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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 172
Gots: 20 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-14-2002)
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Ratings: 191 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of kscaldef
3/5  rDev -29.9%

Raspberries come across really stemmy in this beer.

kscaldef, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of MatChar
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

MatChar, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of K-Creedon
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

K-Creedon, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of spinrsx
3.28/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

spinrsx, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of cpetrone84
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
Photo of LarryAppleton
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

LarryAppleton, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

sendbeer, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Socialiste, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of my_knew_craft
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

my_knew_craft, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of bishopdc0
3.55/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

bishopdc0, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.63/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Alieniloquium, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Sammy, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

lgmol, Jan 06, 2014
Photo of seeswo
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

seeswo, Oct 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

groleau, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

bellbw, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

djrn2, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of belleisa_losteo
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

belleisa_losteo, Aug 24, 2013
Photo of tbeckett
3.76/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

tbeckett, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of 3Vandoo
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

3Vandoo, Aug 08, 2004
Photo of chickenm
4/5  rDev -6.5%

chickenm, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

acurtis, Oct 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

HuntDaddy540, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

KMcG, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of apasternak
4/5  rDev -6.5%

apasternak, Sep 02, 2014
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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.