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Bellwoods Brettal Head

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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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All Brett APA. Pilot (2013) was a wheat-APA malt bill fermented exclusively with Brett Trois to 6.6% ABV. Second and current version is an APA fermented exclusively with Brett Lambicus to 5% ABV. For raters who do not know (and to head off any confusion), Brett behaves very differently, and produces a totally different flavour/aroma profile when used as a primary yeast, as opposed to when used in a more typical long secondary fermentation.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2507) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Tasted on 3/21/15 from a capped 500mL bottle, big thanks to Jake for sending me this one. Pours hazy, muted orange with a massively thick off-white head that slowly recedes to very thick, rocky, sticky lace. The nose is funky, very dry, floral, grassy, and herbal hops, with somewhat of an earthy aroma, and some light wheat malt. The flavor is super dry, very nice herbal, grassy, and citrus flower hops, the same light wheat malt from the nose, and the super dry funk showing just a touch nutty, along with just enough citrus bitterness to balance all of the aggressive dryness. The body is medium with a somewhat creamy texture, lively, but fairly smooth carbonation, and a long, very dry, lightly nutty, and herbal, nicely bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1188) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 15, 2015
Bottled sample at Ribeye Jacks in Streetsville. Pours pale yellow colour. Bubbly bready sharp tasting. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle: Poured a hazy blonde color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of light dry Bretty notes is blander then I was expecting. Taste is also dominated by dry Bretty notes with light malt profile. Light lemony notes are also discernable. Body is full enough for style with good carbonation. I was expecting a beer with more character than what I tasted. Enjoyable but not sure I need to seek again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1047) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Bouteille 500ml, 2014. Couleur paille trouble, mousse blanche moelleuse laissant une belle dentelle. Arôme d’agrumes, pamplemousse, pomélo, lime, côté chevalin, fleurs, malt pâle. Goût de malt pâle, retour en force de agrumes, côté sauvage, floral, ananas, amertume contrôlée, cuiré en arrière-goût. Carbonatation moyenne-faible, corps moyen, splendide buvabilité.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1703) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from bottle shop. Pours clear golden/yellow with lots of foamy head and tons of lacing. Nose is lemony with some barnyard. Flavours are a tart fruit explosion. Lemon, grapefruit, some grain and some dough. Tastes are light sweet, light tart and light bitter. Medium to light body with lively carbonation and a really dry finish. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6217-20140308] Bottle. Sweet grassy hops. Hazy, light orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. Bitter light lemon-orange peel flavour. Medium body. Good, interesting funk. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7575) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle - Lots of funky stone fruit with light grassy citrus. Hazy yellow gold with a thin white head. Funky apricot and fruit with some sweet candy citrus. Easy drinking and very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (3205) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks Ariel. Hazy blond. A little bretty and lots of pine/ evergreen hops. Hoppy bitterness with a little funk in the mouth, soft carbonation, medium body and soft, hoppy aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3493) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
500ml bottle. Hazy yellow pour, large white head. Tart aroma, loads of lemon, some wheat and some white wine notes. This is quite interesting, some light mango, stone fruit, even some pineapple, these tropical fruit are quite interesting with this wheaty, yeasty, tartness. Odd, but intriguing. I like it!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2480) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle 500ml. Pours hazy blond with low-medium white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, phenols, perfume. Taste is of slight acidity, fruits, phenols, garbage, yeast is not 100% on I think. Palate: Light body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Original. Good, but I don’t really dig this yeast action.


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