Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlainG (1349) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
Une belle couleur de blanche, celle qu’une blanche devrait avoir: c’est-à-dire qu’elle est blonde et trouble. L’odeur évoque Noël; les épices sont peut-être un peu trop présentes. Ça goûte le shandy plus que la blanche. À cause de l’effervescence? Du petit côté "dilué" du produit? Ou encore des pointes d’épices? J’apprécie l’audace derrière cette (nouvelle) bière. Même si elle rappelle les Fêtes, c’est une bonne p’tite bière d’été.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quevillon (2549) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2011
341 ml bottle purchased at Peluso (Montreal), on June 21, 2011. Yellow white, small head. Aroma of malted wheat spicy, very pronounced notes of clove and ginger. Taste of malted wheat and minerals, some notes of citrus, aftertaste dry and mineral. It taste like commercial white beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
Veiled pale gold topped by a lasting white hat. Citrusy (lime) and tea-like, herbal, spicy nose with chamomile, cardamome and ginger notions. Abundant carbonation lends a mineral, slightly acidic side that blends nicely with the citric aspects to make for a quenching ensemble despite the fair amount of residual sugars that bring it more into lemonade territories. Light on the palate with watery edges. A nice hybrid tweak that I’d prefer with slightly increased yeast character and a bit more subtlety on the spices, but already a fine refreshing summer ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lanchester (186) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2011
From 341ml bottle. Pours a hazy straw hue with very ephemeral head presence. Interesting aromatic profile for a hefeweizen, almost a clean mineral note with grainy undertones and saison ’barnyard’ character to it. A bit of spice and citrus up front in the flavor melds with a light astringency and sourness, which carries through to compliment an abrupt and grainy finish. Lively carbonation adds to a pleasant mouth-feel; I found the brew to feel ’wet’ on the palate in a sense that it makes you feel hydrated after each sip, very refreshing, and an almost slick character to it as though oats were present in the grain bill. A great thirst-quencher for the hot summer months.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
pours a hazy golden with a decent white head, retention and lacing is ok. wheat and masala spices without cinnamon. tart tropical fruits in the nose. taste is cereals, mainly wheat, soft wheat, still with a dry finish. light but very pleasant citrusy hopping. bubbly without being aggressive. quenching and good take on the weizen. would have again, maybe on tap?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tielord (60) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle 341ml, June 20th 2011. Hazy pale color with little white head that didn’t stay long. Citrus and spices aroma on nose and the spicy tastes are sharp on tongue. Slight banana flavor finish. Good beer for the months to come, refleshing and tasty ! Rating # 27

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3259) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
Bouteille de 341ml. Bière blanche-dorée avec une mousse blanche. Les bulles se déplacent rapidement vers la surface du verre. Le nez est un heureux mélange de gingembre, d’épices indiennes. La bouche est rafraichissante, la carbonation est trop prononcé ce qui crée une sensation piquante sur la langue à la manière d’une boisson gazeuse. Une vraie bière d’été. 6/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Cakey spices abound in this creative take on a Weizen, as clovey phenolics met cardamom and lush wheat.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy white.
-Eggy, sulphury angles were found in the nose, but never were bothersome.
-Flavor profile is a tad sweeter than your average Weizen. Better attenuation (and quieter spices) might make this more drinkable.
-This is quite powerful in the flavor department for a "Blanche". I’d like to know how the typical lover of the style/colour reacts after trying it.
-Carbonation is fierce, helping the spices in appearing restrained in the flavor profile. They are quite prominent in the aroma though. Perhaps too much so?
-I’m looking forward to trying this from a bottle. Might even express itself better.

On tap at the Mondial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Diogène (1066) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2011
Very pale hazy straw color with an average frothy white head with above average retention. Aroma is mostly spices, coriander, cardamom, ginger and cloves with some bread and lemon. Flavor is ginger, cardamom, coriander, cloves, bready notes and moderate banana esters and moderate sourness. Medium body with fizzy carbonation. Very refreshing, but it could be improved by turning the spices down a notch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snoro (297) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
Bonne odeur fraiche de coriandre, généreuse mousse et belle dentelle. Très peu d’arrière-goût acre. Bon goût frais et doux de la coriandre entre autres.

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