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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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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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4/5  rDev -6.8%

KMcG, Jul 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

apasternak, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

Phyl21ca, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

danwho, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Caudalie, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

fbc24, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Whatup14, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

BeerBucks, Aug 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

sweemzander, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

mantissa, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

wildcats10, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

oregone, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Noyt, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

yancot, Yesterday at 02:56 AM
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Hugues77, Jul 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Aisha, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

ThePorterSorter, Oct 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

oriolesfan4, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

tom10101, May 19, 2013
Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev -6.1%

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.

smcolw, Aug 23, 2008
Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

Haydn-Juby, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of tewaris
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%

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

tewaris, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.22/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

liamt07, Sep 03, 2011
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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%

341ml bottle - the summer solstice may be a few months behind us now, but the season isn't done just yet! This incarnation of the series is apparently flavoured with raspberries.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium magenta hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly cotton candy pink head, which leaves a few instances of ocean spray lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet (and thus, semi-tart) pureed raspberries, a reserved lactic sourness, gritty, grainy wheat malt, and a faint earthy leafiness. The taste is more zesty raspberries, seeming cut with a bit of sour cream - or at the very least a touch of warmed milk - a still understated musty funk, soft notes of sweet husky wheat, white wine vinegar, a hint of saltine cracker, and a genial leafy, almost floral dryness.

The carbonation is quite involved in its majorly frothy and minorly fizzy manner, the body a sturdy middleweight, and actually somewhat smooth, even with all those acids swirling about. It finishes mostly bereft of any sweetness, save a tiny fruitiness still clinging on to the welcoming and persistent raspberry essence.

A stellar flavoured wheat beer, no matter what world region's style it was going for - tart, wheaty, sour, and fruity, all in admirable balance. Easy to drink, - if you don't mind the stripped-down nature of the titular fruit - each sip daring you to immediately have another go.

biboergosum, Aug 22, 2014
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.