Bière de Coin d’Rue Sûre – L’Espace Public

Berliner Weisse, 4.5%

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Berliner Weisse, 4.5%: Bright pale yellow color with no activity. Soft foamy white 2 finger head, lasting around 2 minutes, no legs nor swirl effect, decent lacing. Flavors of apples, pears, sweet grains, wheat, Wild yeast, and floral hops. Slick medium body with dense prickly and fizzy carbonation. Strong finish, very sour and tart fruits, not vinous but sharp and dry, ending with some cereal and corn. A bit candy like similar to yellow jolly ranchers. Berliner Weisse type of brew, but overly sour, not well balanced (nor enough fruity) although not hindering the throat like vinegar. Also extremely carbonated, quite excessive. Lacks complexity and nothing really interesting. Overall below average quality craft, the raspberry version is way better.

La Strawberry Fields – Le Naufrageur

Berliner Weissbier, 4%

Flaveurs de fraises fraîches, blé, bonbons sûres, levures sauvages et de délicats houblons nobles floraux. Ce n’est pas amère comme une IPA, plutôt très surette (tart) avec un bon fruité de qualité et bien balancé. La fraîcheur est respectable, car d’autres du même style, surtout d’origine Allemande, son encore plus surette et acide. Elle se termine par des agréables notes de grains rôties, ce que personnellement je recherche dans le style, un réel goût de bière. Probablement seulement disponible en Gaspésie, car elle est brassé en petite « batch » saisonnière. Possiblement différente a chaque année de brassage, on pourrait dire qu’elle est en rodage.

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Cloudy dark gold color with a good amount of activity. Slightly creamy beige 1-2 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with faint legs, and good lace. Flavors of sweet grains, strawberries, tart, peach, wheat, soft barley and corn, wild yeast, floral spices. Light sweet malts, with tart fruity sourness. Slick oily medium body, well rounded, with crispy and soft prickly carbonation. Medium strength finish, sharp sour fruits, roasted grains, soft hay, gentle leafy and floral hops, probably noble. Good balance and not too excessive, with a high quality strawberry feel and scent. My favorite Berliner, not quite as light and acidic as the norm, with actual grainy beer flavors. Very tasty and properly intensified. Overall excellent quality craft. Should taste different each year, made in small batches.