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: 363   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willisread (3244) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - MAY 20, 2017
Tap at Gambrinus. Pours a deep red with a small rose colored head that dissipates quickly. Dark vinegar, black vinegar and deep raspberry notes. Clean and tart with some faint oak and lemon peel alongside gooseberry.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ContemplateBeer (2083) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 22, 2017
Danish pint from a 12 oz. bottle; from Old Town. Aroma: Rich, slightly earthy, sweet and tart raspberry with tartness coming out considerably. Appearance: Unfiltered raspberry pinkish red with a bubbly off-pink head that settles into a very thin ring. Flavor: More sweet/lightly earthy raspberry initially; less sweet and more tart as this develops; the finish has lingering tartness but is otherwise fairly dry. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Very good stuff; the base beer is not missed so much due to the quality of the fruit expression here.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (3259) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 20, 2017
Bottle from beer4u, são paulo, brazil. Rose red color. Thin white head. Medium sourness, light sweetness. Medium body. Dry finish. Aroma and flavour is roses, raspberries, cherries, sugar gum, herby, barnyard..

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzurro (177) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Je m’attendais a un gout plus fruite. le parfum y est, mais pas la saveur. Tristement, pas pour moi.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Colchaude (14) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2017
341ml bottled 11/05/2016. After ten months the raspberry flavor turned into a candy-like taste. Still very nice. Supported by the usual sourness, it was worth it to let it sit for a while.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3662) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2017
Refrigerated 11.5 oz. brown bottle poured into a glass. Beautiful opaque red with small pink head. Aroma is nice tart raspberry, medium body, lower carbonation, and little title lacing. Taste is lemon, tart raspberry, and slightly dry finish. Very nice easy drinking fruited Berliner.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
onceblind (9154) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2017
Clear raspberry Rodney hue with a fading pink fuzzy head. Brisk sour Raspberry fleshy aroma with a light lemony acidity and more tart raspberries errwhere. Crisp tart Raspberry flavor that’s at once juicy and tartly dry with a lovely acidic sour undertone tempered by some juicy razzy brightness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5394) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2017
11.5 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/6/2016. Pours fairly murky deep ruby red light pink/purple color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light pink head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of huge tart/sour/tangy raspberry, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, wheat, and cracker; with light lacto funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with awesome complexity and balance of raspberries, fruity/acidic yeast, and light-moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tart/sour/tangy raspberry, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, wheat, and cracker; with light lacto funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast earthiness. Moderate fruity/lactic sourness and tannic fruit tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour/tangy raspberry, lemon, lime, green apple, red grape, wheat, and cracker; with light lacto funk, red wine vinegar, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/acidic yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; with a nice malt/tart/sourness balance; lightly puckering, but not astringent. Moderate dryness from acidity/tannin, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, acidic/tannic, fairly crisp, and lightly grainy/creamy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.9%. Overall this is an outstanding fruited Berliner weisse! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of raspberries, fruity/acidic yeast, and light-moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and pretty refreshing too drink; even with the fairly strong acidity/sourness. Flavors were not as strong on the raspberries as the aromas led me to believe, but still had a nice amount of fruit presence. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1821) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2017
Deep dark red pour with a dark pink head that fades down to a ring. Nice lacing. Aroma is berry, earth, and damp wood. Taste is strong tart raspberry, earthy, tannic and lightly acidic. Very dry finish. Aftertaste leaves some sweeter jammy notes. Light body. Very good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1520) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2017 (341ml bottle from phyllomedusa) Pours a lightly hazed pale fuchsia colour with a small off white ring of stable bubbles and spotty lace. Aroma of seriously juicy fresh raspberry flesh with just a little jam, very intense, hints of other tart berries (red currant?), sweet backing notes, kind of candied, subtle lactic tartness, maybe a little wheat. Flavour is fairly deep raspberry flesh (a touch like blackcaps) and seeds, rather tart but very dry and mineral, rose hips, dried flowers and stems, light grain, a little lemony lacto. Finish retains persistent dryness and light berries, but also a moderate lactic note that lasts for a full minute after swallowing. Body is light to medium with a soft but effervescent carbonation. The nose on this is bonkers for the depth of raspberry that few similar beers equal, while the flavour is quite different but still rather unique for style. Cool stuff.


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