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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The result of a collaboration brew done late in the fall of 2012 with Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark & Brooklyn). This stout was soured in barrels by an army of wee beasties over a period of 6 months. The resulting beer pairs natural acidic and tart fruit flavors with roasted malts. Mighty tasty. Draft 8.7% ABV, bottles refermented and 9.2% ABV


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2013
on tap-tan-mahogany. A-roasty/cocoa-med malt, some sour. T-follows. Interesting. 3.4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8358) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
A very well made beer, one of the best Bellwoods has been involved in. Black with lace at the bottom. Cherry aroma. Brux and Lamb and Lactob. and pedioccus and magnum and Flemish yeast. Chocolate in finish. Carbonation understated, a plus. A Flemish without palate erasing. Worth seeking out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
Deep black pour thin tan head. Bright tart apple. Cheery and raspberry acetic character. A bit of licorice and some white pepper. A touch of fruit. Really delicious. Complex and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7900) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2013 Draft at Torst. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of sour cherry, roast chocolate malt and roast coffee. Mildly acidic. Great roast. Nice balance. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7456) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
2013-07-28. Black body, modest foamy tan head. 3++ Aroma is moderately lactic and lightly roasty. 7+ Flavour is pleasantly sour, light roasty undertones throughout. 7++ Average bodied palate, good carbonation throughout. Tasty but I find it very difficult to find a sour stout that manages a balance between sourness and roast that suits my preferences. I expect that this will be well received but it is not enitrely to my own taste. On tap at Bellwoods, Toronto

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Draught at brewpub. Said 8.8% on the board. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a small diminishing frothy off-white head. Aroma is sour and wood-ey along with fruit, light spice and some roasted malt in the back. Flavour is quite fruity along with a good amount of wood, spices, alcohol, light tartness and roasted malt. Medium bodied. Really good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5941) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
500mL bottle, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out acidic fruit, roasted malt, and oak - very complex and nice mix of sour and stout qualities. Flavour brings out loads of oak barrels, moderate tartness, slight acidic fruit qualities and a little residual roast from the malt. This combines sour and stout extremely well. Quite complex, with the oak and tartness front and centre. Nothing is overbearing, but it all meshes well. Great stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5857) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Pours deep brown with a beige head. Funky and lightly tart, with lightly roasted malts, dark fruits, and toast. Good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2013
bottle, medium bodied pour, medium stout notes, lots of cherry tartness. some funkiness, chocolate tart cherries,. OK

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is a mix of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is similar with some watery chocolate and roasted malt coming through strongly. There is also a light amount of dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. If this wasn’t listed as a sour I would have had no idea it was supposed to be sour, because I got no sour notes in the flavor or aroma.


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