pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Belgian “white ale” from a Michigan artisanal brewer. Calabaza Blanca is aged in large oak casks and refermented in the bottle. Spiced with orange peel and coriander, and utilizing wild yeast strains (Brett) its delivery is refreshingly tart and spicey with a wonderfully dry finish. This brewery produces some of the best “bottle conditioned” beers anywhere. All their beers are aged in oak barrels with wild yeasts giving a subtle, pleasant acidity not unlike tart fruits. After oak maturation these beers are, re-yeasted upon bottling allowing additional time to develop natural carbonation in the bottle and further enhance complex flavor refinement in the finished beer. Because of this you must learn to gently handle the opening and pouring of bottle conditioned beers – to avoid the “foaming volcano” effect. This white ale was particularly quenching
Metalchopz (2404) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great looking artistic label that reflect well the crafty brewery. OK, maybe I should of not tilted that bottle to get the good stuff at the bottom of the bottle. Complete volcano occurred with the heavy carbonation. Cloudy amber-yellow colour with a crazy foamy head, long retention and some soapy patches. Not expecting this big sourness, as thought this was a witbier. Lots of citrus with the lemon notes, and even some apples. The taste is still sour, but not as much. Craft brew yeast mostly with some mild fruits (previously mentioned). Crafty yes, but really not what I was expecting. Not one I would try again, especially for the price. Not sure if this is infected with this sourness that should not be in a witbier. Did I mention, not a fan ?
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is deeeeeeeeeee-lish, though I gotta tell you the initial head is a bit crazy. I’ve had a Belgian Wit Brett before, but this one is excellent. Pour a cloudy yellow, with a huge level of white head which takes it time to settle to nothing, eventually. Some nice sour apple brett in the nose, little banana, not really getting the cilantro but that’s okay. The taste is again, sour-apple brett, but not overpowering, nice wheat malts, overall great flavour.
mrhopsbeertalk (159) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just tried this last night and was really quite impressed. To me, the aroma and flavors were very funky and bitter grapefruit along with the obvious sourness from the Brett, but i failed to notice any peppercorn or oak notes even in passing. This was very tastey and easy to drink, I’d definitely buy it again.
drsandman (399) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy creamy light yellow, big big white head. Aroma of hay, funky Brett yeast, hard boiled egg, coriander, orange, dank basement must. Flavor is light and fruity wheat to start, gets funky & Brett.. Acidic on the back end. Easy breezy beautiful sour beer.
markducommun (238) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy pale yellow, quite a bit of white head. Super fresh citrus, sweaty socks. Pretty intensely sour, some hint of bitterness. Mild citrusy sweetness. Mid light body, very effervescent. Quite acidic. Pretty interesting and good.
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shaynsawchuk (553) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a suspicious quantity of pure white head. Orange, lemon, coriander, yeast spice and light mossy/funky brett tones on the nose, slightly woodsy/oaky as well. Champagne dry with some lacto sourness on the finish. Light bodied and very heavy on the carbonation. Delicious and complex but somehow simple and refreshing.
deepeary (169) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from the LCBO. I heard it was a gusher so I left it in the fridge for more than a week and handled it very gently. It still gushed, but not much. Cloudy light yellow with massive white head, millions of tiny bubbles. Very lively carbonation. Smells like lime, lemons, peppery, some barnyard notes. Taste is the same, very tart, dry, refreshing. I could drink this all day long.
kevinsenn (1142) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours hazy pale yellow, and nearly all head. Funky tart apple and spice aroma - very nice. Tart spicy wheat taste, tart finish. Tasty stuff.
Alpha10 (361) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/07/16 - What a gusher! Pours a hazy straw colour with a massive, gushing, frothy white head that leaves moderate lacing. Aroma is not at all what I had expected; Belgian yeast, wheat, Brett funk, citrus, light pepper and mild spice. Taste follows nose. Nice Brett funk balanced by tart citrus, mild pepper and clove/coriander spice. This is how I imagine a saison-wit hybrid would taste. Body is light to medium with sharp carbonation and a tart, refreshing finish. Pleasantly surprised by this interesting beer.
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