Brewed by Brasseurs RJ
Style: Witbier
Montreal, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
A finely-bubbled beer made from wheat and barley. Like the traditional Belgian "White" it is refreshing, light and slightly fruity. Bottle refermentation imparts a yeast enriched flavor.

Not to be confused with the separate Blanche made by the brewpub Cheval Blanc.

New bottles do not feature "de blé" anymore, but simply La Blanche and Cheval Blanc.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
Yellowish with a white, smoky look. Much more limpid than most commercial whites. Average white head with very good retention. Tastes quite sweet, with citrus being very dominant. Good level of acidity on the tongue. A refreshing white beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
From tap at Saint Bock. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is estery to phenolic and light wheaty. Bubblegum, yeasty and phenolic. Dry, peppery and estery flavoured. Dry and estery into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BLAP (73) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2011
Light citrus aroma. Light sweet taste. Nothing very special about it but very refreshing. Does what a white should do.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2292) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2011
Bomber. Brings back fond memories as I think this one of the, if not the beer that introduced me to micros - so thanks to Martin and others in Montreal who went to university at McGill and Concordia and so brought me closer to being a beer nerd! Pale but vibrant yellow with a generous white head. Some yeast, grains, banana, hints of clove and coriander. Good carbonation, good body for a wit, some cloves for sure, becomes a little thin on the finish, sweet throughout with a bit of dryness at the end. A decent "white" and a great introductory beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
Hard to find on the site but the commercial deScription matches. Lightly clouded bright golden yellow with a small head. Very nice aroma. Light yeast and tasty banana scent. Refreshing drink with a solid mouthfeel. Light yeast but not dusty. Not strong flavours but nicely balanced light lemon and banana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (8864) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2011
341 ml bottle. As RJ Cheval Blanc. Montréal, QC.
Hazy yellow golden colour with small white head. Yeast, wheat, coriander and spices in aroma. Light wheaty, yeasty, citrusy and spicy flavour. Thinnish. Light straight forward Witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cleverlobo (319) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 6, 2011
Bottle; hazy pale yellow with medium white head; aroma-coriander, cloves, yeast and citrus; taste-light sweetness, bitterness and carbonation. Pleasant beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 2, 2011
341ml bottle. Cloudy pale yellow with a white head. Taste and aroma are citrus, yeast and wheat. I really liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3530) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Well, this says it isn’t available in a bottle, but this is what my bottle said, and the link above sure ain’t right. In any case, aroma is coriander, slight citrus and grain, some sweetness. Looks like a Hoegaarden, very pale yellow. Flavor is a match to the aroma. Had this back to back with the Unibroue Blanche de Chambly, and this just doesn’t compare well. Not bad. Touch prickly in the mouth. Probably better because drinking this in Montreal while watching Canadiens hockey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2011
Bière trouble couleur de paille, sur lie et coiffée d’un fin col blanc. Des arômes floraux de corriandre, de girofle et d’agrumes. Légèrement sucrée avec une pointe d’acidité. Bière mince et légère avec une fin moyennement arômatique.

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