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Sawdust City / Niagara College Great Weiss North

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Great Weiss North is an All-Canadian brew in every sense of the word. Made with an ingredient from every province and territory in the country, it is a unique beer that was designed to showcase all that Canada has to offer. The idea was the brainchild of Sawdust City Brewing Co. Brew Master Sam Corbeil, the beer itself was designed and made by Jon Downing, Brew Master and professor at the Niagara College and a team of his first year students from the College’s Brew Master and Brewery Operations Management course. Along with an array of malts, supplied by Canada Malting, and home grown organic Ontario hops, the beer also features a variety of interesting ingredients such as Birch Syrup from the Yukon and teas from the North West Territories and Nunavut. Available exclusively on tap at the Craft Beer Garden at the 2011 Canadian National Exhibition, and in growlers at the Niagara College Teaching Brewery retail store.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4823-20120922] Tap. Mild yeasty orange lemon grains aroma. hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Sweet orange and bitter lemon hops yeast flavour. Medium body. Nice, pleasant. (6/3/7/3/14) 3.3
(TBW Tap Takeover @ Only Cafe, Toronto, ON)
Overheard: "Beer is like a poem."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (3390) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
On tap at the Only. Pours a lightly cloudy golden colour with average-sized white head. Aroma is lots of banana, wheat and a little clove. Taste is also banana, wheat and mild clove. Light bitterness in finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6375) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2012 November 19, 2011 - on draught at Volo. Hazy gold with a solid creamy/foamy thick-looking lasting white head. Interesting aroma - dry wheat (not "wit" more like gluten-y grain, flour), with a little buttered popcorn (7-). Taste really is like really bitter buttered popcorn - not harsh diacetyl butter ... some alcohol too. Chewy, very astringent, weakly carbonated and a surprising long dry bitter finish - odd! - re rated - more lemon!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7227) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
Draught at the Rhino Summer Beer Fest, Aug. 26. Pours a murky yellow-peach color with no head. Aroma of wheat, light banana, some Belgian yeast and some spice. Watery wheaty flavour along with citrus, banana and some herbs. Average bodied. Good but I didn’t love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Fruity banana and berries with a bit of clove and some sweet character. Moderate body with a fairly wheaty flavour. Lingering fruitiness. Decent actually although it’s a bit sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Pretty nice wheat beer. Very unfiltered light brown colour with lots of lace. Understated carbonation. A little sour wheat adds to its complexity. Enjoyed on tap at The Rhino Festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
Growler, pours a nice bright, with a good head, smell is very spicy and yeasty, the taste is quite smooth with lots of flavour, a good spice to it Very nice offering

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4143) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2011
On tap at the CNE. Was waiting for it to added to the database. Hay orange pour, tiny white head. Lots of banana, and quite a bit of fruit. Tropical, some apple, and subtle spices. A little thick on the mouthfeel, and a low carb. Yeasty, fruity finisj, quite alot going on. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2908) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at the CNE. Appearance: vibrant honey colour, quite cloudy. Small white head. Aroma: lots of spicy yeast, honey and quite fruity, some good mango notes in there. Flavour: Decent lemon and yeast in the initial taste, very sticky, a little spilled on my hand and it’s tacky, quite peppery and tangy, a nice brew indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3194) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
Draught at the Craft Beer Garden at the 2011 CNE. Pours a hazy peach colour with a nice cap of white foam. Big, estery aroma with some typical weisse notes - hints of banana and clove - but with lots more going on as well - orange blossom, other spices, peppery yeast, etc. Body is full and a touch sticky, but still pleasant to drink. Flavour is on the sweet side (suspected by the brewer to be due to the partridge berries from Newfoundland being added to the beer later in the process than hoped due to them arriving late), but still very enjoyable, with lots of components zipping by here and there - a bit fruity, a bit floral, a bit yeasty, and a lot tasty!

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