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Bellwoods Grandma’s Boy (2012-2014)

Formerly brewed at Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Smells amazing, bretty, funky, fruity with some belgian yeast. Hazy yellow. Tastes nice, upfront bretty funk, followed by woody/astringent notes and sweetness, belgian yeast/cloves and a light sweetness/hoppyness. Alcohol well hidden. Medium bodied and average carbonation. Yellow plums not overly evident, may contribute to the tang this one punches. Quite nice, not not completely put together/possibly could use some aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4252) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Tripels are hard to drink. This is not hard to drink. Thus, this is not a triple. Hazy straw-orange body, medium sized white head, spotty lacing. Light plum, musty barn, soft grains, wet hay, light lacto, soft bready yeasts. Tilquin Quetsche meets something like a good natch of Fantome. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, lively acidity, finish lingers a bit with just a touch of sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
On tap @ the brewpub, listed as 10%. Cloudy orange-gold. Very funky nose, lightly sour, fruity undertones. Tart plum skins, deep barnyard funk, lightly estery. Would never peg this as a tripel, this is all farmhouse! And so drinkable at 10%, waaaaat! Loved it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
2014 version on draft. Hazy apricot nectar with a faint white head that doesn’t last long. Nose is amazingly complex, smoky brett, tart yellow plum, stone fruit, honey, vanilla-oak, apricot, preserved lemon. Lightly tart with a barnyard finish. Full bodied, with average carbonation. Light mouthfeel, long and lingering finish. Intense and tasty, happy with a sample sized serving.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biirusaikou (2566) - - NOV 9, 2014
Dry plum, grape, apricot tart, hints of yeast and oak, gentle funky sour finish. Dangerously highly drinkable, another outstanding Bellwoods creation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DerWeg (1593) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
VERSION 2 - aged over a year on brett then four months on yellow plums - holyfuck amazing. I would rush your Toronto ass down here to enjoy this exceptional batch, very plummy/apricot-y and the brett sets it off really well. Insanely integrated Fuzzy gold-orange-green color. And I thought I was over Tripels like disco.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, beautiful fruity malt with smooth Brett, cork character, ground cherries, lactic acid, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with orange pulp, coriander, smooth Brett, cork, grassy hops, citrus pulp, excellent. On tap at brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle from September 2012.
Smells of plum, grape and oak. Orange with a lasting fluffy white head. Good carbonation and refreshing tartness. Tastes like a nice tripel with all its fruit but with a fine balance of tart up front. Finishes slightly sweet and spritzy. Some alcohol warmth. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (3276) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle 650ml. [Plums]. Pours golden with very high frothy off-white head. Very nice lacing. Aroma is of wine, fruits, belgian ale, very faint oxydation features. Taste is of pinot noir, fruits, belgian yeast, very slight alcohol. Palate: Light-medium body. Prickly carbonation at opening. Overall: Very nice appearance. Not too heavy on plums. Very solid. An awesome liquid, set appart some very faint oxydation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mathieuc (3318) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot sir! Pours a nice and dark golden with a medium white head that leaves really good lacing. Aroma is of dusty brett, yellow fruits and alcohol. Phenolic but not too intense. Taste is sweet and fruity, lightly tart. Sweet dessert wine notes all over. Carbonation was high, body was medium. Really nice stuff!

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