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Bellwoods Common Dry Hopped Session Ale

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Bellwoods Common Dry Hopped Session Ale
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Formerly brewed at Bellwoods Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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A very mild American Pale Ale at only 4.1% ABV brewed to be highly refreshing and drinkable. This gem has a citrusy and fruity hop aroma with light malt notes. ***THIS IS NOT A CALIFORNIA COMMON***


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
Orangey-amber. Earthy hop aroma w light caramel. Earthy character, shows hints of toasty malt. Good balance if a little underhopped...I guess this is inspired by Bass as that is the impression I get.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2012
An amber ale with a thin light creamy mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light boiled veggies and grassy hops. In mouth, a nice roasted malt with grassy British hops, caramel, nutty notes, not bad. On tap at brewery, June 24 2012.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Pale golden pour with a tight white head. The aroma is softly hoppy and a little bit citrusy. Some light crackery malt sweetness on the palate but it’s nicely dry. Very fruity with passion fruit and some apricot on the aroma. A little bit of soft citrus as well. Fairly well-hopped with some UK-like spiciness and a nice assertiveness to the bittering. Solid session ale.
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2012 Total Score: 2.9
Tap at the brewpub. Pale golden pour. The nose is fairly fruity with notes of orange peel, light toast and a little bit of soft fruit. Fairly light-bodied with a little bit of toffee. Decent APA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8096) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Bellwoods. This is a very hopped(Amarillo and Cascade) lager. Orange body, lots of trace. Another, and a good addition, to the trend of hoppy drinkable lagers. Mouth tingling.. The hop taste is there, its not hop overwhelming. Slight sugary finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/15/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Enjoyed at the brewpub. A nice introduction to their beers. Nice bitterness yet sessionable. Orange coloured, very lacey. Very good drinkability. Northern Brewer hops.
Earlier Rating: 4/15/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Enjoyed at the brewpub. A nice introduction to their beers. Nice bitterness yet sessionable. Orange coloured, very lacey. Very good drinkability. Northern Brewer hops.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 2012-12-22. Hazy dark orange body with a nice beige head. 3++ Modest aroma, mild hops light grains and grassy touches. 7+ Flavour is similar, moderate hops have a nice moderate citrus character, modest bitterness has a mild mineral character in the finish. Average plus bodied palate is quite effervescent. 3+ Very drinkable. 7/4/7/3/15 On tap at Volo, Toronto

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2012
On tap at Volo: Aroma: plenty of green hops , alpha C -type. Clean and fresh.
Apperance: hazed dark amber with creamy mid top. 3+
Taste/Palate etc. medium bodied. Medium light support of malt, tad thin. I would like to see heftier malt base for such aggressive hop approach. Other than that fairly good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
November 22, 2012 - on draught at Volo. Odd, the ABV was posted as 5.5% - oh well. Very hazy amber-gold with a minimal creamy fizzy off-white head. Smells great - citrus/citrus zest, floral and fruity - nice!! Taste follows, but much more muted and a lot grainier - nice, but not the full-on fresh hit of fresh hops the aroma delivered. Average body, solid carbonation, quick-finishing and a bit sticky - really really good beer - but a common? I dunno, more an APA. Who cares - I would drink it again.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Draft at Bellwoods. Clear light bright copper-amber with a smallish white head. Pleasant fresh grain and light floral hop aroma, slightly sweet, nice balance. Good chewy soft mouthfeel, decent carbonation, quick clean grainy finish. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Bottle [500ml]. Pours a cloudy copper-gold with an average size frothy off-white head. Some lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of fruit, a good amount of hops -- grassy, floral, citrusy and more -- along with sweet malt and grain. Fruity, hoppy flavour with a moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Quite flavourful for the low abv and really easy to drink, really good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[5025-20121222] Tap. Orange bitter citrus and toasted must aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter orange peel citrus hops flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Very tasty, could drink pints of this -- but it seems more like a pale ale than a common. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Earlier Rating: 4/25/2012 Total Score: 3.6
[4363-20120401] Tap. Mild evergreen citrus hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter grainy evergreen needles continues in the flavour with a hint of buttery orange pip. Medium body is fairly bitter. Great balance of hops and bitterness, very drinkable. (7/3/7/4/15+) 3.6
(@ brewery, Toronto, ON)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5196) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Light amber. Aroma rich with caramel and brown butter. Easy drinking, light body. Balanced, sessionable. Good toasty malts, with a crisp finish. Well made. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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