thebhoy (61) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice offering, from the LCBO. Aroma of tropical fruits with a flavour too match. A bit of hop/spice bite that I didn’t quite like given the rest of the beer’s profile, but otherwise this is quite nice. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but overall this beer is pretty refreshing without sacrificing flavour. Highly drinkable.
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle from Veux-Tu. About 5 months old in a one-year expiry date. Very drinkable, not as good as Schneider Weisse but still very enjoyable summer beer. Lasting head, slightly hoppy aroma. A mineral character. Carbonation right there.
shaynsawchuk (290) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a hazy hay color with a foamy white head and lots of lacing. Great aromas, fresh herbaceous oregano and mint, nice tropical fruit notes from the cascades and yeast; mango, banana. A hint of bubblegum sweetness, but still dry, a thick wheaty mouth feel with an nonabrasive yet palate coating hop bitterness. Light on the palate with full carbonation. A tasty beer, perfect for summer.
Loineshawn (3006) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from north of the wall. glouglouburp. quebec. whitewalkers. nice enough. doughy old somewhat vegetal wheat malts. earthy, effervescent, banana cream pie. not typical hefeweizen, but what can you expect from the folks that brought us howie mandel.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml caged corked bottle - pours a murky light gold ale with a 3 finger meringue cap that lasts. Peppery carbonation, Aroma of spice, succulent fruit, dusty wheat flour and some grassiness.. Sharp peppery mouth feel, dry spritzy character with a moderately firm body. Big blast of sweet biscuits and fruit in the front side then more balance with herbal-spicy hops, finish goes dry and a wee bit bitter with a kiss of sweetness at the end. Good drinker.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2013
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
650mL bomber from the likbo. Pours a hazy straw yellow with a massive whtie head. The effervescence is rather excessive. Aroma is banana and hand lotion. Flavour is rather unpleasant with some decent banana, clove and minor hop bite upfront met with a ton of horribly dry yeast that really feels abrasive. Not sure what happened here but I wouldn’t call this a pleasant drinking experience. It really does taste like something synthetic, like hand lotion or vaseline. It’s a shame because I really like this brewery.
TheJester (1650) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle. Hazy, as it should be, but the colour isn’t particularly appealing. Nice head, though. The hops in the aroma are lovely, and there is certainly much more bitterness than in the average weisse, but the hops are not as present initially in the flavour. They increasingly made their presence known as the beer warms. This is a solid weisse that is enhanced by the careful application of hops. I love this style.
TylerJonScott (69) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy dark gold colour with a large fluffy white head with good retention. Smells of cut grass and banana. Tastes of tropical fruit, banana, slight bitterness and nice hop profile. Was looking forward to this beer in the release and wasn’t disappointed.
matt7215 (2071) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 750ml bottle from the lcbo. Pours hazed golden with a white head. Aroma of American hops and dry wheat ale. The flavour is decent, American hops clashing with some German yeast. Meh. MAYBE I WAS A LITTLE HARSH ON THIS ONE. AS IT WARMED I STARTED TO ENJOY THIS QUITE A BIT MORE. THE HOPS AND YEAST REALLY STARTED TO WORK. MAYBE THIS SHOULD BE SERVED A LITTLE WARMER THEN A TYPICAL WEISSE. I MAYBE I WAS JUST A BIT GRUMPY WHILE DOING MY ORIGINAL RATING.
Metalchopz (2014) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Single smaller bottle from Marché Omni. Nice, a German wheat beer, but with a twist - American hops. Pours a cloudy golden colour with a big white frothy head, very long retention and foamy lacing. Fresh grassy, hoppy nose with the wheat characteristics in the background (hints of bananas). Nicely bitter, but not overly, for the taste, just coating the wheat grain flavours. Well-blended notes of grass, grapefruit, bananas, bubblegum and cereal. Quite an interesting hybrid brew.