This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at the newest kosher Canadian brew - the Brick Brewery's Waterloo Wheat.
Prior to my recent trip to Canada to visit the Northern branch of the family, I contacted the COR (the Toronto based Kashruth Council of Canada) to inquire as to the beers under COR supervision. I received a January 2009 letter of certification by email from the COR which contained the beers which are currently listed on the COR website. I then went down to the Beer Store (one of the two legal outlets to buy beer in Ontario) and while looking at the chart on the wall, I saw that the Waterloo Wheat label on the chart had a COR on the label. Since I adore wheat beers, I had to buy it, even though it only came in 12 and 24 packs.
Although the experts at Beer Advocate call the Waterloo Wheat a witbier, the brew does not taste like a typical witbier. There is no spice note or even the slightest hint of coriander. I would say that the beer tends towards an American Wheat Beer, but even for an American Wheat Beer the Waterloo Wheat was rather pale, almost like a blonde.
Having said that, the Waterloo Wheat does have some flavor and is rather drinkable. It went well with shabbos leftovers and probably would not conflict with most meat dishes.
Waterloo Wheat is under the Kosher Supervision of the Kashruth Council of Canada. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about Waterloo Wheat, please follow this link http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/416/37476.
As always, please remember to drink responsibly and to never waste good beer unless there is no designated driver.If you've tried this beer or any others which have been reviewed on the kosher beers site, please feel free to post your comments (anonymous comments are acceptable).
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