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

Berliner Weisse, 4.5%, de Montréal, Québec.

Berliner Weisse, 4.5%, from Montréal, Québec.
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75 = 2.8/5

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.

Bière De Balcon (framboises) – L’Espace Public

Ale sauvage surette / Berliner, 3%, de Montréal, QC.

Sour wild ale, 3%, from Montréal, QC.
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5 = 3.62/5

Hazy and veiled orange/pink color with light activity. Faint foamy white 1 finger head, lasting around 5 minutes, with weak legs. Flavors of raspberries and wild berries, lemon, sweet grains and herbal hops. Slick full body with prickly and crispy carbonation. Strong sour tart finish, not candy like but more acidic and truly fruity with no overwhelming sugars, ending with a rich malty feel with a hint of corn, which I enjoy in those styles. Probably more like Berliner than a true Wild ale, ends clean with no perceptible Wild yeast funk. It’s still quite fresh and decent to down in a hot summer day on the balcony. The fruits are really nice and the balance is there. The sour queen wife really likes it. Overall good quality craft.