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Brewed by La Barberie
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Québec City, Canada
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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.61   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2004
Slight gusher from the bottle, so I guess I got to this one before the famed La Barberie infection could really take hold. Amber colour with a slight pinkish, almost purple tint. Big fizzy diminishing white head. Light citrus, raspberry, and cidery aroma. Light grape juice flavour, quickly developing an astringent acidity, drying out, and finishing with a nutty bitterness. Very dry and lightly astringent mouthfeel.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2004
Bottle pours translucent golden, medium frothy white head, light carbonation, with decent lacing.   Aroma isn’t all that Witbier like, slightly fruity, but moreso grainy.   Er, semisweet berry up front, slightly tart, but unfortunately grassy/grainy.   Finishes slightly aromatic, slightly medicinal.   Nothing really jumps out and dominates.   Very light in body and in flavor.   Was hoping it would be a bit more flavorful.   Thanks goes out to Rastacouere for the trade!


1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
tiggmtl (4547) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2004
Very sulfury aroma. Clear, golden orange with thick, white head. Initial impression is very sour followed closely by graininess and sour, stale finish. Body thin. Not good. Bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 17, 2004
500 ml bottle. Hazy luminous orange, little head. Slight berry nose, pleasant and sweet but simple and too understated. In the mouth, massively acidic from the get-go, with the tartness continuing all the way through to a fruity, sour finish. Good body, nice berry flavor, but quite one-dimensional, lemony tartness really being the only other flavor I could discern.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2004
This is very acidic. Almost like a Duchesse de Bourgogne. I see no similarities with a Blanche (witbier, white). The orange color is interesting but the taste is not. The acid taste reminds a gueuse but it's not enough to be one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2004
pours hazy amber orange, lacy white head. some nice tart blackbeery aroma with a bit of malt, lemon and faint yeast. the flavour follows and finishes mildly peppery.

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2003
Amber color. It got a pleasant fruit aroma but there is nothing more about it because the taste isn't as good as what it smell's. Acidic. It doesn't taste like a blanche in my book ... and the blackberries are not really pleasant in the flavor ... Not really refreshing too.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (4720) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2003
(Bottle) I was very fortunate that Le Goblet really had a good selection of La Barberie product during this visit to Montreal. Pours a thin, frothy, white head and a slightly cloudy amber body with much minute sediment. Nose of hops and blackberry. Very acidic and dry - could double as a white wine! Good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
Nice fruity aroma, but not sure its blackberry (mûres), slight acidic feel in mouth with the berry coming nicely, but lacks some of the attribute of a Blanche...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
Pinkish orange colour, quick falling head. Weird pungent aroma, sweat, young baby's diaper. Fruity tast, some hoppyness, yeasty finish, some acidity.


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