MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutty bones and banana skin...Sweet orange muscles for a healthy body of puréed wheat...
Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light hazy brown; strong peanut aroma with some banana; slightly sour; muted banana, wheaty finish, little else.
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy copper, banana and citrus fruit aroma. A hint of acidity, fresh bread, bananas once again, a bit of citrus, long finish.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 31, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orangey, cloudy, with typical weizen look. Nice refreshing aroma, salted peanuts, banana, citric. This nice wheat got all the right elements but also had something else. Some strange bitterness was sitting at the back ruin all the good stuff. That’s why only 13/20.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 March 2003: Great creamy mouthfeel, almost matches up to the Voyageur previously sampled. Sweet, fresh hay nose is on the weak side; very sweet and fruity, unbalanced on the malt side but very tasty.5/3/7/4/12 3.1
November 2004: sample from tiggmtl’s glass: stronger banana-creme in the nose, light citrus, good body...liked this a bit more this time.6/3/7/4/13
March 2005: amaretto and brandy show up in the nose this time, making for much more complexity...sour fruity body is saucy & sassy, with some bittersweet chocolate/caramel as well...this beer just keeps getting better, JF is really mastering the German styles (to go with his obvious mastery of English ones and high level with Belgians).
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nativite Rousse is labeled a Dunkel Weizen by the brewer. However it lacks the characteristic colour being a dirty blond Weizen. Overall it is is relatively clean with some marked sweetness and large banana nose and flavour with a more moderate clove character.