Wheat Beer

Belgian Moon® Belgian White Can

Belgian Moon

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The beer is one of the most popular wheat style beer in the US. Known as Blue Moon in the US, it had to be rebranded in Canada as the name was already taken, hence Belgian Moon. The unique flavor is derived from the use of Valencia oranges and coriander (coriander haters beware).

8/10

Fruity, refreshing, low carbonation, especially delicious in the summer.

Kingsville Hefeweizen

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Pronounced hayfuh-veytssenn, the style if the original wheat beer that originated in Germany. The hazy straw colored beverage is accompanied by a bready and rich head. Winner of the Ontario Brewing Awards Bronze Medal in the German Wheat Beer category.

7/10

Bready aroma, strong carbonation, mild fruitiness.

Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc from LCBO

Kronenbourg- 1664 Blanc

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A good beer for first time beer drinkers or individuals that desire a fruity beer. This French beer’s strong citrus flavor is reminiscent of the French soft-drink Orangina .

6/10

Strong citrus notes, no noticeable bitterness, smooth taste.

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier from LCBO

Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier

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Weissbier is a large category of German wheat beers, and much like other weissbiers this beer is characterized by its cloudy/hazy appearance. Flavors entail hints of mango or pineapples which push the beer towards the sweeter side. Unfortunately the notes of yeast are dominant and can taste like Japanese fermented beans if you’ve ever tried them.

6/10

Sweet and fruity, easy to drink, hints of yeast may be overpowering for some.

St-Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale from LCBO

St. Ambroise Apricot Wheat Ale

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A light ale with an interesting twist, the sweet tart flavors of an apricot are infused into the beer to give it an overall sweet complexion. Not much to say here, did you know apricots comes from the rose/rosaceae family?

5/10

Sweet, a little sour as a young apricot would taste.

Weissbier

Hacker Pschorr Weissbier

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Weissbier are also available in other styles such as Dunkelweizen (dark wheat beer) or Weizenbock (strong wheat beer). The brewery is a merger between Hacker and Pscorr, with Hacker being founded in 1417 in the city of Munich

9/10

Slight hints of citrus notes, balanced flavors, refreshing, smooth finish.