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Solstice D'été Aux Cerises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Berliner weiss with cherries.

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 10-02-2011)
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Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bar Volo DDC tap takeover, this is the cherry version. The cherry comes through like cherry kriek. Its acidic, it gives off a big cherry (natural and artificial) aroma.Whatever wheat is in the secondary. A little lemon tartness as well. Very good and unique, but only drinkable in modest amounts at a time.

Sammy, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Bottle: Poured a deep red color Berliner with a bright pink foamy head with good retention and some light traces of lacing. Aroma of intense cherry notes with light tart notes clearly noticeable. Taste is a perfect balance between some intense cherry notes with almost no residual sugar and tart notes with almost no acidity detectable. Body is full for style with perfect carbonation. So good and I should have bought a ton more of these.

Phyl21ca, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.83/5  rDev -2%

12oz glass at the brewpub in Montreal. This incarnation is a cherry-flavoured beer (Solstice d'été aux cerises). Moved from the previously generic Solstice d'été listing, originally reviewed August 6, 2009.

This beer appears a clear pinkish red hue, with a small amount of soapy light pink head, which leaves no lace as it melts away.

It smells like mildly sweet cherry pie - cherries, sugar, and white grain. The taste is tart, tart, tart, tart cherry. Whew! Did I say tart? This is a lip-puckerer, all right. Under the sour cherry assault, there is a mild wheatiness detectable.

The carbonation is soft, the body is sugary like fruit juice, and it finishes with sweet and sour cherry, all the way.

A one-sided beverage, in the flavour department, but the balance between the big tartness and the lesser sugar sweetness makes this actually somewhat drinkable.

biboergosum, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of liamt07
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Volo DDC tap takeover, into a flute.

Poured a rose pink, unfiltered with a bright white head. Falls to a collar with some light lacing, beautiful colour nonetheless. Nose has some sour cherry flesh, some cherry skins as well. Wheat and some sweeter malt notes. Taste has more sour cherries, in all forms. Flesh, skins and a bit of 'pit-iness' too. Some other sour berries feel mixed in here too, maybe some raspberry, even though this is purely cherry in here I believe. Sour finish, but really, this is sour all the way through. High carbonation and active over the entire palate. Quite a beautiful sour cherry wheat ale, well crafted. I'd put this just a bit below the Solstice d'ete aux Framboises.

liamt07, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


Appearance – Hazy dark pink colour with an average size fizzy pinkish white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Wheat, cherries, lemon juice

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed cherries and a whole lot of tart citric acid. There are also some faint spice notes, perhaps cloves or coriander. The beer finishes with a tart/sour aftertaste that lingers for a short while.

Overall – I'm not sure I'd want to drink a whole lot of it due to the sourness. It wasn't over the top like some of the other sour beers I've had though. The taste wasn't as complex as I thought it would be..

spinrsx, Oct 05, 2011
Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev +2.3%

tom10101, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of oldp0rt
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

oldp0rt, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Birthday beer #1 ...wtf it's already 11am!! Anyways, a HUGE thank you to Montrealbcr89 for surprising me with this the other night. My top Canadian want by far.

Appearance. Pours a deep ruby red with some haze. Topped with half a finger of deep pink, almost red head. Looks amazing.

Smell. Sour cherries but not in a huge way, some of that nice cinnamon/almond kind of smell that I associate with the stones, but not strong like in a kriek. Maybe just a hint of sweet wheat in there. Subtle, but nice.

Taste. Nice sour cherries, some lemon juice and just a bit of crackery wheat coming through at the end. Quite sour and quite awesome.

Mouthfeel. Light+ body, medium-full carbonation that's fine lively.

Overall. Fantastic as expected. I think I might like the framboise a bit more, but it's pretty darn close.

Rutager, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev +2.3%

jrenihan, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of peensteen
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cherry version on tap at Volo for DDC tap takeover.

Light red/deep pink colour, hazy, ring of white head with some lace. Smell is of cherry and sweet sugary notes, yeasty and fruity, light malt. Taste is tart and lightly sour, cherry, good malt presence, cherry pit, sweet sugary notes, other berries and red fruits as well. High carbonation that helps ease the sweetness, nice feel good weight. Very good stuff, enjoyable.

peensteen, Oct 03, 2011
Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +2.3%

NJBeer265, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of papat444
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 341ml bottle.

Totally red body in the glass with dark pink foam. Head starts good but doesn`t have much legs. Aroma is nice and best feature, sour cherries going on. Taste has dry cherries and wood but seems overshadowed by mineral saltiness. Good but i was not overly impressed.

papat444, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of Damian
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank on-tap at Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, Montréal, Quebec
Served in a cervoise

Gorgeous, crystal clear, rose colored appearance. A near two-finger, tight, bone white with pink-ish hues head topped the liquid, but it fell rather quickly. The head deposited tiny droplets of lacing along the top portion of the glass.

The nose was quite disappointing. All I got was a crisp, dry, powdery yeastiness. As the beer warmed, hints of cherries were detectible. Slightly tart and acidic.

The flavor profile was a bit more interesting than than aroma, but it contained no cherry whatsoever. Crisp, dry and wheaty on the front end. Tart and lemony in the center. Slight vinegar notes. The beer finished tart and acidic. Quite refreshing, albeit simplistic.

The liquid was crisp and smooth with a fine yet lively effervescence. Smooth and creamy on the palate.

Solstice D'été Aux Cerises really hit the spot on this hot July night. Nevertheless, I was quite disappointed by the beer's lack of complexity and absence of cherry flavor. With more fruit forwardness, this could be amazing.

Damian, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of starrdogg
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

starrdogg, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Whatup14, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of yancot
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

yancot, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of rogerdandy
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%

rogerdandy, Sep 21, 2014
Photo of polloenfuego
4/5  rDev +2.3%

polloenfuego, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of montrealbcr89
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

montrealbcr89, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of fostachild
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

fostachild, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of byronic
3.4/5  rDev -13%

Pours a cranberry read with minimal head and no retention. Overpowering tartness combines with a nice sour. The nice flavours are overpowered by acidity. No aftertaste but leaves a slick coating in the mouth. A bit simple and left me somewhat disappointed.

byronic, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of mtomlins
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 341ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

Pours an absolutely beautiful clear ruby red with 1 – 2 fingers of deep red head falling to a nice collar with a bit of lacing when spun. The nose is soft with subtle sour, tartness, lemon and sour cherries. The taste follows suit with wheat, sour and acidity, and sour cherries. There is a very subtle malt sweetness to the finish and touch of saltiness like a gose. The body is smooth and light with a nice amount of carbonation. Overall, a really nice beer that I think is underrated here.

mtomlins, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of mantissa
4/5  rDev +2.3%

mantissa, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of slowfade
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

slowfade, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Tricerahops
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Tricerahops, Sep 22, 2014
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Solstice D'été Aux Cerises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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