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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTheRick (399) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
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.

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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
quelquechose19 (27) - - AUG 6, 2014
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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1807) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4775) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor (86) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3271) - 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 (2136) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8510) - 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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