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Boréale Blanche - Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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BA SCORE
77
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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc. visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Beersignal on 10-16-2004)
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Reviews by 01121987:
Photo of 01121987
4.13/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

nice pale straw color, not cloudy like it should be though
smells of citrus and light fruit esters,
very well balanced spice and yeast notes, great session beer but not an authentic wit.
smooth and easy drinking. i like this beer and will buy it again and again. great in the summer

01121987, Apr 01, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

warnerry, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.38/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Single bottle from a mixed pack brought back from Montreal.

Poured into a Hoegaarden tumbler. A straw-golden colour, murky, with the pour leaving about an inch of head that seems to retain pretty well. Good lacing patches.

Nose is mild spices, coriander, citrus, lemon poultry seasoning. A bit off, but it's not bad.

A bit thin, not much to this, save for an intriguing little ginger kick that's quite potent. Coriander, citrus, spices as well. Dry finish.

Creamy, thicker-mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Easy to quaff.

While this is certainly not a bad wheat beer, it's not altogether very good either. A cut above the usual mass-market "white" beers, and the ginger component is quite nice, but the rest of the flavors don't quite pop. Still, a few of these in the summer would be welcome.

JohnnyBarman, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of intoxabroad
3/5  rDev -8.8%

intoxabroad, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of Sammy
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A nothing special but quaffable wheat. Strong alcoholic whiff from a 4.2%. Cloudy yellow orange, Minimal head, tiny lace to look at. Too carbonated for its own good..pardon me. Some lemon and ginger zesty bite. Drying finish. Passable at the end of a hot day, but a herbal tea beer.

Sammy, Jul 21, 2005
Photo of juliendesrochers
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

juliendesrochers, May 21, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.48/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a white yellow ale with a thin white bubbly head with minimal retention. Aroma is dominated by ginger, which is a bit surprising for a witbier. Taste is also dominated by ginger thought I can still taste the wheat and some subtle coriander. Very refreshing beer that I will appreciate better comes summer. Probably doesn’t respect the style limitation of a witbier but still enjoy this quite a lot.

Phyl21ca, Feb 07, 2005
Photo of Rukasu
3.24/5  rDev -1.5%

Rukasu, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of jaslesp
2.38/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

It has nothing amazing and it is a average beer. It isn't that cloudy and it is straw color. I like the citrus notes and ginger in this beer. I think it would be good if there wouldn't be ginger. It isn't too watery and it smells like ginger ale. I drank it first from the bottle and after from a glass and it seems a lot better from the bottle but i can't find why.

jaslesp, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of CurtisD
3/5  rDev -8.8%

CurtisD, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

Noelito76, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of DaveR514
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

DaveR514, May 30, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From notes. Original tasting: Aug. 28, 2008.

Poured from a 341ml. bottle.

Appearance: Pours a nice body, yellow & hazy. Very thick and insistant head.

Smell: Spices and lemon mostly but discreet.

Taste: aste is light with floral overtones, lemon without the tartness and a spice that i can’t put my finger on.

Mouthfeel & Overall: Not very impressed. Not sure why but i think this one isn’t for me, something about the taste. Won’t try again.

papat444, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
2.5/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance - the beer pours a pale yellow colour with decent size fizzy/foamy white head. There is an average amount carbonation showing. There is some faint lacing on the glass, and the head sticks for a short while.

Smell - First thing that comes to mind when I smelled this beer was 'turkey dinner'. Perhaps in the spice mix they use and what my mother likes to cook with.. but that's what I get. Rosemary, coriander, citrus zest... and poultry seasoning?

Taste & Mouth - I can taste what I smell, the rosemary poultry seasoning mix.. Also some coriander and orange notes. The carbonation is average and it has a somewhat creamy feel to it.

Drink - I've said it before; I'm not a fan of wheat beers, but this one is different from the rest. The taste is way too unique for me. I didn't find it appealing at all, and I had to struggle through this glass of beer.

spinrsx, Sep 02, 2010
Photo of TheRowan
3.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Very light, very cloudy, active carbonation. 2 finger head that slowly faded.
S: sweet, herbal, Perfume ish, floral.
T: Clean almost soapy. Herbal powder. One flavor throughout.
M: Acidic, very active/carbonated. Had some bight but was light and thin.
D: Sure i would drink it again. Not sure if i would buy it again but an average beer. Easy to drink.

TheRowan, May 25, 2009
Photo of Melomanemusher
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Melomanemusher, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of NikD
3/5  rDev -8.8%

NikD, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of Whatup14
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of DoctorStrangiato
4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 341-ml bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - cloudy, flourescent yellow beer with thin, evenly foamed head with foamy lacing sloping up the sides.

Smell - very floral and citrusy, with fresh leaves and spices dancing around together. Fully aromatic with the images of spring flowers immediately coming to mind.

Taste - nice even bitterness right from the start, breaking to offer some citrus spice and then back to the tart wheat and hop bitters. Not the weighty wheat flavour typical of the style, obviously brewed lighter to have a much fresher and more refreshing effect.

Mouthfeel - pretty balanced and decent complexity. Crisp enough to be refreshing as well.

Drinkability - this is a good beer. A lot of white beers have been brought out lately, it's like it's the in-thing. I'm not slamming the style but a lot of the new products are weaker offerings, a "me too" approach from many breweries. This product is pretty authentic and more on its own, which is a plus as far as I'm concerned. I'm going to have another when I'm done this one.

DoctorStrangiato, May 23, 2009
Photo of smcolw
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Traditional wheat appearance but not very "white"; it's cloudy but not opaque. Pale golden color. Light head, little lace.

Surprising apricot aroma--of course there is wheat. Not overpowering.

Spicy bite to the flavor, almost as if there was fresh jalepino pepper in the brew. Not strongly wheaty. Prickly. Full bodied.

Overall, I'd say this is a good, not great, wheat beer.

smcolw, Aug 21, 2008
Photo of kabritz
1.25/5  rDev -62%

kabritz, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Petitetouale, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of oldp0rt
4/5  rDev +21.6%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of JOaikido
3.45/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy, golden. Small head that decreases to a nice little ring of bubbles. Little bubbles coming up through the beer.

S- Slight yeast and spice. Orange and lemon. Overall, very appetizing.

T- Too watery. Bit of hops on finish. Nice slighly sour, citrussy middle.

MF- Smooth and foamy but too thin and watery. A little astringency.

A decent blanche, but needs less water and more Beer to its character.
D- easy to drink, but too watery overall. Thirst quenching.

JOaikido, Sep 06, 2006
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Boréale Blanche from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
77 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.