Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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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.
09-03-2011 18:02:13 | More by liamt07
4.47/5 rDev +4.2%
341ml bottle into abbey glass 17/7/11
A nearly red with a short lived noisy, fizzy head that leaves no head or lace, I love the color though, gotta hand it to the color though, impressive without dye
S I don't get much, but what I get I love... raspberry, but real raspberry, slightly jammy with some yeast perhaps. Not much for complexity but it has what it needs and it has it big
T I get ultra tart, super dry raspberry and not much else, its pure real raspberry, not the sweet syrupy flavor we associate with the berry itself, but a nearly ripe fresh raspberry but with zero sugar
M prepare for a little pucker, leaves a little behind on your gums and there's a lingering tingle as if I'm allergic to it
O love the color and it made a great breakfast beer, I thought I was drinking a ultra light beer and I'm surprised its 5.9%
couldn't think of anything better at 10am, props to hoser for getting the day off to a good start
07-18-2011 01:44:13 | More by wordemupg
3.63/5 rDev -15.4%
330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Bright clear red. Beautiful color. Not much of a head though.
Smell - Tons of raspberries. Acidic raspberries and some grain. As it warms, I get a slightly buttery off aroma.
Taste - Tart raspberries. Almost no sweetness. Grain and a bit of caramel malt. The off flavor from the nose comes out as it warms up. Makes it tastes creamy and a little bitter.
Mouthfeel - Medium light and tart. More of a fruit tartness than a beer sourness though.
Overall - This would be really great if not for that weird flavor.
09-20-2013 00:17:06 | More by Alieniloquium
4.33/5 rDev +0.9%
Thanks to papat44 for this bottle.
Raspberry version. Poured in to Founder's tulip glass.
A - Medium opaque raspberry red colour with one finger of creme soda coloured head that disappeared almost immediately.
S - Raspberry jam, tartness and a subdued sweetness.
T - Tart raspberry, faint bready notes and an ever so slight sweetness in the middle followed by a dry, tart finish. A noticeable acidity is evident throughout but the sweetness cuts through it with perfect balance.
M - Medium body. Light to moderate carbonation.
09-17-2011 02:54:20 | More by TheSevenDuffs
4.33/5 rDev +0.9%
Big thanks goes out to oldp0rt for sending this one as an extra in a semi-recent trade! Shared this one on the One Year Anniversary of My Accident/Surgery! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured a deep ruby red with a half finger pink head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, raspberry, fruit, funk, earth, and tart. The flavor was of sweet malt, raspberry, strawberry, funk, subtle earth, tart, and sour. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. If I am honest I have to say that this was one of the best Berliners that I’ve had to-date. The raspberry boomed through on each sip and kept me begging for more. The tart and sour aspect worked really well with the fruity sweetness. This made for a unique and down-right tasty combination if I am honest. A really well done brew that I’m glad I got to experience!
11-21-2012 11:44:17 | More by thagr81us
3.28/5 rDev -23.5%
12oz Bottle from Marche Omni QC for 9.99$/4-pack
Appearance – Hazy Ruby red/pink colour with a below average size fizzy pink coloured head. It's hard to make out the level of carbonation and there is some fairly good lacing. The head lasted for around 2-3 minutes before it was gone.
Smell - Grains/wheat, lemons, burnt raspberries?, Burnt rubber?
Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste tart raspberries mixed with wheat and lemon. There is also a bit of funk and it ends with a tart raspberry aftertaste.
Overall – Not sure if I had a bad bottle, the but smell was really off-putting with this beer. I'm all for funky scents in beer but this one smelled like burnt rubber.. or at least burnt raspberries. Thankfully it tastes much better than it smells.
06-19-2012 15:00:41 | More by spinrsx
3.76/5 rDev -12.4%
Bottle from hoppypocket for CanBIF Fall 2013. Bottled 05/2013.
A - Reddish/pink colour. Bright with intense carbonation that fades to slow later. One finger white head gone fast. For the style, the appearance is OK, just not all that great in general.
S - Raspberries, raspberry juice, sugar, some tartness.
T - Raspberry, some tartness. Lot's of raspberry stuff going on. Tartness is definitely there but it doesn't get too complex. Quite nice though, and fairly tart.
M - Tart raspberry finish. Fairly strong carbonation, medium body.
O/D - Guess what? This is a sour wheat beer brewed with raspberries. Just like the bottle says! This was pretty decent. Can't say it was worthy of the hype and my expectations, but not too shabby at all and seemingly well put together. One and done for me though.
01-29-2014 03:56:25 | More by tbeckett
4.33/5 rDev +0.9%
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
4.5/5 rDev +4.9%
Sampled at VT Brewfest.
A-Awesome! Looks like cranberry juice. a tiny slice of pink froth. Love the looks.
S-Puréed raspberries. Tart, young raspberries. Underlying wheat and non-fruit funk. Natural! Just a bit restrained in the nose but it still smells delectable.
T-Raspberries, both ripe and tart. Natural flavor. Akin to the nose in the best way. I need 40 more samples. The Berliner aspects aren't completely washed away either.
M-Light, quenching, crisp. Very drinkable with a fruit juice feel.
O-One of my most sought-after beers at the festival; actually one of my more sought after beers. Raspberry Berliner Weiss! Oh yes. An absolute stunner. Exceeded rather high expectations.
07-25-2014 00:07:36 | More by VelvetExtract
4.4/5 rDev +2.6%
Thanks, Alex. 12oz bottle into Darkness tulip.
A - Pours a bright pinkish red color, light white-colored head, bubbles here and there.
S - Fruity jam notes, excellent tartness, light sourness and funk. Smells outstanding and the raspberry notes are out-of-the-world good but lacks complexity.
T - Similar to the nose. Nice fruity raspberry, tart/sour/funk...would put this jam on toast and eat it every day. It is one-dimensional, but hey, I want to be in this dimension as long as humanly possible.
M - Light, crisp and refreshing, easy to drink, fry finish.
O - Surprise beer of the night. I had no clue what this was before I tasted it and was completely blown away. I want more...now. If you can get your hands on this Berliner, do it! Recommend!
01-06-2012 18:08:28 | More by Sean9689
4.47/5 rDev +4.2%
On tap at Mondial de la Biere. This puppy is the blueberry version, and was described to me as a berlinerweisse with added blueberry. Nice!
Slightly cloudy red pour with a bubbly off-white head taht left some streaks of lace. Fresh blueberry aromas mix with tart wheat and lemons. Flavour is great. Has a really good tang to it, with the sharpness of the berliner getting into a bitch-slapping contest with the blueberries. Tastes very refreshing and works as a good palate cleanser. Reminded me a little of blueberry lemonade, which makes sense considering. Light body with a nice spritzy carbonation adds to the refreshing feel.
06-08-2010 15:24:33 | More by bobsy
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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