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Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Été aux Framboises

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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This beer is an adaptation of a wheat beer brewed in Berlin known as a Berliner weiss. This is a cloudy blond coloured beer lightly tinted by the fruits which are steeped in it: either strawberry, raspberry or blueberry depending on the time of year. It is a highly acidic beer due to the lactic fermentation which takes place. Its aromas are acid, tart, and fruity.A light tasting beer, its acidity is quickly felt on each side of the tongue before leaving all the room for the wonderful fruity taste. 5.9% ABV on bottled version.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Bright pink with a light pink head. Aroma is raspberry jam, fresh raspberries. So much raspberry! Light bodied, sweet on the palate with a nice tartness. Taste is raspberries, lots of raspberries. So good.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AwaKe (72) - Laval, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Bouteille de 341ml du brassin de l’été 2015. Couleur rouge avec légère mousse couleur rose. Laisse une fine dentelle résiduelle après chaque gorgée. Arômes de framboises fraiches. On sent l’acidité monter au nez. Goût encore bcp de framboises, acidité très relevé. Effervescence élevé avec fin de bouche très sec. Subtil goût malté/pain. Pas de goût d’houblon. Très rafraîchissante!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (769) - CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
Appearance: cloudy red with a short, short-lived pink head, no lacing. (4/5) Aroma: huge tart raspberry, suggestions of sour cherry, wheat. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, minimal bitter, strong tart. (9/10) Palate: light body, moderate to low carbonation, short duration intensely tart finish. (4/5) Well, damn. I was NOT expecting this sensory assault. Right off the hop, cracking it open releases room-filling aromas of tart raspberry. And pouring it is a blood-red torrent, topped by a delicate and short-lived frothy pink head. But, the taste? Oh, my, the taste. Intensely sour, like little I’ve ever had before. If you appreciate sours at all, you need to try this. (18/20)

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
UncleCrust (4) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015 does not count
’Kay, I’d pay the price just for that amazing color -- cloudy, raspberry with a fine cotton candy head! Then there’s the nose. I just wanted to stay with that *fresh* fruity nose. But nothing prepares for the taste. The thin,biting Berliner Weisse tartness with the freshest raspberry flavour. Delightful.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
plaugher (255) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
12oz bottle, as part of a share. Pours a murky reddish-pink with a light pink head. Nose of full-on raspberry and fruit; light and crisp on the palate with a very forward raspberry tartness, slightly sour finish. Perfect for the balcony.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PtiBisc (8) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015 does not count
This pink/red rasberry beer kept its taste from the last two years. The smell stays the same, strong notes of fruits and sugar. Its sour taste makes it one of a kind. Drink it while you can! Cheers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2015
Draught @ Dieu Du Ciel, Montréal, QC
Pours murky purple with a pink head. Aroma has notes of malt, raspberry, lactic acid, tartness and berries. Taste is light sweet and medium sour with a long dry, sour and raspberry finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lello4ever (241) - ITALY - JUN 13, 2015
Una berliner Weisse dal sapore molto deciso di lampone, colore rosso rubino scuro, molto. Frizzante, non amo la tipologia ma un piccolo assaggio si può fare

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Speedy_Charly (134) - Plaisance, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2015
Bouteille de 341ml au Marché des Brasseurs. Couleur = framboise, mousse = framboise, arôme = framboise. goût = framboise... la bière on la cherche dans ce breuvage. C’est plus un punch à la framboise qu’une bière... c’est fruité, c’est surette, y’a un petit côté funky assez surprenant, mais c’est tout sauf une biere...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yourilevesque (309) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Ce commentaire se veut descriptif d’une boisson à la framboise, non pas d’une bière car mis à part l’alcool et l’effervescence, je peine à voir de la bière dans ce produit. Liquide rouge clair, translucide et éclatant de fraîcheur, la bière affiche une tête mousseuse mais très éphémère de couleur rose bonbon. Des effluves surettes de framboises et même citronnées montent au nez dans un élan d’enthousiasme estival! Inutile de mentionner qu’en bouche, c’est de la framboise mais non pas une framboise sucrée, sirupeuse ou artificielle, mais une framboise des champs jeune, fraîche et bien acidulée. La bière offre un pétillement énergique et croustillant. Chaque partie de la bouche est sollicitée; de la langue à l’intérieur des joues qui crispées tant c’est sûr et peu sucré. Une bele petite levure fait également son travail. Au niveau de l’amertume et/ou de la présence de malts, il ne faut pas s’attendre à grand chose. Je ne sens aucun houblon, mais avec beaucoup d’efforts, je ressens un peu d’un malt très léger qui n’apporte pas de réelles saveurs, mais une structure à ce liquide qui doit bien reposer sur quelque-chose! Attention lors de la dégustation de cette bière, il n’est que trop facile de la boire d’un trait!


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