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Bellwoods Donkey Venom

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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Baltic porter aged in brett barrels with additional beasties.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3805) - Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle shared. Black pour with thin tan foam. Aroma is winey, nice brett, roasty notes, red wine. Taste is tart, nice earthy notes, good balance of roastiness and tart flavors. Palate is light, good carbonation, dry finish. Palate really boosts the drinkability of this beer, Iím not a huge fan of the style but this works well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Where and how: on tap at Volo
Aroma smoke, coffee roast, slight refined notes of alcohol. Balanced, mature blend.
Appearance :
Top: mid lighter top.
Base: dark brown.
Palate : mid bodied, mellow end.
Taste: vanilla, dark chocolate with fragmental bitterness on sides. Very nicely composed.
other notes excellent brew

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (310) - HONG KONG - JAN 3, 2015
Draught at Bellwoods Brewery in Toronto. Opaque dark brown-black with no head or legs. Smells sour, raisiny, cough syrup, bit of coffee, wood. heavy and sweet. Tastes of cola, sour lime, cough syrup, lightly spicy. Body is thin, spicy, fizzy. Don't think Brett + porters are my thing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (364) - HONG KONG - JAN 3, 2015
Draught at Bellwoods Brewery. Big slightly chemical aroma - very sour/sharp and toasted. Taste is sharply tart and sour, roasted malts, and some chemical. Good palate - sufficiently rich. Lasting sour booziness. Probably one of the sourest beers I've had to date. Not bad at all, but not something I'd get again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14468) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle from the source. Clear maroon color, tan head. Aroma of cherry, plum, raisin. Taste is softly sour and vinous dark fruit, light peppery dust. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2450) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery in Toronto, Ontario. Black in colour with a thin tan coloured head, light lacing. The aroma is of oak, cherries, some sourness, vinous. The flavour is of wood, earth, some roasted malts, some sourness. Sour mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, woody, sour and a bit warming. An interesting brett porter, a nice touch.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6470-20140708] Bottle. Grainy fruity malt aroma has a soupy barbecue sauce hint. Hazy, dark brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Sour saucy grains and toasted malty flavour. Medium-full body has a sour base. Good. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5
(Tasting at cgarvieukís, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "Iím gonna try your peachy butt sauce." "He has a bit of an asbestos mouth, actually."

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pushkinwow (2176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
2013 bottle. Black with a mocha head. Light Brett, chocolate, slightly nutty, tart, some cherry. High carbonation and moderate body, dry, fruity, some Chardonnay and oak, some ash, yummy.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DarkDust (2) - Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2014 does not count
2013 bottle, aged one-year in the cellar. Absolutely first-rate. Rich and complex, with a delicious sourness thatís not overpowering. Truly venomous!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (900) - - NOV 10, 2014
Interesting brett porter, roasted chocolate malt, figs, cherry tart, lively carbonation, sour sweet finish. Complex and dangerous venom, these guys are really brett magicians.


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