I’ve been balls deep in the books all day, so I decided I’d earned myself a delicous beer break (its a thing, okay?!).
Now back during my time at home (Toronto) in the beginning of November I made the trek downtown to highly acclaimed Bellwoods Brewery to check out what all the fuss was about.
I went with a good buddy who also had never been there before. My first impression of the bottle shop was: “damn this place is small”. Still though, the woman working the cash was very helpful and gave some good descriptions of the 3 beers they had available. Being a craft beer fan with little self control, I got one of everything. This included the Galaxy Single hop Pale Ale, Hellwoods Russian Imperial Stout, and today’s beer of choice, Farmageddon barrel aged Brett Saison (all were 500ml bottles).
Farmageddon barrel aged Brett Saison – bottle conditioned:
Cloudy straw colour with a frothy white head. Aromas of wheat, yeast, and sweetness like licorice. On the palate are surprising tangy flavours, with yeast, spices, and a bit of sour citrus. Finish is slightly bitter with lingering hints of lemon and spice. The sourness dominates this beer, but in turn it hides the hefty 7.2% extremely well, so look out.
Overall, very smooth and sessionable. It was my first Bellwoods experience and I definitely plan on going back for more next time I find myself in Toronto.
I’m going to get my balls back in the books. Keep that stick on the ice folks!