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

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2274) - JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
Top brewery this one. Lovely Saison with a ton of complexity - most of which fails me from memory now. Still I remember being impressed, as I have been for all their beers.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (285) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle from the brewery -bottled May 26, 2014 - Batch 5. Very pale hazy gold with a one finger white head. Nose has lots of funky Brett with moderate wine and wood notes and a light fruitiness in the background. Light pear sweetness to start with a dry wine and cherry tartness in the middle. Light peppery splice in the finish. Medium light mouth with active carbonation. Nice and well balanced and the tartness is well controlled.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (808) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
Thanks Jay. Golden with a great white and tight fluffy and fizzy head. Huh? Smell is Brett and lemon tartNess. Taste is Brett, apricot, lemon, white wine. Very dry and very refreshing

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2014
Nice smell, big Brett, funky. Great stuff, citrus. Almost sour. Lots of different tastes. Was wasted by this stage.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle, this taste just like a Chardonnay, i really didn’t get much other then that. The Brett didnt really come through but it was drinkable. It was more winey then i would liked. Worth a taste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3105) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 13, 2014
Hazy golden color, light white head. Very dry beautiful fruity nose with brett and oak. Very delicate. Excellent mouth feel, mildly tart, very lightly, but balanced with significant amount of hops with oak and a touch of vanilla. what is really amazing is how integrated the beer is. Flawless execution. Amazing depth. Every sip from start to finish is slightly different. Light oak funky brett finish. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (478) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Pours a cloudy canola with a generous champagne style cap. The nose on this brew is some serious funk. Pop the cap off this bottle & George Clinton will be jealous. A beautiful sipping saison that gives me crisp white wine, tart apple cider, fresh goose berries & lemon zest on the tongue. This is a serious brew by maybe the most serious brewery in Toronto. So serious it’s got me driving across the city on a sunny Saturday morning for more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1156) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
(bottle) hazy pale yellow colour with a tall white head; aromas of champagne, sour fruit, bit of barnyard; lightly sour, balanced flavour, nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaynsawchuk (434) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
500 mL bottle. Lightly hazed straw with a voluptuous, soapy, white head that persists. Brett forward on the nose, funky, preserved lemon, apricot, straw, grain and a bit of barrel. Dry as a bone, crispy, moderate body and heavy plus carbonation. Shares some similarities with a good Cava. Thank the good folks at Bellwoods for having this available so frequently.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (3785) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 9, 2014
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of dry Brettiness, some pale malts, light wine and oak notes, some fruity notes from the Brett, and some light tartness. Flavor the same. Average texture. A really cool beer.


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