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Bellwoods Grandma’s Boy (2012-2014)

 
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Formerly brewed at Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A brett barrel aged tripel with fruit addition (plums). Barrels include second and third use french oak barrels (wine) from Norm Hardie and Tawse with multiple strains of brett and other bugs. Barrel flavour and aroma contribution is predominantly from brett and other bugs + oak. 2012 Version was aged 5 months prior to bottle conditioning. 2014 version was aged 16 months in barrel and with plums for additional 4 months prior to bottle conditioning. 2014 version released on draft Nov 2014. Bottles will be released Dec 2014. Yeast: Trappist
Hop: Hallertau
Malt: Pilsner, Abbey, Wheat, Oats

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
crazy_cat_lady (410) - - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle from bottle shop two years ago; cellared. Vertical tasting with the 2016 version of this. Smells of tart plum skins, with some lemon and straw. Tastes of plums, with some straw and lemon rind. You can tell this is boozy. This version has more bitterness than the newer one, is sweeter, and is not that sour by comparison. There is a peculiar astringent quality to the aftertaste; having has this quite some time ago fresh and because I didn’t rate it at the time, I don’t recall if that was there when fresh, or if this is a result of aging.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6855) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2016
Sampled at a tasting. Murky yellow gold. White foam. Funky fruity aro a. Begins as a candy but the funk and fruit kick in. Brett. A dry bitterness. This coats the back of the throat. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (7093) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Steasy’s. Thanks for sharing! Hazy gold pour with a small head. Mild bretty nose. Buggy wood. Some honeyed bread. Similar flavor. Barrel character. Mild peach. Somewhat oily.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yourilevesque (1496) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2016
Thanks to Nick for this one! Dégustée en compagnie de Mademoiselle Irina et Guillaume. Un liquide au look de chair de pêche et peu de mousse.Une bière unidirectionnelle qui dégage des arômes très boisées et vineuses d’une riche et vivante culture bactérienne. Ça sent la barrique à plein nez ainsi que l’alcool qui y a séjourné un bon moment. Les 11% d’alcool sont facilement identifiables ici, mais pas tant qu’en bouche où ce dernier adopte un comportement plutôt agressif. Mes papilles sont saturées d’un vin blanc très boisé que la barrique a rendu huileux, presque gras. Une acidité qui frôle le vernis avec en prime, quelques pêches pour calmer le jeu. Une bière qui manque à mon avis de nuances et inutilement agressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stoned99 (1364) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2016
500ml 2014 bottle from trade with Laurent A. Drank 4 days ago. Dang you Beer Buddy not synchronizing my ratings anymore! Aroma: mix of lots of fruits including citrus, plums, raisins, apples. Really complex and interesting nose. App: hazy golden, medium white head, ok retention and beautiful lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, really vinous, dry, some vanilla in mouth acidity and slightly bitter finish. Overall: pretty good. Quite complex. Lots of stuff going on here. Both in mouth and nose. Good stuff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle from the brewery. 2012 bottling, so bit over three years old when enjoyed. Opened with a powerful pop & poured with lots of fizz. Bot hazy reddish-gold with a tight head of active bubbles. Lots of funky tartness in the aroma & flavour, and sour plum & oak in the finish. Mighty fine!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10395) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle shared by Ryan, thanks! Pours a hazy gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy grains with some funky fruits and a decent amount of sweetness. Flavor has a good amount of sweet grains with a light earthy tart fruit and a decent amount of funk.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (2888) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Funky a tad spicy finishing surprisingly sweet for a beer with Brett in it. Very mildly sour, with a hint of acetic.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (767) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle shared by Steasy66, thanks. Cloudy light golden pour. Aroma is tart apricot. Taste is more boozy fruit. Not crazy about this one.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9774) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle shared by Ryan - thanks! Hazy light orange pour with a white head. Plum, wood. Mild funk. Decent sour.


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