PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2003
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(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.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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...
SimonPatrice (312) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pinkish orange colour, quick falling head. Weird pungent aroma, sweat, young baby's diaper. Fruity tast, some hoppyness, yeasty finish, some acidity.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2003
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled: Blond body with a fruity smell of lemon and cherries. In mouth, while the blackberry is more obvious, I'm impressed they've named the beer after it. Fruitiness and tartness, it lacks spices for a white. Too simple and not so balanced, the acidity cuts it short more than it makes it refreshing.
MartinT (7317) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark amber luminescence evokes the first occurance of this question : "Isn't this supposed to be a witbier?"...A cantaloup aroma over a slightly acid blackberry juice in a thin, highly quaffable, body...If this wasn't labelled as a wit, I probably would not have thought of the underlying powdery orange peel bitterness...