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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

143 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 164
Gots: 19 | 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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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

03-08-2014 06:15:27 | More by schnarr84
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.55/5  rDev -17.1%

Shared a bottle with my wife. Got this as part of and UP trade.

The beer is running is ruby red look s like cranberry juice.

The nose is raspberries, sweet reminds me of new glarus

The taste is again raspberries, tart but unfortunately slightly one dimensional, tart and very light.

07-31-2013 01:29:17 | More by bishopdc0
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-12-2012 15:59:26 | More by chickenm
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-04-2013 01:50:10 | More by acurtis
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

09-14-2013 03:53:29 | More by JonnyBeers
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -10.5%

This incarnation is a cherry-flavoured beer (Solstice d'ete cerises).

This beer appears a clear pinkish red hue, with a small amount of soapy light pink head, which leaves no lace as it melts away. It smells like mildly sweet cherry pie - cherries, sugar, and white grain. The taste is tart, tart, tart, tart cherry. Whew! Did I say tart? This is a lip-puckerer, all right. Under the sour cherry assault, there is a mild wheatiness detectable. The carbonation is soft, the body is sugary like fruit juice, and it finishes with sweet and sour cherry, all the way.

A one-sided beverage, in the flavour department, but the balance between the big tartness and the lesser sugar sweetness makes this actually somewhat drinkable.

08-06-2009 23:06:38 | More by biboergosum
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -12.9%

On tap at Bar Volo DDC tap takeover, this is the
Raspberry version had, not as good. synthetic (and natural) aroma. Pinkish colour. Minimum head. Still Nice tanginess.Too candy raspberry taste and aroma. Cherry much better.Average mouthfeel with appropriate carbonation.

09-25-2011 13:00:53 | More by Sammy
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-02-2013 03:23:27 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.63/5  rDev -15.2%

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Bright clear red. Beautiful color. Not much of a head though.

Smell - Tons of raspberries. Acidic raspberries and some grain. As it warms, I get a slightly buttery off aroma.

Taste - Tart raspberries. Almost no sweetness. Grain and a bit of caramel malt. The off flavor from the nose comes out as it warms up. Makes it tastes creamy and a little bitter.

Mouthfeel - Medium light and tart. More of a fruit tartness than a beer sourness though.

Overall - This would be really great if not for that weird flavor.

09-20-2013 00:17:06 | More by Alieniloquium
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KMcG

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-15-2012 17:58:34 | More by KMcG
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-29-2013 22:14:00 | More by Kegatron
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beerboy21

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11%

I'm thinking of making the drive from So. NH to Montreal just to have this brew! This is an interpretation of the Berliner Weisse style done avec fruit (strawberry, raspberry, or blueberry), with this lovely example being enhanced by the raspberry. Strikingly beautiful rose red color with pinkish head. Tart?? Can I hear ya say "Hell Ya"!! Freshly picked raspberries run bone-dry through the finish. This isn't for the faint of heart, a definate no-no for non-BA women drinkers looking for one of them funky-ass sweet fruit brews.

07-14-2002 15:14:16 | More by beerboy21
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Rborre321

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-26-2014 23:20:30 | More by Rborre321
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

Big thanks goes out to oldp0rt for sending this one as an extra in a semi-recent trade! Shared this one on the One Year Anniversary of My Accident/Surgery! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep ruby red with a half finger pink head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, raspberry, fruit, funk, earth, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, raspberry, strawberry, funk, subtle earth, tart, and sour. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. If I am honest I have to say that this was one of the best Berliners that I’ve had to-date. The raspberry boomed through on each sip and kept me begging for more. The tart and sour aspect worked really well with the fruity sweetness. This made for a unique and down-right tasty combination if I am honest. A really well done brew that I’m glad I got to experience!

11-21-2012 11:44:17 | More by thagr81us
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

07-19-2014 15:57:40 | More by GRG1313
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Goldorak

Quebec (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Re-sampled 02sep2005

Appearance: Impressive, vibrant red with a slick of froth that contrasts with it's pearly white color. It really does look like those alcopop nightmares...

Smell: Strong, fruity acidity that reminded of raspberry flavored vinegar or a dry rosé wine, it had a floral-like sweetness that didn't come out at all in the taste, sort of like eau-de-rose or those flowery essences they use to make some mediterranian desserts.

Taste: Whoh, this stuff is tang-tastic! Lip-smacking, like pure, unsweetened cranberry juice. May not be for everyone, but I seriously believe that it's impossible to make a Beer more refreshing than this. Light, wheaty body, and a dry mead aftertaste. This stuff is kick ass.

09-05-2005 22:34:14 | More by Goldorak
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seblp

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

09-03-2013 01:45:33 | More by seblp
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SpdKilz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

A huge thanks to Luk (Luk13) for this great extra. Cheers! 341ml bottle listed at 5.9abv.

Appearance – Pours a brilliant red/dark pink color into a tulip. When held up to the light, the red is luminous, and one can observe some sediment chilling in the bottom of the glass. About a finger of pink head is achieved with a moderate pour that dissipates somewhat quickly, leaving slight lacing.

Smell – A wonderfully intoxicating nose filled with fresh tart raspberries. There are some floral notes, a sweet backbone, and a tartness.

