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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: 34   MEAN: 3.75/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Baltic porter aged in brett barrels with additional beasties.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (9998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
A deep dark ale with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with light corky notes, funk, light licorice, grassy notes, espresso, OK. In mouth, a rather tart and harsh chocolate, off flavors, spoiled, burnt character, not pleasant. On tap at Sacred Oak fest.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1008) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Roughly a year old. Pours dark brown with ruby hues. Quick dissipating brown bubbly head. Made a fuss on the way out of the bottle. Nose of balsamic vinegar, ripe berries, and molasses. Very tart. Light salt. Very sour. Loads of brett. Body seems thin. Grape must. Sharp and funky with plenty of carbonation. Roasted malt bitters, with some herbal and citrus hop showing. Some harsh cheap red wine notes. Sticky finish. It’s interesting, and would probably pair better with a meal than all on its own. This would probably had done better for me in a 5 year old bottle. Allowing it to soften more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (848) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 6, 2014
Dark brown with a red hue. Aroma is dusty funk, sweet chocolate and red fruits. Milky chocolate, Brett, lightly tart. Neat

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thorongil2 (1239) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
(tap) very dark reddish brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of wine barrel, bit of funk; nice, slightly sour flavour with long, light sour finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Black body with a foamy tan head. 3+ Aroma is interesting, sort of musty and lightly funky, dark malt. Flavour is moderately sour, dusty lightly roasty malt. Smooth average bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. Bottle from the brewery, Bottled Oct 2013, shared at Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh

Overheard:
"That peachy butt sauce is really kickin."
"My butt sauce is never going to be as hot as that."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate malts ... light sour malts ... soft chocolate ... soft roast nose ... sweet malts ... soft roast ... soft malts ... bretty roast malts ... soft sweet malts ...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle, thanks Jeremy. Black with tan head. Sour, funky aroma, wood, roast, licorice. Taste has a touch of vinegar, roast, wood, chocolate. Dry with a very light tartness, warming alcohol. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, funky fruity nose, light chocolate, very tart and dry, sweet chocolate, nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Karol (641) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 24, 2014
Tapped at the Barhop in Toronto/Canada. Overall a crazy sour fruity porter! It has all a good porter aroma and taste plus the craziness of sour cherry fruits. Alcohol was well hidden. Took me a while to finish the nice tulip glass. A great beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dohny (244) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 16, 2014
Brown color with beige head. Aroma of prunes, sourness. Sour taste, dark fruits, bitterness in finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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