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Bellwoods Farmhouse Classic

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A classic farmhouse ale series. Some early bottled versions were refermented in the bottle (with or without Brettanomyces). Cheque bottle label sticker for version details. Versions with custom labels starting available starting late August, 2013 are refermented in the bottle, without brett.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoR (846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2015
500 ml bottle from the brewery. Pours a hazy yellow colour with a huge white head. Nice lacing and retention. Aroma is wheat, Belgian yeast, some tropical fruits. Taste is same, with some citrus. Very good beer. Got an ABV of 5.4% for this one. New batch?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2015
Draught at the brewery. Hazy yellow-orange body, large white head. The aroma is like a white wheat beer in Germany. The taste is a bit weaker and more watery than a typical Belgian wit though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (361) - - SEP 8, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a fair size frothy white head and has a hazy golden appearance. Decent lacing. Aromas are mainly Belgian yeast and tropical fruits. Flavours are mostly of the citrus hop variety. Lots of tropical fruit notes, yeast. A bit of bitterness on the palate, nothing offensive. Great retention.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
demmbonz (710) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Shared bomber to snifters. Golden yellow. Cloudy and bright. Mild funk. Lemony, grassy, soapy, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6938) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle courtesy of Paul. Pours a bright golden body with active white head/lace. Aroma is fresh grassy yeast, soft spice and a nice earthy character. Mouthfeel is bright and fresh with notes of fresh yeast, grass, soft spice, crisp grains, lemon and earthy funk. No banana or clove which is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (1030) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
500ml bottle. Deeply hazed golden orange pour with a good layer of white foam and bubbles. Flavors are soft and sweet cereals, definitely wheat, yeast, banana, sweet and juicy fruits, citrusy and tropical, also some honey and flowers with herbal and spicy notes. Body is medium with good carbonation, oily texture. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (612) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2015
Really nice aroma, wheaty, yeasty, a bit funky. Very cloudy with a big white head, foamed out of the bottle. Sparkling slightly acidic mouthfeel, not too sour but some refreshing sharpness. Light-medium bodied. Yeasty flavour, bretty, awesome! It could be from Belgium... but I know I only biked down the street to buy it :P

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2432) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
On tap at wvrst. Pale yellow with off white head. Wheat, grass, banana, light spice, crisp, moderate+ carbonation, full but easy to drink body, slightly bitter and quite dry. Yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
In short: A dry and hoppy-grassy blonde Belgian ale with a wheat-like sensation. Very good thirst beer.
How: Bottle, consumed with a few months of age on it. Bottle sent to me by blankboy, thanks a lot Paul.
The look: Cloudy yellow body topped by a medium white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass.
In long: Nose is wild flowers, a certain herbal spiciness, fruity esters of bananas and papaya, a mild rustic character. In mouth the beer offers a nourishing body with a lively carbonation. Taste is pleasant. There is a solid malt backbone that feels likes wheat and oatmeal flakes covered with white flour. Also some cookie dough. There is a spicy herbal component reminiscent of fresh coriander. There is also fruity flavors of young bananas and lemon zest. Generous hopping adding flavors of spicy dry grass and citric notes. Saison yeast shows through a good attenuation more than a true rustic character. Despite its name I didn’t find it was a classic farmhouse Saison, but I found it very good and that’s what is the most important. And I hate to sound pretentious with name dropping, but the dirty underwear I was wearing while drinking this beer alone on a Saturday night were genuine Calvin Klein.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A hazed blonde saison with a thick frothy white head. In aroma, pleasant fruity biscuit malt with loads of citrusy hops, coriander, curacao, very fragrant. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with banana, cloves, orange pulp, coriander, smooth catty citrusy hops, well done and balanced. Bottle from brewery.

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