Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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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
4.03/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
08-23-2008 21:58:49 | More by smcolw
4.04/5 rDev -5.6%
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.
06-21-2014 23:13:15 | More by Haydn-Juby
4.13/5 rDev -3.5%
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
08-26-2012 07:26:22 | More by tewaris
4.22/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
09-03-2011 18:02:13 | More by liamt07
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.