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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 (12616) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Draft at Laundromat in Moncton. Crystal clear golden color. Aroma of straw. Taste is bitter. peppery, plain.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9999) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2005
Pale pastel yellow, small fuffy white head (3+) Odd fruity spice in the aroma, presumably coriander. Delicate flavour has a suprisingly high amount of bitterness, with mild spice and a touch of fruit throughout. Lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Quaffable. Smooth but light palate. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6752) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2010
I drank this striaght out of the bottle after climbing to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain in Campbellton NB. I’m assuming it looks decent, so I’m giving the appearance a 3/5. Flavours were very pleasing after a 2km slog up and down a mountain: sweetly wheaty, with prominent melon and citrus fruit, and a very nice subtle spiciness. Maybe it was the circumstances under which I enjoyed it, but this is probably the best beer by this little maritime micro!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (5765) - 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)

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Clear golden. White head disappears fast. Off-putting aroma of soda pop, orange, and general weirdness. Fizzy, gassy, prickly mouthfeel and palate. Tastes like soda water gone awry with rotten fruits. Horrid.

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4377) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2013
pours slightly hazy pale yellow with a decent retention and lacing. coriander, light herbal notes, hint of sweetness, wheat, yeast, few phenols, some lemons. bright carbonation, light body, bit bland but still decent herbal finish. ok.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4183) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
500ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is light grains and citrus. Taste is a light citrus hop bitterness with a light malty sweetness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. A well done brew for the style. Recommended.


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