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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Saison
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This barrel aged, slightly tart farmhouse ale is subjected to a bug battle for 4-6 months prior to serving. Bottles are refermented in the bottle and 7.3% ABV. Initial batch was released as Barrel Aged Farmhouse Saison. Barrels used are repurposed cider and wine barrels pitched with Brett Bruxellensis and Lambicus. Different barrels are blended for each bottling. Forthcoming labels will indicate bottling date for those interested in tracking the idiosyncrasies unique to each blending.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
Pours a cloudy yellow with a large lasting fluffy white head and minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma is sour, yeasty and herbal -- that’s it but it’s strong and awesome. Herbal, yeasty flavour along with some grassy hops and a bitter finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium bodied. Barrel-ageing on this is very subtle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (305) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2013
2013/12/18 - Pours a cloudy, pale straw colour with a large, fizzy, white head that quickly reduces to a lingering surface film. Aroma is citrus, funk, pepper and white wine. Taste is tart citrus, white wine, pepper and lots of funk (without being overpowering). Mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation and a tart, juicy aftertaste. Would definitely drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2847) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy golden-yellow with big white head that puffs up above the glass like a massive marshmallow before slowly collapsing. Aroma of tart fruit - citrus, pineapple - peppery yeast, and back notes of funky horse blanket and band-aid. Flavour of lemongrass, sour wood, bit of iodine, chalky sour candy, fermented lemon. Finishing note tastes like a first aid kit - but in a really good way. An odd and oddly invigorating beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1022) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle from brewery. Pours cloudy pale yellow. Aroma is sour with spices and herbs. Taste is spicy, sweet malt, and only lightly sour. High carbonation. I enjoyed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2244) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
500 ml bottle from brewery retail store. Pours a cloudy burnt straw colour with large white head and lots of tiny floaties as well as fairly steady stream of small bubbles. Aroma is citrus, pepper and lots of funk. Flavour is also full of funkiness with some sour lemon, white wine and lots of peppery character. Don’t get much barrel, but do get the wine. Thinner than anticipated. Good, but didn’t blow me away.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1945) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Un nez assez funky et citronné laisse entrevoir une belle soupe acidulé et sauvage mais en bouche c’est un peu plus discret. Des agrumes sympathiques se pointent en finale, buvabilité vigoureuse.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shorlin (636) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
Tasted a small sample at a BeerThief gathering. Cloudy pale yellow with a nice white head. Aroma has some good spiciness and maybe some lemon. Also getting cider aromas and funk. Taste is a little sour, nice and bright and dry. Also getting the saison yeast in there. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2985) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Hazy, murky, straw colored pour, big white head. Slighty funky, and tart aroma. Some lemon, wet grass, yeast and light grains. Light carb, medium body. Finish is a tad muddled and a bit woody. The barrel seems to detract from the crisp, pepperiness you would get from a saison. Still quite enjoyable, kinda a cross between a saison and a tripel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
Straw gold pour with minimal haze. Big firm foamy white head. Nose of lemon grass hops, funk, and yeast. Spicy and well carbonated. That has some wild sour yeasty dough on the front. Young cheese. Flavours of light strawberry and a bit of melon. Finish is dry. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
bottle. another winner from Bellwoods. a little funk, citrus acidity, some pez like flavors. nice funky, tart saison. need more


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