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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 164
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-17-2013 02:07:44 | More by danwho
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-10-2013 16:57:29 | More by Caudalie
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-27-2012 17:03:49 | More by fbc24
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-17-2013 15:34:02 | More by Whatup14
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sweemzander

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

09-16-2013 13:55:27 | More by sweemzander
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mantissa

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.3%

08-09-2013 17:27:49 | More by mantissa
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-15-2013 03:20:27 | More by wildcats10
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oregone

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-11-2013 18:39:21 | More by oregone
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-05-2013 02:13:40 | More by Noyt
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Hugues77


4/5  rDev -6.3%

07-16-2012 01:36:29 | More by Hugues77
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Aisha

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-29-2014 15:37:00 | More by Aisha
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-25-2013 00:29:30 | More by ThePorterSorter
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-14-2014 23:34:36 | More by BeerForMuscle
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-19-2013 17:13:37 | More by tom10101
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smcolw

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reddish with a touch of gold; clear; no lasting head or lace.

Wow, this may be the greatest amount of raspberry aroma I've ever experienced. It's not sweet, more like a fresh raspberry.

Think raspberry tart; this is delicious but relatively one-dimensional. The aftertaste is quite sour. The body is thin but adequate. Lots of carbonation.

This is a refreshing and sour; a step from what I would call a Framboise-it's delightful.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2008 21:58:49 | More by smcolw
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Haydn-Juby

Quebec (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Really raspberry red, even a pink head to boot. Retention is somewhat minimal but lacing isn't bad. High carbonation is visible.

S: REAL raspberries. nothing artificial smelling here. Deliciously tart smelling.

T: Raspberries and more raspberries. Tart even bordering on pretty sour. Good beer base that highlights the fruit. Not overdone and it doesn't taste like a wine cooler as some poorer fruit beers do. No artificial tasting either which is a departure from most of the sub par fruit beers I've had. Hops are minimal as are bitterness letting the fruit really shine and take on it's true fold, unmuddled.

M: Nice carbonation leaning towards the higher side. Moderate to thin body.

O: This is a fruit beer i can get along with. Not that overly chemically, artificial mess that fruit beers usually end up as. Recommend to someone who believes fruit beers are a boring style as i once did.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 23:13:15 | More by Haydn-Juby
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tewaris

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Romulux be da man!

This might be the most pink beer I have ever had! Deep pink with a lighter pink head. Good retention, good lacing.

Aroma is obliterated by raspberries, very close to a Framboise lambic minus the possible funk. Taste is clean, but not as clean as the perfect Framboise... a little too puckering, a little too much acid for me; with a vinegar like acidity. But very good regardless.

Very very good; certainly more drinkable than NG Raspberry Tart for instance (which itself is very good!), but missing the clean, 100% lactic character of, say, LP.

4.5, 4.5, 4, 4, 4

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2012 07:26:22 | More by tewaris
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from freud, 341ml into a tulip and shared (albeit sparingly) with my girlfriend. Bottled June 2011, thanks Fred!

Poured a dark red with some lighter red and pinkish hues; opaque and unfiltered. Big fluffy pink head of several fingers; moderate retention. Nose is bright, with fresh raspberries, wheat and some lactic notes. Taste is tart initially, with lactic notes coating the mouth before revealing the raspberries. Some light acetic acid makes a brief appearance. Light green apple and a good body provided by an abundance of wheat. Body has a good weight to it. High carbonation which bubbles away leaving the raspberries and some slight tartness hanging around on the palate. Had to swirl this down just a bit to get it to a slightly better carbonation (personal preference), but it was great as is. A solid fruit beer, perfect all around for summer imbibing. I could enjoy this quite often given the opportunity.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 18:02:13 | More by liamt07
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-14-2013 03:53:29 | More by JonnyBeers
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GRG1313

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

07-19-2014 15:57:40 | More by GRG1313
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-22-2013 19:11:06 | More by MinorThreat
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-05-2013 00:21:44 | More by cosmonick
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2013 14:52:32 | More by mattsander
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.