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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: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
jcartamdg (3082) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2016
Pours a bright red with no head. Aroma of cherries and sour wheat. Taste is sour wheat, big cherry flavor, this is a sour cherry bomb. Absolutely amazing

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlackerMads (2855) - DENMARK - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle. Light hazy red with a medium sized good lacing pink head with ok duration and regeneration. Cherries, yoghurt and raspberries in the nose. Flavour is bright with lots of raspberries and cherries. Some darker berries, very mild yoghurt and lemon. Soft carbonation and filling mouthfeel with some sweetness and pleasant sourness to match, although it gets slightly yoghurt lactic in the finish. Long finish with berries. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Matwill (91) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
Bouteille de 341ml datant d’août 2015, donc vieillie 9 mois. Elle a su garder sa forme après tout ce temps, nous rappelant à l’odeur un bonbon surette. Liquide d’un rouge profond, avec une fine mousse rosée, elle n’égale pas sa sœur à la framboise, mais elle se démarque dans le marché des Berliner Weisse au Québec.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5033) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 22, 2016
Deep pink color. Big big cherries in the nose with modest tartness. Big tartness with big marachinno Cherry notes. Tart and refreshing. Excellent lingering cherry in the finish. Outstanding.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JBPortland (1488) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle thanks to oldp0rt! Pours beautiul bright vibrant red with a finger of fizzy pink foam. Nose is massive cherry, juicy berry fruit, soft acidity and light vinous notes. Taste is cherry bomb, juicy fruit, light pie spice, soft wet grain, medium-low acidity. Finishes with soft tartness, lingering cherry, balanced sweetness, some cereal grain. Heavenly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2350) - 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 (423) - 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 (3734) - 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 (10601) - 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 (1535) - 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.


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