Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Bowl


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2602) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to sleepydave ! Pours a vibrant cherry red with a finger of pink foam. Nose is seductively cherry, with some vinous complexity and juicy pie filling aromas. Palate follows with huge cherry presence and light grain backdrop. You could tell me this was straight black cherry juice and I probably wouldn’t detect any alcohol and believe you. Smooth elegant and delicious !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3111) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle @ THT December. Pours a clear deep purple beer with a very small, pinkish head on top. Aroma of cherries, red fruits, slight wood. Flavor is very tart, loads of fruits and cherries again. Slightly sticky, silky mouthfeel. Aftertaste is sour and long. Quite cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6629) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle shared at the DOS tasting thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours deep purple with a rich pink purple head. Aroma of big fresh blackberries, raspberry and tart red berries. Flavour is light to moderate acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5619) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle at the Dirty Old Sock Tasting, Den Haag, December 2014. Poured a clear red colour with some initial short-lived bubbles. The aroma is yeasty, cherry. The flavour is moderate sour with a smooth crisp refreshing, acid citrus palate. Moderate to light bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6376) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
33cl bottle sampled @ December THT No head. Beetroot coloured pour. Smooth sourness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Poured medium purple with a small off white head. Aroma of tart raspberries. Light body, flavour is lightly fruity and sour, lightly salty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a hazy purplish red with a resilient, creamy pink head. Aroma is cherry, sour, wheat. Flavor is fruits, cherry. Finish is tart, sour, some lemon. Lingering tartness. Light to medium body, average carbonation. Somewhat lacking in complexity, but so refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ ½ of 34.1cl ][ Tasting ][ Trade ][ Tulip ][ 11.25.14 ]
Dark ruby, puffy strawberry milk shake head. Medicinal oak-buttery nose, plenty of cherry sweetness. Heavy cherry pith and skin front palate, ultra dry across the gravel mid, tons of lactic acid softness in the thin, sticky body with light chardonnay oak butter in the lightly sweet cake-like finish. Very controlled, low sweetness, heavy but soft acidity, faintly watery. Tone down the oak and you’re nearing New Glarus fruit territory.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
12oz bottle from BD Camden during tap takeover. It pours a pale straw-orange color with a small white head. Aroma is acidic and citric, with notes of grains, hay, sour cherries and lemon juice. Taste is acidic with notes of lemon juice, sour cherries, hay, grass, custard. Finishes dry and acidic. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, really enjoyable and tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1664) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2014
Pour is dark ruby red, clear, with a small amount of dark pink head. Nose is incredibly strong cherry, very fleshy ripe cherry, and hint medicinal. Flavor is a bit more rounded cherry, light brett breaks up the cherry, no medicinal, cherry lingers through the finish. Medium to full body, well carbonated, very creamy feel.

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