The Messe Blanche (White Mass) is a Wheat and yeast beer (Doppel Weizenbock) 7% alc./vol. A brown cloudy, spicy, fruity, refreshing wheat-based ale.
Type : Wheat and yeast beer (Doppel Weizenbock)
7 % acl./vol.
Availability : Regular product
Price 750 ml : 10.21$
Brown in color. A very thick, long-lasting white head. The high protein content of wheat impairs clarity in this unfiltered beer.
Moderate phenols (usually clove) and fruity esters (usually banana/bubblegum). The balance and intensity of the phenol and ester components are reasonably balanced and fairly prominent. Noble hop character is low. A light to moderate wheat aroma (which might be perceived as bready or grainy) is present but other malt characteristics should not. No diacetyl or DMS.
Low banana and clove flavor. The balance and intensity of the phenol and ester components are very present. The soft, somewhat bready or grainy flavor of wheat is complementary, as is a slightly sweet Pils malt character. Hop flavor is very low, and hop bitterness is very low.
Medium body in the mouth, especially if you have added the dregs that have settled to the bottom of the bottle that will give it a creamy ” fluffy ” perception; it should be moderately effervescent.
This beer is in honor of Alexis Landry a merchant born in Grand-Pré in 1721. Fleeing deportation in 1755, he would have been accompanied by three families who headed towards Caraquet, at a place called Sainte-Anne–du-Bocage. In 1791 Mr. Landry undertook steps for the construction of a chapel in Caraquet. On July 10, 1793 Landry officially yielded land for this purpose. He asked the Archbishop of Quebec for a priest for the parish of Caraquet, a request that was denied. Mr. Landry therefore officiated white masses (messes blanches), that is to say without a priest, for the population of Caraquet. Obviously, Mr. Landry was very concerned about the spiritual wellness of his fellow citizens because he was replacing the priest in the functions of the ministry for baptisms, weddings and burials.
Alexis Landry is the only Acadian of the time of the deportation whose place of burial we know. His gravestone is located on the site of Sainte-Anne-du-Bocage. Distillerie Fils du Roy was given permission to brew the Messe Blanche with water from the spring located on the site of the Chapel of the Sanctuary of Sainte-Anne-du-Bocage.