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

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
82 Ratings
Solstice D'été Aux CerisesSolstice D'été Aux Cerises
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:
#10,380
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
82
pDev:
12.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
Trade:
1
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Photo of Nicolerusk5974
1/5  rDev -74.4%

Photo of montrealbcr89
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of oldp0rt
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of byronic
3.4/5  rDev -13%

Pours a cranberry read with minimal head and no retention. Overpowering tartness combines with a nice sour. The nice flavours are overpowered by acidity. No aftertaste but leaves a slick coating in the mouth. A bit simple and left me somewhat disappointed.

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Photo of jaasen64
3.41/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damian
3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank on-tap at Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel, Montréal, Quebec
Served in a cervoise

Gorgeous, crystal clear, rose colored appearance. A near two-finger, tight, bone white with pink-ish hues head topped the liquid, but it fell rather quickly. The head deposited tiny droplets of lacing along the top portion of the glass.

The nose was quite disappointing. All I got was a crisp, dry, powdery yeastiness. As the beer warmed, hints of cherries were detectible. Slightly tart and acidic.

The flavor profile was a bit more interesting than than aroma, but it contained no cherry whatsoever. Crisp, dry and wheaty on the front end. Tart and lemony in the center. Slight vinegar notes. The beer finished tart and acidic. Quite refreshing, albeit simplistic.

The liquid was crisp and smooth with a fine yet lively effervescence. Smooth and creamy on the palate.

Solstice D'été Aux Cerises really hit the spot on this hot July night. Nevertheless, I was quite disappointed by the beer's lack of complexity and absence of cherry flavor. With more fruit forwardness, this could be amazing.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cpetrone84
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%

Pour is dark ruby red, clear, with a small amount of dark pink head. Nose is incredibly strong cherry, very fleshy ripe cherry, and hint medicinal. Flavor is a bit more rounded cherry, light brett breaks up the cherry, no medicinal, cherry lingers through the finish. Medium to full body, well carbonated, very creamy feel

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Photo of papat444
3.62/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 341ml bottle.

Totally red body in the glass with dark pink foam. Head starts good but doesn`t have much legs. Aroma is nice and best feature, sour cherries going on. Taste has dry cherries and wood but seems overshadowed by mineral saltiness. Good but i was not overly impressed.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draft

Appearance – Hazy dark pink colour with an average size fizzy pinkish white coloured head. There is a below average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for around 3 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Wheat, cherries, lemon juice

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed cherries and a whole lot of tart citric acid. There are also some faint spice notes, perhaps cloves or coriander. The beer finishes with a tart/sour aftertaste that lingers for a short while.

Overall – I'm not sure I'd want to drink a whole lot of it due to the sourness. It wasn't over the top like some of the other sour beers I've had though. The taste wasn't as complex as I thought it would be..

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Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.74/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BakaGaijin
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fostachild
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Jones153
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a bottle, pours a dark red, very bright looking with good and active carbonation.

The nose is almost all cherries, medicinal, a little cough drop like, sweetener. The flavor is more tart than the nose lets on, all cherries, vinegar, salt, a little cough medicine. The mouthfeel is pretty good, great carbonation, a little fizzy.

Overall, lots of cherries, but good.

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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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