Boréale Blanche | Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
Quebec, Canada
boreale.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Beersignal on 10-16-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
69
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.27
pDev:
14.98%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.43/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours to yield a cloudy, pale yellow/straw-like body with a decent amount of soapy white head that quickly dissipates to a film. The aroma is heavily spiced with cardamom, cumin, and some masala, followed by a lemony tone supported by heavy wheat malt. The taste has a continued odd Indian style spiciness, with a light tartness and moderately malty body following suit. The oats here add a superb creamy and velvety texture to the beer. Overall it is very different and not something I would immediately spring for, but it is definitely something that I am glad to have tried, and I commend this brewery for there attempts to experiment so much here.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dazka
2.87/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Boto
3.54/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught: This one pours an opaque light golden color. There was a thin white head that left some lacing. The nose is good. Wheat, coriander, lemon and a light spice. The taste is good. Wheat, a bit malty, some lemon and spices.

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Photo of Boo-urns
3.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DaveBar
3.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased as part of a mixed 12pk for $15.00 plus deposit and taxes. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- Opens well and pours a 2" high white head that lasts for 4-5mins before film out. Light translucent gold colour and unfiltered

S- Metallic. Lemon

T- Yeasty good. Touch metallic. Has an artificial edge to it. Not a very good blend. Has a lemon flavor instead of the coriander I was expecting.

M- Dry and tart

O- Not best blend but it's ok. Will not seek it out but will drink it if nothing else is around

Food Pairing

This ok brew went ok with........ Salty crackers. Just to bite through the metallic taste.

Enjoy

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Photo of theDuck
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CanadianBacon
2.91/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Poured from a 341 ml bottle into a 16 oz bar glass. 2 fingers white head, murky straw color. some sediment, I believe this beer is bottle conditioned but it may just be because its sat in my fridge for 6 weeks. its supposed to be fresh until the middle of december though.

Aroma - Cereal grain, wheat, lemon, orange peel, honey.

Taste - peppery spice, wheat zest, some citrus in the background.

Feel - This one has a light watery body, carbonation is on point but not overbearing.

Overall - On a nice summer day if someone offered me this or an AAL I would take this. Will I buy it again though probably not. It just doesnt stack up to other witbiers of the same price point, I mean for this money Ill get a 6 pack of blanche de Chambly and its fantastic.

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Photo of mendvicdog
2.92/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jul_dredd
3.32/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kevofficiel
3.13/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Boreale White


The look of it. Very thick. Yellow color. Very surprised of the look of that beer. For a 4,2% ABV this is actually a very nice looking beer


The smell of it: Cereal and some wheat. A touch of honey and orange and citrus to it but very light


The taste of it: Very impressive for a light beer. The wheat is definitely present a bit too present for me and on the after taste its just awful. A touch of lemon after 30 second of swallowing it. But for a witbier the taste and the feel is just not there. I find it a copy of it. Compare to the Hoegaarden this beer taste like crap. If this beer was just a light beer I will give this beer a higher grade. But for what it is call, it is really disappointing.


So overall would I recommend it? As a witbier , NO , as a light beer, YES. You wanna have a witbier go get a Hoegaarden or a 1664 blanc but definitely not this one. As a light beer, definitely yes this taste much better than a Coors light or even a bud light.

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
2.9/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Niceroad77
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Philjohn
2.78/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of R11415
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of kevinmaher
3.62/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Noelito76
2.75/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of Rukasu
3.24/5  rDev -0.9%

Photo of fostachild
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of slowfade
3.25/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of NikD
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Aisha
3/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Boréale Blanche from Brasseurs Du Nord Inc.
3.27 out of 5 based on 69 ratings.
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