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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: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3164) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 24, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Citric, wheat, and cherry acid aroma. There’s a smidge of Berliner Weisse left behind, and I don’t care, because some ass kicking cherry alcohol flavors remain. Bright fresh pie cherries played against that wonderful lactic acid base. Good cherry flavors like this come in so few beers, so I’m so pleased and happy to enjoy it in a base style like this. The acids never too strong, the cherry somewhat balanced against the wheat, really flavorful and beautifully drinkable beer.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
On draft at the brew pub. Light reddish color with almost no white head. Pleasantly tart and smooth. Very refreshing!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (942) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 17, 2012
On tap at DDC. gently hazed amber. White frothy cap reducing to a solid, thin coating. Aroma of barn funk, earth, tart cherries. Taste is tart cherries, earth, medium-high carbonation. Dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
[3993-20110924] Tap. Strong fresh cherry pie filling. Hazy, pink orange body with a quick foamy light pink head. Cherry paste flavour is tart and thick and cloying. Medium-full body. Very cherry, very very cherry. (8+/3/6/3/14) 3.4
(DDC Tap Takeover @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4259) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
on tap at brewpub. pour is clear pink with a nice white head, retention, some lacing. nose is acidic red fruit, leafiness. taste is tart red fruit, light wheat and malts. fizzy, light body, quenching.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
On tap at Bar Volo DDC tap takeover, this is the cherry version. The cherry comes through like cherry kriek. Its acidic, it gives off a big cherry (natural and artificial) aroma.Whatever wheat is in the secondary. A little lemon tartness as well. Very good and unique, but only drinkable in modest amounts at a time.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 24, 2011
On tap @ Volo. Appearance: Cloudy pink with a small white head. Aroma: sour, cherry, mild fruit, yeast and lactose. Flavour: Slightly bitter with a fruity cherry finish, a little banana and a slight yeasty finish. Okay ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1998) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Très fruité en arôme, sûr. Couleur rose vif avec une tête rose délavé. Au goût les cerises se dévoilent bien, j’y retrouve également les framboises pas encore mûres. Extrêmement sûr de la langue jusqu’au fond du palais avec un fini très sec.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3131) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2011
Un verre sur place. Version à 6,0%. Belle bière rouge avec une bonne couche de mousse rosée. Le nez est parfait avec des arômes et effluves acide, une touche sulfurique et un peu de funk. L’acidité de fruit fermenté est très agréable. En bouche cette bière se révèle comme étant un parfait thirst quencher, une bière d’été sans égal. L’acidité fait saliver. Une bière rafraichissante. 8/10

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3090) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
(Un verre sur place) Le liquide a une robe rosée légèrement embrouillée. La tête mousseuse est belle et solide. Une dentelle décore le verre. Le nez est sans surprise : il est fait de cerises aigres-douces et de blé suret. Les saveurs sont agréables, fraîches gentilles, astringentes et asséchantes de fruits et de blé. En bouche, le corps est moyen avec un bon apport de bulles et une texture légère. La finale est surette, moyennement intense et assez longue.


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