Brewed by Beyond the Pale Brewing Company
Style: Wheat Ale
Ottawa, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Not your Bavarian grandfather’s wheat beer. We use grapefruit zest and pulp at different points in the process to insert the character of the fruit into the beer, and hops are carefully selected to emphasize the citrus notes. But don’t expect this to taste like the first course of Sunday breakfast; the fruit flavour is subtle, and the bitter quality of the grapefruit is balanced nicely by a bit of sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (1424) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2016
Merci à Ju-Lo pour le partage. Une blamche qui n’a pas les traits habituels d’une blanche. Je me suis fait prendre au jeu alors que Ju-Lo me servit mon verre à l’aveugle. J’ai d’abord cru qu’il s’agissait d’une saison, par ses notes levurées à la belge. Un houblin fruité aux notes de pêche et d’agrumes sema par la suite le doute dans mon esprit. Sans doute une bière d’inspiration belge avec un dry-hop bien américain. Oui c’est sûrement ça. Je goûte. À l’attaque, une douce dose d’épices se conjugue aux houblins fruités. L’effervescence se mêle de la partie mais s’estompe abruptement pour ne laisser qu’un liquide plutôt mort parcourir mon oesophage. Une bière qui se boit bien sans toutefois rien réinventer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LouisP (238) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
La bière est blonde, avec une belle carbonatation qui reste longtemps sur place, et une belle effervescence. Au nez, c’est assez sucré et fruité, avec notamment des odeurs de pamplemousses roses. En bouche c’est très amer, avec un houblonnage que je présume assez impressionnant, en début de dégustation. Au fil des gorgées, un profil plus fruité, voir floral, s’installe. L’amertume sèche et solide nous rappelle définitivement le moment où l’on croque un pamplemousse. C’est bien fait, intéressante pour une bière blonde, très près d’une IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (604) - HONG KONG - OCT 3, 2016
Draught from Red Door in Ottawa w Matt. Clear right yeownwith frothy white head. Smells of grapefruit, freshly mown grass, light hay, faint wheat. Taste is moderate hop, corn/toasted malt, finish is slightly stony. Body is slick, smooth, fizzy. Nose is very refreshing and light, taste has pleasantly surprising amounts of slick bitterness for a wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (690) - HONG KONG - OCT 3, 2016
Tap at Red Door Provisions in Ottawa. Translucent golden orange pour. Aroma is crispy malt, citrus hops. Taste is smooth citric bitterness with an assertive malt tang too. Nice easy drinking citrus-forward beer. Doesn’t taste like a wheat beer, happily.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tristanlaugher (273) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2016
Wheat citrus nose. Cloudy yellow white. Quickly dissipating head. Can from brewery. A grapefruit peel.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewsharpe (9) - - SEP 2, 2016 does not count
Very tasty grapefruit bitterness. Thin, long lasting head that leaves a decent sticky lacing. Beautiful golden colour. Perfect summer beer. Definitely the best I’ve had of this style. You’ll regret buying just one...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (685) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
Got a mini growler at the new brewery. Pours a dull light amber colour with slight cloudiness and has barely any head to it. Has some nice floral hops aromas with hints of nutmeg. Flavours are sort of on the grapefruit side, not very tangy. Also citrus and herbal hops round out the slightly sweet flavours. Watery mouthfeel at first and also a bit prickly. Medium bodied and good carbonation. 6% abv is not noticeable in this brew. Not too bad and pretty easy to drink. Seems to be a nice summer type beer. Will enjoy again at a later date. :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (3398) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2016
Can thanks to Marc L., thanks dude! Pours a pretty hazy yellow with a medium white head that leaves nice lacing. Nose is of citrusy hops and zest. I definitely get the grapefruit. Taste is not quite sweet and moderately bitter, offers more citrus and zest. Light sweetness in the finish. Body is medium and carbonation moderate. Alcohol is felt a little. Not bad at all! I thought this would be more like a fruit beer and in reality it is closer to a really nice white IPA. I’m all for that!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (400) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2016
473 mL Can. Murky pale straw body with a foamy white head settling to a thin layer leaving clingy lace. Aroma of grapefruit and some kind of spice I can’t quite pinpoint; there is also a pungent earthy note. It tastes like white grapefruit and again a spice I can’t identify; no it’s not coriander. Hop-bitter and grapefruit rind aftertaste, a grapefruit rind finish. Mysterious in its own way, yet pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19385) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Tasting at Matt’s, can
Cloudy pale blond color. Delicate citrusy aroma. A bit too yeasty and dirty, dusty in the final, but with some decent zesty touch.
Not bad.

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