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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
30th September 2014
Craft Clerkenwell. Bottle tasting. Thanks to Paul for this one. Almost clear pink tinted red beer, small but bright pink head. Palate is light, mildly crisp and semi dry. Nice cherry, not too sour and just a little tart, Whisper of marzipan. Trace of tangy lemon. Light crisp finish. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15360) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiP (13799) - Sřnderborg, 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (13443) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle courtesy of MrChopin, a huge thank you!! I was looking forward to this one most of all in this tasting. Beautiful bright ruby red color, off pink edge head. Nice full aroma of funky cherries, lemons, pineapple. Taste is softly sour cherries. very tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11890) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10482) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear ruby with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cherry, lactic acid and wheat malt. Flavor is lactic cherries, light malt and a dry finish. Light body and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Bropey, CBC Clerko, 30/09/14. Cherry red with a decent crimson covering. Nose is cherry drops, puff of smoke, straw, red berry sherbets. Taste comprises light acidic notes, tanfy cherry skins, more cherry drop sweetness, spice, light woody rinse. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, tangy cherry wash in the close. Decent ’Linner.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
On tap at Bar Volo DDC tap takeover, this is the cherry version. The cherry comes through like cherry kriek. Its acidic, it gives off a big cherry (natural and artificial) aroma.Whatever wheat is in the secondary. A little lemon tartness as well. Very good and unique, but only drinkable in modest amounts at a time.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
Tap at Bar Volo. Beautiful deep cherry red coloured pour with a neon pink coloured head. The nose is great - just loaded with tart cherry juice and a nice spiciness. There is a touch of cherry pit almond character and some nice fruity freshness. Really bright and thirst quenching with a soft tartness on the back. Fruity and delicious.


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