(416) Urban Wheat: Taste Downtown Toronto

This American pale wheat ale from Amsterdam Brewing Company Limited in Toronto, Ontario pours a slightly cloudy, grassy yellow colour with a small white head that reduces to a collar within a minute, leaving little to no lace behind. (416) Urban Wheat smells of wet grass, yeast, earth and burnt wheat, with subtle clove and citrus notes.

(416) Urban Wheat
This American Pale Wheat Ale is Brewed to 4.16%

The taste of (416) Urban Wheat is very similar. Burnt grains, earth and yeast dominate, with hints of banana, cloves and orange rind. The beer is medium-bodied with a mild carbonation. Earth and burnt grains maintain their presence on the tongue, along with a mild syrupy quality. The finish is dirty and the aftertaste is very tart, astringent and slightly metallic.

KLB Raspbery Wheat: Thank You Berry Much

This light flavoured wheat beer brewed in Toronto, Ontario by the Amsterdam Brewing Company pours a rusty, toasted amber colour with a small, fleeting head that stays around as a thin collar. KLB Raspberry Wheat Ale does indeed smell like raspberry, with toasted malt and honey tones. It’s fairly mild, but always smells fresh.

KLB Raspberry Wheat Ale
The Fruit Flavour is Kept in Check

KLB Raspberry Wheat Ale tastes of toasted wheat at first, then a solid raspberry flavour that doesn’t taste too unnatural. The beer is light-bodied with a medium carbonation, giving it a creamy mouthfeel. There is an earthiness in the finish, along with a brewed tea tone. The aftertaste is very dry and tart.

Amsterdam Oranje Weisse: Spice it Up

Oranje Weisse from Amsterdam Brewing Company Limited in Toronto, Ontario pours a uniformly hazy, orange juice-like yellow colour with a medium-large white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves a decent lace and collar. This wheat beer uses two types of orange peel, coriander and anise to create a spicy and sharp aroma, but also has a honey and banana softness that takes the edge off.

Amsterdam Oranje Weisse
Rolling the Bottle Distributes the Sediment Evenly

The taste of Oranje Weisse is quite coriander-forward, maybe too much so. There is a decent malty sweetness to it and added anise gives it a certain pine-like flavour, but the coriander really dominates and creates a distinct dryness. The mouthfeel is relatively thin, but has a real creamy quality to it as well. Very easy to drink, has a prickly carbonation as it passes the tongue and an earthy, mushroom-like, almost peppery finish.

Amsterdam Spring Bock: Season of the Goat

This strong seasonal brew pours a very nice dark ruby-nut colour with a moderate, but thick and spongy tan head that leaves a thick layer of lace. Amsterdam Spring Bock from the Amsterdam Brewing Company Limited in Toronto, Ontario carries a subdued aroma even after warming. What is there is deep and malty, with a dark fruit tone and a hint of chocolate syrup.

Amsterdam Spring Bock
This is a Rich but Easy-Drinking Bock

Amsterdam Spring Bock has the taste of dark fruit and chocolate. It has a syrupy sweetness and a strong, but not overpowering bitterness. It carries a hearty, but creamy mouthfeel and does a devilish job of masking its ABV percentage. A subtle spiciness arrives as the beer warms and the fruity taste lingers in the finish along with a pronounced woody flavour.