!Maybe I was expecting too much.Very good.But,not what I was expecting.Great beer.Great head.Thought I would taste more vanilla and cocao.Ended up being just a very good roasted stout.
Finished the night with the Winter Solstace.Their Barleywine.
The perfect end to my wintery session.Served in a tulip.Barleywine is my favorite style.Smelled insane and tasted even better.More English than American in style.Really,really good!
This place just seems to get better with age.Just like a good barleywine.Smiling servers.Loud happy local crowd enjoying great local beer.
Anyone visiting Montreal should hit this place.Top notch!
02-23-2008 03:04:13 |
More by xpatriate
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | $$$$
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel…..in Montreal.
Stopped here midway through a Montreal vacation. Hard to find location far from the Laurier subway stop tucked into a corner.
There is a small, wonderful, outdoor deck pavilion with around 12-14 small tables, inside it looks like a small rock bar and arena (a theme in Quebec) with jammed together wooden furniture, chalk boards with the beers and a medium bar in the back right. Vibe was casual outside, more beer-geeky inside.
We did not have any food, it seemed like they had a limited selection of bites, but it was mostly about the beer. Fine by me.
Bartender service was alright, took awhile to get his attention while he carried on a conversation but once I got him he was fast and helpful. Funny observations on using Credit Cards.
We were here around 3:30 before the rush. By 5 this place is packed to the gills. You’ve been warned.
So the beer, the reason you are here. They had eleven selections on tap. I tried a Kolsch, an IPA, a Blonde, and a Vanilla-Cocoa Stout. All were great, but the Cocoa Stout stands out as truly exceptional. The beer is the star here, rightfully so.
Very expensive here, but that's Montreal.
Overall, come early, but well worth your trip.
06-11-2011 15:21:05 |
More by TheDeuce
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
After reading all the favorable reviews, I figured I had to check this place out during my recent trip to Montreal. It is located just off St. Laurent on Larient next to a cool looking fire station.
Anyway, the place is pretty small, lots of wooden tables everywhere with a small bar at one side of the room. The place was crowded, good atmosphere with music in the background.
The beer list on the chalk board was pretty extensive, some belgian styles, an IPA, and some different stouts. I would have liked to try them all, but after ordering the saison, I was hooked, it was fantastic.
Service was ok, pretty standard for a busy night.
The food selection was not great, mainly appetizers. I split the cheese plate, which was pretty good.
Bottom line, this is a must in a visit for Montreal.
08-15-2006 16:42:08 |
More by andrewmartin
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Dropped by on a beautiful September Sunday afternoon. place was about a third full. Quaint looking pub. Clearly noted blackboards list what's available on draft. Sadly no peche mortel. Waitress was very helpful and provided prompt service. It was a cash only day as their credit/debit machines were down, but pirces were reasonable enough that it wasn't an issue. Given the relatively long list of beers on tap, I was pleased to find out they would provide half pints. Was there with non beer geeks, so couldn't stay too long, but was still able to try four beers. Would definitely go back next time in Montreal.
10-14-2007 19:51:42 |
More by oakbluff
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited this past weekend. The place was packed on sunday night. Young crowd, decent decor with lots of bottles lining the walls and a nice view of the tanks by the bar. Definitely a popular spot with a huge reputation.
I wasn't really sold after trying the Blanche and the Rigor-Mortis, but...
After seeing many a patron order the coffee-porter i had to try one
I'm serious. This beer alone makes the trip to this bar worth it.
It's rare that a brewpub carries a real nitrogen stout on tap and this one is pure velvet. Strong but smooth coffee flavor, a rich mouthfeel and a slightly sweet coffee aftertaste make this one a must try.
07-06-2010 04:43:25 |
More by sketchpunx
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