Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Bowl


on tap

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2014
Ruby red body with a thin off white head and spotty lacing. Assertive sour cheries, light earth, raspberry-like candy finish. Light bodied with smooth carbonation, bright acidity with slight puckering, semi-dry throughout, super clean finish. A bit one-dimensional, but thoroughly tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiammanghilla (902) - Genova, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
Spina @ Eurhop 2014. Rossa con schiuma evanescente Appena acidula, ciliegia dominante. Non convince del tutto dopo una vagonata d’acidi di Cantillon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (994) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 5, 2014
At Eurhop festival in Rome-Italy. Pours clear fluorescent red-rose with a small white head. Nose of macerated cherries, cellar. Grain in the mouth, dry and with a predominant cherries feel. Cool. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SarkyNorthener (3333) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle shared with Richthevillan. Beet root coloured beer with pink medium head. Aroma of cherry drops. Taste is cherry drops, a touch of sourness and sherbet. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle picked up at BrewDog Clapham. It pours crazy bright red with a medium pink head. The nose is earthy, barnyard, mild sweetness, cherry, berry skin and candy cane. The taste is crisp, tart, dry, juicy cherry, sherbet, almond, marzipan undertones and light mouth-pucker with a dry finish. Light-medium body and moderate carbonation. Simple, tart and easy-going. Super drinkable stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Tasting at Matt’s; 5.9% ABV
Bright blood and ruby color with pinkish color. Very nice aroma, lively, some cherry, but the mild acidity creates a berry impression. Dry, tart, light cherry flavor, but weak; light final astringency.
Simpler than expected; very nice aroma, but lacking in flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (15306) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Paul. Pours clear, bright pink with a frothy red head. Lovely aroma with pitty cherries, grape skin, hints of wood. Light sweet flavor with tart, quenching cherries, moderate acidity, some grass, salt. Light bodied with average, sprtzy carbonation. Refreshing finish with more tart cherries, mild tannins, slight bitter grass. Lovely stuff. Supremely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (5199) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog Birmingham; vimto purple pour with a thin pink head, tart cherry aroma, taste has light sourness, drying, sour cherries, wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1077) - - SEP 20, 2014
Bright red pour with a pink head. Aroma of cherries, tart lemon, wheat. Actually well balanced, with the sweet berry flavours complimenting rather than overpowering the lemon tartness of the Berliner. Not overly acidic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (5357) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle: Poured a deep red color Berliner with a bright pink foamy head with good retention and some light traces of lacing. Aroma of intense cherry notes with light tart notes clearly noticeable. Taste is a perfect balance between some intense cherry notes with almost no residual sugar and tart notes with almost no acidity detectable. Body is full for style with perfect carbonation. So good and I should have bought a ton more of these.

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