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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Saison
Toronto, Canada
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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brett barrel aged farmhouse ale is aged from 6-12 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 multiple strains of brett. Different barrels are blended for each bottling. Forthcoming labels will indicate bottling date for those interested in tracking the idiosyncrasies unique to each blending.


Kadyn's rating

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kadyn (2) - Toronto, Ontario, - MAY 6, 2013
Hazy yellow with the classic bright white head. 6.5% abv. typical to Wallonian style. Yeasty aromas with a bit of a distinct funk that I find in many of their beers. Could very well be brettanomyces. Not overly complex in the mouth with a sour astringency that lingers. Not my favourite example of a Sasion, as I would like to see a little more brightness in character.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yourilevesque (906) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Thanks to Nick for this one! Une bière pâle produisant une généreuse mousse lors du service qui ne tient malheureusement qu’un instant. Un nez qui présente une levure furieusement active, chevaline, sauvage et fruitée. Je sens de la nectarine et un quelque chose qui me rappelle le sirop de cerise. Très très fraîche et rafraîchissante, la bière offre une attaque explosive de houblon citronné suivie d’un funk très fermier. Le liquide est toutefois tristement mince et les saveurs sont bien qu’explosives, de très courte durée. Un arrière-goût légèrement citronné et même peut-être mentholé, cette bière fraîche et légère se boit comme un charme!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (787) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
** Batch #9 (Novembre 2015) ** Une coiffe de mousse timide se pose doucement sur une bière blonde paille légèrement voilée. Des notes poussiéreuses soutiennent des arômes de raisins blancs et de céréales craquantes. L’aspect vineux se précise en bouche, mais son importance est diminuée par des saveurs de pommes sucrées et de chêne. Une délicate acidité véhicule bien les saveurs dominantes de la bière. Pas aussi explosive qu’anticipée, mais n’empêche que sa buvabilité est non-négligeable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 24, 2016
Refreshing to be sure, Farmageddon clearly gleans a multitude of flavour from the cider and wine barrels it was ensconced in for some time. The beer’d version of a cidery white wine funked by Bretto, a firm effervescence and dry feel and finish drives home the agrestic notes in this blonde Saison.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
___Steve___ (57) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Opener on Jan 17th 2016 from a 500ml bottle. The brett is apparent upfront as this ale starts with a strong yeasty aroma, some barnish scents with wet hoppy notes. The brilliant sunshinr colour and thin white head brighten this beer. Mellow bitter taste at first but we’ll balanced. Lemon zesty flavours and some light barely apparent mint notes makes this beer slightly astringent. Drink this beer with spicy meat and rich cheeses.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (775) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 15, 2015
Robe jaunâtre voilée, col de mousse timide, léger dépôt au fond du verre. Arômes de citron, orange, bretts, vin blanc fruité et miel. Acidulée à point. En bouche, citron, bretts, lime, orange mûre. Une finale qui laisse ressortir des effluves de bois, raisin et miel. Une sensation plus amer sur le palais ainsi qu’un côté plus acidulé. Texture légère, effervescence un peu faible.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (617) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Rating 500: Smells vingary and funky. Bottle almost exploded, lost probably a quarter of it to the wall/ceiling/floor, hazy gold with little head. Lots of woodiness, tastes somewhat similar to white wine but more sour, fairly light bodied and lots of carbonation, the light body leaves a little bit of heat from the alcohol. Lots of bizarre yeasty flavours from the brett, very funky beer, nice one Bellwoods!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2016 My Bottom Line:
Hay-laced brettanomyces is met by caprine angles and citrusy hops, as white wine connotations stick the landing.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the misty golden.
-The honeyed residual sugars in the tap version surprised me.
-The complexity of this one is highly enjoyable, yet remains low profile if you are not paying attention.
-The higher carbonation in the bottle works wonderfully, increasing the perception of dryness.

Bottle, and on tap at Siboire, Sherbrooke.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (931) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Bottle from Ferris, thanks bud! This is a batch 5 bottle that is almost a year old. Appearance is a crisp yellow with light white head. Aroma is jam packed with citrus, white grapes, and musty funk. Taste is light funk, pepper, yeasty esters,and white wine. Finshes bone dry, with a light peppery aftertaste. This is delicious, very refreshing stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4765) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle shared by Barry, poured cloudy gold with average head/lace. Notes of candy dryer sheet, florals, and brett earth. Spicy and a bit and Belgiany but overall a decent saison from Canada eh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1122) - - MAR 14, 2015
Gold pour with a good sized head. Loads of lace. Strong tropical fruit and brett aroma. Quite funky, brett, tropical fruit, spicy, barrel aging is there but subtle, which works for a brew like this. Slightly herbal. Medium bodied. Cant wait till its brewed again.


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