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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 170
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Berliner weiss with raspberries.

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3/5  rDev -29.9%

Raspberries come across really stemmy in this beer.

kscaldef, Thursday at 10:04 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Dieu Du Ciel "Solstice D'été Aux Framboises"
$5.44 Canadian for a 12 oz. tulip glass on tap @ Bier Markt, Montreal

Notes: Ruby colored body. Pink, frothy head. Good retention and lacing. The bright raspberry nose suggests sweetness but that doesn't carry into the flavor which displays a clean, sharp sourness. Dry. No bitterness needed. For fans of sour beers this one is a "must-try".

NeroFiddled, Oct 15, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

markgugs, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

mobius387, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Franck, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ShanePB, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

whitenads, Oct 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

mikepcarney, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

_morandi_, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

brianmandell, Oct 01, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Aroma is raspberry dominant, slightly sweet. Flavor is raspberry tart. Makes my mouth water with the tartness. It's like juicing raspberries with a touch of lemon. Raspberries are my fave fruit, so I may be biased.

barczar, Sep 29, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

geuze_gone_wild, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

goalie35, Sep 27, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

The traditional and "too-sour" taste of Berliner weiss rendered it to accompany a swirl "mit schuss" of raspberry syrup to temper its aggressive acidity. Well, not anymore. Now the tart raspberry and its hearty juices are employed to exacerbate its sour nature in the most brilliant of ways.

Its electric ruby-pink color simply gleams with a soft hazy glow. A swirl of short-statured froth simmers on top and pulls acute aromatics of lemon, lime, green apple, vinous white wine, cork must, a whiff of sea air and the obvious overlay of raspberry. As the ale hits the tongue, the tissues shrink and the muscles tighten while its brazen acidity assaults the taste buds.

Tart raspberries command the middle palate as its juicy and fruit-forward refreshment tethers through the ale's natural lactic sourness and offers a calm semblance of balance. Less earthy than the nose suggests, the sourness is strikingly of dried lime, citrus peel and light English bitters.

Exit stage left- the light bodied ale lifts from the tongue and evaporates in an instance, allowing for a highly clean, refreshing and palate-stripping taste with virtually no malt or earthen linger. Only a faint echo of raspberry and lime trail in the retro-olfactory, yet only briefly.

BEERchitect, Sep 27, 2014
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3.3/5  rDev -22.9%

Pour is a dark ruby in color with a light pink head. Nose has a ton of juicy raspberry with notes of lactic acid. Very simple. Taste has a bit more going on. Raspberry's aren't as seedy, some leathery brett, lactic acid mid to back palate and faint tartness in the finish. Softer creamy body, moderate carb and quite a dry finish.

cpetrone84, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

MikeCactusGordon, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

KingdomBobcat, Sep 22, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

DaveHack, Sep 21, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -5.6%

Evango, Sep 20, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +7.5%

grover37, Sep 20, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +4%

Texasfan549, Sep 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

ThirstyInvestor, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

yancot, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

DavidHume, Sep 06, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev 0%

Proclarush, Sep 03, 2014
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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.