Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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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
4.31/5 rDev +0.7%
A - ottle (5/13) into tulip with a small head that settled quickly. Beer is a dark purple
S - sweet berries, lactic, grain
T - berries, lemon, wheat, some funk and acidity, good amount of sour on the finish
M - light body and loewer carb
O - awesome Berliner / sour. Great balance between sweet and sour. Got as an extra from franklinn
05-29-2014 23:28:04 | More by maxcoinage
4.33/5 rDev +1.2%
Pours garnet/ruby with a very quickly fading head.
Nose shows massive raspberry with soft confectionery notes. Lovely stuff despite being so focussed on the one aspect.
Amazing flavours, heaps of tart raspberry with a great acidic hit. Some gooseberry notes too and a port note.
Nice moderately high carbonation.
03-24-2014 02:19:19 | More by CrazyDavros
4.38/5 rDev +2.3%
Bottle Date 05/2013
A - pours a bright amber/rose pink color with a finger of somewhat intense pink head. Retention and lacing are relatively decent.
S - Tons of raspberry/tart fruit as you would expect from a framboise.
T - Quite sour! Vinegar, ripe/tart raspberries. Definitely an intensely sour Berliner with some wheaty thickness. When allowing to sit on my palate the vinegar becomes quite intense and pushes the limits a little bit (for the style) but in a very good way. Finish is very tart/sour.
M - Medium bodied+, especially for the style, quite sticky on the tongue, good carbonation but the mouth feel holds strong. Again really liking everything about this beer in a major way
O - Would love to have a few more of these! Really awesome lambic style berliner
02-27-2014 23:11:21 | More by MacQ32
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.