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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: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1106) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Bright pinkish red, big cherry aroma like fresh cherry nice. Tart sourness with rich juicy cherries, could drink this all day. Great

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatbarbu (41) - sherbrooke, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Bouteille 7 mois dage. Dans le verre elle est rouge vif comme un vin et elle est trouble. Seulement une petite dentelle qui reste forme le col de mousse. Sa sent les cerises cest le cas de le dire ! Wow un vrai bouquet de cerises mures et bien fraiches, tout sa adouci par le malt qui crée un bel equilibre.en.bouche leffervescence se reveille un peu et accompagne le.coté bien surette de la biere. Que cest rafraichissant! Le brasseur ne sen cache pas cest totalemnt dominé par les cerises et le coté sur, et on en demanderais pas plus! Le profil de flaveurs est simple mais tres satisfaisant car on a des flaveurs authentiques et de haute qualité. Sa rapporte car cette biere est une reussote sur toute la ligne.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (3430) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Thank you Tommy for sharing. July,2014 batch.

A - This color is out of this world. Just huge cherry.

S - The nose is all cherry. Just loads and loads of cherry. Very fruity aroma, just a light tartness.

T - Taste is also a cherry bomb. Really incredible, sour cherry, melon, wheat base that leaves a lingering pilsener / kolsch mouthfeel. taste is incredible. I prefer the sharp sour of Framboise but this is a very close 2nd.

M - Oily but filling mouthfeel with a solid mouthfeel

O - Great beer overall. Need more.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle, thanks Julien_Huxley! Ruby red color. 5.9%ABV. Cherry, cherry pits and marzipan in the aroma. Tart flavor with cherries, almonds and cherry pits. Not too sweet. Fruity, almost vinous. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChinoSkillzian (179) - The Hills, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to GT. Pours a candy cherry red with average head, quickly dissipating. The nose is dry cherry, light acid, pomegranate, berry seeds. Richer palate, with tart cranberry, red berry spritz, light cherry liqueur. Solid, long time want.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
[ Bottle ][ 341ml ][ MrChopin ][ Tasting ][ Tasting Snifter ][ 1.16.15 ]
>> Thank you Kevin for this treat! Solstice d’été cerise. Pours a deep, clear, inky purple with pink foam. Nose is rhubarb pie, rich cherry pie, clafoutis, huge depth of cranberry and blackberry. Taste is rich cherry, high tartness, light lasting acid. Zippy, seedy, bright. No saltiness, soapiness, or slick milk dairy. No high citric enamel ripping acid either. Long acidic finish. Highly enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3657) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle, amber pour, white head, nose is cherry, taste is tart cherry, citrus, awesome brew, thanks GT2

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7013) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle - Sweet and tart cherry. Deep maroon and a thin white head. Very tart cherry notes, nice sweetness and a jammy cherry finish. Overall a lightly tart, but sweet beer that is exactly as described.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JStax (3537) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a large wine glass. Pours a ruby red with a pink head of foam that fizzles out quickly. The arom has tart cherries, dry red wine, some wood. The taste is mildly acidic with more of a dry red wine taste than anything else. Dry and fruity cherry finish. Medium body and medium to high carbonation. Exceptional beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mortlach (1132) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 31, 2014
On tap @EurHop (Rome). Amazing cherry color, quite clear, with a medium head. Aroma of red sour fruits, lemon, oak, some cereals, very nice. Flavour is light acidic, cherry, lemon, dry in the end and a bit mineral, some astringency. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. Refreshing.


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