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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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191 Ratings
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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 172
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

yourefragile, Jul 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Kmat10, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Noyt, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of stakem
4.51/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

stakem, Jul 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Kegatron, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Groulxsome, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

jrenihan, Jun 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Krakpoff, Jun 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

POTABLE83, Jun 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jbuddle, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

backbaybrewer, Jun 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Zorak, Jun 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Whatup14, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of 4ster
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
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....

4ster, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

oregone, Jun 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

tom10101, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Caudalie, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

readbaron, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

mattsander, Apr 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

IanSpindler, Mar 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Gonzoillini, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

montrealbcr89, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Florida9, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Luk13, Jan 23, 2013
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.