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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

144 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 144
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 165
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
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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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-04-2013 16:50:50 | More by montrealbcr89
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Florida9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-27-2013 02:00:24 | More by Florida9
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Luk13

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-23-2013 00:48:41 | More by Luk13
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

01-14-2013 01:09:21 | More by spycow
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THECPJ

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

01-04-2013 16:34:31 | More by THECPJ
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AgentZero

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

12-30-2012 20:16:34 | More by AgentZero
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%

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
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +9.8%

Huge thank you to Hoppypocket, Jayhoop and Unibrou4ever for getting this to me. Probably my favourite (and very uncommon) style from an amazing brewery. Huge expections here!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep red with a slight orange tint and half a finger of bubbly pink head.

Smell. Fresh ripe raspberries!! Not much else going on, but if I didn't know this was beer I'd swear I was smelling a glass of raspberry puree.

Taste. Sour fresh raspberries and lemon juice. There's a little bit of wheat there and maybe some very slight mineral flavours, but the real raspberry and Berliner sourness are pretty amazing. No alcohol whatsoever. Couldn't imagine a fruited Berliner Weiss tasting better than this!

Mouthfeel. Ligight+ body with medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Just a fantasic beer. I could drink this every week and probably never get tired of it. Lived up to my expectation and then some. So glad that I have a couple more to savour of a style I don't get nearly enough of!!

11-18-2012 02:32:37 | More by Rutager
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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
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jegross2

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev 0%

Reviewing the Solstice D'ete from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel out of Montreal in Canada.
Score: 93

Bottled in August of 2012. Served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 10/16/12.

Appearance: Pours a pink Rose color with a thin bubbly ring around the glass that totally settles. Some oily legs, but minimal lacing and retention. The color of this beer is absolutely gorgeous! 4.5/5

Smell: Sweet and slightly tart "freeze-dried strawberries" (more specifically, this stuff), fresh and slightly floral puréed raspberries, and a light amount of lemon too. Very inviting! 4.25/5

Taste: More tart than the nose. Absent is most of the strawberry from the nose, but in its place is a greater presence of tart raspberries and freshly squeezed lemon. The flavor towards the finish reminds me of a less sour raspberry warhead candy. Mild pucker at first that grows slightly as the beer warms. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, medium carbonation with tons of tart citrus zest on the tongue. Sweet and sour. 4.5/5

Overall: A delicious Berliner weiss that reminds me of a sweeter, less tart framboise.

Recommendation: Seek this one out; it's quite excellent.

Pairings: Pretzels.

Cost: $5 for a 12 oz bottle.

10-23-2012 01:30:15 | More by jegross2
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-23-2012 01:09:41 | More by seeswo
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brystmar

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Thanks Denise!

Deep ruby red body, fizzy pink head up top. Kinda visually boring otherwise, but the aroma more than makes up for this pitfall. Pungent raspberries fill my nose and don't let go.

Deliciously fruity; tastes like a mouthful of fresh raspberries. Lactic. Mildly tart. Intensely fruited yet not sweet at all; almost bitter in the middle. Perfectly carbonated too.

This is excellent, highly recommend!

09-29-2012 00:42:46 | More by brystmar
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-27-2012 17:03:49 | More by fbc24
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tewaris

Minnesota

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
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.5%

08-12-2012 15:59:26 | More by chickenm
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-16-2012 23:45:04 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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largadeer

California

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%

Thanks, David.

Bright purple body topped by a pink layer of foam. Big acidic raspberry aroma, very vibrant. Some lactic and lemon notes are present behind the berries. The palate is similar, quite sour and lactic with a great tart raspberry character. Nice bubbly and light mouthfeel. This is really enjoyable.

07-16-2012 02:35:06 | More by largadeer
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Hugues77


4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-16-2012 01:36:29 | More by Hugues77
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KMcG

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-15-2012 17:58:34 | More by KMcG
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

12oz bottle into a wine glass.

Zero head on the pour, but the body is so vividly pink in hue, it makes up a few points. Small trails of carbonation around the glass' edge. The aroma is perfumey and sweet with fresh raspberry juice. A bit of zesty wheat in the background with a slight tang of sour.

The flavor grips the tastebuds with a vinous sourness of ripe berry vines. Lots of raspberry flavor going on here to balance it all out, but the sweetness is overcome by a shock-tart-like puckering note. Mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly with a light body. Supremely drinkable on a summer afternoon in Houston. Dieu Du Ciel strikes again!

07-10-2012 02:25:21 | More by wagenvolks
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Romulux

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-01-2012 01:19:02 | More by Romulux
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.4/5  rDev +2.8%

Pours a vibrant raspberry red. Very pretty. White head.

Aroma: sour raspberries and some funk. Wheat with a touch of spice.

Taste: tart raspberries with lemon acidity and a hint of vinegar. Pretty funky. Wheat with a little spice.

Mouthfeel: tart and sour. Light bodied with a nice amount of carbonation. Ends really clean.

Overall, this beer rocks. Incredibly drinkable and tasty. Thanks Andrew for sharing this treat. Wow.

06-23-2012 22:46:47 | More by mothman
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +1.6%

Bright pink colour, solid one finger ring of white head, light shhets of lace on the glass, really a great colour though. Smell is dominated by tart raspberry, some underlying malt and yeast, acidic notes but mostly bright berry takes the front seat. Taste is tart and sour, raspberry with more puckering sourness, some malty flavours come into play mid palate and finish, just a perfect amount of acidity, more fruit in the finish as well. Medium carbonation, medium body and a fairly good feel overall. An outstanding beer well worth seeking out and no doubt something I wish I had a couple bottles of in the fridge, another excellent beer from DDC.

06-19-2012 16:29:30 | More by peensteen
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -23.4%

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
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-17-2012 13:53:53 | More by oldp0rt
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.