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Formerly brewed at Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Vankleek Hill, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To commemmorate the 65th anniversary of liberation of The Netherlands by Canadian troops, this special beer was commissioned by the Dutch embassy. A collaborative effort with De Koningshoeven brewery, this cloudy wheat beer uses organic juniper berries and maple syrup as a way to feature traditional ingredients from both countries.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
Bottle with Robby Stuntman from Beauís. 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2259) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
Picked this up from the brewery. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a white head and nice retention. Aroma coriander, orange and yeast. Taste is a really nice balance of citrus and yeast. This is a very good Witbier, one of the better ones that Iíve had from this side of the pond and definitely a great Ontario beer. Hopefully this will be an annual brew. Good job Beauís!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
Tap at Chancey Smithís, 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 donít get the juniper of maple, but perhaps they are lost in with all the other good stuff. Great offering!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 From Beauís 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 (didnít expect much, though). Some spruce as well. Flavor is mainly cloves, bread, with a HINT of juniper. Rather dry. Nice collaboration, although I hope theyíll 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.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
A hazed golden wit with a thick creamy white head. In aroma, a classic cloves and bananas with light maple cream and orange pulp. In mouth, a smooth biscuit malt, bananas and cloves, weizen like, not bad. Medium bodied. Dryish. Bottle from brewery, courtesy of Inertiaboy, shared with Diogene, Mike H. and GRM.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2657) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 5, 2010
Draft @ Beer Bistro. Appearance: Lemon yellow, very cloudy with a nice White head. Aroma: slightly hopped, a little yeast, quite a good amount of wheat and a lemon zest. Flavour: metallic lemon at first opening into a yeasty, refreshing brew. Light lemon & yeast finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6042) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
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 Beauís 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); theyíre 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
[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)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2155) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
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.


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