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

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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
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
12.18%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
9
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Sammy
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Bar Volo DDC tap takeover, this is the cherry version. The cherry comes through like cherry kriek. Its acidic, it gives off a big cherry (natural and artificial) aroma.Whatever wheat is in the secondary. A little lemon tartness as well. Very good and unique, but only drinkable in modest amounts at a time.

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Photo of acurtis
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of nmann08
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
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 biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz glass at the brewpub in Montreal. This incarnation is a cherry-flavoured beer (Solstice d'été aux cerises). Moved from the previously generic Solstice d'été listing, originally reviewed August 6, 2009.

This beer appears a clear pinkish red hue, with a small amount of soapy light pink head, which leaves no lace as it melts away.

It smells like mildly sweet cherry pie - cherries, sugar, and white grain. The taste is tart, tart, tart, tart cherry. Whew! Did I say tart? This is a lip-puckerer, all right. Under the sour cherry assault, there is a mild wheatiness detectable.

The carbonation is soft, the body is sugary like fruit juice, and it finishes with sweet and sour cherry, all the way.

A one-sided beverage, in the flavour department, but the balance between the big tartness and the lesser sugar sweetness makes this actually somewhat drinkable.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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 Rifugium
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.15/5  rDev -20.1%
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 chippo33
4.46/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IPAchris
4.15/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of liamt07
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
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 TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
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 spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
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 Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wordemupg
4.27/5  rDev +8.4%
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 kscaldef
4/5  rDev +1.5%

I like this much more than the raspberry version.

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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 papat444
3.62/5  rDev -8.1%
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 cpetrone84
3.6/5  rDev -8.6%

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 jrenihan
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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