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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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BA SCORE
94
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134 Ratings
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Ratings: 134
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 164
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-14-2002)
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POTABLE83

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-25-2013 13:00:07 | More by POTABLE83
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jbuddle

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-24-2013 01:14:41 | More by jbuddle
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backbaybrewer

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-23-2013 11:23:10 | More by backbaybrewer
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Zorak

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

06-18-2013 14:40:27 | More by Zorak
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-17-2013 15:34:02 | More by Whatup14
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4.34/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a goblet, bottled in 05/2013.

A: Bright garnet red, lots of micro carbonation bubbles forming on the bottom edge of the glass, bright pink head that dies quickly, clear with bubbles popping on the surface...

S: Big nose of raspberries, tart, fresh, slightly funky, not overly sweet but some hints of it.

T: Starts off very tart on the front, like a citric/lemon tartness, as you follow through, hints of the underlying wheat body, but you quickly get into the finish which is a funky sourness. Very interesting as the fruit/raspberry flavour is very subdued compared to the nose, as the tart/sourness and mineral crispness really pop to the front, but you are left with a light crisp raspberry aftertaste.... not really any sweetness or bitterness.

M: Med-high carbonation, crisp, mineral, refreshing, light body.

O: Not really familiar with Berliner Weissbier's, but judging by the style description, this is a very nice example of a flavoured variety where the colour and smell really show off the beer, but the berry flavour then takes a back seat to the sour wheat beer characteristics.... a perfect summer sipper, not too sour but enough so to be refreshing, and as with all DDC, very well made. Not a beer you're expecting when you crack the bottle, but leaves you wishing you got more than just 1 four pack for the entire summer! Definitely worth seeking out....

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 00:54:00 | More by 4ster
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oregone

Oregon

4/5  rDev -6.3%

06-11-2013 18:39:21 | More by oregone
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-19-2013 17:13:37 | More by tom10101
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%

05-10-2013 16:57:29 | More by Caudalie
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readbaron

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-26-2013 21:27:19 | More by readbaron
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mattsander

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-23-2013 14:52:32 | More by mattsander
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-30-2013 20:03:48 | More by IanSpindler
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-02-2013 03:23:27 | More by Gonzoillini
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-18-2013 08:38:33 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

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

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 11:44:17 | More by thagr81us
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!!

Serving type: bottle

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

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2012 14:17:51 | More by Phyl21ca
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jegross2

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

10-23-2012 01:09:41 | More by seeswo
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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