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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Saison
Toronto, Canada
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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (275) - Ontario, - APR 29, 2013
Balanced brett, belgian yeast and alcohol on the nose. Very hazy with chunks of yeast floating around in the bottle, thick head that stays around for a while. Flavor starts off tart, belgian yeast becomes apparent in the middle and bread flavors come through in the finish. Alcohol comes through a bit too as this warms. Remains quite refreshing. Heavily carbonated and medium bodied.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - 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 (10485) - 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 (6853) - 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 (13465) - 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 (6519) - 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 (6218) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (336) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
500 ml bottle @ Town Ottawa. Pours a straw yellow, light haze, plenty of effervescent bubbles, medium size but short lived white head. Aromas are reminiscent of a German wheat beer (light banana/clove) Tastes are also banana/clove but there's also grass/hay and a moderately bitter bite. Strong carbonation, lively on the tongue, and a medium bitter finish. Hides the 7% abv well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3072) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
500 mL bottle from the brewery via my bro, shared. Clear golden with a large, frail white head. Pungent, spicy citrus, smells a little funky, though it is not supposed to have any Brett. Medium-ish body with very lively carbonation. Similar to the nose with plenty of citrus, peppery phenols, a touch funky, ginger-like; dry with some bitterness and a nice spicy citrus finish. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thorongil2 (1395) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
(tap) hazy yellow colour with a small white head; aroma of champagne; very balanced, drinkable, refreshing flavour

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, citrus fruity esters, and rustic notes. Flavour brings out traditional rustic farmhouse notes, fruity esters, a little banana, a little clove, and some funk. Really solidly made saison, with just the right balance of notes. Excellent stuff.


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