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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.94%
Wants: 166
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +16.8%

eraera1, Aug 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

HuntDaddy540, Aug 23, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -1.2%

341ml bottle - the summer solstice may be a few months behind us now, but the season isn't done just yet! This incarnation of the series is apparently flavoured with raspberries.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium magenta hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly cotton candy pink head, which leaves a few instances of ocean spray lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of semi-sweet (and thus, semi-tart) pureed raspberries, a reserved lactic sourness, gritty, grainy wheat malt, and a faint earthy leafiness. The taste is more zesty raspberries, seeming cut with a bit of sour cream - or at the very least a touch of warmed milk - a still understated musty funk, soft notes of sweet husky wheat, white wine vinegar, a hint of saltine cracker, and a genial leafy, almost floral dryness.

The carbonation is quite involved in its majorly frothy and minorly fizzy manner, the body a sturdy middleweight, and actually somewhat smooth, even with all those acids swirling about. It finishes mostly bereft of any sweetness, save a tiny fruitiness still clinging on to the welcoming and persistent raspberry essence.

A stellar flavoured wheat beer, no matter what world region's style it was going for - tart, wheaty, sour, and fruity, all in admirable balance. Easy to drink, - if you don't mind the stripped-down nature of the titular fruit - each sip daring you to immediately have another go.

biboergosum, Aug 22, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +8.4%

Pier-luc, Aug 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

Jspriest, Aug 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

bellbw, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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ktat, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Rborre321, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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.

VelvetExtract, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

my_knew_craft, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

allenson21, Jun 22, 2014
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.