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Bellwoods Last Splash

Bellwoods Last Splash
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Formerly brewed at Bellwoods Brewery
Style: American Strong Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
Brewed once in July 2012. A one off, dry hopped strong ale brewed at Bellwoods in collaboration with Luc Lafontaine, the former head brewer at Dieu De Ciel! brew-pub.

GregClow's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (3077) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Golden body with a coppery hue and a fair number of yeasty floaties hanging around under the tight white head. Aroma of tropical fruit - prominently pineapple, with mango in a supporting role - and orange juice, plus a bit of caramel. Flavour is also dominated by fruit flavours - pineapple, peach, orange, grapefruit - starting sweet and ending bitter, with a nice progression between. A yeasty edge starts to develop towards the bottom of the glass, along with a buzzy boozy warmth. Quite nice, and worthy of being one of the last beers that Luc was involved in brewing before he left Canada for Japan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
650ml bottle from the brewery in Toronto, Ontario opened in September 2012. Orange copper in colour with an off-white head, good lacing. The aroma is grassy, floral, light citrus, bready. The flavour has more citrus, some pineapple, caramel, fruity, floral. Finishes long, bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Murky gold, foamy white head laces well. Lightly resinous pine nose, faint grapefruit and orange but muted overall. Lightly conflicted front, barky yet melon-sweet and watery, mid gaining sugar and orange as stickiness builds before the barky end, sugars low. Weird, conflicted nose, controlled but bland flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Iphonephan (5658) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle at the DC Pre-Turkey Day tasting on Nov 9, 2014. Vintage 2012. Pours a hazy gold with an off white head. Caramel nose. Some oxidized hop flavors. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (6781) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Poured a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Aroma was some light malt notes, some nice pine character. Flavor was light malt, with some fruity notes. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GenDV138 (5241) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, hay, dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, hay, dark fruit, butterscotch. Light body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11728) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is stale earthy and pine hops with light cracker malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with light malt and fruity esters with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Murky golden amber color, white deg head. Aroma of vanilla and butterscotch. Taste is similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (2984) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
Pours a clear golden with some small sediment and a small white ring. Aroma is sweet yeast and maltiness. Taste is clean and crisp with a sweetness from the malt. Thanks to jeremycraigs for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2013
In short: An aggressive bitter-fruity-boozy yeasty blonde ale of some kind. Good tasty beer.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed 6 months after bottling date. Bottle sent to me by robinrover, thanks a lot Robin.
The look: Cloudy dirty blond body topped by a medium white head.
In long: A bold nose throwing boozy fruits in my nostrils, grapefruits pineapples and bananas soaked in alcohol. Taste is fruits in a boozy mixture, mangos, bananas, oranges, white rum, pineapples, banana peels, yeast. Aggressive bitterness with an alcohol bite adding an extra punch. I might be wrong but I suspect some wheat in this monster beer. This is a bit of brutal beer, a slap in the mouth, but somehow it is also a beer that I found very easy to drink. Breweries like Bellwoods are the reason why I wish I had a dollar for every time Linda from HR told me I had to stop smelling like beer when I come in to work, because I would have $20, which is not a lot right now but Linda is a new employee who was hired one month ago.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
rodenbach99 (4018) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
Biberon de 341ml. Brassée le 24 août 2012. Bière orange dorée pâle avec une mousse mince. Au nez, malheureusement, c’est du maïs, des légumes bouillis (un peu à la manière du Ch. Croizet-Bages 1988) et du beurre. La bouche est piquante, brulante, un mauvais alcool (cette voix qui sentait l’ail et le mauvais alcool, c’est la voix des nations et c’est la voix du sang…). Me fais penser à une mauvaise triple. Dommage

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