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

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2244) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
500ml bottle from the brewery. light yellow white head. light carb. fruity aroma, pils malt, funky, lightly tart. flavour is similar, add in some tannic oakiness. if you cant do something at the park thats ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (829) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
Bouteille 500ml. Couleur jaune très pâle translucide, mousse blanc cassé à grosse bulle. Arôme citronné, Brett, côté vin blanc, malt craquant, levure, cuir neuf. Goût de malt, levure, sèche, boisé, Brett fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen-faible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (494) - ESTONIA - DEC 30, 2014
Light, hazy golden, rather white. Thin foam layer. Aroma is light, farm ale. Yeasty and with some small citrus. Taste is bitter’ish saison, soft at the same time. Nice and complex.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
grahjc9 (2) - - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
What a beer. Definitely cannot speak to the ins and outs of the taste nuances as well as others but they all come together wonderfully and this is the best Bellwoods beer I have had yet - and that is saying a lot!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oakbluff (421) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Dry hopped on draft at brewery. Cloudy straw appearance. Nose is juicy funk and some floral hops. Taste lots going on. Very dry Brett green apple with a hoppy grassy finish. Complex as hell. Really barnyard. Fun beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (9070) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Sammy. Shared as nightcap. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of lemongrass, white wine, oak, lemon peel. Medium body.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Helsdon (215) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Ye gods this is a good beer! It’s a cloudy blond, blah, blah, blah. Malty goodness nose with soft sour grapes nose, yada, yada. But the taste! Great soft malt profile, with this gentle, smooth sourness that has a creamy (as in dairy) richness, that is just spectacular. Hints of vanilla, cream, sour grapes, lemon, and hay malts. Lovely zing to the after. This is a good beer. Labeled Batch 6th. Oct 10th. 2014

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 10, 2014
Delicious funky saison, apricot, lemon tart, white wine, dry finish. Great balance, one of my favorite brew from Bellwoods and that says a lot :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deepeary (206) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
500 ml bottle from the brewery. Labelled Batch 4, bottled on March 5, 2014. Pours a cloudy pale yellow with lots of bubbly white head. Smells of citrus, funk, very fresh. Taste is farmhouse funk, tart, citrus, yeasty. Really good. I think I am getting a bit of wine barrel in the finish. Good brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2345) - 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.


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