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La 475 Blanche De Pratto - Microbrasserie Pit Caribou

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La 475 Blanche De PrattoLa 475 Blanche De Pratto

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 13
Avg: 3.82
pDev: 13.35%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.75% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: biegaman on 10-15-2010

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 13
Reviews by Krakpoff:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a light hazy yellow color ale with a large light white head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of coriander is dominant with some light wheat malt notes. Taste is also dominated by coriander with a smaller malt backbone then expected. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation. Not bad but additional malt would have provided better enjoyment of this beer.

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Photo of HopAlongG
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap in Gaspe and was floored by how fantastic it was. I'm a huge fan of wit/hefe styles in general and this was a standout. When I ordered a 4th pint the waiter shook his head but I smiled broadly and kept on chugging.......head hurt at sunrise when I fired my shotgun but it was worth it. Oddly, I had one at dinner from a bottle the next evening and was very disappointed, as in it almost tasted like a different beer. If the tap represents the beer then I highly recommend it.....along with a trip to that absolutely gorgeous area of Quebec.

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Photo of Gop
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abcdmichel
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My best quebec wit beer so far. Very good taste, perfect quantity of bubbles, nice color.

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Photo of rale
3.76/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oldp0rt
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Mack
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Socialiste
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Will12
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of biegaman
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Witbiers are the albinos of the beer genus - their complexion is ghastly pale, their colour bleached and pallid as last year's straw, except with an unusual neon phosphorescence that gives an apparent glow-in-the-dark quality. As result, they appear curious and exotic, like a prodigiously rare tropical fish. This one certainly fits the bill.

And, depending on the integrity of the brewer and the quality of the recipe, the smell of a witbier can be equally unusual. It's kind of a stinky smell actually, and rather distinguishing: such a high concentration of wheat malt, coriander seed and dried orange peels make for something extremely perfumy, spicy, lightly tart, herbal and zesty.

The flavour score, like all the others for that matter, could just as easily be upped another half point. A stiff, grainy wheat flavour is persistent and with it lingering notes of citrus juice and mellowed spices. The tastes of orange and pineapple juice pair wonderfully with hints of white pepper, honeysuckle, yeast and fresh-grated ginger.

I would have enjoyed more seasoning and less carbonation. The beer's gingery spice works wonders on the palate; unfortunately, its carbonation storms like a siege of blood-thirsty pirates. I haven't felt this much poking and prodding since my last physical. The bubbles have got to be toned down so that peppered citrus can be better appreciated.

Blanche de Pratto was brewed in celebration of the 475th anniversary of Jacques Cartier's discovery of Gaspé, Quebec. I'm not sure why they decided on a witbier - could it be that this style, which uses traditionally exotic ingredients that were imported from far lands, is somehow representative of cultural fusion? Or is it just that a style this flavourful and refreshing is perfectly suited to merry French-Canadian festivities? Either way, it works.

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Photo of J-M
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy straw color with a powerful waves of activity. Creamy and frothy white 2 finger head, lasting around 10 to 15 minutes, with some good legs.

Aromas of fresh flowers and lemon. Flavors of zesty lemon and citrus, sweet grains, slight coriander, and floral spices. Nice pleasant sharpness with a salivating sweetness.

Slick light to mdedium body with a perfect amount of carbonation. Light finish of medium length, ending with a fresh citrus feel and a roasted malt coat.

Overall extremely well made witbier with well balanced and delicious flavors, also having a great refreshing feel. Even more amazing on tap.

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La 475 Blanche De Pratto from Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
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