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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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95
world-class

159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 167
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
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.

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4.56/5  rDev +6.3%

sclitch, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of papat444
4.55/5  rDev +6.1%

MY 1000TH BEER PIC!!! or it was until i lost a beer pic somewhere :(

***Raspberry version (5,9% ABV)***

Poured from a 341ml. bottle, bottled June 2011.

Appearance: Pureed raspberry colored body with a pink head. Completely cloudy with bubbling foam filling half the glass. Retention is good as is the lacing.

Smell: Killer! Fresh raspberries with wheat but the raspberry steals the show. More sweet than tart. The aroma reminds me of picking raspberries in our yard and also brings memories of picking them with my grandmother when i was young.

Taste: Major raspberry presence without being fruity. More tart than sour. Not mouth puckering but does leave its stamp. Ripe raspberries dominate and even manages to capture that acidic side without overdoing it. Sweetness sneaks in there around the end.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation with a smooth body. Very zesty and alive.

Overall: One of my favorite DDC beers. Raspberries are my favorite fruit and this beer really lets them shine. While certainly tart, it still is a world-class brew and is worth driving 2+ hours round trip to the brewery to get.

papat444, Jun 20, 2011
Photo of sarro
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%

Solstice d'ete (aux Framboises - raspberry version) 341ml bottle shared by Luk/Julien/Gabe thanks guys!
Listed as 5.9 abv, this beer pours a super vibrant red with shades of pink and appears more red than Gambrinus or any other beer with raspberries that I've seen. The smell and taste are the same in terms of fruit foward raspberries as it almost seems you're drinking carbonated sour raspberry juice most of the time. There is some hearty wheat in the nose as well, while the lactic sourness is very refreshing when combined with the perfectly ripened raspberry flavor. I don't normally like to compare within a review, but this beer is basically what I had expected Bottleworks XII to be. Instead it is simple, but simply delicious.

sarro, Jul 11, 2011
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4.51/5  rDev +5.1%

Big thanks to Kegatron for sharing this longtime want of mine. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter, the brew appears a very bright ruby color with a thin pink stained cap. The pinkish froth holds around the edgess fading back to a line, leaving spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is bright and juicy with a scent of raspberry jam. There is quite a natural essence to this brew that is seedy with an earthen feel. More smells reveal a bit of funk and trace sulfur. It smells mildly reminiscent of yogurt as it warms up.

The taste is very tart and lightly lemony lactic with an accenting tartness similar to unripe raspberries. There is a very natural flavor of raspberry present that is not only tart but includes that seedy to earthen note indicative of eating fresh raspberries. Lots of natural raspberry flavor with a hint of yogurt lactic quality.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is dry, crisp, clean, refreshing and downright impressive. I could drink this by the quart if given the opportunity. An awesome representation of the style. Very impressive how much raspberry character is present without any sweetness for being at least a year or 2 old bottle. Thank you very much Heath for sharing.

stakem, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Kegatron, Jun 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Rborre321, Jul 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

seblp, Sep 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

SpdKilz, Aug 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

montrealbcr89, Feb 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

nquigley16, Sep 14, 2013
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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.

VelvetExtract, Jul 25, 2014
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.