Blanche Du Fjord - La Tour A Bières
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2.53/5 rDev +11%
660ml bottle served into Belle Gueule thick stem.
A- My very words as I poured ''Whoa, what's with the lack of head?'' Glass is covered with bubbles. Liquid is a cloudy yellow. Looks like hazy ginger ale.
S- I think i served it a bit too cold but the smell is still incredibly faint. Witbier extra light.
T- Witbier extra light! Tastes like a good witbier diluted with distilled water. Has the same dirty, cheap, chemical-like bitterness as a light macro. Adding the bottom yeast and/or letting it warm up does not help.
M- Very thin. Like lots of macros. Prickly carbonation.
D- Very easy to drink. Not a very interesting experience so if you really like beer I doubt you'd want more than a glass.
Reminds me of first experiences with cold macros before they sickened me - Nothing to offend, nothing to really look forward to except being refreshing and alcoholized.
Really feels and taste's like a macro's take on witbier.
02-20-2010 20:10:31 | More by Yoonisaykul
2.38/5 rDev +4.4%
Received this one as a christmas gift (2010).
Yellow hazed color beer. Head is cloudy looking. White foam. Aroma of coriander and some citrus notes. Typical witbier smell, however a little boring. Way to much coriander on the taste. Not balanced at all. This would be good during hot summer day and very very cold (not a good sign for beer quality in my opinion). It lacks to be a true good witbier.
03-12-2011 02:15:42 | More by ZorPrime
2.2/5 rDev -3.5%
If I had to review this in 10 words or less, I would say '' weak effort from a newcomer who should try harder... really''.
I had a discussion about the number of Blanches on our shelves here in Québec. Nearly a dozen homegrown examples of the style but only a fraction, in my opinion, are worth repeat purchasing. This offering is not one of them.
It pours a light hazy straw colour and proudly displays its compacted yeast floaties but seems embarassed by its dusty off white ring of foam that fades quicker than the head on a quickly poured glass of 7up. If you blink you'll miss it.
One dimensional, watery and dusty aromas show no structure and really make me understand why the marketing department of this brewery tries to steer the drinker in an olfactory direction by writing on the label that you will find within; fields of wheat, and bananas. Really none of the above.
As far as flavours are concerned, they are a mirror of the aromas. Nothing of note apart from the lack of depth and flavours. Very disappointed. The mouthfeel is equally watery, I would have a glass of water the next time instead of dropping $4.29 on this 660ml.
I'm usually not as caustic with my reviews, but this is a very feeble attempt at a witbier. With so many examples of this style on the local shelves the brewer will have to improve the recipe if he wants to see repeat customers on this brew despite there being so many weak offerings in this field in Québec.
09-06-2005 22:09:53 | More by Beersignal
Blanche Du Fjord from La Tour A Bières
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