Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Toronto, Canada


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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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (276) - Ontario, - MAR 31, 2013
Aroma is grapfruit hops on first whiff, then changing to caramely/malty/chocolately notes with a mixture of pine and grapfruit. Very dark brown, with a super long lasting thick brown head. The taste is primarily dominated by the malt characteristics that were present in the nose, caramel lingers on the palate, with a bit of juicy hoppiness and hop bitter finish but nothing extreme hop wise here. Oniony-hop characteristic comes out a bit as it warms. Mild carbonation. A bit watery and too light bodied prevent this from being a great beer, but it’s quite interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1396) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; aroma starts with stewed fruit, then roast, smoke; slightly creamy palate; light, balanced flavour, long medium bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8965) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Bottle thanks to Sammy. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose and taste of roasted caramel malt, cocoa, pine, citrus rind and earthy nuts. Medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1519) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours a medium brown with red highlights and a small beige head that leaves good lacing. Nose is of piny hops, nuts and light chocolate. Quite nice and more american than traditional, even better! Taste is lightly sweet but you don’t perceive it as it moderately bitter. Flavors are of roasted malt and piny hops. Finish is on heavy roasted notes but never acrid or ash-y. Body is medium and carbonation a bit spritzy but really medium-high. Overall a really nice american brown ale, Bellwoods really deserves the hype it’s getting!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (430) - ESTONIA - AUG 27, 2014
Rated on June 7th, 2014. Pours dark brown with a nice beige foam head. Aroma improves while the beer warms, has roast chocolate, toffee and has a good hop bite. Taste has several levels. The first sip is hop-bitter and nicely carbonated, then it evolves into nice long roast flavour. Excellent balance, long bitter chocolate aftertaste. Truly enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft at the source. Dark amber color, tan head. Aroma of baking brownies. Taste is toasted brownie with some hoppy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3109) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle (500 ml). From Sammy, thanks! Brown with a medium mostly lasting beige head and some lacing. Aroma is of chocolate, tobacco, piney notes, light citrus and caramel. Taste is slightly sweet with chocolate, pine, caramel, tobacco, light citrus and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Dry finish. Moderately lasting piney aftertaste. Good hoppy Brown Ale. Decent drinkability and good balance. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1873) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
At brewery. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head. Grassy, bready, caramel aroma... Woody, pine, citrus, a little dark fruit, orange... Good balance. Enjoyed this one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3373) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
Deep mahogany color. Very deep chocolate malt, woody character, with a touch of tobacco leaf notes. The mouth is very malty, med full bodied, rich and characterful. The wood and chocolate malt stand above the hops. Big woody chocolate finish. Excellent example of the style. Another winner from Bellwoods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
Rich, hearty, woody. Full on toasty malt with a nice hop sidekick. Well put together and dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Helsdon (207) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
The last beer of my recent run to Bellwoods, which resulted in discovering some very nice beers. Didn’t expect the hoppy IPA-ness of this one. Pours a dark opaque brown with a finger of tan head. Nose of this guy is being taken over by piney hops. The taste is cereal, but mostly HOPS (pine, floral). The hops bitterness lingers, but isn’t unpleasant. Not a bad beer but the hops supersedes the brown ale characteristics.

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