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Bellwoods / Evil Twin Fruit Helmet (Mango/Apricot)

Bellwoods / Evil Twin Fruit Helmet (Mango/Apricot)
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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Fruit Beer
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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This pale ale was brewed with aromatic hop varieties from New Zealand, apricots and mango to compliment the heat of summer, and finished at a solid 6.8% ABV.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2335) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at wvrst, pours a dark orange, aroma is bit hoppy and not much fruit in the smell, taste is a bit creamy almost, with a kind of tangerine taste and a bit of bitterness, overall nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (578) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a translucent golden colour with a two and a half finger white head that thins. Slight, very small sediment can be seen. Very nice lacing can be seen coating the inside of the glass. Aroma is fruity with a hint of yeast. Taste is a touch bitter but well balanced with a hint of apricot on a crisp, dry finish. Medium body medium carbonation. Slightly flat in texture. A very nice brew. I wish I had gotten more of it!!!!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (2892) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
500 ml bottle from the brewery, via Lubiere (merci!), served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear amber with a large, orange-off-white foam. Aroma: Rich toast and bread crust, some tropical fruit notes, burnt sugar, pine/resin/dank notes, earthy, seems tight. Palate: Medium body, full effervescence with bubbles of varying size (odd description, but it fits). Flav.: Biscuit, toast, bread crust, more fruitiness than the nose, tropical, a little peppery, less hop presence than the nose, very drinkable; dry with moderate bitterness and a long, reasonably fruity and dank finish.

I guess I expected a wallop of tropical fruit salad. Subdued.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4292) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
pours clear golden with a creamy off-white head, some retention and lacing. intense sweet and ripened apricot aroma along with plain caramel, resin, citrus, wood, herbs, grass and hay. bit of earthiness, very fruity taste, but fortunately not too sweet although it feels kind of heavy. moderate carbonation, light to medium body - oily and sticky, short piney and almost bland herbal finish. nice fruity-ipa.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2724) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Thanks John! Slightly hazy bright golden with a medium off-white head and intense lacing. Aroma is fruity with a distinct presence of mango and apricots along with caramel and light resinous notes. Taste slightly sweet with fruity notes, mainly apricots and mango (but less intense than aroma), malt, mineral presence and moderate bitterness. Not really tasty... too simple. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. It’s more of an APA than a fruit beer. Too simple, but not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2353) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
500 ml bottle from brewery. Pours a clearish orange with moderate-sized whiteish head. Aroma is big tropical fruit and citrusy hops. Flavour is pineapple, mango, kiwi and grapefruit zest. Light-modest bitterness in finish. Feels lighter than 6.8%. Quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (791) - - JUN 24, 2013
Cloudy amber/orange pour. Fruity aroma, Apricot, mango. Taste - tropical fruit, sweet, mango, apricot, citrus peels, zest, caramel malt. Fairly sweet but not overpowering. Medium body. Glad to see this one come back!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9882) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
A golden amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice chalky malt with fruity notes, grassy hops, not bad. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with fruity notes, resinous hops with citrus notes, well made.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4648-20120812] Tap. Clear mango apricot fruit resin aroma. Slightly hazy, bright orange body with a quick creamy white head. Bitter apricot leafy hops flavour packs a fresh fruity hoppy punch. Medium body is fairly bitter. Delicious and very drinkable. (8/3+/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Bellwoods, Toronto, ON)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (659) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
At the brewery. Cloudy amber with tall foamy head. Citrusy aroma. Nicely balanced, slightly sweet berries and malt.


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