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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle served in a duvel glass. A deep red with a pinkish white head. A wonderfully sweet cherry tart aroma. Medium bodied with a slick viscous mouthfeel. The taste is very tart and sour earthy cherries.  A really good tart cherry summer beer. Hmm how many times did I say tart cherry again? Anyways, I really enjoyed this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2034) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle 2014. Vibrant, clear ruby red with a dark rose creamy head that fades to pretty much nothing (initially one of the prettiest pours). A nice amount of fresh and pits of cherries. tart, acidic. Lots of cherry on the palate, low carbonation, mild yet strongly tart body, quite dry, complexity develops slightly on the palate as everything dries out. Quite refreshing and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2938) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle (341 ml). Dark reddish purple with a medium pink head and some lacing. Aroma is of cherries, light sweetness from the fruit and light tartness. Taste is dominated by cherry puree with a light sweetness presence, nice tartness and a refreshing acidity from the wheat. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Light lingering tartness in the finish. As good as the raspberry version. Fruit forward, but it complete the wheat acidity very well. Quite tasty and mightily drinkable. Lovely.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (158) - CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
There’s not much to this beer that isn’t in the description. It’s sour and tastes like cherries. The balance thereof is tilted more towards the sour end, but there’s just enough sweetness from the cherries to make this enjoyably tart, instead of painfully so, and the carbonation is deliciously fizzy/bubbly. My only qualm....I kind of feel like the notion of flavouring sour malts with sweet fruit inadvertently paved the way for crappy wine coolers and Bacardi breezers, kind of like how the Immigrant Song accidentally paved the wave for Norwegian death metal, but I digress. In the end, this beer is delicious, made from real things, and it’s an interesting diversion from my usual beer habits. Definitely worth a try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1396) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a nice black cherry with a medium pink head that leaves some lacing. Said pink head dissipate quite readily into a small rim. Nose is of pure schaerbeek cherries and that’s about it. Still, mighty fine and meeting my expectations. Taste is lightly sweet amidst all the fruit acidity and feels like pure cherry juice, really. It isn’t over the top and really pleasing. Body is light to medium, carbonation soft. Overall this was almost on par with the raspberry version. My only thought is that the fruits completely obliterate the base berliner, can I get it straight please?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (933) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2014
Merveilleuse bière rubis, voilée, coiffée d’une mousse rosée. Le nez est presque surette tellement l’appréhension est forte. Les cerises ressortent aussi, évidemment. En bouche, l’acidité domine dès l’entrée. Puis elle nous enrobe la langue, comme ces petites cerises sauvages qui nous rendent les papilles toutes pâteuses. Puis la cerise se dévoile subtilement en finale (mais il faut le savoir; on m’aurait dit que c’était des canneberges que j’y aurais cru). Très bon, très rafraîchissant, très estival, très dur à trouver sur le marché ;)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jauneattend (72) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Couleur rouge foncé avec une belle mousse rose. Arôme de fruits qui explosent...ça sent le surette mais ne l’est pas. En bouche, acidité du fruit, notes de cerises, l’entrée en bouche goûte la Kriek, beau petit pétillant. Acidité, amertume, maltage exemplaire. Acidulé et fruitée. C’est un produit qui peut se conserver, fait vite vos reserves.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1887) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle 341ml. Pours pink/red with low-medium dark pink head (diminishing). Aroma is of cherries, fruits, sugar. Taste is of cherries, sourness, acidity, red fruits, tart, grapes. Palate: Light-medium body. Medium carbonation. Good balance. Overall: Pretty good. More reasonnable than raspberries version (wich is a tad too sour for me). Cherries balance well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (921) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
341 ml bottle from the brewery thx dad A: cherry app: dark pink close to red with pink head t/p: thin to med body with lightly acidic finish. velvety texture. o: nice. the texture is quite interesting. well done again DDC.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (443) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
341ml bottle. Clear deep red with a foamy bright pink head. Flavors are wheat, tart cherries and lemon juice with sweet notes. Moderate acidity. Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.


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