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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 170
Gots: 21 | 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.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
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
Photo of my_knew_craft
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

my_knew_craft, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

GRG1313, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of DantheMan75
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

DantheMan75, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of jt2488
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jt2488, Jul 15, 2014
Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

Socialiste, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of edugasmtl
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

edugasmtl, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of MatChar
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

MatChar, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Gotti311
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Gotti311, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Aisha, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of K-Creedon
3.25/5  rDev -24.1%

K-Creedon, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of allenson21
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

allenson21, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Haydn-Juby
4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Really raspberry red, even a pink head to boot. Retention is somewhat minimal but lacing isn't bad. High carbonation is visible.

S: REAL raspberries. nothing artificial smelling here. Deliciously tart smelling.

T: Raspberries and more raspberries. Tart even bordering on pretty sour. Good beer base that highlights the fruit. Not overdone and it doesn't taste like a wine cooler as some poorer fruit beers do. No artificial tasting either which is a departure from most of the sub par fruit beers I've had. Hops are minimal as are bitterness letting the fruit really shine and take on it's true fold, unmuddled.

M: Nice carbonation leaning towards the higher side. Moderate to thin body.

O: This is a fruit beer i can get along with. Not that overly chemically, artificial mess that fruit beers usually end up as. Recommend to someone who believes fruit beers are a boring style as i once did.

Haydn-Juby, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of Matt1385
4.75/5  rDev +11%

Matt1385, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of groleau
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

groleau, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev -6.5%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of LarryAppleton
3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

LarryAppleton, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of DrewLikesBeer
4.75/5  rDev +11%

DrewLikesBeer, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of OkayBrendan
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

OkayBrendan, Jun 10, 2014
Photo of maxcoinage
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - ottle (5/13) into tulip with a small head that settled quickly. Beer is a dark purple

S - sweet berries, lactic, grain

T - berries, lemon, wheat, some funk and acidity, good amount of sour on the finish

M - light body and loewer carb

O - awesome Berliner / sour. Great balance between sweet and sour. Got as an extra from franklinn

maxcoinage, May 30, 2014
Photo of YamagamiTravis
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

YamagamiTravis, May 18, 2014
Photo of LopeJuice
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

LopeJuice, May 01, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours garnet/ruby with a very quickly fading head.
Nose shows massive raspberry with soft confectionery notes. Lovely stuff despite being so focussed on the one aspect.
Amazing flavours, heaps of tart raspberry with a great acidic hit. Some gooseberry notes too and a port note.
Nice moderately high carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

schnarr84, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of MacQ32
4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle Date 05/2013

A - pours a bright amber/rose pink color with a finger of somewhat intense pink head. Retention and lacing are relatively decent.

S - Tons of raspberry/tart fruit as you would expect from a framboise.

T - Quite sour! Vinegar, ripe/tart raspberries. Definitely an intensely sour Berliner with some wheaty thickness. When allowing to sit on my palate the vinegar becomes quite intense and pushes the limits a little bit (for the style) but in a very good way. Finish is very tart/sour.

M - Medium bodied+, especially for the style, quite sticky on the tongue, good carbonation but the mouth feel holds strong. Again really liking everything about this beer in a major way

O - Would love to have a few more of these! Really awesome lambic style berliner

MacQ32, Feb 27, 2014
Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
95 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.