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Solstice D'été Aux Cerises - Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel

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Solstice D'été Aux Cerises
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10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.56%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2011 19:42:46 | More by Sammy
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2011 16:48:37 | More by liamt07
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft

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..

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2011 16:30:14 | More by spinrsx
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

07-31-2013 15:44:33 | More by oldp0rt
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
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, almost lambic like, very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 16:47:23 | More by peensteen
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Damian

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2013 16:51:50 | More by Damian
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

07-06-2013 18:41:28 | More by montrealbcr89
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mantissa

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-09-2013 17:27:20 | More by mantissa
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BTVflatlander

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed on tap at the Dieu du Ciel Montréal brewpub.

A: Beautiful, cloudy ruby in appearance with a contrasting white head. Remarkable.

S: Sour cherries.

T: This beer is incredibly flavorful both thanks to the wheat and the cherries. Overall, the overwhelming flavor that comes through is in fact the cherry. Deliciously thick and well done, the flavors are complex yet simply enjoyed.

M: Not watery or flimsy at all, thick and satisfying.

O: The sour beer style, quite understandably, is quite stratifying. You either like them or you hate them. Personally, as a lover of many things sour, a well done sour/fruit beer is about as good as it gets and, if you are in this camp you will undoubtedly find Solstice d'été worth a pour for it is in fact an incredibly well done example of the style and all around delicious. However, if you are like my good friend with whom I visited Dieu du Ciel and enjoyed this beer, you detest all things sour and, concurrently, are predisposed to dislike even a well done sour wheat beer such as this. Highly recommended if this sounds like your cup of tea and you find yourself lucky enough to be in either Montréal or Saint-Jérôme when this is on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2013 15:20:07 | More by BTVflatlander
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belleisa_losteo

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-24-2013 00:33:01 | More by belleisa_losteo
Solstice D'été Aux Cerises from Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel
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