Buckwheat. Probably isn't even real wheat. I probably am breaking the rules for this month's edition of the Session. But no, it's OK... if my fellow Canucks, the hosts at BeerTaster.ca are to be trusted:
We have the honour of hosting the 45th session which allows us to choose the topic we will all be exploring, we wanted to get back closer to the roots of the Session and pick a topic which was simple and yet gives a wide range of interpretations so we chose, simply (or perhaps not so simply), Wheat Beers. Feel free to take this topic in any direction you like, specific reviews, historical information, or any other twist you'd like to use. Wheat beers are a pretty wide topic and actually cover German style Weizen, Heffe Weizen, etc. along with Belgian style Witbier and even Flavoured Wheat beers. There are very few guidelines here, just have some fun drinking Wheat Beers in the fall instead of the summer.
I first had this back in 2007 and whenever I go to Quebec, I look for a six pack. First thing is that it is cheap for Canada, six bucks a six. But, besides the value proposition, it's just a really swell beer. Sort of like a whole wheat Hoegaarden.
And it displays what I like about wheat can do for you - grassiness. It's the sauvignon blanc of the beer world, a grape that can inspire and surprise or it can taste like cat pee. There are a heck of a lot of wheat beers that are sharp or even bilious because all the brewer thinks is that he needs to shuffle wheat in and take out some barley. Not so. Not so. It needs a few spices whether of the seedy sort or from the yeast. I prefer the styles, like the wheat beers of Munich and Belgium, that have some creaminess from (I believe) raw wheat. This one has that. Me, I would added rolled barley to boost that more but I am always adding rolled barley to beer, ain't I.
Nothing profound this month. Just props for one of the better Canadian wheat beers even if I have no idea what the label is supposed to me. It's like a guy with a headache standing near a knee-high volcano and having a bad time of it all. The beer is nothing like that.