DerWeg (1402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
DDC PUB. Foggy red color, very little head. Fine carbonation, sassy tart aroma. Taste immediate hit of dry and tart cherry flavor, really decent.
mgermani (972) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep clear red with practically no head. Lovely cherry aroma. Lightly sour taste with light sour cherry flavour. Thin highly carbonate body. Really well-balanced and tasty!
MJGG (858) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Verre de 12 oz, à la brasserie de Montréal. Arômes de blé cru et de cerises sûres. Robe rosée et légèrement trouble, petite mousse et effervescence assez faible. Relativement mince en bouche, les céréales sont bien développées (blé cru). On retrouve de belles notes fruitées de cerises, sans que celles-ci prennent le dessus sur les céréales. Finale lactique bien sûre. Rafraîchissant !
Lubiere (8335) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Renamed RIP Greg, in honor of Greg Noonan, recently deceased brewer at the Vermont Brewing Co. A pinkish red wheat ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a pleasant sour cherry, with light cherry Certs notes and butterscotch. In mouth, a nice light and refreshing ale, a bit of epsom salts, a perfect sumer quaffer. On tap at brewpub Oct. 31 2009.
JulienHuxley (1749) - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ DDC. My Big winner of what turned out to be quite a night at DDC brewpub. Bright red pour with a head that fades into a pink-white ring. The aroma is so sour, filled with sweet candy-like cherry smells. Lactic-dry taste that makes your tongue curl under all the cherries. Fizzy carbonation on the palate contributes to the overall dry sensation the beer leaves in the mouth. I was getting flashbacks of 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek while drinking this. Truly an awesome beer great to see a quebec brewery make such a good sour product.
Fred82 (1997) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at DDC. Pours deep red with a medium creamy head. Really nice looking brew !! Nose is wheat, lactic, tart and cherryish. Taste is cherry and light tart. Quite lactic but not too much. Very dry and very tasty. Carbonation is small bubbles, quite fizzy. Hints of grain in the taste. Grainy finish. Very refreshing, awesome beer. I’m truly grateful to be able to taste this style here in Montreal ! To me this one was better than the framboise. Can’t wait for next summer !!!
bedainedebiere (499) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Barely drinkable very sour alchoolic fruit-punch-like that I couldn’t finish. I will not destroy since it’s just a question of tastebuds. I still wonder how that guy sitting at an other table could drink an entire pint of that unsweetened barely hopped reddish brew without having an entire package of Rolaids...
Lanchester (176) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at Dieu du Ciel. Impressive appearance; pours a hazy crimson color with a thin and frothy pinkish head. Smells sharp, almost like a cold slice of cherry or rhubarb pie. Taste is immediately quite astringent on the tongue, hints of cherry and rhubarb with prominent acidic tones. Finishes very dry, almost puckering, but is nevertheless quite refreshing. Really seems to get the salivary glands going after each sip. A unique beer and not bad at all.
Agaguk (122) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rose red apperance with a thick redish head and very nice lacing. Aroma: Cherries, rasberries and bubblelicious gum. Flavor: acid, sour, rhubarb and cherries. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, thick sour finish.
Glouglouburp (5613) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 In short: A nice sharp cherry beer. Very refreshing and highly drinkable.
How: Tap at brewpub (summer 2008 batch)
The look: Clear light-red body topped by a short-lived pink head
In long: Nose is cherries (duh!) . This one has a pure natural freshly picked cherries aroma, not maraschino cherries. Taste is sharp, surprisingly very little cherry sourness, slightly acidic, dry, a little lemony, nice astringency. Very refreshing beer. As far as cherry beers go this one is probably the exact opposite of the New Glarus Belgian Red (the most well-known example of the style). On one end you have the Belgian Red from New Glarus Wisconsin with its filling and sweet maraschino cherries character and on the other end you’ve got the Solstice d’ Été aux Cerises from Montreal with its sharp refreshing astringency fresh cherry flavour. And in between the two you’ve got… well… Detroit.