L’Ivrest Framboise – Le Grimoire

Witbier aux fruits, 5%, de Granby, Québec.

Fruity Witbier, 5%, from Granby, Québec.
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3 = 3.3/5

Hazy dark straw color with dense activity. Creamy white 3-4 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with faint legs. Flavors of dominating raspberries, wheat, lemon, coriander, sweet grains and herbal hops. Oily medium body with moderate crispy carbonation. Medium strength finish, long grainy tongue coat, densely fruity with some straw and leafy hops. Nice raspberry scent, highly perfumy. The taste is okay, there’s a bit of wet corn that makes it weird, and probably too much hops. The body is decent and well rounded. Accessible but not very well balanced. Overall average quality craft.

La Perruche – Microbrasserie Le Corsaire

Fruit Witbier, 4.6%

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Veiled amber color with dense activity. Incredibly foamy and frothy white 5-6 finger head island head in the weizen glass, lasting around 10 minutes, with good leggins. Flavors of light Belgian yeast, wheat, faint berries, peach, nutmeg, caramel, sweet grains, floral spices. Sour sugary fruity taste, with decent sharpness. Feels like a cross between a fruity wheat beer and a red ale. Slick and smooth full body with crispy and prickly carbonation. Light finish of straw, lingering sour but gentle red berries with a wheat yeasty bready feel. Good freshness. Tasty flavors, a bit too candy like, but nicely balanced. Overall good quality craft. Makes a really good radler with light beer flavors.