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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: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
godofsky (264) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (2512) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (1742) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 The latest 2010, 6,5% abv version, was simply world-class. Even more so than previous vintages, which were also world-class. Am I making sense? This is world-class, period.

Delectable cherries and subtle wheat are involved in a lovely, soul-mate interplay with an oily lemon juice...Sweet and sour cherries take all the room to display their multi-faceted wonders...Like all of their berliners, this feels ultra-fresh, packed with the life of hundreds of sweet and tart fruit...Sourness is subdued compared to their vibrant Framboise, which is their best berliner weisse I think, but Dieu du Ciel is no doubt one of the best fruit brewers I have encountered...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2010 In short: A nice sharp cherry beer. Very refreshing and highly drinkable.
How: Tap at brewpub (summer 2008 batch)
The look: Clear light-red body topped by a short-lived pink head
In long: Nose is cherries (duh!) . This one has a pure natural freshly picked cherries aroma, not maraschino cherries. Taste is sharp, surprisingly very little cherry sourness, slightly acidic, dry, a little lemony, nice astringency. Very refreshing beer. As far as cherry beers go this one is probably the exact opposite of the New Glarus Belgian Red (the most well-known example of the style). On one end you have the Belgian Red from New Glarus Wisconsin with its filling and sweet maraschino cherries character and on the other end you’ve got the Solstice d’ Été aux Cerises from Montreal with its sharp refreshing astringency fresh cherry flavour. And in between the two you’ve got… well… Detroit.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (6585) - 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (2807) - 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (2968) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (3775) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2011
on tap at brewpub. pour is clear pink with a nice white head, retention, some lacing. nose is acidic red fruit, leafiness. taste is tart red fruit, light wheat and malts. fizzy, light body, quenching.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
On draft at the brew pub. Light reddish color with almost no white head. Pleasantly tart and smooth. Very refreshing!


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