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Wellington Homegrown Bitter

Wellington Homegrown Bitter
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Formerly brewed at Wellington Brewery
Style: Bitter
Guelph, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Part of the Welly One Off series. They say home is where the heart is and we’ve poured our heart into this homegrown offering. This beer is brewed and patterned after traditional English style bitters but contains only locally grown hops. These hops were transplanted from England around 200 years ago but have adapted to Canadian life well. This 5.2% amber beer contains hops grown at the Ignatius college in Guelph and is wet-hopped with our own hops grown at Wellington Brewery that were harvested and added immediately to the brew. If you close your eyes while you are enjoying this beer it is almost like you can taste a little bit of Wellington in every sip! Homegrown sweet homegrown!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
Pours a slightly hazy burnt orange with a short lived fizzy cap. The aroma sweet bread and toffee, with light undernotes of herbal medicine. The flavour starts out with malty toffee sweetness, quickly balanced with a bit of rough hop bitterness that actually works, hops presence becomes stronger near the finish. Its pretty straight forward, but I like it, and it went really well with my chili.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1693) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
473ml silver can. Poured an amber-gold ale in the glass. Modest white cap reduces in time and provides moderate lacing. Light carbonation. Aroma has some caramel sweetness, fruity ester and some herbal-herbaceous hop tones. Soft mouth feel but flavorful. Starts with a dose of chewy caramel malting well balanced with resinous hopping, mild palate, rounded character, long wet finish has the herbal wet hop kiss at the end. Not a bad little local bitter, I like the addition of the wet hops. Perhaps Wellington’s one off series will get more interesting as it progresses.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
On tap at the brewery, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear amber with a small, off-white head. The head fades slowly and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are notes of biscuit, bread, buts and toasted grain, along with pine, flowers and herbs. The flavour is moderately sweet throughout with a light bitterness that increases towards the end. The finish is longish and slightly bitter with pine and caramel malts. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dry-milky texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a decent nutty bitter that favours malts slightly. A very nice brew and one that I would like to try again. 2011-10-08

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2011
[3976-20110922] Tap. Light fruity apple aroma has a light floral hops background. Clear, amber orange body with a a very quick head. Slightly eggy malt grain flavour has a light sour note to it. Medium body. Fine, odd though. (5/3/5/3/12-) 2.8
(Premium Beer Experience, TBW 2011 @ Berkeley Church, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11653) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Can bought from the Brewery. Brewed September 17th, 2011. Poured a hazy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, earthy, some citrus, and tea. Tastes of tea, earth, floral, and some toast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (3438) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
473 ml can from brewery. Pours a lightly cloudy orange/amber with small off-white head. Aroma is fruity and floral with a little honey. Flavour has pleasant earthy/floral bitterness with some tea-like character and modest fruitiness. Medium body. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
On cask at Burger Bar. Hazy ruby-amber with a large lasting mottled frothy beige head. Fairly intense floral/bitter aroma with bkack tea and strong caramel sweetness - taste has more worty sweetness and tea, less bitterness. Solid body, light carbonation, a medium semi-bitter dry earthy finish. Not amazing, but solid, and a real surprise from this mostly dull brewer; sign of better offerings in the future?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2011
Can from the brewery. pours a nice light brown, aroma very earthy lots of english yeast. the taste is light bitter but very drinkable and it was quite enjoyable. good offering

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2011
fruity hops with honey in the aroma and flavour. lighter mouthfeel, but good for the style. pretty good for the style

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
2011-09-23. Crisp dark amber body, headless. Mild aroma, light hops, bit fruity. 6+ Flavour is similarly fruity, mild hoppy bitterness throughout, and a bit of a grainy aftertaste. 6+ Average bodied palate. Enjoyable but just okay. Needs a bit more of something to bring you back into it. Cask at Premium Beer Experience, Toronto Beer Week

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