Solstice D'été Aux Cerises
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!

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From:
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
 
Quebec, Canada
Style:
Sour - Berliner Weisse
Ranked #169
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,929
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 12.05%
Ratings:
87
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 01, 2020
Added:
Oct 02, 2011
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  10
SCORE
87
Very Good
Solstice D'été Aux CerisesSolstice D'été Aux Cerises
Notes: The dominant sourness of Solstice D’été is a result of letting the un-boiled mash do its thing for a few days. The interesting sour character this develops is further complemented by the addition of a heaping pile of whole fruit shortly thereafter. The result is an incredibly refreshing sour ale where the fruit is allowed to carry through without restraint.
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2.94/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by zolotarov from Canada (QC)

Bottle (Bottled on 2020-09-23)

Appearance: bright pinkish red
Smell: very yeasty – smells of overproofed dough with slight alcohol notes. Faint sweet black cherry notes.
Taste: high tartness with barely any cherry flavour and no complexity.
Mouthfeel: tart, medium carbonation.
Overall: The smell was unpleasant initially, however the yeasty smell dissipated as I drank it. The taste was dominated by tartness with not much else happening. Would be a good summer beer when drank very cold, otherwise I found it lacking in aroma and taste.

Nov 01, 2020
 
3.75 by aztraz from Sweden on Feb 17, 2020
 
4.02 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Dec 13, 2018
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4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

341 ml. bottle.
Bottled 2018-09-11.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch light pink head over a cherry red body with scant lacing. Nose of sour wheat and cherries. Taste of cherries and sour wheat which equals tart cherries. Nice feel and overall, not as aromatic or flavorful as the raspberry version, but still a very good Berliner Weisse. Cheers!

Dec 03, 2018
 
3.93 by Samact from Vermont on Dec 30, 2017
 
4.26 by MickeyHops from California on Oct 06, 2017
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ciocanelu from Romania

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma has sweet macerated cherries and cherry preserve notes. Taste is mostly tart, dry and fruity. It's decent but quite simple.

Sep 20, 2017
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4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by FriedSlug from North Carolina

12 ounce pour at the Montreal brew pub. Crystal clear cherry juice. Smells like sweet, dark cherries. Tastes like tart yet sweet, dark cherry juice. Really delicious.

Aug 14, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by eberesford from Canada (ON)

Looks like a really red gamay with a stable pinkish head. Aroma - cherries of course, but not sour cherry but really ripe black cherry. The black cherry lingers in throughout flavour where it is balanced by the funky sourness of the style.

Aug 13, 2017
 
3.85 by MakeBeerGreatAgain from North Carolina on Mar 09, 2017
 
4.24 by ackeeper from Illinois on Jan 05, 2017
 
3.79 by OnryAndMean from New York on Oct 27, 2016
 
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Oct 12, 2016
 
4.01 by ikidunot from Canada (ON) on Aug 23, 2016
 
4.09 by kingston2 from Pennsylvania on Aug 20, 2016
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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Derek from Canada (BC)

This is a good beer, and really nice to have it back to back with the raspberry, just to highlight how great the raspberry is.

Light sour cherry in the aroma, a bit more in the flavour, but the base Berlinerweisse really shines through.

Apr 09, 2016
 
4.27 by yasky from Canada (ON) on Mar 22, 2016
 
4.23 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB) on Mar 09, 2016
Photo of Coronaeus
4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

341ml bottle

Bright cherry red with very little head and next to no lacing. Cherry on the nose, mild funk. Tart cherry with crispy, spritzy carbonation. Very nice and better than the raspberry to my taste.

Jan 01, 2016
 
3.92 by dheldman from Minnesota on Dec 06, 2015
 
3.97 by yeaprolly from Washington on Oct 27, 2015
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by hopsolutely from Canada (ON)

Enjoying with thanks to Phyl21ca.
Rarely does a bottle embody its description so exactly...
Pours a brilliant and nearly luminescent pink with a low carbonation level that still manages a reasonable mouthfeel. Sour cherries are prominent in both aroma and flavour. Tart and refreshing. Worth trying.

Oct 12, 2015
 
3.75 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia on Sep 08, 2015
 
4.46 by chippo33 from Vermont on Sep 07, 2015
 
3.95 by Corson from Canada (AB) on Sep 07, 2015
 
3.74 by Ultrarunner100 from Canada (ON) on Sep 04, 2015
 
3.9 by Jaydee01 from Canada (QC) on Aug 22, 2015
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4.77/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by VbolieuV from Canada (QC)

Nice pink/red color with a fast disappearing head and lots of carbonation. Smell like a cherry cheesecake. Also taste like a cherry cheesecake, really good. It's really sour too, very refreshing. Owns up to the name!

Aug 14, 2015
 
3.55 by groleau from Canada (QC) on Aug 08, 2015
 
4.15 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2015
 
4.28 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2015
 
3.92 by acurtis from New Jersey on Jun 27, 2015
 
4.1 by linnymtu from Michigan on May 31, 2015
 
3.41 by jaasen64 from Massachusetts on Apr 24, 2015
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3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

330 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Beautiful bright red body with a light pink head.

Smell - Medicinal cherry aroma. Very little acidity.

Taste - This has some tartness, but very little. Less medicinal, too. Strong cherry. A little stale tasting, but I can't put my finger on it more than that.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Very faint tartness.

Overall - Didn't smell good, but it got better as I drank it.

Apr 14, 2015
 
3.77 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Apr 05, 2015
 
3.83 by MatChar from Canada (QC) on Feb 03, 2015
 
4 by TubaDan from Minnesota on Dec 14, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SpeedwayJim from New York

A big thanks to Dan for this one. 12oz. bottle into Hill Farmstead stemware. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a fluffy 1 finger deep pink colored head with moderate retention. Beer is a clear, dark blood red. No lacing. Stunning color and otherwise par for the style!

Nose is cherry puree and some cherry skin and pits. A light foamy funk is present in the background. Actually a little subdued.

Opens sweet and tart with a noticeable cherry presence. Some stem and skin bitterness in the middle covered by ample sour cherry puree. Ends tart and crisp with a puckering, bone dry finish and fruity aftertaste. Simple and delicious!

Light bodied with ample carbonation. Prickly and aggressive in the mouth and goes down dry and puckering. Bone dry finish with a filmy aftertaste. Solid.

The color on this beer is simply outstanding and the rest of the brew completes the experience nicely. Not fantastically complex but its a fruited berliner so you should know what you're getting in the first place. Really drinkable, refreshing, and definitely worth trying.

Dec 04, 2014
Solstice D'été Aux Cerises from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 87 ratings