Solstice D'été Aux Framboises
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

Solstice D'été Aux FramboisesSolstice D'été Aux Framboises
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Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
Berliner Weisse
Ranked #8
Ranked #2,065
4.25 | pDev: 7.76%
Yesterday at 10:25 PM
Jul 14, 2002
German inspired sour wheat beer. The obvious and domineering acidity of this beer is obtained by letting the unboiled wort go sour for several days. The Solstice d’Été is made complete by the addition, during the fermentation process, of a phenomenal quantity of whole fruit (raspberries or mangos or cherries) which compensate for the sourness of the beer. The result is a very refreshing beer where both acidity and fruity flavours dominate wholeheartedly.
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330ml screwtop bottle served in a little snulip. Bottled on 2018-07-17. I've had this beer for more than a year, but apparently it was on the shelf for almost four before I bought it.

Pours a clear purple-red with a small wispy head. Smell is berry jam that doesn't quite hit tart, but doesn't smell sweetened.

Taste is tart and jammy, just a little bit of kettle sourness. Really bright raspberry.

Mouthfeel is very light and clean. Overall, not bad, particularly for 5+ years.
Yesterday at 10:25 PM
Rated: 3.9 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Sep 22, 2023
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Rated by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Working on cleaning up the backlog of notes I have. Sample enjoyed at the Brewery.
Jul 31, 2022
Rated: 3.14 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 25, 2022
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Reviewed by BPVandenbroek from Canada (AB)

3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solstice D'ete is a lightly hazy, reddish pink colored ale. Head is pink and fades quickly.

As I take my first sniff, raspberry is not a descriptor that comes to mind. Rather, the first thing I think of is maraschino cherries, sitting in a jar in that artificial, radioactive red color. Fruit puree lends support, smelling of both fresh strawberry and ripe raspberry. Fresh, damp earth provides a nice through note, making me think for a moment I'm out on the farm, picking the raspberries myself.

Taking my first sip is where I get big amounts of raspberry. Solstice D'ete definitely tastes of freshly squeezed, perfectly ripened raspberries. Fresh, ripe fruit even lends its character to the mouthfeel, giving an impression of fresh fruit juice, beer with fruit flavoring in it. Fresh earth lends itself to the flavor profile nicely as it did with the nose.

Very well executed fruit beer. Has the flavor and mouthfeel of freshly squeezed raspberries. Tartness is just right given the dominant fruit is raspberry. Full of character and yet refreshing.
Jun 27, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by chossboss from Oregon

Oct 08, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jul 06, 2020
Rated: 3.91 by Chilmer from Iowa

Jul 05, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.65/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours cloudy hazy scarlet rose red with a creamy frothy light pink off-white foam head and loads of sediment. Smells like jammy pulpy fresh garden raspberries, wheaty malts, sour yeast, with floral earthy hops. Tastes tart with fresh whole sour raspberries, jammy, juicy, fresh picked berries, nutty raspberry pulp, wheaty malt, and some floral earthy hops. Feels medium bodied, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice raspberry sour wheat beer.
Jul 02, 2020
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Rated by RafaelMiro

4.8/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Excellent! Contrairement à beaucoup de bières, ça goûte vraiment les framboises
Apr 07, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by edthehead from Maryland

Mar 18, 2020
Rated: 4.19 by SteveWeiler from Canada (ON)

Mar 11, 2020
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Reviewed by timmy2b from New York

4.88/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle poured into a goblet. Beautiful reddish color, bright under some light, dark under other light. Very small white head lingers around the edges. Raspberry scent in the nose which is light. Raspberry flavor in the taste with a slight tartness. Great balance of carbonation, raspberry fruit and tartness. This was a very easy sipper! One of the better sours I've had recently.
Mar 05, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Jan 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear raspberry color; nice look. A big thumb length frothy head displays excellent retention.

The raspberry imparts a dominant and refreshing aroma with tart notes of lemon, lime and sour apple. The malt base compliments the tart theme by evoking aromas of sourdough bread and wheat.

Strongly tart throughout and nearly acidic, yet, deftly balanced by the fruitiness of the raspberries. Flavors of lemon, lime, green apples, sourdough and wheat bread. There is no bitterness so to speak, however, there are some peppery yeast and earthy hops flavors that add a nice complexity and bite. The acidity mellows towards the end yielding a hint of doughy malt sweetness.

Light bodied, crisp and with a lively carbonation. Stinging tartness throughout, including in the finish, which is also bone dry.

One of the most refreshing examples of Berliner Weisse I’ve had. Despite drinking it in the winter, I’m nevertheless impressed.
Dec 26, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Dec 23, 2019
Rated: 4.48 by JoebRogers from Canada (QC)

Oct 17, 2019
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle

Pours cloudy raspberry red, white lacing for a head.

Aroma is of fresh raspberry jam, cracker malts, and citrus tartness.

Tastes of fresh raspberry, tart cherry, red grape, citrus, cracker and cereal malts.

Medium body, stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Exceptionally good raspberry sour. The raspberry taste is very fresh and lively. The tartness is strong but not overwhelming. Goes down very easy and definitely worth trying.
Oct 16, 2019
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Reviewed by JamFuel from Sweden

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark purple with fine, pink foam.

Smell is tart and fresh with notes of raspberries, raspberry jam, cranberries and a little hint of grass.

Taste is tart and slightly earthy before an avalanche of fresh raspberries hits you. Notes of jam, grass and some lime. Slight bitterness and very refreshing.

Mouthfeel is medium, creamy and well carbonated.

Overall, a terrific raspberrry sour. I am a total slut for raspberries in sours.
Oct 12, 2019
Rated: 4 by Griffith from Connecticut

Jul 12, 2019
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