Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2017 A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, grainy biscuit malt, with strong oxidation, treacle, so-so. In mouth, chalky character, light mineral notes, grassy hops, cereal character, oxidized and tired. Bottle at Chuck and April’s Cellar Tasting. Bottle from End of 2011. BuckeyeBoy (8568) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2016
22oz bottle pours out yellow topped with a white head. Nose has tons of spice and bread yeast going on cardamom lemon zest some pepper and a nice hop. Taste is more of the nice spice malt and hope mixs. GarrettB (1665) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 18, 2015
December 15, 2013 - I think I missed No. 1, but No. 2 looks just as promising, given the old-time tonic label. But the real joys first come in the aroma. Buttery pear and apple in abundance push out from the mottled head, sweetened with butter cream. There’s a small acidic dimension with tangerine, and popcorn butter on the finish, which I know is undesirable, but it’s a stellar smell, rich and decadent like a French dessert. Leaning back, I take in the look, which reminds me of a potion, totally clear, but riddled with bubbles on the sides of the glass in the same pattern as needles on a cactus. On the taste, I first notice the palate, which is light but buoyant was gas, and then to the flavors, punctuated in three places. First, I detect mellow butter, pear and sweet custard notes. This then quiets and peaks again, but more intensely across all those flavors. Finally, there’s a slight hoppy punch near the end, and a wheat note too, leaving the palate ready for more of those gentle sweeter notes from the beginning - a positive feedback cycle. PartyFowle (954) - - APR 3, 2015
Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 11-10-11, into a tulip. This here’s a wheat-based IPA, made with hops courtesy of Deschutes and wheat courtesy of Boulevard. Pale gold with soft haze and one inch of sticky, yellowish-white foam. The craggy, foamy head eventually dissipates to nothing, but leaves behind some snakes of lace. Lots of lemon in the nose, but it seems artificial and a little solvent, like lemon Pledge. Hints of pine show up before a heavy background of dry wheat. Citrus impacts the flavor first with lemon peel. Floral notes emerge soon after in the form of lavender. It’s a nice, spicy mix of hop flavors. Hints of sweet peach and slight solvent characters pop in before a crisp, clean finish. A crazy amount of bubbles stab the tongue with steely knives — this is a painful level of carbonation. The body’s a smooth medium with soft fizz. Somehow, though, it remains light on the palate, crisp and refreshing. Conflux 2 tastes pretty much how I expected it would: like a hoppy Belgian wit. It’s not amazing (a bit too reminiscent of dust cleaner for me), but it is refreshingly hoppy. slowrunner77 (12994) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"marked as a white ipa. i expected the deschutes version to be a spiced ipa and the boulevard version (collab #2) to be a hoppy wit, but the spice (orange, coriander) and dryness of this one was strong enough to overshadow the hoppiness a bit. the hops came out more as it warmed and struck a beatiful balance with a nice new summer style. citrusy hops and a wit married well. everything i expected by the end. glad i got a couple more. RB has it as a belgian ale, but it’s either an ipa or a wit, i picked ipa... 2nd time started warmer...pretty close to 50 50 wit/ipa...loved it...was craving a 2nd bottle the day after the first."
Torontoblue (85) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
650ml bottle, BB Date of 11/10/11. Been stored, vertically in cellar from purchase on release. Pours a wonderfully bright golden straw with a large fluffy white head that dies to a fine lacing. Aromas & flavours of hay, cereal, sweet wheat & malts, lemons, hint of ginger, bready, fruity spicy esters,. Medium bodied, a little creamy, fine soft carbonation leading to a very pleasant, citric, bitter, long finish. It doesn’t resemble an IPA now, more like a Belgian strong golden ale. It’s been interesting seeing how this has aged....and it’s aged wonderfully! harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Vertabim from notes 16AUG11 Frederik024 (20) - - OCT 31, 2013
Best by: 10NOV11
A: light grainy yellow ale with 2 fingers egg shell head. This falls quickly to a sheet of the same. No lace.
S: Jasmine up front for me, plenty floral. Wheat, otherwise not much going on here. (where’s the IPA?)
T: A bit of creamy wit feel, and some really pleasant floral flavors. I like the flavor, but I’m confused on the IPA aspect of this beer. sure there is a hint of bitterness, but, um, yeah, whatever.
M: Moderate body with creamy feel and prickly carb.
O: Worth a try. Probably shoulda just called this a wit collab.
Serving type: bottle
Pours a clear light golden color. Aroma of coriander, lemon, nutmeg, orange, pepper, cinnamon. Flavor is citrus lemon/orange, coriander, pepper, pine. A nice beer. SDalkoholic (2434) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Created a small short lived layer of foam that eventually fizzes out while the liquid was a glowing yellow with a heaping serving of floaties (dead yeast). In the aroma, my nose instantly picks up on the heavy usage of orange peel, coriander, pepper, and a touch of green hops. The flavor is delicious and has a succulent taste of orange, grapefruit, mango, and completely decked out with spices such as coriander, clove, and a taste of pine. Definitely an interesting recipe and worth drinking again. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
In short: A spicy Belgian Wit hopped like a refreshing fruity IPA. Nice White IPA.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed not fresh enough (got confused on the style because of the Epic Project 2 I received at the same time). Generous rating considering I should have dranked this one right away. Bottle from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Partly cloudy pale blond body topped by a medium white head with medium retention.
In long: Nose has nice wheaty bananas, tropical fruits and such. Taste has pineapples, lemongrass, lemony wheat, some bananas, coriander, ginger. Smooth refreshing fruity bitterness. Unlike most White IPAs (unofficial name for wheat based IPAs) this one seems to use a typical spicy Belgian Witbier as the base beer instead of the usual straight up wheat ale. This makes for a more yeasty and spicy take on the style but very pleasant nonetheless. Refreshing summer beer. A refreshing beer I enjoyed fridge temperature because before drinking a beer I take it from my wine cellar and put it in the fridge for a few minutes, then 5 minutes later I cannot find my beer in my wine cellar and I turn my place upside down looking for my beer, and with the other 20% of my life I do other stuff.