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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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133 Ratings
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Ratings: 133
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 7.98%
Wants: 165
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Berliner weiss with raspberries.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-14-2002)
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

09-07-2013 16:17:26 | More by sendbeer
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seblp

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-03-2013 01:45:33 | More by seblp
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

09-02-2013 17:48:04 | More by JAHMUR
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice deep ruby red color to it. It has a nice pink head that dies down somewhat fast and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet and tart raspberries, wheat and some funk.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has sweet/tart raspberries, funk, some breadiness and wheat.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 20:49:26 | More by SebD
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 341 bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Bottle Date: 2013/07; Poured: 2013/08/24

A: Blood red and almost clear (a feat for a wheat beer)! It pours to a short light red (but not pink) bubbly head which falls fast to a thin collar and no lacing.

S: A blast of fresh raspberries which are both sweet and tart; a hint of sourness and maybe some lemon acidity. The primary focus here are raspberries!

T: Wow, massive raspberry flavor, both sweet and tart, not that fake, sugar added, fake cloying sweetness of so many other fruit beers. A nice amount of acidity and a touch of saltiness comes through as the beer warms and a bit of ‘wheatiness’. The finish is long and tart and full of raspberry goodness!

M: Light body and lots of carbonation; very light and refreshing on the palate, a challange for a beer at almost 6% ABV.

O: Fantastic beer! From the nose to the start and through the finish, this is full tribute to raspberries.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2013 13:52:19 | More by mtomlins
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belleisa_losteo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -12%

08-24-2013 00:33:27 | More by belleisa_losteo
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

08-21-2013 17:15:12 | More by iL0VEbeer
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

08-16-2013 13:53:50 | More by mdillon86
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mantissa

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.1%

08-09-2013 17:27:49 | More by mantissa
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bishopdc0

Maine

3.55/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Shared a bottle with my wife. Got this as part of and UP trade.

The beer is running is ruby red look s like cranberry juice.

The nose is raspberries, sweet reminds me of new glarus

The taste is again raspberries, tart but unfortunately slightly one dimensional, tart and very light.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 01:29:17 | More by bishopdc0
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.71/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

HUGE thanks to tom10101 for this one...

A: Pours a deep pink/red with almost zero head. The only foam that shows is a tiny ring that hugs the top of the beer along the edges of the glass. No lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is pure raspberry. Sweet and tart. Wow. I haven't smelled a beer this raspberry-tastic since Blushing Monk.

T: Mmmm. Wow. It's like eating a handful of raspberries. I get that sweet berry juice right away, followed immediately by the crisp, tart berry seeds and acid. It's a touch salty and thinner than pure raspberry juice, but this is no joke. A razzleberry lover's dream.

M: Light bodied beer. It's thin and wet, but tight acidic. It's makes the mouth salivate and pucker. The finish is dry and fruity.

O: Awesome. It's out of control raspberry. I would imagine that this beer is best served fresh, and I am a massive fan. Bonkers! "This is too much raspberry." - said no one ever.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 18:40:20 | More by trxxpaxxs
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-22-2013 17:43:51 | More by bobv
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SupremePie

Vermont

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

07-20-2013 03:44:05 | More by SupremePie
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-17-2013 01:05:07 | More by KeKeKumba
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-10-2013 02:30:15 | More by AlexFields
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.66/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to hoppypocket for sending this all the way out West

A: Glorious ruby Red, haloed with just a whisp of raspberry cream coloured head. Just a slight haze clouds the brew.

S: Fresh raspberry puree and a chaser of a light funkiness and sour.

T: Tart raspberries with fresh lemon squeeze, puckering sour tang and a hint of barnyard funk. A wonderful tang lends way to minerals and finishes with the juicy tart raspberry.

M: Dry and tart that compliments the fresh raspberry tang. A dry pucker on the finish that gripes the taste buds for a last go-round.

O: A bright and tangy brew true to the flavour of raspberries. Light and dry like a palette cleanser, it offers a tangy and refreshing drink to liven the palette. Thankfully void of the artificially sugary cough drops profile, while delivering of a full sophisticated scent and flavor. Simply delicious.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2013 02:49:22 | More by FondueVoodoo
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

07-06-2013 13:09:48 | More by yourefragile
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

07-06-2013 01:42:57 | More by Kmat10
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Noyt

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.1%

07-05-2013 02:13:40 | More by Noyt
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Big thanks to Kegatron for sharing this longtime want of mine. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter, the brew appears a very bright ruby color with a thin pink stained cap. The pinkish froth holds around the edgess fading back to a line, leaving spots of lace on the glass.

The aroma is bright and juicy with a scent of raspberry jam. There is quite a natural essence to this brew that is seedy with an earthen feel. More smells reveal a bit of funk and trace sulfur. It smells mildly reminiscent of yogurt as it warms up.

The taste is very tart and lightly lemony lactic with an accenting tartness similar to unripe raspberries. There is a very natural flavor of raspberry present that is not only tart but includes that seedy to earthen note indicative of eating fresh raspberries. Lots of natural raspberry flavor with a hint of yogurt lactic quality.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. It is dry, crisp, clean, refreshing and downright impressive. I could drink this by the quart if given the opportunity. An awesome representation of the style. Very impressive how much raspberry character is present without any sweetness for being at least a year or 2 old bottle. Thank you very much Heath for sharing.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 12:58:45 | More by stakem
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-29-2013 22:14:00 | More by Kegatron
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-27-2013 04:02:04 | More by Groulxsome
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap during DDC event at Bar Hop.

Beer is clear pink in colour. Small pinkish head.

Nose primarily consists of tart raspberry, with some wheat and a bit of funk. Not funky like a lambic, but there is a bit there.

Taste is very nice. Raspberry is the focus, quite tart, and the flavour is very juicy and real. Crisp wheat with a slight funkiness. Puckery with a dry finish.

Light bodied, highly carbonated. Small bubbles. Tart.

Overall, very nice. Doesn't taste a lot like a berliner to me, but I like it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2013 02:17:13 | More by jrenihan
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

06-26-2013 07:39:51 | More by Krakpoff
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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

06-25-2013 13:00:07 | More by POTABLE83
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
94 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.