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Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Été aux Cerises

Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Été aux Cerises
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Abv varies from 5% to 6.5%.

German inspired sour wheat beer (based on our Été Indien). 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 or cherries) which compensate for the sourness of the beer. The result is a very refreshing beer where both acidity and fruity flavours dominate wholeheartedly.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1200) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Rouge! Mosse rose qui tient en place un certain temps avant de se résorber en un mince voile. Des traces imprègnent le verre à certains endroits. Il y a en effet des arômes de cerises. C’est aussi fruité par autre chose, mais par quoi?! Peut-être du citron. C’est floral,mais très faiblement. C’est aussi légèrement herbacé. Bref, ça sent pas fort...On goûte la bonne bière acidulée, avec des saveurs plutôt citronnées. Le concentré de cerises, du moins, ça y ressemble, est bien présent. Ça engourdit un peu la bouche. C’est suret et ce, agréablement. Embouteillée 07-14 Lot 01 (1197-190814)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2923) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Blood red, very little head. Strong sour cherry aroma. Taste - sour cherry, lively body, tons of acidity. Very sweet - a tad too much for my liking. Tart. Quenching. Lots to like here, I just wish the =intense cherry sweetness was dialed down a bit. Thanks for the bottle Colin!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5801) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
sample at Festbiere in Quebec City, beautiful looking red/pink pour, tart cherries, somewhat acidic but more fruity than mose berliners. either way a delicious beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (396) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
(On tap at the DDC tap takeover @ barVolo, Aug 23 2014) Pours a gamay noir colour with a small dark pink head and no lace, gorgeous. Aroma is of a yogurt with sweet cherries. Flavour sour and lactic cherry at first, then sweet cherry pie filling appears in the middle before fading back to the acidic side. Moderately sour. No grain, lingering cherry on the finish. Moderate mouthfeel, light tingling carb. Maybe this isn’t the most complex beer but the fruit flavour is nicely concentrated and the sour Berliner character perfectly balanced against it. Malts are surely there to provide the body but their character never overtakes the fruit and bugs. A wonderful beer to drink, wish there had not been so much to try as I’d love to relish a full glass on the patio.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (569) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Couleur rouge légèrement foncé avec peu de mousse. Au nez on détecte le fruit rouge suri. En bouche c’est bien balancé la cerise ressort beaucoup avec beaucoup d’acidité. Moins surette que la Solstice d’été au Frambroise, on détecte aussi bien le gout du fruit parcontre. Très interessante aussi!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Tap at Bar Volo. Beautiful deep cherry red coloured pour with a neon pink coloured head. The nose is great - just loaded with tart cherry juice and a nice spiciness. There is a touch of cherry pit almond character and some nice fruity freshness. Really bright and thirst quenching with a soft tartness on the back. Fruity and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (6333) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle, pours a pinkish ruby red with a small pink head. Aroma brings out heaps of potent tart cherries, wheat, and a little funk – this is a cherry bomb. Flavour is quite potent on the fruit as well, with lightly tart cherries, wheat, and a very small touch of funk. Hugely cherry-dominated. Doesn’t strike me as a Berliner, but this is exquisite nonetheless. Excellent stuff, but I do prefer the framboise.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (296) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
Draught @ BarVolo Dieu du Ciel tap take-over. Looks and tastes like a nice dry cassis. Clear and refreshing, with pleasant sour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1978) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle served in a duvel glass. A deep red with a pinkish white head. A wonderfully sweet cherry tart aroma. Medium bodied with a slick viscous mouthfeel. The taste is very tart and sour earthy cherries.  A really good tart cherry summer beer. Hmm how many times did I say tart cherry again? Anyways, I really enjoyed this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (1999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle 2014. Vibrant, clear ruby red with a dark rose creamy head that fades to pretty much nothing (initially one of the prettiest pours). A nice amount of fresh and pits of cherries. tart, acidic. Lots of cherry on the palate, low carbonation, mild yet strongly tart body, quite dry, complexity develops slightly on the palate as everything dries out. Quite refreshing and tasty.


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