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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: 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.


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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
Hazy pink-red with a thin head and good retention. Aroma is sour cherries, funky notes and chemical notes. Flavor is sour, acidic, cherries, sugar and wheat.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
on tap at the brewpub. pours a deep red with a foamy pinkish head. aroma is dominated by sour cherries and wheat. the taste is where this beer blew me away. it is sour, very sour. the cherry really comes out. very dry and refreshing. lots of carbonation. this is an unbelievable beer. it is my favourite of the solstice d’été, very unique.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2010
Draught, 5.8% at the brewpub. Subtle cherry sauce aroma. Hazy deep red colour. Very small white head. The flavour is nicely citric, does not taste much of fruit, but is balanced well by it. Dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DerWeg (1494) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2010
DDC PUB. Foggy red color, very little head. Fine carbonation, sassy tart aroma. Taste immediate hit of dry and tart cherry flavor, really decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
Pours a deep clear red with practically no head. Lovely cherry aroma. Lightly sour taste with light sour cherry flavour. Thin highly carbonate body. Really well-balanced and tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
Verre de 12 oz, à la brasserie de Montréal. Arômes de blé cru et de cerises sûres. Robe rosée et légèrement trouble, petite mousse et effervescence assez faible. Relativement mince en bouche, les céréales sont bien développées (blé cru). On retrouve de belles notes fruitées de cerises, sans que celles-ci prennent le dessus sur les céréales. Finale lactique bien sûre. Rafraîchissant !

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2009
Renamed RIP Greg, in honor of Greg Noonan, recently deceased brewer at the Vermont Brewing Co. A pinkish red wheat ale with a thin white head. In aroma, a pleasant sour cherry, with light cherry Certs notes and butterscotch. In mouth, a nice light and refreshing ale, a bit of epsom salts, a perfect sumer quaffer. On tap at brewpub Oct. 31 2009.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3050) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2009
Tap @ DDC. My Big winner of what turned out to be quite a night at DDC brewpub. Bright red pour with a head that fades into a pink-white ring. The aroma is so sour, filled with sweet candy-like cherry smells. Lactic-dry taste that makes your tongue curl under all the cherries. Fizzy carbonation on the palate contributes to the overall dry sensation the beer leaves in the mouth. I was getting flashbacks of 3 Fonteinen Oude Kriek while drinking this. Truly an awesome beer great to see a quebec brewery make such a good sour product.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2009
On tap at DDC. Pours deep red with a medium creamy head. Really nice looking brew !! Nose is wheat, lactic, tart and cherryish. Taste is cherry and light tart. Quite lactic but not too much. Very dry and very tasty. Carbonation is small bubbles, quite fizzy. Hints of grain in the taste. Grainy finish. Very refreshing, awesome beer. I’m truly grateful to be able to taste this style here in Montreal ! To me this one was better than the framboise. Can’t wait for next summer !!!


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