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Brewed by Les Brasseurs du Temps
Style: German Hefeweizen
Gatineau, Canada
Serve in Weizen

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4643) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2012
Sample tray. Cloudy yellow. Strong aroma of banana and yeast. Flavour is not as strong as aroma. Soft body. Banana note and a bit of a yeast finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2011
A bright yellow pour that is quite hazy, with a frothy white foam. Nose is a lot of banana, a bit of spice and floral notes, pear, some yeast. But it is really strong in the banana category. Flavour is sweet banana and bubblegum, some yeast and oranges with a bit of pear. Nice and creamy mouth feel, perhaps a bit too sweet but still quite good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (2017) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2011
Sample from brewpub. Pale hazy yellow with a fluffy and effervescent white head. Banana, clove, some spice, some yeast, very refreshing. Little light and plain, nice carbonation, ok body, some fruit and dryness on the finish, overall a bit sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at brewpub
Aroma: bready , soft aromatic nose, plenty of esters floating around. Clean and straight.
Appearance: hazed amber gold with mid white top. Sparse lace.
Body/Flavour/Palate: Medium light bodied. Grainy with frontal tartness. Soft top. Slight bitterness finishing. Proper.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4445) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2011
on tap at brewpub. golden with a minimal haze, small white head. cereals, wheat, lemon notes. taste is about the same, along with some spices, light bubblegum. light herbal-citrusy hopping. somewhat lacks a little in wheat for the body/taste. average carbonation. still more than decent.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1492) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2011
En fût au BDT. 5%. Couleur jaune voilée, mousse blanche. Arôme de fruits jaunes, poires et banane. Céréales en bouche, fruits. Bonne.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1313) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
A bit of an unremarkable weizen, albeit still strong enough for an ok rating. Heavy carbonation, good creamy mouthfeel. Big banana notes.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2523) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2010
[on tap at brewpub] Creamy coriander aroma with some ginger and a touch of sourness from wheat. Hazy, dark yellow under a thin, white cover. Sour-ish flavour with some ethanol that comes together with bitterness. Coriander accent. Slightly dry, bitter finish, light body, moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2009
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a hazy yellow with a small semi-lasting creamy white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast and grain along with hints of banana, spices and sourness. Flavour’s better, it’s a bit watery but flavourful: Wheat along with light banana, other fruit and mild spices. Average bodied. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (7860) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
My Bottom Line:
This Weizen’s loose and timid flavor profile offers some yeasty dialogue amidst the important cereal presence, but the overall result pales in comparison to the great Bavarian examples.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam surrounds the cloudy blond.
-This does not have your typical Bavarian Weizen nose; the banana esters and bubblegummy phenols tend to get lost in the grainy cereals.
-The flavors are not as cohesive as they could be.
-The mouthfeel is not as full and soft as I would like.
-I must admit I had had a superb Weihenstephaner the day before, so I might be harsher than usual here because this Bouillon just couldn’t stand up to the test. Weihenstephaner is simply perfect, so...

On tap at the brewpub.


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