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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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95
world-class

148 Ratings
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Ratings: 148
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.16%
Wants: 166
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Berliner weiss with raspberries.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-14-2002)
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-28-2014 04:38:24 | More by oriolesfan4
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +16.6%

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eraera1


5/5  rDev +16.6%

08-24-2014 16:54:32 | More by eraera1
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HuntDaddy540

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.8%

08-23-2014 19:09:09 | More by HuntDaddy540
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%

341ml bottle - the summer solstice may be a few months behind us now, but the season isn't done just yet! This incarnation of the series is apparently flavoured with raspberries.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium magenta hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly cotton candy pink head, which leaves a few instances of ocean spray lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet (and thus, semi-tart) pureed raspberries, a reserved lactic sourness, gritty, grainy wheat malt, and a faint earthy leafiness. The taste is more zesty raspberries, seeming cut with a bit of sour cream - or at the very least a touch of warmed milk - a still understated musty funk, soft notes of sweet husky wheat, white wine vinegar, a hint of saltine cracker, and a genial leafy, almost floral dryness.

The carbonation is quite involved in its majorly frothy and minorly fizzy manner, the body a sturdy middleweight, and actually somewhat smooth, even with all those acids swirling about. It finishes mostly bereft of any sweetness, save a tiny fruitiness still clinging on to the welcoming and persistent raspberry essence.

A stellar flavoured wheat beer, no matter what world region's style it was going for - tart, wheaty, sour, and fruity, all in admirable balance. Easy to drink, - if you don't mind the stripped-down nature of the titular fruit - each sip daring you to immediately have another go.

08-22-2014 18:12:55 | More by biboergosum
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Pier-luc


4.64/5  rDev +8.2%

08-21-2014 21:24:08 | More by Pier-luc
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Jspriest

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

08-18-2014 16:28:03 | More by Jspriest
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bellbw

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

08-18-2014 01:49:05 | More by bellbw
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

08-15-2014 13:18:17 | More by Sarge3130
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ktat

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

08-13-2014 06:20:01 | More by ktat
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slowfade

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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M-girard

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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Denmark

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Sampled at VT Brewfest.

A-Awesome! Looks like cranberry juice. a tiny slice of pink froth. Love the looks.

S-Puréed raspberries. Tart, young raspberries. Underlying wheat and non-fruit funk. Natural! Just a bit restrained in the nose but it still smells delectable.

T-Raspberries, both ripe and tart. Natural flavor. Akin to the nose in the best way. I need 40 more samples. The Berliner aspects aren't completely washed away either.

M-Light, quenching, crisp. Very drinkable with a fruit juice feel.

O-One of my most sought-after beers at the festival; actually one of my more sought after beers. Raspberry Berliner Weiss! Oh yes. An absolute stunner. Exceeded rather high expectations.

07-25-2014 00:07:36 | More by VelvetExtract
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

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Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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Wisconsin

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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.8%

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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.