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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: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2662) - 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 (2013) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3138) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3105) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3254) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2011
Draft @ Blind Tiger. Ruby pour with tan lacing head. Light cherry tartness, herbal and spice tones, and wheat aroma. Flavor is of tart cherries, lacto, a bit of wheat and spice. Different.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2010
Draft. Pours a reddish amber body with a hint of pink lacing. Cherry notes, sour wheat tones, a bit of cherry pit and skins. A bit tart with a hint of lactic acid. A spicy herbal tones, lavender, pepper, and a bit herbal. NIce.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2010
On tap at the Blind Tiger. Pours a beautiful ruby grapefruit juice color with a big soft pink head. Faint sour cherries and wheat on the nose. Cherry, a bit tart but not super acidic. Lovely, very different from most sours, gentle and subtle, very delicate. Tangy cherry on the finish, light tart wheat and a lingering tang.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Tap at BT. Pours a nice bright ruby red with almsot a bright violet tinge on the edge- thinning head dissipates. Aroma is sharp fresh sour cherries, light phenolic kick, slight sour wheat note- with lacto, fairly clean overall- restrained, some light funky hints, tar, cherry pit, light prickly feel on the smell as well. Flavor is fresh sour cherry- restrained with some slight phenolic plasticy kick, light grass, moslty juicy cherry, but lacto influenced- sour wheat hints, tart cherry pie, some flower hints- hibiscus, waxy lotus. Good nice bracing sour tartness in the end- gets mostly lactic acid- perhaps some tartaric, but Im glad there was no aceto no matter how hard I tried to find it. Good stuff- not a berliner weisse, not a lambic, kinda unique actually. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Tap at the Blind Tiger. Lovely tartness wheat; the cherry prominent yet controlled, very herbal and ripe. Body is wonderful, puckering, rich, very herbal and pure and delicious. Almost salty, in a way, just an awesome complexity in this one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a cherry red. Nose is peppery and spicy. Fairly sour with an edgy backbone. Tart, dry and refreshing.


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