blankboy (6400) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Volo. Pours a cloudy yellow with an average size diminishing white head. Mild aroma of grain, some banana, wheat and herbs & spices. Flavour’s the same, grainy with wheat, light banana and herbs & spices. Average bodied. It’s fine and well made but I find it a bit dull overall.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2917-20100622] Tap. Musty old wet log aroma with odd wheat notes. Hazy, light brown orange body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Nice wheatie fruit flavour has a hint of lemon. Medium body. Quite refreshing and quenching.
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
GRM (3176) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ceramic bottle, 1 l, bottled on May 11 10, gift from Steve Gamble (thanks!), savoured on June 27 2010; eye: unfiltered apple juice, opaque, no effervescence, white head that falls and turns into a tiny sheet, light lacing; nose: wheat, yeast, light acidity, light spices; mouth: wheat, yeast, light acidity, light spices, light sugar, banana, finale in wheat with light presence of spices, medium-light body, not much carbonation, light acidity, slick texture, lightly sweet; overall: correct
Bouteille de céramique, 1 l, embouteillée le May 11 10, cadeau de Steve Gamble (merci!), savourée le 27 juin 2010; œil : jus de pomme non filtré, opaque, pas d’effervescence, mousse blanche qui tombe et se transforme en une très petite couverture, légère dentelle; nez : blé, levure, légère acidité, léger épices; bouche : blé, levure, légère acidité, léger épices, léger sucré, banane, finale en blé avec légère présence d’épices, corps moyen-léger, peu carbonatée, légère acidité, texture coulante, légèrement sucrée; en résumé : correct
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 From Beau’s workshop, ceramic. Thanks to Jennifer and Nikki for this one.
Pours pastel yellow, forms a not-so-cute whitehead. Spicy nose, and much more wheaty than expected (didn’t expect much, though). Some spruce as well. Flavor is mainly cloves, bread, with a HINT of juniper. Rather dry. Nice collaboration, although I hope they’ll come up with another variety along with this one next time, as the Vrienden -- while interesting -- was kindof tame. I could have thought it was an Hefe Weizen, and not a Wit.
Oh, and I totally missed the maple syrup on that one.
On second taste (and might be a little "older" as well) : it was certainly more grainy, like eating fresh wheat grains, and retained pretty much all of its other features. That one would get a 7+ for taste, and a 16 overall. Adjusted OA to 16 and Taste to 7.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010-06-22. Hazy pastel yellow, modest white head. 3+ Aroma is spicy, light wheat and estery yeast. Flavour is similar, spice, hints of mint? Tart wheaty character, modest bitterness throughout and grassy hints. Subtle. Average palate is just a touch light for my preference, but the glass at the table across from us is downright murky - the pours had an inconsistent level of yeast. A bit mild overall, but an enjoyable take on a wit. Tap at Volo, Toronto
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught pint at Volo 2010-06-21. Boy for a beer that was supposed to be available once ONLY in ONLY one place, this sure has a lot of ratings. And the Beau’s dude was at the bar when I walked in - he knew who I was and thinks I hate him - hell no, I just hate a bunch of their beers (and the way they passed off fuck-ups are new beers in their early days); they’re making some decent stuff now - except for that syrupy mess that was their "DIPA." Anyway. Very cloudy orange-yellow with a solid lasting creamy head (4-). Smells thick and malty - fruity (apple/pear/banana), sweet, yeasty, and a bit boozy with a shitload of pungent coriander. Taste - follows, but a bit thin - I was expecting massive malt and spice, and this seems a bit of a let-down, even a tad papery - but the aroma was 7+ and this is more than 6, so ... (7-). While the malt presence was less than beefy, this is actually pretty thick, almost too much so - I felt I could choke on it if distracted while gulping it; this finishes quite dry and bitter from the coriander - I could wish for more malt and less newsprint, but ... still pretty good.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Chancey Smith’s, London, ON- Many pints- A turbid yellow liquid produces a fluffy and creamy bleached white cap that lasts and laces. Lemon and corriander in the nose lend a hand to custard, oranges, sugary wheat malts, and a bit of fresh herbs. The mouth fills with typical wit flavours- citrus and curacao, a bit of spice, sweet banana. Sweet and tart, very creamy, medium bodied. Quite the quencher. I don’t get the juniper of maple, but perhaps they are lost in with all the other good stuff. Great offering!
matt7215 (2262) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at chancey smiths. muddy beige with a frothy white head, really ugly but the snow white head had great retention and left nice lace. aroma was fairly standard for a wit, didnt pick up any maple. the flavour is similarily decent but nothing special. it cool that this collaboration happened but the result is rather average.
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with Robby Stuntman from Beau’s. Amazing pour, nice carbonation, yellow with great rocky head that mellows. nose is spicy but bready as well. flavor is spot on for a wit. sooo drinkable. wish i could get more of this one.
pootzboy (1609) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap: puts a clouded light gold ale in the glass, decent puffy bone white tight poured cap...moderate retention, good glass lacing.Soft small bubble natural carbonation.
Thin nose; some sweetness, cereal, leafy hop and pine-like spice.
Very dry up front, dry biscuit malts against citrus and what seems like a light juniper herbal tone...clean dry finish.
Very fresh tasting and quenching...a boilerplate domestic witbier. Vrienden is dutch for friends and I can see this easy drinking wit gain thirsty friends wherever it’s on top.