Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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3.28/5 rDev -23.4%
12oz Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 9.99$/4-pack
Appearance – Hazy Ruby red/pink colour with a below average size fizzy pink coloured head. It's hard to make out the level of carbonation and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Grains/wheat, lemons, burnt raspberries?, Burnt rubber?
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste tart raspberries mixed with wheat and lemon. There is also a bit of funk and it ends with a tart raspberry aftertaste.
Overall – Not sure if I had a bad bottle, the but smell was really off-putting with this beer. I'm all for funky scents in beer but this one smelled like burnt rubber.. or at least burnt raspberries. Thankfully it tastes much better than it smells.
06-19-2012 15:00:41 | More by spinrsx
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
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
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
3.76/5 rDev -12.1%
Bottle from hoppypocket for CanBIF Fall 2013. Bottled 05/2013.
A - Reddish/pink colour. Bright with intense carbonation that fades to slow later. One finger white head gone fast. For the style, the appearance is OK, just not all that great in general.
S - Raspberries, raspberry juice, sugar, some tartness.
T - Raspberry, some tartness. Lot's of raspberry stuff going on. Tartness is definitely there but it doesn't get too complex. Quite nice though, and fairly tart.
M - Tart raspberry finish. Fairly strong carbonation, medium body.
O/D - Guess what? This is a sour wheat beer brewed with raspberries. Just like the bottle says! This was pretty decent. Can't say it was worthy of the hype and my expectations, but not too shabby at all and seemingly well put together. One and done for me though.
01-29-2014 03:56:25 | More by tbeckett
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
3.95/5 rDev -7.7%
Okay, I don't know where to start with this beer! Can I say a beer? Or maybe some fruit alcoholic juice, this is a weird freaky beer, not for my tastes but very interesting and fun too.
Appearance, is bright red, like you would have a strawberry juice, very nice color. The head dissapeard very quicky, too quicky as the white of the head and the bright red of the beer were beautiful when teamed together.
Smells like cherry, not too strong, not to shy, a balanced smell.
Taste, oh my, here we go... SOUR, VERY SOUR! The first sip I can assure you, you will go funny faces. It very acid and sour, reminding me of some gueuze/lambic /fruit. Then, you get curious and the taste get better.
It is quite an experience to try
08-08-2004 06:42:26 | More by 3Vandoo
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
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.