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


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franckg (583) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Listigovers (548) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MartinT (8661) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Honey-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 surprised me.
-The complexity of this one is highly enjoyable, yet remains low profile if you are not paying attention.
-I wonder if the carbonation is higher in the bottle. Would surely work wonderfully if it were...

On tap at Siboire, Sherbrooke.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (911) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (4270) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (1038) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3352) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
500 ml bottle from the brewery, shared. Cloudy golden with a frail white head. Nice funk, citrus, peppery and spicy, tropical fruits, really nice. Medium body, fairly lively carbonation, mostly dry with moderate bitterness. Great stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle, batch 4. I’ve enjoyed several batches at different times and the ratings are consistently high. Probably one of my favourites from them.
Pours cloudy yellow with a huge white frothy head. Huge enticing aroma of peach, tangerine and biscuit. Robust flavour with oaky chardonnay notes. Quite excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2267) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Whatup14 (1167) - 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.

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