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Bellwoods Blitzen 2013

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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Saison
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Our annual imperial saison, the 2013 Blitzen was brewed with plum and lemon. The beer has a floral aroma, subtle notes of plum flesh, and a refined tartness on the palate.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from the brewery - just over a year old. Slightly hazy orange-gold with a thin white head. Fantastic aroma of tart fruit, Belgian yeast, pepper, slight phenolic note. Flavour starts with raisiny malt before the slightly funky tartness kicks in - lemon and tart plum quite noticeable, even in this aged form. Finish is vinous and slghtly yeasty. Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15613) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from the source. Cloudy amber brown color, tan head. Aroma is very fruity with rising bread dough. Taste has citrus, plums, raisins. Tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6660-20140816] Bottle. Mild citrus lemon aroma. Clear, pale orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter lemon grains flavour. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Campground Brewdown 2014, Millmont, PA)
Overheard: "Lo-oooog, lo-ooog, it’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood." -- a little song

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6869) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Spicy Belgian yeast, some citric and dark fruity notes, and a moderately dry yeasty finish. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2014
2014-08-16. Hazy dark yellow body with a creamy white head. 3++ Aroma is dry and lightly alcoholic, fruity and lightly vinous.7+ Flavour is similar, dryish overall pale malt core mild fruit and vinous touches. Average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Overall impression is a triple with a twist? Bottle from the brewery shared at Campground Brewdown

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (2064) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a hazy strong golden with a medium offwhite head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of perfumey yellow fruits, lemons and pepper. Taste is not too sweet and even a little tart, offers more meyer lemons and spices. Alcohol is somehow well hidden, I thought it would have been some boozy swill but it’s not. Body is medium and carbonation quite aggressive. Overall this was drinkable and even enjoyable to some extent, but I fail to see how I would come back to that. It is the exact opposite of what "saison" means to me now, really.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (7555) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle - Grass, pepper, plum and citric acidity. Hazy orange with a nice white head. Plum, stone fruit and some spice. Some light tartness and sweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from the brewery.
Pours a cloudy orange with a huge fluffy white head. Smells strongly of lemon, grass, cookie dough and candy. Candy sweetness, lots of lemon, plum skin and general juiciness. Some tartness in the finish. Pretty tasty and dangerously drinkable. 2014-04-05

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marheb (3037) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Une bombe florale, levurée, épicée et citronnée sans répits pour les papilles. Insubordination de buvabilité.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (9204) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
500mL bottle, pours an opaque dirty orangey brown with a large beige head. Aroma brings out lots of lemon, citrus peel, and Belgian yeast. Flavour brings out loads of citrus peel, lemon, lots of Belgian yeast and coriander-like spices. Very lemony and spicy. Decent stuff.


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