Formerly brewed at Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Witbier
Vankleek Hill, Canada
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
To commemmorate the 65th anniversary of liberation of The Netherlands by Canadian troops, this special beer was commissioned by the Dutch embassy. A collaborative effort with De Koningshoeven brewery, this cloudy wheat beer uses organic juniper berries and maple syrup as a way to feature traditional ingredients from both countries.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13286) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
A hazed golden wit with a thick creamy white head. In aroma, a classic cloves and bananas with light maple cream and orange pulp. In mouth, a smooth biscuit malt, bananas and cloves, weizen like, not bad. Medium bodied. Dryish. Bottle from brewery, courtesy of Inertiaboy, shared with Diogene, Mike H. and GRM.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
2010-06-22. Hazy pastel yellow, modest white head. 3+ Aroma is spicy, light wheat and estery yeast. Flavour is similar, spice, hints of mint? Tart wheaty character, modest bitterness throughout and grassy hints. Subtle. Average palate is just a touch light for my preference, but the glass at the table across from us is downright murky - the pours had an inconsistent level of yeast. A bit mild overall, but an enjoyable take on a wit. Tap at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2010
[2917-20100622] Tap. Musty old wet log aroma with odd wheat notes. Hazy, light brown orange body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Nice wheatie fruit flavour has a hint of lemon. Medium body. Quite refreshing and quenching.
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (7485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2010
Draught at Volo. Pours a cloudy yellow with an average size diminishing white head. Mild aroma of grain, some banana, wheat and herbs & spices. Flavours the same, grainy with wheat, light banana and herbs & spices. Average bodied. Its fine and well made but I find it a bit dull overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6381) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2010
Draught pint at Volo 2010-06-21. Boy for a beer that was supposed to be available once ONLY in ONLY one place, this sure has a lot of ratings. And the Beaus dude was at the bar when I walked in - he knew who I was and thinks I hate him - hell no, I just hate a bunch of their beers (and the way they passed off fuck-ups are new beers in their early days); theyre making some decent stuff now - except for that syrupy mess that was their "DIPA." Anyway. Very cloudy orange-yellow with a solid lasting creamy head (4-). Smells thick and malty - fruity (apple/pear/banana), sweet, yeasty, and a bit boozy with a shitload of pungent coriander. Taste - follows, but a bit thin - I was expecting massive malt and spice, and this seems a bit of a let-down, even a tad papery - but the aroma was 7+ and this is more than 6, so ... (7-). While the malt presence was less than beefy, this is actually pretty thick, almost too much so - I felt I could choke on it if distracted while gulping it; this finishes quite dry and bitter from the coriander - I could wish for more malt and less newsprint, but ... still pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3895) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2010
Ceramic bottle, 1 l, bottled on May 11 10, gift from Steve Gamble (thanks!), savoured on June 27 2010; eye: unfiltered apple juice, opaque, no effervescence, white head that falls and turns into a tiny sheet, light lacing; nose: wheat, yeast, light acidity, light spices; mouth: wheat, yeast, light acidity, light spices, light sugar, banana, finale in wheat with light presence of spices, medium-light body, not much carbonation, light acidity, slick texture, lightly sweet; overall: correct FRANAIS Bouteille de cramique, 1 l, embouteille le May 11 10, cadeau de Steve Gamble (merci!), savoure le 27 juin 2010; il : jus de pomme non filtr, opaque, pas deffervescence, mousse blanche qui tombe et se transforme en une trs petite couverture, lgre dentelle; nez : bl, levure, lgre acidit, lger pices; bouche : bl, levure, lgre acidit, lger pices, lger sucr, banane, finale en bl avec lgre prsence dpices, corps moyen-lger, peu carbonate, lgre acidit, texture coulante, lgrement sucre; en rsum : correct

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3790) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
750 ml bottle from brewery, shared by Steve G. (thanks!), served fairly cold in a goblet. 19MA10.

App.: Extremely cloudy dirty golden with a small white head. Aroma: Lots of banana esters, dirty, yeast, very earthy coriander, no detectable juniper or maple... Palate: Medium-ish body and moderate effervescence. Flav.: Even more esters, still lots of yeast, a bit of dirty/earthy coriander, minerals; dry with low bitterness.

Not awesome, but I am glad to taste this collaborative brew. I hope that more Canadian brewers follow suit by collaborating with established foreign craft beer breweries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (3287) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2010
Picked this up from the brewery. Pours a cloudy straw yellow with a white head and nice retention. Aroma coriander, orange and yeast. Taste is a really nice balance of citrus and yeast. This is a very good Witbier, one of the better ones that Ive had from this side of the pond and definitely a great Ontario beer. Hopefully this will be an annual brew. Good job Beaus!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
garthicus (2916) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 5, 2010
Draft @ Beer Bistro. Appearance: Lemon yellow, very cloudy with a nice White head. Aroma: slightly hopped, a little yeast, quite a good amount of wheat and a lemon zest. Flavour: metallic lemon at first opening into a yeasty, refreshing brew. Light lemon & yeast finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2010
on tap at chancey smiths. muddy beige with a frothy white head, really ugly but the snow white head had great retention and left nice lace. aroma was fairly standard for a wit, didnt pick up any maple. the flavour is similarily decent but nothing special. it cool that this collaboration happened but the result is rather average.

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