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Beaus Wag the Wolf

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Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Wheat Ale
Vankleek Hill, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Wag the Wolf is a weissbier (wheat beer) that has been generously “late-addition” hopped with organic New Zealand varieties to provide abundant aromas of citrus and tropical fruit. Made with 65% wheat, and fermented with a traditional German weissbier yeast, expect pleasant fruit and spice flavours with a restrained bitterness on the finish.

History & Style
Our hopfenweisse, is a hop-forward and North American twist on the Bavarian weissbier. The traditionally fruity, spicy and refreshing weissbier is matched with big hop aromas of citrus and tropical fruit.

Tasting Notes
Hazy and pale gold in colour. Notes of banana, clove, papaya, mango and citurs on the nose. Lively carbonation with pleasant maltiness. Spicy and fruity, with a slightly dry finish.

Food Pairings
Sausage, Duck & Game Fowl, Goat Cheese, Summer Salads. Plays nicely with spicy food.

Technical Specs
ALC./VOL.: 6.0%
INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Wheat Malts, Organic Barley Malts, Organic Hops, Hefeweizen Yeast.
MALTS: Organic Wheat, Organic Pilsner
HOPS: Organic Motueka, Organic Pacific Gem
YEAST: Hefeweizen Yeast
IBU’S: 20
OG: 14.0°P
FG: 2.9°P
IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 4-6° C


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5594) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2016
600ml bottle pours a slightly hazy golden color with a finger and a half of white head that settles down to leave some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus and tropical fruits with some yeasty and grainy notes. Taste is a spicy and citrus hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation that tickles the tongue. Overall, a very well crafted brew that is like a hybrid between and German weisse and an American pale ale. Quite tasty and balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LouisP (173) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Bière blonde, trouble avec une bonne carbonatation. Au nez, citron et levure allemandes. En bouche c'est très amer et très citronné, ça fait différent des allemandes standards. L'amertume devient de plus en plus présente au fil des gorgées, ce qui me confronte dans ma vision d'une weisse allemande. Pas ce que je préfère.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1481) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2016
Hazy golden pour with pillowy white head. Gaily citrus hoppy aroma with yeast and a bit of cereal. More bitter than expected with lots of leafy green flavour mixed with yeast and creamy texture. Very good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Edevost (22) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2016
Style non officiellement reconnu, la hopfenweisse de Beau’s est asser atypique. Bellle couleur "blé voilé". Arôme bien fruité et herbacé, très léger en esther de bananes. En bouche c’est plus herbacé que fruité. On dénote des fruits tropicaux et des épices quit me rappelle le thym ! Forte en alcool (6.8), elle surprend par son amertume bien tranchante en fin de bouche. C’est une hopfenweisse avec beaucoup de caractère, un peu trop pour une bière estivale. C’est néanmoins une excellente bière.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChadPoole (247) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is citrus right up front with a tropical fruit background. Flavour is creamy wheat and tropical fruits with a grapefruit bitter finish. I think I just found one of my favorite beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamestulloch (3375) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. Hazy golden body with a medium white head. Lively carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of peach, yeast, white bread and lemon. Flavour of creamy malt and apricot. Medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Soft fizz. Dry and tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2477) - - JAN 19, 2016
Draught at The Craft Brasserie. Decent wheat base with banana, clove and pepper mixing up nicely with a rich fruity hop bouquet, orange and mango, short bitter finish. Maybe not as full-bodied as I hoped, but a pretty tasty and enjpyable hoppy white.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
600 ml bottle. Pours a slightly veiled pale yellowish straw with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, oranges, hoppy. Flavor is fruits, wheat, tropical fruit. Finish is grapefruit, bitter, lemon. Medium body, velvety mouthfeel, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sallysudz (31) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2015
Pale gold and a little hazy in colour. Fruity and citrusy, and perhaps a little spicy, with a clean hoppy bitterness at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlainG (1915) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2015
Dorée et voilée, une énorme mousse la recouvre. Des arômes fortement houblonnés, entremêlés de poire et de poivre. Une amertume sèche. Des saveurs de zeste de citron et de levure rustique. Ça pétille tout le long du passage au travers le gosier. Il y a de fortes stimulations pour le palais. (Emb. 25 mai 15 - Lot 4264) (1639-251015)


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