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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: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1951) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2016
Deep pink with a good white head. Aroma is cherry, strawberry, candy. Light-medium bodied, sweet on the palate with a subtle underlying tartness. Taste is cherry pie, cherry candy, fresh cherries. Yum

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (295) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
A wonderfully refreshing sour wheat beer with cherries. A big fruity punch from the fresh cherries and the high carbonation. A solid sour presence blends well with the fruit and a touch of acidity. Very clean finish. Not cloying at all thanks to a solid tartness. The liquidy body suits the style. Does Dieu du Ciel make a bad beer?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3500) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Sample, 4-ounce, draught, during the Bières et saveurs, savoured on September 5 2015; eye: pinkish with an orangey hue, hazy, ring of white head, light lacing; nose: fruity, acidity, light caramel, light malt; mouth: fruity, acidity, light caramel, light malt, sourness from small berries, finale in cherry with presence of acidity, medium body, average carbonation, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Échantillon, 4 onces, en fût, durant le Bières et saveurs, savourée le 5 septembre 2015; œil : rosâtre avec une teinte orangée, voilée, anneau de mousse blanc, légère dentelle; nez : fruité, acidité, léger caramel, léger malt; bouche : fruité, acidité, léger caramel, aigreur de petits fruits, finale en cerise avec présence d’acidité, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10426) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours hazy and deeply red with a small, fleeting, pink head. I can only assume this smells like citric and lactic acids, grains and cherries, because I have a sinus infection. I can’t smell anything today and it’s frustrating. Medium to full-bodied with tickling carbonation. The flavor is tart and fruity – so very nice. Tons of tart cherries and tannic cherry skins in both the flavor and the crisp, fruity finish. Another world-class beer brewed up by Jean-François Gravel! Best brewpub on the planet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
I don’t rate berliners usually this high but man this one is exceptional. Poured a pinkish hue with ample head at the Shelton Fest in St. Pete. Aroma is BIG cherries and raspberries with a slight saltiness brine, tart wild yeasts, and acidity. The taste was delicious. Big fruit up front and center and then it transitions into the more tart and carbded finish. Fruit all the way (my two favs.) Moderate carb and tarness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2283) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
Pours a bright pinkish red with a thick, syrupy body and a pink white head a few fingers thick. The aroma is tart, fruity and acetic note underlying. Less tart tasting than the framboise. A light sweetness up front with a pinch of floral note, fresh, tart cherries and a finish of moderate sourness. A very easy sipping brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (931) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 16, 2015
Bottle. Appearance is light pink with minimal white head. Aroma is barnyard funk, tart fruit, and light sourness. Taste is sea salt, cherries and light sourness/acid. Crisp dry finish, watery mouthfeel. Very refreshing, I like the rasberry version better but this is still really good!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4317) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2015
Clear bright red colour, white head. Aroma of cherry, butter, buttermilk, hint of lemon. Sour flavour, cherries, cherry pips. Finish butter and cherry.
(from bottle @ THT: Hey Julien is back and Dean’s floor is moist tasting. Thanks for sharing, JulienHuxley!)

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (4107) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle at THT tasting. Pink pour, no head. Aroma of butter, cherries and quite fruity. Flavor is quite sour, fruity and a bit thin. Refreshing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (11827) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle @ Hey Julien is back and Dean’s floor is moist tasting. Clear red pink color, small off-white head. Smell and taste sour red fruit, cherries, brett-ish. Dry finish. Quite nice.


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