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Brewed by Northampton Brewing Co. (NB)
Style: Wheat Ale
Fredericton, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.85   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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This original ale combines the wheat beer traditions of Germany and Belgium with our English open fermentation process. The result is a vibrant, refreshing summer ale highlighted by gentle spice and citrus notes.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
Golden-straw colour. I do get some orange peel underneath heavy-handed stank foot notes and abundant diacetyl in the aroma. Some orangey notes but lots of blandness. Lame, goes nowhere. There is absolutely nothing good to offer as a payoff for putting up with that butterbomb aroma.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2008
Bottle-Pours a hazy yellow topped with a creamy white foam. Little retention or lace. Mildly spicy nose with lemons, banana, and some yeast. Flavour profile is creamy lemon custard with corriander, grapefruit and fruity yeast with a touch of hops. Fruity, mildly hoppy finish with lingering spices. A bit thin on the finish. An enjoyable summer wheat.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustinBathurst (134) - Corner Brook, Newfoundland, CANADA - SEP 24, 2007
Pours a very clear pale straw gold, with a thick head of white suds. Not hazy at all. The aroma is lemon, coriander, rhubarb, hops, celery, and a bit of maltiness. The mouthfeel is crisp, with medium carbonation. The taste is, as labeled, a nice mix of German and Belgian wheat styles. There’s the coriander and wheat tang, with some bitter hops (not at all excessive), some lemon citrus, sweetish malt, and a sour tang (especially big in the aftertaste). A great beer, although it comes across as slightly watered-down.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 24, 2007
500 ml bottle from New Brunswick Liquor Corporation on King Street, Saint John, New Brunswick (May 2007) served a bit below cellar temperature from a Samuel Smiths pint glass. Pours a very pale, just faintly hazy straw color, with a moderate quick-diminishing snow-white head that leaves no lacing.....the nose offers a touch of diacetyl, alas (infections don’t seem uncommon in this brewer from my first few tries), but there’s some interesting sour apple, lime, and a touch of sea air wafting through as well......body is lemony, vaguely sour, a touch of berry sweetness at the front but then quite dry from midpalate on, pretty thin and watery like the Bitter I had last night....reasonably crisp, dry finish. The thinness really kills this one but the end result isn’t undrinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2007
big amount of head but dissapears quick,interesting nose. spicy,wheat definate lactic nose and some kind of sweetness. Taste is sour, peppery, some banana, acidic, lotsa carbonation, bready and a nice bitterness on the finish

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
500 mL bottle from ANBL, courtesy of the Probstk. A yellow ale with a thick dense lacing white head. Atoma of buckwheat, lactic acid, and grass, with light pepperyness. In mouth, a lightly sweet malt, light banana and lightlactic acid notes, a bit off, but not unpleasant. Its a good I didn’t wait to consumme this.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GonZoBeeR (2926) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
Aroma:wheat,citrus and light rotten eggs... Appearance:hazy gold,light head... Flavor:citrus-acid....

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2006
500 mL bottle from ANBL. Bright straw with orange hues, lightly clouded. Smallish, frothy white head. Very grainy nose with lightly vegetal notes. Thin body and sharp carbonation. Very tart and almost no flavour. None of the typical wheat beer / weizen characteristics. I suspect this bottle has turned. What a shame.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5761) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2006
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez ANBL (Dieppe, N-B). Arôme: Odeur de fleur et de coriandre. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de banane et d’épices. Courte durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #740)

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Eructoblaster (3022) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2006
On tap at the Taproom (Fredericton, NB). Golden hazy body with moderate carbonation and a thin white creamy head. Fair malty/hoppy aroma with light flowery/herbal notes. Its hoppy taste carries bready and citrusy hints. Ends with a short bittersweet finish. Not a great Wheat Beer, but still an refreshing and enjoyable summer beer.


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