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Brewed by Dieu du Ciel
Style: Berliner Weisse
Montreal, Canada
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RATINGS: 354   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at BarHop. Pink-red pour with a thin white head. Intensely tart and raspberry seed bitterness. Sour and tart but quite nice. Light bodied and acidic. Okay - but I’d actually prefer some more body in this. Very refreshing though.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1350) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alpha10 (692) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2017
2027/02/13 - Pours a hazy dark pink colour with a foamy, light pink head that quickly vanishes and leaves no lacing. Aroma is lots of fresh raspberries, cherries, blackberries, hay, a hint of yeast and light wheat notes. Taste is tart raspberries, cherries, lemon, bread and light hay. Mouthfeel is medium with sharp carbonation and fruity, tart, acidic finish. Crisp and fruity. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (1392) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle from The Beer Temple. To quote Joey Ramone ’I don’t like anything colored pink’ and this think is deep pink. Like raspberry soda pink. With a foamy pink head that disappeared quickly. Nose is chock full of berries (which masks pretty much everything else). Mouth is dry, light bodied, crisp, moderately tart, berries, hint of bread. Would be perfect if it was 98 degrees outside. However, it is about halfway there (49) in Chicago, in early February, so I can’t complain too much. This is my post-bottling beverage (just capped 2 cases of Irish Red, which I will be naming for my new nephew, who was born about 20 minutes ago to my kid brother and his wife).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laminarman (27) - - JAN 10, 2017
My first sour beer and first sour certainly brewed with raspberries. Pours with a thin, dissipating head a beautiful cherry color. Quite striking. I am not a fan of fruit infused beers so I find myself unexpectedly intrigued by this. Has a nose of tart red fruit and pucker if that’s possible, and an earthy going to musty fruit decaying type of nose I can’t quite place, but it reminds me of being beneath my grandfathers trellis with rotting grapes and raspberries as a child. Something else going on as well like cough drops or menthol. The palate is astringent, fresh and clean but acidic and bitter. Could see me drinking this on a summer day. This is NOT my style of beer, but I’m enjoying more than I thought I could.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3777) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Pours cloudy dark rose red color with no head, some sediment floats around. Very strong raspberry, hides all the wheat notes, some gooseberry bush and grapefruits follow. Flavor is also mostly tart raspberries, some grapefruits, mild rose hip and some faint blood orange. Tasty fruity palate, short dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (1204) - Calgary, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
Pinkish yellow hazy pour with small off white head. Aroma of citrus, raspberries, wheat, salt and yeast. Taste of tart citrus, sweet raspberries, acidic, wheat, salt, yeast and faint grain. Light bodied, tart up front, sweet in the middle, slightly salty finish. Great Berliner Weisse.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murran (596) - - JAN 5, 2017
Pours a deep purpur body with a very thin head. Aroma of raspberries with a subtle sour feel. Taste is sour but not too sour, just about right, with a well balanced raspberry taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mozbee (12) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2017
On tap at DDC St-Jerome. I had that beer few times during last summer. It is refreshing with a deep fruity/berry taste. Whether there is sun or not, on the terrasse or not, a nice experience to enjoy. I love the very generous fruity aspect while being very balanced. BTW I would definitely recommend this one over the cherry version, the raspberry is the reference at DDC according to me for this kind of beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeyo1 (763) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2016
Bottle @ horse and hound. Pours red with, a white head. Clean, distinct aroma of sweet raspberries. Also black currants, lemon and some wheat. Taste is dry and tart, Leon acidic with a bold raspberry character, lemon, wheat, hay, orange zest. Finish is very dry, tart and slightly earthy with lingering raspberries and cherries. Really clean and nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (12576) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks GothGargoyle for this bottle! Lovely cloudy red. Wonderful juicy raspberries aroma with some lacto. Sour flavor, lactic, lemony, with lots of raspberries. Light to medium-bodied. Really great.


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