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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Baltic porter aged in brett barrels with additional beasties.

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3.6
kermis (13433) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2017
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Bottle shared at Hollands Spoor Tasting Club, Breda Edition. Near black with a small tan head. Aroma of tart overripe dark fruits, malt, caramel and raisin. Flavour is moderate sweet and sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2017
500 ml bottle. Thanks Timo A! Dark brown color with a small tan head. Red berries, cherry, Coke, brett and sweetish malt in the aroma. The flavor is cherries, Coke, tartness, sweetness, some sourness and candies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
olio (10272) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 16, 2017
50 cl bottle @ Timo A.
Pours dark mahogany red color with a small rapidly dissipating head. Aroma is ripe fruits, faint licorice, red berries, yeasty and tart raspberries. Flavor is tart raspberry and some yeast notes, dry malts, faint cocoa. Spicy aftertaste. Nice and interesting brew.
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3.6
maekchu (3911) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 10, 2017
Bottle shared at KyotoLefty’s 10,000th rating celebration. Nose of rich chocolate, red wine, a bit yogurty and lactic.. Dark translucent brown. Moderate roast flavor, wine, sourish fruit, light coffee, and a smooth finish. Thin-medium body. Fun, but a bit muddled. Seems light featured for a 9.5% brew.

4
KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle, shared at my 10K rating celebration. Nose is grape, apples, chocolate, minerals. Some vinegar and grapes in the flavor also chocolate and citrus. Very interesting and pleasant creation.

3.8
KansaiBeerLvrs (5153) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle I got from the original brewery though first I had to get past a hipster douchebag who was trying to tell me it was sold out even though they had posted it was on sale that day, thankfully someone else was walking by and overheard that guy and said we have a bunch in the walk-in cooler he also told me to wait at least 3 months before drinking it. It is now about 9 months later...

Soft cola brown in color with a cherry/berry aroma. Medium to light bodied with a roasty chocolate flavor that has a tangy/sour accent. Satisfying and it went well with that Rogue Hazelnut cheesecake I picked up at the Hanshin Portland Event.

3.8
arminjewell (9664) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, toffee, slight funky, vinous note with a hint of oak, slight roast, coffee. Taste was a mix of coffee, oak, funk into a bit of vinous, tart notes with a hint of toffee, roast, finishing fairly tart. Interesting.

3.8
LouisP (493) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2016
La bouteille de 500 mL laisse entrevoir une couleur noire, opaque, avec de beaux reflets rouge, ne laissant pas voir de carbonatation ni d’effervescence. La senteur est particulière pour un porter, avec notamment des olives, mais aussi la classique mélasse et les fruits confis. Au goût, cest sûr, vinaigré (on devine que la bière a été vieillie en barriques de vins) et avec saveurs traditionnels d’un porter. Un peu boisé et vineux en finale. La Donkey Venom affiche une belle complexité. Belle rondeur du corps. Complexe.

2.2
yourilevesque (1829) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2016
Thanks to Nick for this bottle. Batch 3, 2015. Robe noire et mousse blanche modérée tenace. Aucun signe d’infection. Le liquide n’a pas éjaculé avec violence de la bouteille et la mousse tient bien sur mon verre. Tout semble tout-à-fait normal. C’est même très joli et invitant. Un nez qui empeste la sauce soya, le concombre, les sushis. De la mélasse passée date - comme si une telle chose était possible. Une cerise rouge acide. Tout ce que je fuis dans un porter. Mmmmm je suis sceptique. Profondément même. En bouche, le carnaval se poursuit avec cette fois un goût fort désagréable de terreau acide, de cerise griotte qui accompagne cette même sauce soya sirupeuse, sucrée et même vineuse. C’est clair que cette n’est pas bonne. Je refuse toutefois de croire à une contamination. Cette bouteille fut brassée il y a moins d’un an et a beau avoir être élevée à partir de brett, elle fut conservée au réfrigérateur depuis sa mise ne bouteille. La brett n’a donc pu évoluer. Ça demeure franchement imbuvable. Je maintiens ce rating jusqu’à ce que je puisse en boire une deuxième mais je suis convaincu que la mienne était ’’bonne’’. Désolant.

3.7
Stoned99 (1552) - St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
500ml bottle from trade. Aroma: strong brett, pear, nuts, subtle burned caramel, chocolate and subtle roasted malt. App: dark brown Coca-Cola-like, minimal brown head leaving shy lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, light sweetness, soft carbonation, moderate acidity and chocolaty finish. Overall: hum. Interesting. For sure the brett took over the control in this beer. We can still perceived it was originally a porter but the brett is really present. I prefer brett in other styles but it’s still well made. Good.


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