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


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
A brett barrel aged tripel with fruit addition (plums). Barrels include second and third use french oak barrels (wine) from Norm Hardie and Tawse with multiple strains of brett and other bugs. Barrel flavour and aroma contribution is predominantly from brett and other bugs + oak. 2012 Version was aged 5 months prior to bottle conditioning. 2014 version was aged 16 months in barrel and with plums for additional 4 months prior to bottle conditioning. 2014 version released on draft Nov 2014. Bottles will be released Dec 2014. Yeast: Trappist
Hop: Hallertau
Malt: Pilsner, Abbey, Wheat, Oats

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
czar (6198) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
(yellow plums version) bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro. pours slightly hazy and bright pale golden with a frothy white head, excellent retention and lacing. dusty bugs, winey - juicy red and white grapes, tropical and citrusy, tasty spicy and honeyed malts - tripel base is actually quite present, tons of fruitiness - blackberries but also apricots. bright carbonation - slightly foamy, light to medium body - oily but feels particularly light, dry herbal-grassy-woodsy lightly astringent finish. fantastic stuff..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (4229) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle (650 ml). From johnsense, thanks! Slightly hazy golden with a huge white head, decent retention and good lacing. Aroma is mostly of wine (Pinot Noir) with brettanomyces, oak, subdued plums and Belgian yeast. Taste is also very winey with a nice moderate malt sweetness, brettanomyces oak, yeast and hints of plums. Alcohol is extremely well hidden. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Slightly dry finish. In a blind tasting, I probably wouldn’t be able to say that the base beer is a Tripel, but I could easily recognize that this is an extremely nice barrle-aged Belgian beer. Super tasty. Nice barrel treatment. Loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
Deep amber golden color. Amazing lactic nose with oak, vanilla, creamy, moderately sour. Some marmalade pops its nose out. Amazing nose. Wow. Hoppier mouth than expected, not so intense, oak, creamy, tons of malt, soo well balanced. Has to be Chardonnay barrels. Oak shines. Drinks amazingly light for 10%. Superb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (8121) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle. Vanilla and cream, fruity, caramel, sweetened condensed milk in the nose. Apple, oak, wine. More plums in the mouth, oak, vanilla, light sourness, more tart than sour. Great fruit, great lactic flavor, yogurt, white wine with oak. Very nice and elegant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2343) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle from jercraigs. Amber with a nice creamy slightly off white head. Some oak and chardonnay, somewhat sour plum skins, slight funk and brett but pleasant. Moderate to high carbonation, mild+ body, more funky then anything else with a bit of tart note, easy to drink but you get more alcohol on the palate then the nose, dry and slight farmhouse finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2240) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
On tap at Volo, if I recall correctly. The day after they did some kinda sour beer thing. Anyhow, translucent orange-brown with a mediumish white head. Sour but appealing aroma had oak, booze, orchard fruit, brown sugar and grapes. Flavour kinda muddled all of those things together, including the sweetness. This is another of those sweet&sour sours. Booze results in a nice body. Definitely worth trying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4794-20120920] Tap. Yeasty sourdough bread aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Sour yeasty cookie dough flavour has a lingering yeasty aftertaste. Medium body. Interesting, might be a little young, certainly easy-drinking. (6/3/6/3/14) 3.2
(TBW Funk Night @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of vinous notes with light tart notes and some funk notes. Taste is also dominated by more funk then expected with some tart and vinous notes. Plums are quite hard to distinguish and somehow get lost in the mix. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Good sour with nice level of complexity while retaining some drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3228) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
On tap at the brewpub, amber color, with a white head, nice yeasty, fruity, malty, wet woody, vanilla nose, with a sweet and sour, winey, faint funk bretty accent, and a light candied lemon peel, faint wheat, pale malt acidic note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth good sweet honeyed toasted, pale, wheat malty, woody, winey character with some vanilla oakiness, caramelized sweet and sour yellow plum flavours, leading towards an earthy musty fruity, honeyed maltiness, sour, vanilla oakiness finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (16924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy amber color, with medium sized creamy head. The aroma of malt is a bit woody, fruity, with delicate vanilla and flowers touch. Smooth mouthfeel; some malt flavor, light fruity and vinous touch, maybe very light vanilla; correct bitterness.
I believe that beers with a different malt profile should be wine barrel aged; this kind of tartness clashes with the spicy malt. A bit over the top.

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