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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9272) - 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 (3834) - 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 (7555) - 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 (3663) - 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 (1242) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukaduke (2657) - 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 !

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3139) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (6844) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (5712) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6490) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
33cl bottle sampled @ December THT No head. Beetroot coloured pour. Smooth sourness.


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