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Wizard Wolf - Bellwoods Brewery

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86
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 7.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 04-10-2013)
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

04-16-2013 23:14:29 | More by Vyronian
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle from the brewery but no freshness info was apparent. Poured in to tulip glass.

A - Hazy medium orange with a half finger of cream coloured head.

S - Massive fresh hop aroma with grapefruit, tangerine and some pine notes. Lighter peach aroma is present as well as a slight caramel malt sweetness.

T - Moderate bitterness up front with grapefruit, tangerine and pine flavours. A slight caramel malt backbone provides some balance. The palate falls short of the wonderful aroma, but this is still tasty, especially given the ABV.

M - Light to moderate carbonation with some hop oils present. Moderate carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 01:42:42 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the brewery, 500ml into a tulip.

Hazy orange, with a dense white cap. Great retention and lacing. Nose of citrus, mostly oranges, light malt notes and some sweetness. A good bit of pine as well. Taste is generally citrusy and bready, some toasty malt and bread crust on the back end. More orange and a touch of orange pekoe. Medium feel, medium carbonation. Tasty, and while not a session beer, I could consume this in comparable quantities.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 00:12:30 | More by liamt07
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper with some suspended particles. A foamy off-white head lasts forever, draping the glass in lace. The aroma is lightly malty and citrusy. The taste is grapfruit hops mixed with a light, bready, caramelly malt profile. I guess hops win out, but balance is quite even. The mouthfeel is medium light bodied with a creamy, full carbonation. Light bitterness in the shortlived finish.

This is a simple, but well executed session ale. It shouldn't be measured against the great APAs, a different ballpark all together. I recommend it on tap especially.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 01:56:50 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My parents brought this home from Toronto. From notes.

A - Poured cloudy golden or dark orange. Good soapy two finger white head on top with strong carbonation. Decent lace rings and a half finger of retention.

S - Zest, light fruits, light citrus, peach, grass.

T - Same as the aroma. Light/zesty fruits. Passionfruity, citrus peel, extremely hop forward.

M - Strong carbonation, medium body, mild bitterness.

O/D - Nice and light with lot's of hop character. Very similar to a few Australian beers. Nice session ale by North American standards.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 21:04:10 | More by tbeckett
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-21-2013 22:24:55 | More by beerhunter13
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-19-2013 13:38:26 | More by ritzkiss
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gloryhole

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-07-2013 19:44:01 | More by gloryhole
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-05-2014 03:19:12 | More by Kmat10
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-23-2013 02:13:04 | More by KeKeKumba
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-02-2013 07:15:09 | More by yancot
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FEUO

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

09-30-2013 16:34:34 | More by FEUO
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-09-2014 00:37:26 | More by valianes
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-04-2013 01:34:34 | More by DaPan
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-24-2014 00:18:24 | More by mick303
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy orange colour, 1.5 fingers of dense and rocky white head, lots of lace. Smell is packed with citrus fruit, orange, grapefruit and mango, a bit of malt in the mix as well but a big hop presence is dominant. Dry and bitter up front, lots of juicy citrus, orange flavours lead to a bready malt sweetness, more drying hop in the finish. Light carbonation, medium bodied. Solid pale ale here, low abv with a ton of flavour, not unlike the Common but much drier.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2013 13:55:23 | More by peensteen
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, orange-gold coloring with a filmy, clingy, white surface coating of head. Nose of citrus hops, grapefruit and tangerine forward, with a biscuit backbone. Flavors of pepper, cannibus, and oregano spices in the forward hops profile, with a tangerine and grapefruit backbone. Very light and crisp in mouth. Bitter and sweet aftertaste, with a slightly filmy, dry finish. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2013 22:35:23 | More by GarthDanielson
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a golden amber with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - citrus hop, grainy/biscuity malt, grapefruit peel, lemon

Taste - grainy/biscuty malts along with lemon and citrus hop. Light bitterness lingers. Not as hoppy as the aroma suggests.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.

Overall - A crisp and easy drinking session ale. The aromas suggested a more hop forward session ale, but in the taste it is more of the grainy/biscuity malt that takes charge. This is a not necessarily a bad thing. A sessionable ale worthy for the masses.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 03:46:52 | More by leaddog
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from brewery. Enjoyable bitter ale, more so than being a classical APA. Light citrus. Floral hops. Moderate foam head on light orange body. Soft mouthfeel. Very drinkable and refreshing. I see this being available in cans, replacing much big lot beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 11:42:17 | More by Sammy
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

(3.75) A: Hazy copper with a finger’s worth of head that promptly recedes to a bubbly ring. Very nice lacing.

(3.75) S: Cracker-like grains, floral, tart grapefruit, sweet mango, nutty, buttery, and a smooth caramel backbone. There’s a nice damp earthy-floral vibe to this that is appealing.

(3.75) T: Grains, grapefruit, floral qualities, straw, honey, and nutty elements. Nice and dry with a solid level of bitterness. Wide variety and diversity of flavours that are highlighted by a herbal-floral element.

(4.0) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slick with a bit of a chalky texture that suits this well.

(3.75) D: This was very good and definitely meets the definition of session ale. Extra points for an awesome label.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 01:51:04 | More by Digimaika2
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-17-2013 02:50:30 | More by Boozecamel
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention with some good lacing. Aroma of earthy hops with light citrus notes is quite interesting. Taste is a solid mix of citrus and earthy hops with some light dry caramel malt. Body is fuller than expected with good carbonation. Hoppier and tastier than I had expected for a low ABV session-style beer. I wish this was accessible to me.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 03:24:14 | More by Phyl21ca
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-22-2014 20:37:59 | More by ArrogantPrick
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timiskin

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-18-2013 00:50:32 | More by timiskin
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No date on the bottle, but it can't be more than a week old.

Beer is cloudy orange. A very small white head dissipates quickly. No lace.

Smell is nice; hop focused with lots of tropical and citrus fruit. Some grapefruit, pineapple. A bit of a herbal scent and slight bready malt.

Taste is fairly bitter (surprisingly so). Hop focused again, but not as full as the nose. Pineapple, grass, a bit of pine. Some bready malt. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Refreshing. A bit thin, but certainly a good feel for a beer designed for sessioning.

Overall, fairly flavourful for a low abv beer, but my first impression is that I would take the Common Pale Ale over this.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 23:44:27 | More by jrenihan
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Wizard Wolf from Bellwoods Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.