tomthompson89 (1794) - 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 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.
cfrancis (1764) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
MrManning (1982) - 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 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!
jercraigs (6475) - 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
MXD (302) - 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 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.
Lubiere (8239) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mabel (5043) - 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)
HogTownHarry (5632) - 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 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.
garthicus (2336) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
pootzboy (1450) - 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 itís on top.