Taste – Oh wow. The nose on this led me to believe this might be somewhat similar in taste to Blushing Monk. Heck no. This has an immediate mouth puckering effect as I take the first sip. Loads of tart raspberries, and honestly not much of a sweetness to the flavor (though it does come through just a hint at the end). However, while the flavor is unlike Blushing Monk, this beer is similar to the aforementioned beer in the fact it is somewhat one dimensional. It is heavy on the raspberry and wheat, but not much else comes through. Nevertheless, it works for this beer. While BM became somewhat cloying at the end, this beer, with its refreshing tartness/lactic sourness rather than sweetness, makes me smack my lips after every sip all the way to the end.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, almost creamy, slightly prickly carbonation, finishes quite dry.

Overall – I like experiencing new beers. I love being surprised by new beers. This beer is no exception. When Luk gave it to me as an extra, I decided to hold off for a bit to try it knowing I would probably enjoy it. I am very happy I was not let down. I can only hope this beings to be imported to the United States (I believe it is only available in Canada as of now). If so, I would buy as much of this as I could. Fantastic.

08-19-2011 00:22:47 | More by SpdKilz
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours garnet/ruby with a very quickly fading head.
Nose shows massive raspberry with soft confectionery notes. Lovely stuff despite being so focussed on the one aspect.
Amazing flavours, heaps of tart raspberry with a great acidic hit. Some gooseberry notes too and a port note.
Nice moderately high carbonation.

03-24-2014 02:19:19 | More by CrazyDavros
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +9.8%

Huge thank you to Hoppypocket, Jayhoop and Unibrou4ever for getting this to me. Probably my favourite (and very uncommon) style from an amazing brewery. Huge expections here!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep red with a slight orange tint and half a finger of bubbly pink head.

Smell. Fresh ripe raspberries!! Not much else going on, but if I didn't know this was beer I'd swear I was smelling a glass of raspberry puree.

Taste. Sour fresh raspberries and lemon juice. There's a little bit of wheat there and maybe some very slight mineral flavours, but the real raspberry and Berliner sourness are pretty amazing. No alcohol whatsoever. Couldn't imagine a fruited Berliner Weiss tasting better than this!

Mouthfeel. Ligight+ body with medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Just a fantasic beer. I could drink this every week and probably never get tired of it. Lived up to my expectation and then some. So glad that I have a couple more to savour of a style I don't get nearly enough of!!

11-18-2012 02:32:37 | More by Rutager
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

08-16-2013 13:53:50 | More by mdillon86
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.5%

Bottle: Poured a light pinkish color beer with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart raspberries with some light brett notes. Taste is also a mix between some tart notes with fresh raspberries and light residual sugar. Body is about average with good carbonation. Well brewed with right mix between fresh raspberries, tart and funky notes. I wish this would be available on a more regular basis.

10-29-2012 14:17:51 | More by Phyl21ca
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

Thanks to papat44 for this bottle.
Raspberry version. Poured in to Founder's tulip glass.

A - Medium opaque raspberry red colour with one finger of creme soda coloured head that disappeared almost immediately.

S - Raspberry jam, tartness and a subdued sweetness.

T - Tart raspberry, faint bready notes and an ever so slight sweetness in the middle followed by a dry, tart finish. A noticeable acidity is evident throughout but the sweetness cuts through it with perfect balance.

M - Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation.

09-17-2011 02:54:20 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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jegross2

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev 0%

Reviewing the Solstice D'ete from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel out of Montreal in Canada.
Score: 93

Bottled in August of 2012. Served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 10/16/12.

Appearance: Pours a pink Rose color with a thin bubbly ring around the glass that totally settles. Some oily legs, but minimal lacing and retention. The color of this beer is absolutely gorgeous! 4.5/5

Smell: Sweet and slightly tart "freeze-dried strawberries" (more specifically, this stuff), fresh and slightly floral puréed raspberries, and a light amount of lemon too. Very inviting! 4.25/5

Taste: More tart than the nose. Absent is most of the strawberry from the nose, but in its place is a greater presence of tart raspberries and freshly squeezed lemon. The flavor towards the finish reminds me of a less sour raspberry warhead candy. Mild pucker at first that grows slightly as the beer warms. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation with tons of tart citrus zest on the tongue. Sweet and sour. 4.5/5

Overall: A delicious Berliner weiss that reminds me of a sweeter, less tart framboise.

Recommendation: Seek this one out; it's quite excellent.

Pairings: Pretzels.

Cost: $5 for a 12 oz bottle.

10-23-2012 01:30:15 | More by jegross2
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured from a 341 bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Bottle Date: 2013/07; Poured: 2013/08/24

A: Blood red and almost clear (a feat for a wheat beer)! It pours to a short light red (but not pink) bubbly head which falls fast to a thin collar and no lacing.

S: A blast of fresh raspberries which are both sweet and tart; a hint of sourness and maybe some lemon acidity. The primary focus here are raspberries!

T: Wow, massive raspberry flavor, both sweet and tart, not that fake, sugar added, fake cloying sweetness of so many other fruit beers. A nice amount of acidity and a touch of saltiness comes through as the beer warms and a bit of ‘wheatiness’. The finish is long and tart and full of raspberry goodness!

M: Light body and lots of carbonation; very light and refreshing on the palate, a challange for a beer at almost 6% ABV.

O: Fantastic beer! From the nose to the start and through the finish, this is full tribute to raspberries.

08-26-2013 13:52:19 | More by mtomlins
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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.