rederic (2790) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orangeish amber-brown color, small foamy white head, orange juice, spicy coriander, wheat aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with pale malt, wheat, juicy, orange peels, citrus fruits flavors, with a lactic acidity in the finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2008 Sampled on tap at Brouhaha. Hazy blonde pour with a thin white head. Good aroma of wheat, spices and lemon. Good, refreshing flavor of lemon, spices and wheat. The body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. A very nice witbier.
Previous rating (bottle) : 6/3/6/3/12 3.0
Boutip (4286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a quite dark yellow color wit with a large head with average retention. Aroma of wheat is mix with coriander and citrus. Taste is stronger then usual witbier with lots of coriander, pepper and a citrus/grassy aspect also. Wheat is clearly identifiable and very enjoyable. Body is more full then your average witbier and also I noticed that the beer is quite hazy. I like my wit to have character and this one doesn’t miss…
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus and pepper/coriander spiciness with light honey-like notes are joined by fair herbal hops in the nose. Opaque milky-tan coloured body with low white head that diminishes rapidly to ring. Perfumey, lavender and honey-like sweetness with orange citrus tones and some light lactic character also displays coriander and peppery spiciness in the crisply tart, dry finish. Medium-light body has a pleasant creamy texture that is offset wonderfully by the sharp, high carbonation. Aside from being slightly dark and having issues with head formation, this is a very pleasant offering and pushes witbier to the next level. Tulip glass, just below cellar temp. Bottle (Peluso, June 2005).
TaktikMTL (5377) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bouteille de 341 ml. Arôme: Odeur d’orangade "Crush" et de gingembre. Apparence: Couleur ambrée légèrement voilée. Aucun col. Faible densité des bulles. Aucune dentelle. Saveur: Goût d’orange et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Arrière goût de caramel. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. (Palette #184)
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Only slightly hazy pale yellow, thin 1cm white head. Rather ordinary looks. Ginger is the dominant spice in the aroma that bets a lot on honey and the yeast’s spiciness. This feeling is enhanced by a heavier touch of noble hops than you’d expect in the style, coming out a bit grassy in the nose, bringing out notes reminiscent of oregano and making it very dry. You’d believe the legendary wit’s drinkability would be even greater with the generous hopping, but the truth is that the initial sweet pinneaple attack is quickly run over by a considerable astringency, the type that I usually associate with rye. The high level of carbonation and rounded mouthfeel is fine by me though. There’s certainly a good base in there, but difficult as I am, I’d personally prefer a sweeter or rather maltier palate to allow the yeast subtle aromatics to show more.