Bellwoods Common Dry Hopped Session Ale

Formerly brewed at Bellwoods Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
A very mild American Pale Ale at only 4.1% ABV brewed to be highly refreshing and drinkable. This gem has a citrusy and fruity hop aroma with light malt notes. ***THIS IS NOT A CALIFORNIA COMMON***

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2013 Pale golden pour with a tight white head. The aroma is softly hoppy and a little bit citrusy. Some light crackery malt sweetness on the palate but its nicely dry. Very fruity with passion fruit and some apricot on the aroma. A little bit of soft citrus as well. Fairly well-hopped with some UK-like spiciness and a nice assertiveness to the bittering. Solid session ale.
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2012 Total Score: 2.9
Tap at the brewpub. Pale golden pour. The nose is fairly fruity with notes of orange peel, light toast and a little bit of soft fruit. Fairly light-bodied with a little bit of toffee. Decent APA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[5025-20121222] Tap. Orange bitter citrus and toasted must aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter orange peel citrus hops flavour. Medium body is fairly bitter. Very tasty, could drink pints of this -- but it seems more like a pale ale than a common. (7/4/8/4/16) 3.9
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
Earlier Rating: 4/25/2012 Total Score: 3.6
[4363-20120401] Tap. Mild evergreen citrus hops aroma. Clear, bright orange body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Bitter grainy evergreen needles continues in the flavour with a hint of buttery orange pip. Medium body is fairly bitter. Great balance of hops and bitterness, very drinkable. (7/3/7/4/15+) 3.6
(@ brewery, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1612) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
Dark gold color, aroma green herbal hops defined and subtle, A fine minerally-drycharactr sets off a sweet fruity body with ripe apple, pale sultanas, some lemon. Hop is nicely green-herbal. Palate is dry, medium-full and lingers with mineral.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Bottle [500ml]. Pours a cloudy copper-gold with an average size frothy off-white head. Some lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of fruit, a good amount of hops -- grassy, floral, citrusy and more -- along with sweet malt and grain. Fruity, hoppy flavour with a moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Quite flavourful for the low abv and really easy to drink, really good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
500ml bottle. Golden orange in colour with a large and long lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is quite hoppy, with lots of orange citrus, pine and some caramel malts. The flavour is lightly hoppy, some oranges and caramel sweetness. Thin watery mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Finishes hoppy, bitter. A really excellent session beer. A little thin in the mouth but still has tonnes of flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10145) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 2012-12-22. Hazy dark orange body with a nice beige head. 3++ Modest aroma, mild hops light grains and grassy touches. 7+ Flavour is similar, moderate hops have a nice moderate citrus character, modest bitterness has a mild mineral character in the finish. Average plus bodied palate is quite effervescent. 3+ Very drinkable. 7/4/7/3/15 On tap at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
Orangey-amber. Earthy hop aroma w light caramel. Earthy character, shows hints of toasty malt. Good balance if a little underhopped...I guess this is inspired by Bass as that is the impression I get.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Light amber. Aroma rich with caramel and brown butter. Easy drinking, light body. Balanced, sessionable. Good toasty malts, with a crisp finish. Well made. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
I first read the reviews of the "tester" common ale and they seemed to be mixed and the beer sounded plain. This dry-hopped version is great. Very little aroma but there is a faint scent of bready malt and floral hops. Taste is incredibly smooth with some biscuity taste and the hops hit but just very subtly at the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6381) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
November 22, 2012 - on draught at Volo. Odd, the ABV was posted as 5.5% - oh well. Very hazy amber-gold with a minimal creamy fizzy off-white head. Smells great - citrus/citrus zest, floral and fruity - nice!! Taste follows, but much more muted and a lot grainier - nice, but not the full-on fresh hit of fresh hops the aroma delivered. Average body, solid carbonation, quick-finishing and a bit sticky - really really good beer - but a common? I dunno, more an APA. Who cares - I would drink it again.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Draft at Bellwoods. Clear light bright copper-amber with a smallish white head. Pleasant fresh grain and light floral hop aroma, slightly sweet, nice balance. Good chewy soft mouthfeel, decent carbonation, quick clean grainy finish. Solid.

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