fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
mcberko (14665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Nose brings out massive plums upfront, with medium brett and some candied fruit underneath. Flavour is quite complex, with lots of vinous oak notes upfront, followed by peaches, and medium brett funk. Pretty fruity, vinous and oaky. Fairly alcoholic, but not too boozy. Excellent.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ferris (12904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Soured stone fruit and some white grape. Cloudy gold with a decent head. Soured peach notes, touch of chalk and orange rind. OK.
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2012 Enjoyed on tap at Volo Funk Night II. A good sour beer. The plums, thank goodness, are subtle, yet the fruit sourness is right there. The wine is subordinate, so the taste is not dominated by the barreling. Good fruit sugar makes it very drinkable. Very fresh. A good colour. Another bang on target for the style. Had on tap at the brewpub and it was very good balanced.
deyholla (10214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Ryan, thanks! Pours a hazy gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy grains with some funky fruits and a decent amount of sweetness. Flavor has a good amount of sweet grains with a light earthy tart fruit and a decent amount of funk.
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-09-20. Lightly hazy golden dark amber body, small off-white head. 3+ Fairly woody aroma with a bit of alcohol, musty notes, mild fruit and vinous notes. 7+ Flavour is similar, modest woody quality hits at vanilla/tannins, but pleasantly so - less rough than some barrel aged beers. Mild fruity vinous like character, sweet white wine? 7+ Smooth average plus palate. 3+ Pretty nice, very nuanced. Volo Funk Night, Toronto
BVery (9668) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Ryan - thanks! Hazy light orange pour with a white head. Plum, wood. Mild funk. Decent sour.
DuffMan (9606) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My Bottom Line:
Plums, white grapes and citrus fruit wrap themselves around eloquent cereals, while wood and brettanomyces greenness add complexity to an already compelling Wild Tripel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam coats the blond mist.
-The mouthfeel is dry and soft. Drinkability is sky high for such a potent brew.
-As for most Bellwoods creations, the rendering and flavor display are classy and balanced.
-Brettanomyces adds character but doesn’t take over, which I appreciate.
-Can’t wait to try this bottled!
On tap at Siboire, Sherbrooke.