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Brewed by North Brewing Co.
Style: Belgian Ale
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   ABV: -
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3.6
plaugher (491) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2016
Growler pour. Pours an opaque orange-brown with light tan head and some retention. Nose of candied fruit, toffee, caramel malts; sweetness carries through flavour-wise, a bit of banana and a slight tartness on the back end. Pleasant, gentle carbonation on the tongue. Of their regular fleet of beers, perhaps my favourite.

4.1
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - APR 23, 2016
So much hate for a great brew. Pours an unfiltered orange brown with big off white head. Aroma is of sugar, candied fruit, toffee, and basement. Tastes of sugar, candy, banana, raisin, and toffee. Has a medium body with tart fruit and banana finish. Very smooth and refreshing.

3.5
MartinT (10094) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Candied fruit and bubblegum are supported by earth and chalk in this relatively lean and drinkable brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lofty head of foam slowly disappears into the misty pale red.
-The prevalent earthiness is a tad nagging because of its intensity.
-Texture isn’t airy enough for (my tastes in) this type of beer.
-Caramel seeps from the candied fruit impressions.
-A light tartness is found in the finish, not necessarily jiving with the rest of the flavor profile.

Bottle.

3.6
Spab (4085) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
650 ml bottle from Bishops Cellar. Pours a clear copper colour with small off-white head. Aroma is bubblegum, clove, toast, caramelized banana and other fruit. Flavour is somewhat sweet with toasty caramel, banana, clove, apple and dough. Fine, fairly gentle carbonation. Nice one.

3.5
Scopey (15753) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Keg at Stillwell outdoor bar, thanks to Andrew. It pours hazy amber with a decent yellow-white head. The nose is soft, sweet, spicy, ginger, toasty, doughy, lemon rind and earth. The taste is sweet, oily, stewed orange, fruit cake, honey, toasty, brown bread, light alcohol warmth, apricot, peach and tart tatin with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth, well-rounded. Decent stuff.

2.7
rejtable (2840) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2015
Pours Amber limited head limited lacing. Nose is sweet syrup. Flavours dark Apple some peach some yeast and cereal. Taste med sweet light bitter. Med body light carbonation.

3
DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
On tap @ Stillwell. Deep copper, hazy, minimal head. Aroma of bubblegum and dark fruits, lightly phenolic spicy yeast. Quite sweet and a bit boozy. This has all the qualities I associate with a Belgian strong ale and none of the qualities of a farmhouse ale. What were they reaching for here?

4.2
DomD (317) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
750ml bottle from the brewery (ABV 7.5%). Aroma has hints of clove and vanilla (candied fruit according to the description). Pours a cloudy amber with minimal head. Has a medium sweet taste. Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, with a slight bitter finish. Definitely my type of brew. Can’t decide if I like this or the Strong Dark Belgian better.

3.3
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
750ml bottle, thanks Jordan, Eddy and crew. Bottle says Bridge Brewing. Clear dark chestnut brown, no head. Sweet aroma, some spice, clove, peppery notes - very malty sweet, like a dunkel. Taste is interesting - lots going on - spicy, sweet in middle and end, lots of yeast character, rather fruity. Not sure it is a farmhouse ale, but it is an interesting mix f spices/flavours over a medium body that seems a little flat. Spicy and sweet. Interesting. I had a bunch more bottles from these guys that I did not rate, but this was the best of the bunch. Best of luck with the new (to me anyway) brewery.

2.2
dudebun (140) - GERMANY - SEP 5, 2013
Good but not much of a farmhouse nor a saison. Tasted goos but had a really crappy nail polish aftertaste.


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