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

Solstice D'été Aux FramboisesSolstice D'été Aux Framboises
BA SCORE
4.27/5
373 Ratings
Solstice D'été Aux FramboisesSolstice D'été Aux Framboises
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
Ranking:
#924
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
373
pDev:
7.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
187
Gots:
44
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 373 |  Reviews: 87
Photo of BeerSamurai34
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This one is surprisingly tart and a little acidic. Since it’s a sour wheat beer, I expected the sourness to be toned down, but I was wrong. haha. Luckily I really like sour, but I bet this one will upset the stomachs of a few people who aren’t expecting the Shock Tart quality.

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Photo of ChrisL24481
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of valianes
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.62/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of oline73
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of markcp
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
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 B-Nut-GoBlue
4.44/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drpimento
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
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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Photo of shoegueuze
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dizzy242
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YalovaIA
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ristaccia
4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tmappin
4.84/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of outoffocus
4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IckyT2012
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I would have rated this higher if it weren't for the copious amount of white chunks floating around in it. Aside from that, fabulous smell and flavor. I was not expecting to pour a beer this good tonight.

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Photo of byronic
4.02/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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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Photo of babaracas
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark red - purple with fizzy pink head, plenty of sediment. Smell: huge on the fresh raspberry puree, mineral and green apple notes. Taste: a mouthful of fresh raspberries (got some in the fridge!), green apple, grain twang, lime note, mildly lactic; a little from each category: oily, sugary, creamy, minerally; residual raspberry jam. Quite refreshing... a stellar raspberry beer / fruited weisse.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.49/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks so much to tenderbranson69 for sharing this with me, enjoyed chilled in a tumbler from the bottle.

The color is a murky light purple with quick dropping pink head and no lace or bead to speak of sort of smoothie-like. The smell is like pureed fruit with a mid of berry and slight sweet floral scent with gentle yeast and mild malt odor with subtle vanilla accent with a concentrated fruit raspberry tangy tart scent with subtle creamy yeast smell. The feel is excellent with tanginess and slight sweetness with medium high carbonation and subtle fruit juiciness with a mostly dry finish yet acidity lingers.

The taste is wonderful -tangy and sweet raspberry with slight wheat sweetness and subtle sour yeast accent mid palate and dessert-like tart fruit flavors saturating the palate in a way that is complex with both sweet malt and tart fruit with yeast anchoring but there is tons of fruit throughout. This is delicious -wonderfully raspberry with the right type of sour flavor. This is like summer in a bottle!

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Photo of jlee922
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solstice D'été Aux Framboises from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 373 ratings
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