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Bellwoods Common Dry Hopped Session Ale

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***

Tessic's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, - DEC 29, 2012
This ale poured a cloudy amber colour with an off white, slightly creamy head. No lacing. To the nose there are scents of citrus, hay and grass hops, cloves and vanilla. First sip was alot less hoppy than expected. Slghtly thin consistancy with flavours of passion fruit and grass. Finish is citrus and lightly spiced lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (3127) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
Bouteille de 500ml. Version à 4,6% brassée le 12 mars 2013. Merci Pat. Cette bière est orange avec une mousse très mince voir inexistante. Au nez la levure transperce les houblons saveurs d’agrumes et d’orange. La bouche a le profil classique des Bellwoods en bouteille soit une base solide de levure style maison. Touche de poussière désagréable et un peu mince. En bas de la moyenne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3085) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
Une bouteille de 50 cl offerte par solidfunk. Merci! Une version à 4.6% née le 12 mars 2013. Une bière à la robe orangée. Une tête solide et une dentelle éparpillée. Des arômes et des saveurs qui sont collées et qui reste en tout temps bien modestes : le murmure fruité répond à de délicates céréales toastées. Une bouche légère avec un apport modéré des bulles. Une finale marquée par quelques coups houblonnés. Une bière conçue en toute simplicité pour être bue en toute facilité.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (776) - - MAR 25, 2013
Hazy gold pour, good head. Grassy aroma, citrus fruit. Quite hoppy, pine, citrus fruit, slightly bready. Small rings of lace. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6007) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (453) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
650 mL bottle. Pours a hazy cider color with a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, biscuit and hay style malt. Light and quaffable, clean, only a slight bitter hop flavor left on the palate. Good carbonation. A flavorful session ale, would be great in the summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3831) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2013
The initial smell is good. Lots of tangy citrus hops. Pours a slightly opaque orange. Palate is light with a high carbonation feel. Crisp malty leave, light bitterness in taste. Tap at brewpub.
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2012 Total Score: 3.5
This pale ale is anything but common. It has a bit of a straw-like barnyard aroma. It’s got an astringent bitter to it that has almost a Gin-like quality. It’s similar almost to their saison, but doens’t come on as strong. It’s an interesting pale ale, but I wouldn’t call it common. Has almost a soda water-like carbonation level. On tap at Bellwood’s Brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (5414) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8520) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7699) - 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

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