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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
11.5 oz bottle courtesy of Raphael, served in a branded stem glass. Pours clear pinkish red with a small pink head that fades quickly to a few bubbles. The nose has big notes of cherry, tart fruit, berries, wheat, subtle hops and lactate. The flavour is moderately tart with big cherry notes, lactic acid, wheat and subtle hops. The finish is moderate in length, tart and fruity. On the palate it is light-medium in body with a watery texture and almost no carbonation. Overall a nice sour wheat ale with big cherry notes. 2014-09-14

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1843) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Another great Berliner by DDC. Thanks Dominic. Pours a deep red with pinkish red head. This smells like a piece of cherry pie. Awesome. Very sour cherry flavors, cherry yogurt, lemon, raspberry. Tart cherry throughout. So good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy10 (15) - - SEP 3, 2014
Dégustée au Festibière de Chambly. Couleur rouge vin. Arômes de cerises sûres et de blé. Même chose pour les saveurs. Moins Sûre que celle aux framboises. Très bon!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (118) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours bright red with thin but dense red head. Aroma of berliner yeast and cherries. Taste is very sour with cherries shining through. Sour aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (801) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur rouge sang foncé translucide, mousse rose foncée évanescente. Arôme de cerises aigrelettes, léger côté boisé, un peu terreux, le nez rappelle étrangement une Kriek. Goût de cerises, bonne acidité mais moins intense que la version aux framboises. confiture de cerises, framboises, touche de blé. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen-faible.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Rouge! Mosse rose qui tient en place un certain temps avant de se résorber en un mince voile. Des traces imprègnent le verre à certains endroits. Il y a en effet des arômes de cerises. C’est aussi fruité par autre chose, mais par quoi?! Peut-être du citron. C’est floral,mais très faiblement. C’est aussi légèrement herbacé. Bref, ça sent pas fort...On goûte la bonne bière acidulée, avec des saveurs plutôt citronnées. Le concentré de cerises, du moins, ça y ressemble, est bien présent. Ça engourdit un peu la bouche. C’est suret et ce, agréablement. Embouteillée 07-14 Lot 01 (1197-190814)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2950) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Blood red, very little head. Strong sour cherry aroma. Taste - sour cherry, lively body, tons of acidity. Very sweet - a tad too much for my liking. Tart. Quenching. Lots to like here, I just wish the =intense cherry sweetness was dialed down a bit. Thanks for the bottle Colin!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (6180) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 1, 2014
sample at Festbiere in Quebec City, beautiful looking red/pink pour, tart cherries, somewhat acidic but more fruity than mose berliners. either way a delicious beer

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (542) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
(On tap at the DDC tap takeover @ barVolo, Aug 23 2014) Pours a gamay noir colour with a small dark pink head and no lace, gorgeous. Aroma is of a yogurt with sweet cherries. Flavour sour and lactic cherry at first, then sweet cherry pie filling appears in the middle before fading back to the acidic side. Moderately sour. No grain, lingering cherry on the finish. Moderate mouthfeel, light tingling carb. Maybe this isn’t the most complex beer but the fruit flavour is nicely concentrated and the sour Berliner character perfectly balanced against it. Malts are surely there to provide the body but their character never overtakes the fruit and bugs. A wonderful beer to drink, wish there had not been so much to try as I’d love to relish a full glass on the patio.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (770) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Couleur rouge légèrement foncé avec peu de mousse. Au nez on détecte le fruit rouge suri. En bouche c’est bien balancé la cerise ressort beaucoup avec beaucoup d’acidité. Moins surette que la Solstice d’été au Frambroise, on détecte aussi bien le gout du fruit parcontre. Très interessante aussi!


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