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Brewed by Microbrasserie Pit-Caribou
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
L’Anse-à-Beaufils, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 14   EST. CALORIES: 142   ABV: 4.75%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Concoctée spécialement pour les fêtes qui célèbre le 475e anniversaire de l’arrivée de Jacques Cartier dans la baie de Gaspé. Cette bière blanche aux notes d’agrumes et d’épices, brassée avec une proportion de blé, présente un degré symbolique de 4,75%. Parfaite en saison estivale!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10165) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2012
A hazed blonde wit with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, a sweet fruity banana malt with faint cloves and light sulfur, very classic. In mouth, a smooth sweet banana with silky mouthfeel, cloves, coriander, classic. Tasted with GRM on August 28, 2012. Merci Sylvain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 My Bottom Line:
Within this slender Witbier evolves refreshing coriander seeds, crunchy wheat, and floral allusions, a flavor profile ably developed by forceful effervescence.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam crowns the very pale yellow.
-Citrusy edges and watery moments appear once in a while.
-The nose and flavor profile are pleasant, balanced and geared towards drinkability.
-There are lots of good Witbiers in Quebec, so this one won’t stand out much, but it is still competently made and very refreshing.

Bottles.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2012
Bottle [500ml] shared with garthicus & HogTownHarry -- c/o HogTownHarry. March 21. Pours a hazy yellow/light gold with a small frothy white head. Aroma of lemon, yeast and light herbs. Flavour of lemon and ginger, almost Soda Pop-like. Average bodied. Just O.K.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
March 21, 2012 with blankboy and garthicus. My 500ml bottle. Very pale, hazy gold, no bubbling at all, with a large frothy white head. Simple floral / lemon aroma; somehow it’s a bit unpleasant, can’t put my finger on why. Taste - not bad - lemon and ginger, no alcohol, not much fruity malt to it. Average body, solid carbonation, a little acidic, finishes quickly, leaves a dry lightly stinging coating on the palate - not bad, a little thin.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Draft at Quebec Beer Fest, Quebec City. Good wit. Typical lemon, coriander notes. Good mouthfeel, proper spice and citrus notes. Good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5854) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2011
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Odeur de citron et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde pâle très légèrement voilée avec une moyenne densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût ce citron et d’épices. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût citronné. (Rating #3461)

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle: Poured a light hazy yellow color ale with a large light white head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of coriander is dominant with some light wheat malt notes. Taste is also dominated by coriander with a smaller malt backbone then expected. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation. Not bad but additional malt would have provided better enjoyment of this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3302) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2013
On tap at bateau de nuit. Slightly hazy pale green/white pour, smallish white head. Aroma is quite citric, lots of lemon, orange, light coriander notes. Taste is refreshing, very lemony, strong orange/citrus finish. Good carbonation, light palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3233) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2011
(500 ml) Le liquide a une couleur jaunâtre et est passablement embrouillé. La tête mousseuse est évanescente. Le nez offre des effluves de blé, des parfums fruités de la levure (citron) et des épices (coriandre) qui tendent à s’affirmer davantage au fil des gorgées. Les saveurs sont principalement fruitées et épicées avec une très faible touche de blé et de céréales. En bouche, le liquide a un corps léger avec un pétillement très fort et une texture mince sans être aqueuse. La finale se fait sur des notes fruitées qui s’accompagnent d’une timide amertume.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2010
From a growler bought at Lavigne. NIce sound when opening. The pour: big foamy white head, lasting for the first glass, a bit less fot the others, thenose is very belgian wit, with some citrus, wheat, spices. The taste is also very belgian, nice mouthfell. some citrus and spices. Overall one of the best white beer brewed in quebec. The only turn-off is the size of the growler so the beer tends to be flat before ending drinking the bottle.


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