Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A golden wit with a thin white creamy head. A very fruity aroma, more berries than bananas. In mouth, a very berry sourish wit, original and racey, citurs notes. Lighter bodied. Overall, a good starter. On tap at Brewpub, Apri 2008.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow pour - hazy appearance. A nice bright aroma - banana, tropical fruit and some light pepper as well. Mango, banana and pale wheat spiciness. There is a light tartness that makes this even more refreshing than it might otherwise be. Soft herbal bitterness and a lingering fruitiness. Damn tasty.
Sammy (8033) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Moniale 2009. Was expecting, and did receive a solid witbeer. Cloudy yellow with orange highlights. Some sourness. Well carbonated. A bit too cold for a sample, but that’s OK. Good drinkability
MartinT (7482) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Crushed coriander seeds unite with the spicy, grassy hop finish to draw this Belgian witbier’s rustic personality. Citrus fruit render drinkability, as chewy cereals offer nourishment.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the opaque pale yellow.
-The spritzy carbonation succeeds in plowing through well-fed mouthfeel.
-The white peppery yeast works wonders with the hops’ own spiciness, and the coriander seeds.
-The bready yeast return is very enjoyable.
-Yet another unfiltered, full-flavored quencher from Hopfenstark. Bravo!
On tap at Vices et Versa.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2012 2012-06-09. Hazy pastel orange, small white head. 3+ Flavour is nice, sweet wheaty core, light bitterness and tart wheat accents. Hoppy bitterness grows as you go. 7+ Modest yeasty aroma, dry yeasty sort of grassy wheat character. 7+ Smooth average plus palate, low carbonation. 3+ Nice, quite quaffable. 7/3/7/3/15+ On tap at Mondial, Montreal
2008-10-17. Murky but bright pastel yellow with a modest white head. (3+) Zippy yeasty aroma with a kiss of lemon (7+) Flavour is the standard complement of wit characteristics, but very well executed. Yeast, touch of lemon tartness. More oomph than most wits can produce - just more of everything, but in proportion. (7+) Average plus palate. (3+) Rather good, went back for more! 7/4/8/3/16 - 3.8 On tap @ Volo Cask Days 2008
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Hopfenstark during their anniversary party. Pours a lightly hazed gold with a large white head that slowly deflates. Soft wheat on the nose, coriander is prominent with a lovely amount of orange behind it. Big musky coriander. Medium bodied, goes right away to a soft sweet wheat note, more coriander and orange. Carbonation is very gentle, possibly due to how foamy this one was when pouring. Long musky coriander into the finish. Very easy drinking.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask at Volo
Appearance: Bright citrus gold ale with fine creamy top , fragmental lacing.3+
Nose: Straight , clean wheat aroma , slightly drying feel of wheat’s …
Flavor/Palate : Medium bodied , mild with slight citric orange feel blended well with its wheat base solution , yeasty side. Traditionally solid example. Recommended.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Considering the style, Scores ranging from 1 to 5, 5 being the most intense
Body:   Clear(1)->Murky(5) : 4     Pale Yellow(1)->Copper(5) : 1     Still(1)->Volcanic Sparkling(5) : 4
Head:   None(1)->Large(5) : 2     Lasting: 2     Lacing : 2
Intensity : 4
Yeast : 3   Bread : 3   Dough : XX   Esters : XX   Phenols : 2   Dusty : XX   Spicy : 2   Apple : XX   Banana : XX   Tropical Fruits : XX   Brett : XX   Barnyard : XX   Leather : XX   Wood : XX   Vinous : XX   Cheese : XX   DMS : XX   Diacetyl : XX Sulfur : XX
Malt : 3   Pilsner : XX   Pale : XX   Vienna : XX   Biscuity : XX   Toasty : XX   Hay : 2   Caramel : XX   Honey : XX   Cereals : 2   Grainy : 3   Wheat : 4
Hops : 4   Noble(1)->American(5) : 1   Leafy : 3   Perfume : XX   Orange : XX   Floral : 3   Lemon/Lime : XX   Herbal : 3   Grassy : 2   Piney : XX
Notes : Pepper : 4   Cloves : XX   Coriander : 3   Ginger : XX   Orange : XX   Earth : XX   Vanilla : XX   Oxidation : XX   Bubblegum : XX
Initial Flavor : Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 4   Finish Dry(1)->Sweet(5) : 2   Sourness : 2   Acetic : XX   Lactic : 2   Bitterness : 3   Farmy : XX   Complex : XX   Length : XX
Light(1)->Full(5) : 4   Flat(1)->Fizzy(5) : 4   Clean : XX   Sharp : 3   Watery : XX   Oily : XX   Chalk : XX   Astringent : XX   Alcohol : XX   Mineral : XX
Comments: A fine fruity, spicy ale displaying a wise use of hops to avoid the style’s stereotypes.
HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught. At Vices et Versa. Slightly cloudy gold pour with an average creamy white head. The aroma was mild, dry, sweetly floral, apple and light lemon zest. The taste was solidly fruity, with dry spice and floral bitterness in the quick finish. I found it soft and light on the palate, crisp and dry with a pleasant mild bitter linger - a very, very good golden, way better than the normal Quebec golden ale.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Vices & Versa and St-Bock. Rather ugly opaque dirty yellow body reminding me of my cousin Louis smile. Almost no head. Very fruity taste with flavours of pear and banana as the main players and orange as the supporting actor. Typical witbier spiciness dominated by coriander. Strong yeasty presence with a cheesy bread flavour that didn’t sit very well with the fruity taste. Shy aromatic leafy hops. Rather tasty for the style but gets tiresome after a single pint. Still, this is a good beer.