Granville Island Brewing Co. – Van Dame White ISA Review
The Black Note Book series of beers has a new release from Granville Island Brewery in the form of the Van Dame WHite ISA. Available in Bomber Bottles this session beer weighs in at 4.5% and pours from the bottle as a cloudy-straw colour. There is significant sediment in the beer ina slightly chunky fashion. With two thick fingers of head the Van Dame smells of citrus, pear and a witbier-like belgian yeast tone. The body is rather light and the flavour is wheat forward with coriander, citrus and pear flavours that make a fruity witbier like experience. As the flavour progresses a rather large hop bitterness grows in the background cutting out the Witbier notes and leaving the palate in a signature BC bitter style. The Van Dame is a West Coast twist on the Witbier and why it is called a White ISA.
Alcohol – 4.5%
IBU – 40
Size – 650ml Bottles
Price – $7.60 (Private Liquor Store)