Solstice D'été Aux Framboises | Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Quebec, Canada
dieuduciel.com

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-14-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
357
Reviews:
84
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
7.28%
 
 
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185
Gots:
45
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4
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Photo of kylesobrien
3.78/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I really like Berliner Weiss, and after seeing the average score I felt I had to give this one a try.

Poured into a tulip glass, and it's off to a good start: a beautiful bright shade of ruby/dark pink, no real head but some fine bubbles and good lacing.

Wonderful aroma -- raspberries on top of raspberries, with the faintest scent of wheat.

First sip: tart! Not as intensely fruity as I anticipated given aroma. Not the least bit bitter (no surprise there), but fairly sour. Slightly sweet in the finish. Something about the fruit flavor isn't doing it for me -- hard to describe, but it's almost a white wine thing -- it's distracting from the fresh raspberry taste I want to be enjoying instead. Maybe I'm just used to lower alcohol versions of the style?

Overall, I'd say this is a decent sour beer, which would definitely pair well with a variety of foods. Personally, I wouldn't seek this out to enjoy on its own; I'd likely reach for another option if given the choice (like Auval's Framboëse, super tasty). Not my favourite DDC summer offering, but a pretty good fruit beer.

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Photo of drpimento
3.83/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a very red color and a pink head that settles immediately. Aroma is fresh ripe raspberries and some tart. Flavor is more tart than ripe berries, and a bit shallow. Ditto the body. Not a bad drinking beer tho.

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3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml.

Very bright red with a quickly dissipating head. Strong natural raspberry aromas. Very strong ripe natural raspberry flavours. Crisp,effervescent and dry, if a little thin. Enjoyable.

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Photo of byronic
3.87/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a kool-aid red with lively carbonation, almost artificial. Smell that makes your mouth water, lots of raspberry. Quite acidic, very sour, minimal flavour. Not very complex and not very balanced, very dry.

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3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.89/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a joyous pinkish-red with a ton of yeast sediment. The fruit taste bordered on medicinal, but the wheat and the deep-body-feeling malt reined it in. Not much sourness or tartness to speak of, not that that's necessarily a bad thing. Refreshing, but not very memorable.

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3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Okay, I don't know where to start with this beer! Can I say a beer? Or maybe some fruit alcoholic juice, this is a weird freaky beer, not for my tastes but very interesting and fun too.

Appearance, is bright red, like you would have a strawberry juice, very nice color. The head dissapeard very quicky, too quicky as the white of the head and the bright red of the beer were beautiful when teamed together.

Smells like cherry, not too strong, not to shy, a balanced smell.

Taste, oh my, here we go... SOUR, VERY SOUR! The first sip I can assure you, you will go funny faces. It very acid and sour, reminding me of some gueuze/lambic /fruit. Then, you get curious and the taste get better.

It is quite an experience to try

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3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.97/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
4.26 out of 5 based on 357 ratings.
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