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Omerta - Bellwoods Brewery

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Omerta
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87
very good

13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 3.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: liamt07 on 03-22-2013)
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draught at the brewpub, into a tulip. A pale ale with blood orange zest and juice added, and hopped with Kohatu hops.

Rose-orange in colour, almost like the colour of grapefruit juice. Unfiltered body, white head with great lacing and light retention. Nose has some citrus, tropical hops, bitter orange-y leanings. Never had a blood orange myself, but I think I'm getting a good bit of that. Taste has more lightly bitter citrus and slight tropical notes. A touch of herbal hops, slight grain and wheat character but pretty citrusy and orange-y throughout. Slight pulpiness to the mouthfeel., so it's pretty full. Light bitterness. Real nice, love the hop profiles Bellwoods puts together.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2013 01:36:09 | More by liamt07
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a peachy gold colour with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - hibiscus flowers, orange, lemon, grapefruit peel, biscuity malts, and floral hops.

Taste - Light bitterness of floral hops along with hibiscus flowers, orange, grapefruit peel, and ends with the toasty/biscuity malts.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. LIngering bitterness in finish.

Overall - A unique twist to the APA style by incorporating hibiscus flowers and a range of citrus fruits. I enjoy the floral qualities (from both flowers and hops) of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 02:31:12 | More by leaddog
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Combine the orange skin and rosy flesh of a pink grapefruit and you've got Omerta. Though its colour would officially be listed as orange, there's an underlying pinkish hue that's appreciable at many angles. This completely cloudy but undeniably light toned ale reflects both its special ingredients (orange peel and hibiscus) and sports a very tattered head.

The aroma also showcases modest amounts of orange peel and hibiscus; there's a light floral air and juicy citrusy quality. More than the orange zest, I think it's Bellwoods' usual happy hand with the hops that accounts for most of the fruitiness; grapefruit and pineapple are in plentiful supply. It could almost pass for a Radler were it a little more acidic and a little less malty.

Same goes for the flavour - it's very Radler-esque but has far more breadiness than is customarily appreciated in a lager/juice blend; this has the weight and esters to be readily identified as an ale (and not quite enough citrus flavour to mistaken for anything freshly-squeezed). Still, notes of pineapple and other tropical fruits show up on the palate too.

I, personally, could have used more of both the orange zest and hibiscus - Breaking Bad taught us all never to take half-measures. In fairness, I'm sure the brewery used plenty of each but again, in typical Bellwoods fashion, neither malt nor hops were spared; this pale ale had a good amount of character to begin with. Orange and hibiscus play supporting roles.

... and they're very pleasant as such. Omarta is a quintessential warm-weather quaff, a beer designed seemingly with bright sunshine and patio drinking in mind. The zestiness and herbal tea qualities make for gratifying refreshment - as if the tropical hops weren't enough - and there's enough malt to provide proper sustenance. Stock up for nice days.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 23:13:39 | More by biegaman
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-09-2014 03:23:27 | More by valianes
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -6%

07-07-2013 01:28:00 | More by tom10101
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deonreds

New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-30-2013 08:19:53 | More by deonreds
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-22-2013 18:00:00 | More by DaPan
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Week and a half old bottle my parents brought home from Toronto. From notes.

A - Poured cloudy dark orange with a two finger white head. Good spatterings of lace and a film of retention.

S - Zesty citrus, very complex floral and citric aromas. Hibiscus definitely there.

T - Neat hops. Floral, light malt, orange, orange peel, zesty.

M - Mild carbonation, medium body, nice dry bitterness in the finish.

O/D - An interesting pale ale. The adjuncts definitely have a positive effect on the beer, which on its own, seemed like quite a good pale. Drinkable and complex. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 00:36:24 | More by tbeckett
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

06-10-2013 16:33:45 | More by yancot
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big favourite of the Beer4Boobs, on tap at The Rhino. Fresh orange sense aroma. The blood orange flavour comes through beautifully and exudes a tangy orange. Good drinkability. Light orange colour. Top of the line pale, and a clear winner. Worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2013 20:29:15 | More by Sammy
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange colour, a little less than a finger of white head with a little bit of lace. Lots of citrus in the nose, oranges, some sweet buttered bread like malts, more fruity hops, grapefruit comes out as it warms a bit. Taste has lots of orange and graham cracker and honey malts, fairly bitter all the way through, a bit of grapefruit with an orange-malty aftertaste. Medium drying feel, medium bodied, medium-light carbonation. Quite a good beer and the addition of the blood orange was quite nice, however probably not the most memorable offering from them.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2013 19:23:28 | More by peensteen
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the brewery. Served in a tulip.

A - Cloudy medium orange with a bright glow throughout. A thin layer of off-white head slowly reduced to a a few scattered bubbles.

S - Grapefruit, tangerine, sweet honey.

T - A good bitterness up front. Blood orange, pine, grapefruit, some muskiness. A touch of sweet honey in the background.

M - Light to medium body with some chew. Light carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 21:00:43 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It is a bit dark in the bar, but the beer appears orangey-pink in colour, with a small to moderately-sized white head. Head fades steadily, leave some lace.

The blood orange is quite strong in the nose, and is mingled with other citrus fruits. A bit floral. Not a lot else, but quite a nice aroma.

Flavourwise, blood orange again comes through strongly, Lemon and a herbal flavour, presumably from the Simcoe hops. Quite juicy, with a bit of a dry, powdery flavour. Moderately bitter. Wheat adds some crispness, and a bit of bread is present. but the malt plays a supporting role. Good stuff.

Medium bodied, strongly carbonated. Almost too carbonated, but it works.

Overall, very nice. Really enjoyable beer. Another winner.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2013 16:44:36 | More by jrenihan
Omerta from Bellwoods Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.