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


on tap


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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (7458) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at Ryan’s June 2015 tasting courtesy of frank. Pours a deep bright pinkish red with no head. Mouthfeel is sour with notes of tart cherries, sour cherry pie with the crust and beautiful sour fruit. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (846) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Bright almost neon pink red pour with a thin pinkish head. Aroma is so much cherry. Taste is also cherry with some tartness mixed in as well, not overly sweet though, more of a wheat base.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle fra a trade, thanks maximet. Pour is deep red with a small off white head. Nose has tart cherries, funk and some cranberries. Nose is fairly acidic at first, lactic, tart cherries and cherry pits.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franckg (1179) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
Robe rouge foncée, beau col de mousse rosé qui disparait rapidement pour ne laisser qu’un cerne autour du verre. Arômes de cerises rouge bien mûres accompagné d’un sucre résiduel bien doux. En bouche, plus acidulé. Les saveurs de cerises sont juste bien dosées, pas trop sucrés et on ne tombe pas dans un style commercial qui ne goûte que le cool-aid. Le côté berliner weiss est plus dominant mais la touche de cerise en fait un liquide équilibré. La finale est plus surette avec des effluves de jeunes cerises. À boire encore et encore.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dresden (1459) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
Bright pinkish red, big cherry aroma like fresh cherry nice. Tart sourness with rich juicy cherries, could drink this all day. Great

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fatbarbu (44) - sherbrooke, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Bouteille 7 mois dage. Dans le verre elle est rouge vif comme un vin et elle est trouble. Seulement une petite dentelle qui reste forme le col de mousse. Sa sent les cerises cest le cas de le dire ! Wow un vrai bouquet de cerises mures et bien fraiches, tout sa adouci par le malt qui crée un bel equilibre.en.bouche leffervescence se reveille un peu et accompagne le.coté bien surette de la biere. Que cest rafraichissant! Le brasseur ne sen cache pas cest totalemnt dominé par les cerises et le coté sur, et on en demanderais pas plus! Le profil de flaveurs est simple mais tres satisfaisant car on a des flaveurs authentiques et de haute qualité. Sa rapporte car cette biere est une reussote sur toute la ligne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamChandler (4518) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Thank you Tommy for sharing. July,2014 batch.

A - This color is out of this world. Just huge cherry.

S - The nose is all cherry. Just loads and loads of cherry. Very fruity aroma, just a light tartness.

T - Taste is also a cherry bomb. Really incredible, sour cherry, melon, wheat base that leaves a lingering pilsener / kolsch mouthfeel. taste is incredible. I prefer the sharp sour of Framboise but this is a very close 2nd.

M - Oily but filling mouthfeel with a solid mouthfeel

O - Great beer overall. Need more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (12359) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle, thanks Julien_Huxley! Ruby red color. 5.9%ABV. Cherry, cherry pits and marzipan in the aroma. Tart flavor with cherries, almonds and cherry pits. Not too sweet. Fruity, almost vinous. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wutangfinancial (195) - CA to VA, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle thanks to GT. Pours a candy cherry red with average head, quickly dissipating. The nose is dry cherry, light acid, pomegranate, berry seeds. Richer palate, with tart cranberry, red berry spritz, light cherry liqueur. Solid, long time want.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.

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