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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 49
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Dated 5/2014. Poured into a snifter glass 11/26/2014.

A- Beautiful medium-red body with a fluffy, dark pink head with great retention time. Nice film and medium-sized collar. Very pretty beer, similar to a Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus or Kriek in appearance. [4.25]

S- Rich, seedy raspberry aromas, lactic acid, yogurt. These are the dominant flavours here, especially the raspberry fruit aromas. The lactate isn't that overpowering by any means, but it is definitely there. Smooth, rich and aromatic; easily the best aspect of the beer. [4.25]

F- Raspberry jam, hints of lactate, a little bit of yogurt, some acetic acid that balances out the raspberry fruit flavours for a short while. The raspberry comes back towards the end, producing a beautiful tart raspberry finish. This is really enjoyable. The tartness of the lactate and vinegar combine with the strong raspberry flavours to create a nice sour raspberry flavour that I could drink for days on end. [4.25]

M- Medium bodied, on the thinner side of things. Lacks a slight bit of depth on the mouthfeel; the acidity sticks around a bit longer on the finish but it is lacking a bit of a kick or finish at the end that the beer would certainly benefit from. In short, it is an evanescent finish that leaves me wanting more. Still, very drinkable and tasty beer that has no off flavours. [3.75]

O- Very nice framboise that has just enough acidity and a ton of raspberry flavours to keep your palate entertained. It does lack the depth and complexity of a lambic, but for what it is, I will not complain and gladly drink as much of this as I can get my hands on. [4.25]

Final score: 4.20

Stevedore, Yesterday at 06:06 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

capnamerica, Sunday at 10:00 PM
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

zestar, Nov 20, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

shanny_koenig, Nov 18, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev -4.7%

MichaelLamb, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ChicagoNick, Nov 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

tykechandler, Nov 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

threedaggers, Nov 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

williamjbauer, Nov 03, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -2.1%

anteater, Oct 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Howlader, Oct 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

Raspberries come across really stemmy in this beer.

kscaldef, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Dieu Du Ciel "Solstice D'été Aux Framboises"
$5.44 Canadian for a 12 oz. tulip glass on tap @ Bier Markt, Montreal

Notes: Ruby colored body. Pink, frothy head. Good retention and lacing. The bright raspberry nose suggests sweetness but that doesn't carry into the flavor which displays a clean, sharp sourness. Dry. No bitterness needed. For fans of sour beers this one is a "must-try".

NeroFiddled, Oct 15, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

markgugs, Oct 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

mobius387, Oct 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Franck, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ShanePB, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

whitenads, Oct 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

mikepcarney, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

_morandi_, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

brianmandell, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of barczar
4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

Aroma is raspberry dominant, slightly sweet. Flavor is raspberry tart. Makes my mouth water with the tartness. It's like juicing raspberries with a touch of lemon. Raspberries are my fave fruit, so I may be biased.

barczar, Sep 29, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

geuze_gone_wild, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

goalie35, Sep 27, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.9%

The traditional and "too-sour" taste of Berliner weiss rendered it to accompany a swirl "mit schuss" of raspberry syrup to temper its aggressive acidity. Well, not anymore. Now the tart raspberry and its hearty juices are employed to exacerbate its sour nature in the most brilliant of ways.

Its electric ruby-pink color simply gleams with a soft hazy glow. A swirl of short-statured froth simmers on top and pulls acute aromatics of lemon, lime, green apple, vinous white wine, cork must, a whiff of sea air and the obvious overlay of raspberry. As the ale hits the tongue, the tissues shrink and the muscles tighten while its brazen acidity assaults the taste buds.

Tart raspberries command the middle palate as its juicy and fruit-forward refreshment tethers through the ale's natural lactic sourness and offers a calm semblance of balance. Less earthy than the nose suggests, the sourness is strikingly of dried lime, citrus peel and light English bitters.

Exit stage left- the light bodied ale lifts from the tongue and evaporates in an instance, allowing for a highly clean, refreshing and palate-stripping taste with virtually no malt or earthen linger. Only a faint echo of raspberry and lime trail in the retro-olfactory, yet only briefly.

BEERchitect, Sep 27, 2014
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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.