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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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An American brown ale with a distinctive hoppy bitterness and notes of roasted malt, chocolate, pine, nuts, citrus rind and dark fruit. Pilot batch was called American Brown Ale.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1940) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Un style qui fonctionne souvent pour moi et pas de mauvaise surprise pour celle-là. Un nez de brown malt et verdure résineuse somme toute modérément aromatique, pas une bombe houblonnée. Le liquide est bien équilibré avec une pointe sapineuse qui se marie bien au chocolat noisette.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukin (420) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
bottle. Dark brown colour, fizzy head. Hoppy citrus and pine. Not much malt at all. Its decent, but not balanced or really indicative of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1222) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
Bottle from brewery. Really like this! Pours murky brown with a quickly fading tan head and no lacing. Nose is sweet and grassy. Notes of roasted nuts, plums, Cheerios, fresh cut grass and maybe some pine. Taste is light/med sweet and medium bitter. Medium body somewhat sticky with an abrupt dry finish and a long lasting bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WheatKing (1236) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Brown, tan head. Aroma is spicey/herbal Columbus, pine, petrol. Taste is spice, petrol, not much malt, even for a hoppy American brown. Good, though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (836) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
This brown ale poured a slightly cloudy, deep amber colour with a minimal , tan coloured head. Scents include ripe fruit, grassy hops, hay and leaves. First swig was quite hoppy off the start but tapers quickly. Flavours of spruce hops and ripe fruit, along with roasted malts. Finish was hoppy and had a medium bitterness lingering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (471) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 You can call this a brown ale if you want but it ain’t. It pours more like a porter: deep black with a thin milky off white cap. Tastes more like an American pale ale or mid-America ipa: pine, citrus & a brisk after taste. For some, it may not add up. For others -- hop heads, beer geeks & me -- it’s good stuff. Was expecting a boring brown ales that’d been hip in the ’90s. Instead I get a stealth hop bomb that is tasty, adventurous & quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2882) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft - Big pine nose and some toasted malts. Deep clear brown with a light brown head. Piney hop bomb with a tiny bit of roast but not much. Way off balance, just a brown IPA. Style is way off bit still enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Pours clear brown with a fine light tan head. Aroma of citrus, chocolate malt, some fruity esters. Taste is fairly sweet up front from chocolate or caramel malt, with a medium body, and a sticky, citrusy hop finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5596) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle. Brownish pour. Nutty roastiness, great bitterness. Big flavor, active mouthfeel. Very impressive. Canadian Indian brown ale???

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (487) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber/brown with a two finger, bubbly tan head that leaves mild lacing. Aroma is very noticeable with big citrus fruit hop notes. Hints of bread, pine, and a touch of caramel. Taste is a medium bitter with a mild, slightly roasted, bitter aftertaste. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly resiny but still pretty crisp. Goes down way to easy for 6.2%. This is dangerous. Overall this is great stuff. Smells great and tastes just as good. Dangerously drinkable but very enjoyable. Will buy again for sure.


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