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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 44   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1071) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
500 ml bottle. Darker brown colour with a slightly tan head. Very hoppy upfront notes with pinecones and some citrus, which are followed by chocolate and some roast. More hops on the palate with chocolate and roast. Man oh man, I swear this could pass as a black IPA. Big beer and very tasty!

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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
Rich, hearty, woody. Full on toasty malt with a nice hop sidekick. Well put together and dangerously drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Deep brown pour with a thick fluffy brown head. The aroma is quite hoppy with lots of pine and resin along with a roasty cocoaish character as well. Medium bodied with some light malt sweetness. Earthy and roasty. It’s getting up into Black IPA territory, but it’s pretty nice, whatever you may call it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1033) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 On tap at Bellwoods. Dark brown and hazy. Very roasty aroma, with some pine and citrus. Big pine taste with some woody notes, roasted malt, and citrus fruits. Nice bite to it. Smooth rich mouthfeel. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2121) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 12, 2013
Amber brown poor. Nice head and lace. Roasted malt hop aroma. Fruit citrus flavor. Sweet malt finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (2994) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
500ml bottle from the brewpub. Dark, hazy ruby/brown pour, small beige head. Roasted cocoa malts, sweet nuttiness and light pine hops. Solid mouth feel, good carb. Solid pine bitterness, good nutty matls. A great brown ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mnurda (1117) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 16, 2013
On tap at Bellwoods. Nice and malty with some chocolate notes. Great beer for the ribs. Well done

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (516) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1236) - 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.


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