Van Der Bull Belge | Brasseur De Montréal

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Brasseur De Montréal
Quebec, Canada

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by bobsy on 05-09-2009

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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by wizo:
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Last of my Brasseurs de Montreal sample pack, picked up for me by a friend visiting Montreal.

Poured into a stange glass. A soft golden-amber brew, cloudy with yeast and sediment, with about a two inch head that recedes into a thin ring. Lots of lacing on the glass.

The nose is candied fruit, banana, coriander, spices, orange peel. Marmalade is a subtle something else I'm getting here.

Not a bad witbier - the flavors are soft, too soft in fact, and there's a grainy vegetable character to it, but generally speaking it's going down pretty well. Spicy finish.

Easy drinking, carbonation enters the fray later in the sip and is quite tart.

While far from the best witbier in the province, and not my favorite of the Bras. de Montreal lineup, this still was a decent attempt on the witbier style. Worth a try, but probably not something I'll be back for.

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Photo of djcreepshow
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a touch orange body with rapidly fading white head. slightly fruity and wheaty aroma. Medium mouthfeel, carbonation is a little aggressive, and burns moderately the palate.A little orange and bannana. Moderately drinkable.Not as bad as I expected.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty beige color ale with a medium size white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of orange peel with some wheat malt. Taste is dominated by orange peel with some light coriander and some consistent wheat malt. Body is quite full with limited filtration and bottle conditioning with some good carbonation. Well done but I prefer my wit with more coriander and less residual sugar.

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on June 6th, 2009.

Another belgian witbier for this hot summer day!

A: Pours as a pale yellow beer with some haziness, as the style require. Nice looking beer. Lots of carbonation.
S: Average intensity smell. Fruity and a little spicy. I get some orange in the smell. Very inviting!
T: Fruity taste. More orange in the taste than in the smell. Not much yeast I think. Not much bitterness. The taste is not persisting in the mouth.
M: Round feeling and very refreshing.
D: Very drinkable, what else can I say?

Smell is very good and the taste is good. I would get more of this beer for this summer. A must have beer for those hot summer days, in my opinion.

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Photo of 2_Shaynez
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a 90% opaque honey golden yellow, or light amber. Poured into a big wheat glass. One finger white head which dissipates fairly quickly to a thin cap. A few spots of lacing.

Nose: yeasty, wheaty, not many esters obviously, a tad fruity. Some orange.

Taste: tastes like a witbier lol hard to pinpoint anything out of the ordinary. A bit of orange and spices as expected.

Mouth: Medium body, high prickly carbonation that took me by surprise. Not too sticky actually.

Overall it's a refreshing dinner beer so you don't have to worry about your food hindering your ability to get those hidden flavours. I'm much more of an ale drinker. Goes well with some grilled chicken or meats. I do like this brewer they make some good stuff. Very drinkable, enjoyable, but nothing special.

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Photo of Whatup14
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of bylerteck
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a mixed pack from IGA outside Mont Tremblant.

A - Pours a cloudy light gold with yeast streaks and good carbonation. Two finger white head is soapy and fading quick and it crackles away. Good soapy lacing and a film of retention.

S - Spice and banana come through alot with banana winning out a bit. Very wheaty and yeasty as well. Everything it should be. Nothing outstanding, but to style for sure.

T - Quite a bit of banana and sweet spice with less yeast and wheat but still pretty good. Sweet with those banana esters but quite nice. For a Belgian Wit it should be spicier, but I'll let it slide. It could use a bit more balance instead of being just straight sweetness.

M - Good carbonation and a light to medium body with a sweet, dry finish.

O/D - While I don't think this is to style, it wasn't too shabby. Not a champion wheat beer but it was nice to try. It's no Blance de Chambly, but it has its place.

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Photo of Seanstoppable
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I do enjoy my Witbiers and have enjoyed some of the other stuff Brasseurs de Montreal has to offer, so finally got around to picking this up.

Pours a dark, opaque orange color, obviously unfiltered. Head is disappointingly thin and fizzy, quickly evaporating to nothing.

Scent is light spice (corriander) and yeast. Fairly standard for a wit.

Taste is also fairly standard for a wit, which means it is delicious! Some light citrus, some spice, a bit of yeast, mixed in with some nice active carbonation.

Really wonderful to drink. Not terribly above average, but still a very tasty wit. I would have no problems with drinking this all evening long.

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Photo of groleau
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjyost
3.29/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Purchased in Quebec City in July. No date on the label. Poured into a tulip, swirling the last 1/4 bottle. The beer came out much too clear, until the swirl :)

The beer is cloudy and moving more towards amber than yellow, with a light white head that did not lace. The aromas were delectable, with a balance between the banana and the spices (clove & coriander) with the banana just edging them out. Looking forward to this one... I am sadly let down at this point, as the flavours are much more muted than the aromas. They are all there, just much too subtlety. The mouthfeel is incredibly weak, with it being much too watery and the carbonation too low... Overall nice, but the mouthfeel really left me feeling cheated.

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Photo of Molson2000
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ctgui
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of sbe1
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A tasty Belgian Witbier.

Serving type: bottle from a 12 pack sampler bought in an IGA supermarket in Montreal.

Appearance: Either this beer was brewed with yeast in the bottle or I got a bad one because there was a lot of yeast on the bottom of the glass. The beer looks great nonetheless: hazy gold color with a nice white sudsy head that leaves some lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell: Yeasty, buttery, hint of citrus, faint hop notes.

Taste: Sweet, bready, hint of bitterness from the yeast that actually adds a little to the character of the beer. Creamy finish.

Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing, mild complementary carbonation.

Drinkability: very good. A tasty beer that could go well with a baguette and brie.

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Photo of TheDoctor
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bobsy
3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Goldorak as part of CanBIF5 - thanks Martin!

This beer has a classical wit appearance, pouring a hazy yellow with a frothy white head. Good retention and nice lacing laid down on the sides of the glass. The nose is sweet and spicy, with strong hints of candied orange peel and coriander, and the flavour blends all these notes expertly. Its a tad sweeter than I would expect, yet it works well with the floral, citrus flavours and their complimentary spicing. Relatively light body and moderate carbonation make this beer a good summer thirst-quencher.

Belgian wits will never be a favourite style of mine, but they are a good option on a hot day, and this would definitely be a good one to reach for. The spicing is well done and the drinkability is high, and there's little this wit can be faulted on. A very solid job.

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Photo of allergictomacros
4.77/5  rDev +34%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy gold with 2 fingers of light foam that quickly drops to a thin sheet. Nose is peaches, apricot, banana. mango and orange. MMM. Sweet, light bodied with rich yeast and soft butteriness. Strong orange flavour and coriander with a wheaty finish. Smooth, rich body and fairly light carbonation. More substantial than a typical wit both in body and flavour. Here's something I could drink all day long.

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Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of -chii-
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of misternebbie
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Van Der Bull Belge from Brasseur De Montréal
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 22 ratings