Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Été aux Cerises
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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Bowl


on tap

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Aroma is potent sourness with potent cherry that is fresh. Slightly hazy red under a pinkish white ring. Clean lactic sourness with faintly sweet raspberry and very low to no bitterness. Very dry and high carbonation. Clean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2208) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
On tap at brewpub. Ruby colour. Slightly tart, with a nice backbone of subtle cherry flavour. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a bright cherry red. Aroma of table sugar and cherry pie. Flavor is sweet cherry pie complemented by tart cherry skins. More sweet than tart overall but very much cherry. Not a berliner weisse by any stretch, but that’s ratebeer. Dieu du Ciel doesn’t consider this one, and with god reason. Good in its own right.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (520) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
En fût à la brasserie. Rosé/rouge. 6.7%. Belle acidité. Très fruité. Cerise. Canneberge. Griotte mais aussi cerise du Québec. Terreuse. Blé. Malté. Florale. Levure Sauvage. Un peu plus sucré que ses cousine. Pas mauvaise mais je préfère nettement la framboise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2013
Dégustée en fût sur place sur Laurier. De couleur rosée et légèrement voilée. Nez de levures fruitée (cerises sucrées et cerises sûres), léger de blé sûr avec des notes de sucre bonbon (genre cerise marasquin). Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen-fort et une texture aux notes sirupeuses fruitées. Goût assez sûr (avec un caractère acide également) de fruits (cerises sûres avec un léger goût plus sucré de cerises mûres) avec des notes de levures lors de l’entrée en bouche qui devient progressivement plus sucré (léger de cerises marasquin) et le tout sur fond de blé sûr. Post-goût long-moyen et asséchant, composé d’un moyen goût de blé sûr avec une légère aigreur fruitée (cerises sûres). (2006)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auerbrau (3177) - 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.

   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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrFecesious (959) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5767) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (4369) - 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.

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