Bellwoods Farmageddon

 
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Formerly brewed at Bellwoods Brewery
Style: Saison
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This brett barrel aged farmhouse ale is aged from 6-12 months prior to serving. Bottles are refermented in the bottle and 7.3% ABV. Initial batch was released as Barrel Aged Farmhouse Saison. Barrels used are repurposed cider and wine barrels pitched with multiple strains of brett. Different barrels are blended for each bottling. Forthcoming labels will indicate bottling date for those interested in tracking the idiosyncrasies unique to each blending.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24774) - Tyres, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2017
Bottled (Batch 9) at Ottawa gathering. Hazy pale golden, small head. Tart funky nose with hay and lemon. Bone dry with light-medium body crisp, spritzy mouthfeel. Crisp, minerally and lightly bready. Notes of black currant. Mid bitter finish. Very elegant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2016
Batch #10, 6.5% ABV
Compared to the batch #9, its smoother, more lemony, more winey, lighter and more floral, even cleaner. Better than the #9

Batch #9, 6.5% ABV
Cloudy blond color. Dry beer, but smooth, with moderate Brett character, funk, some citrus peel, a bit too astringent, maybe dirty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (17093) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
A little footy/yeasty, has a nice thick head though. Sweet, a bit fruity but with sticky pale malts. Maybe a touch of spice. The brett does not seem to have kicked in yet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (16812) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2014
500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a cloudy pale orangey yellow with a medium white head. Aroma brings out Belgian yeast, very light funk, and citrus. Flavour is quite complex, bringing out traditional farmhouse yeast notes, some brett funk, citrus zest, and even a bit of salt. Extremely refreshing, yeasty and well-balanced. A brett saison that can compete with the best of them. Wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (16138) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Sammy. Shared as nightcap. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of lemongrass, white wine, oak, lemon peel. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (14770) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle - Lemon grass, lime and some sweet yeast. Cloudy yellow and a rich head. Sour, oaky, lemon, coriander effervescent and dry. Another nice beer from what is becoming my favourite Canadian brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (13990) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Batch 9 at Ratebeer Best. Pours a cloudy yellow with medium white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is strong brett, oak, funk. Medium body, citrus, brett, oak, light dry finish, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (13957) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 21, 2017
[1/28/17] Bottle/Draught at RateBeer Best festival in Santa Rosa. Cloudy yellow. Funky, fruity, earth, juicy, tart, slightly spicy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (13655) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
A hazed blonde saison with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with pineapple, Brett, lemon, very nice. In mouth, a smooth sour puckering malt with light acetic notes, Brett, very nice and fruity yet complex. On tap at brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2015 Recent bottle from the retail store. Somewhat of a foamer with a deep yellow body and lots of bubbles. Aggressive carbonation, above average mouthfeel. Somewhat funk and in the style. Good farmhouse, good drinkability. Not getting much of the barreling impact, but its nice.batch 8 is a paradigm shift. Funk base with lemony tart character. I up the rating but it should be a new rating.


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