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Bellwoods Farmhouse Classic

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

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (6383) - Manhattan, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (808) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (528) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2272) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (11232) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7455) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5569-20130706] 500mL bottle. Toasted yeast aroma. Slightly hazy, light yellow orange body with a huge long-lasting foamy off-white head and pretty lacing. Fruity floral yeast flavour. Medium body is dry and bubbly. Good. (8/4/7/3/14) 3.6
Beer name idea: Hipsters vs Yuppies

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (16407) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at the source. Cloudy pale yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of dusty lemons and white pepper. Taste is funky and tart lemon. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Where and how: SFOCB 2014
Aroma soft, rounded with classic feel, mild tartness, hint of green apple at end. Solid.
Appearance :
Top: large, creamy cap, nice lace.
Base: hazy-amber-gold.
Palate : soft bodied, chewy.
Taste: solid bottom with pleasant bitter top-end.
Other notes refreshing and enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6966) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2014
draft at Bellwoods, golden orange pour, lots of flavor, spice, light pepper, fruity Belgian yeast. well made saison


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