JStax (3379) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a large wine glass. Pours a ruby red with a pink head of foam that fizzles out quickly. The arom has tart cherries, dry red wine, some wood. The taste is mildly acidic with more of a dry red wine taste than anything else. Dry and fruity cherry finish. Medium body and medium to high carbonation. Exceptional beer.
RickTheRick (523) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rouge écarlate et légèrement voilée, une mousse toute aussi rouge, mais assez mince, se pose sur la robe éclatante. On dirait que je m’apprête à boire une liqueur Maxi aux fraises, comme dans mon jeune temps. Au nez, les cerises sont présentes, mais ne sont pas tant explosives; elles partagent la scène avec les céréales également. Très similaire à la version à la framboise en bouche, bien acide et surette et très rafraîchissante. Mis à part le goût de cerises, la seule différence avec la version framboise est que celle-ci est un peu plus mince. La finale est toute en céréales. Délicieuse.
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
quelquechose19 (27) - - AUG 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
WOW, c’est vraiment délicieux. Moins surette que la Soltice d’été aux
framboises, goût intense de cerises. Un autre chef d’oeuvre de Dieu du ciel.
77ships (4687) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
THANKS to tom10101 for this beauty! 341 ml. bottle at home. Pours this incredible dark, almost tad purple deep wine / cherry red, gorgeous with a sadly quickly gone very dark pink head. Reminds me a bit of Mikkeller SpontanCherryFrederiksdal visually. Just beautiful. Nose is gorgeous, deep yoghurt culture, light sour with huge amount of cherries, lots of juice. Taste unfortunately comes across a bit muted compared to the smell, lots of juice but mixed in with fair amount of cherry pits, leaves and a mineral / stone – like feeling to it all, yoghurt culture is faint here, tad dry. Body is all juice, dries out just like fruit skins. Heavy fruit profile almost begs comparison to a lambiek but that is unfair since it doesn’t have the same depth; This is very straightforward, very drinkable as well. I could have wished for more but seeing as I have been less than enamoured with my resent brushes with the styles I can only applaud this. This is what I wish Berliners in general would taste like. In the end despite my nitpicking this is a thing of beauty, tart superbly drinkable juice with all the right cultures and not the off-putting ones as some Berliners seem to have for me. Bottled on 07/2014.
cards04 (2058) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another great Berliner by DDC. Thanks Dominic. Pours a deep red with pinkish red head. This smells like a piece of cherry pie. Awesome. Very sour cherry flavors, cherry yogurt, lemon, raspberry. Tart cherry throughout. So good.
Boutip (4995) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
341ml bottle from William J. Walter.
Pour opaque red with a pink foam head and some light traces of lacing. Aroma of intense cherry with light tart notes.
Medium body, Sugary and light sure note.
Amazing autumn beer next to a fire pit and a thick blanket. It’s 10 celsius at night in october around here.
Travlr (14363) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
kermis (6040) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the DOS tasting thanks to JulienHuxley. Pours deep purple with a rich pink purple head. Aroma of big fresh blackberries, raspberry and tart red berries. Flavour is light to moderate acidic. Medium bodied with light carbonation.