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

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3.91/5
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82 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Berliner weiss with cherries.

Added by liamt07 on 10-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,263
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
82
pDev:
12.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
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Photo of VbolieuV
4.77/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!

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Photo of BTVflatlander
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

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Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of slowfade
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of M-girard
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of chippo33
4.46/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pier-luc
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yasky
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wordemupg
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle poured into tulip 7/10/14, big thanks to Phyl21ca for the bottle

A dark red, almost a deep purple with a bright pink foam, not much for retention or lace but the color is unlike anything I've seen recently

S massive cherry nose, I'm talking ridiculous but straightforward, some dry cracker but for the most part its all cherry

T a hint of lemon but it might just be the tart sourness making me think lemon, a little yeast but really its a cherry bomb full stop

M tart, sour, acidic, and dry, a fair amount of pucker, lighter side of medium, guess what lingers on the finish

O shes lopsided but I like where shes leaning, cherry, cherry, and you guessed it, more cherry

the fruits just so intense I don't know where to begin... so I wont start

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Photo of MickeyHops
4.26/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Birthday beer #1 ...wtf it's already 11am!! Anyways, a HUGE thank you to Montrealbcr89 for surprising me with this the other night. My top Canadian want by far.

Appearance. Pours a deep ruby red with some haze. Topped with half a finger of deep pink, almost red head. Looks amazing.

Smell. Sour cherries but not in a huge way, some of that nice cinnamon/almond kind of smell that I associate with the stones, but not strong like in a kriek. Maybe just a hint of sweet wheat in there. Subtle, but nice.

Taste. Nice sour cherries, some lemon juice and just a bit of crackery wheat coming through at the end. Quite sour and quite awesome.

Mouthfeel. Light+ body, medium-full carbonation that's fine lively.

Overall. Fantastic as expected. I think I might like the framboise a bit more, but it's pretty darn close.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Bottle: Poured a deep red color Berliner with a bright pink foamy head with good retention and some light traces of lacing. Aroma of intense cherry notes with light tart notes clearly noticeable. Taste is a perfect balance between some intense cherry notes with almost no residual sugar and tart notes with almost no acidity detectable. Body is full for style with perfect carbonation. So good and I should have bought a ton more of these.

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Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of starrdogg
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ackeeper
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rogerdandy
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Kmat10
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Derek
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Lomochic82
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of IPAchris
4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of mtomlins
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 341ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass

Pours an absolutely beautiful clear ruby red with 1 – 2 fingers of deep red head falling to a nice collar with a bit of lacing when spun. The nose is soft with subtle sour, tartness, lemon and sour cherries. The taste follows suit with wheat, sour and acidity, and sour cherries. There is a very subtle malt sweetness to the finish and touch of saltiness like a gose. The body is smooth and light with a nice amount of carbonation. Overall, a really nice beer that I think is underrated here.

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Solstice D'été Aux Cerises from Brasserie Dieu du Ciel!
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 82 ratings
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