Bellwoods Common Dry Hopped Session Ale

 
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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7247) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), - DEC 30, 2012
On tap at Volo: Aroma: plenty of green hops , alpha C -type. Clean and fresh.
Apperance: hazed dark amber with creamy mid top. 3+
Taste/Palate etc. medium bodied. Medium light support of malt, tad thin. I would like to see heftier malt base for such aggressive hop approach. Other than that fairly good.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (3278) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2016
O, Quand, Comment : Bouteille courtoisie de Johnsense, dguste le 6/26/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dore fonce. Apparence : voile.
Arme : Houblon herbeux, fruit (agrumes) aux notes florales, malt ple, notes de pain.
Got : Entre de bouche : Got moyennement de houblon herbeux, fruit (agrumes) et aux notes florales. Un support de grains de malt lgrement sucrs est galement prsent avec des notes de pain.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-mince. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : trs lgrement huileuse. Finale : moyenne, compose dun got lgrement amer de houblon herbeux aux notes fruites et florales.

3.7
   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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodenbach99 (4415) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
Bouteille de 500ml. Version 4,6% brasse le 12 mars 2013. Merci Pat. Cette bire est orange avec une mousse trs mince voir inexistante. Au nez la levure transperce les houblons saveurs dagrumes et dorange. La bouche a le profil classique des Bellwoods en bouteille soit une base solide de levure style maison. Touche de poussire dsagrable et un peu mince. En bas de la moyenne.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (5352) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
Une bouteille de 50 cl offerte par solidfunk. Merci! Une version 4.6% ne le 12 mars 2013. Une bire la robe orange. Une tte solide et une dentelle parpille. Des armes et des saveurs qui sont colles et qui reste en tout temps bien modestes : le murmure fruit rpond de dlicates crales toastes. Une bouche lgre avec un apport modr des bulles. Une finale marque par quelques coups houblonns. Une bire conue en toute simplicit pour tre bue en toute facilit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1499) - - MAR 25, 2013
Hazy gold pour, good head. Grassy aroma, citrus fruit. Quite hoppy, pine, citrus fruit, slightly bready. Small rings of lace. Easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7461) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
650 mL bottle. Pours a hazy cider color with a foamy white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, biscuit and hay style malt. Light and quaffable, clean, only a slight bitter hop flavor left on the palate. Good carbonation. A flavorful session ale, would be great in the summer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (8266) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 9, 2013
The initial smell is good. Lots of tangy citrus hops. Pours a slightly opaque orange. Palate is light with a high carbonation feel. Crisp malty leave, light bitterness in taste. Tap at brewpub.
Earlier Rating: 4/14/2012 Total Score: 3.5
This pale ale is anything but common. It has a bit of a straw-like barnyard aroma. Its got an astringent bitter to it that has almost a Gin-like quality. Its similar almost to their saison, but doenst come on as strong. Its an interesting pale ale, but I wouldnt call it common. Has almost a soda water-like carbonation level. On tap at Bellwoods Brewery.

3.5
   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.

3.9
   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)


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