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Wizard Wolf - Bellwoods Brewery

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BA SCORE
86
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 6.75%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
At the time of its inception, this was a very unique beer for Bellwoods to brew. Though we were earning a reputation for making a lot of high ABV, full-flavoured brews, we still couldn’t deny the appeal of something easy drinking and sessionable. Not really wanting to go the route of the lager, and inspired by the hop-forward low alcohol pale ales emerging from the states, we devised the Wizard Wolf. Weighing in at 4.8% this deceivingly flavourful session ale is easy to drink, and doesn’t knock you off your feet after just one.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 04-10-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

hunterjames, Nov 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Spreetaper, Nov 05, 2014
Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%

KrisDLSmith, Oct 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

griffeyb, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Adamthornton13, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Electros
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Electros, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Luisc94
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Served from a bottle into a tulip, has a nice gold colour, very cloudy, small 1 finger head with medium to small retention.
It has some nice strong citricy and tropical fruit smells.

Delicious citricy flavor, it tastes like it smells, citric with some sweet undertones that are overtaken with the light bitterness of the hops.

Overall I really. Enjoyed this beer, it is a very solid product that most beer people would apreciate.

Luisc94, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of Hypersomnia
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Hypersomnia, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Sample at Bellwoods before choosing bottles at the shop.

A- 4.0- Very good. Unfiltered. White goodness. Nice white head

S- 4.0- Yeasty good! Typical white beer

T- 3.75- Bit thin here. Not a Hoegaarden by any stretch but a nice try

M- 3.75- Pretty good. Nice and creamy but not as good as the aforementioned

O- 3.83- That is what the rating should be for this one. Overall a nice try but not worth the high price

Food Pairing

Did not have anything from the kitchen on this visit

Enjoy

DaveBar, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Jones153
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Jones153, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of papat444
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

Loads of lemon zest and peel; finishes with hints of grapefruit. Quite refreshing.

papat444, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

4ster, Aug 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

tom10101, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Jlefa, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Jerboat, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

deonreds, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Kmat10, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

leaddog, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Rlombardi75, Jun 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

valianes, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Digimaika2
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

Digimaika2, May 27, 2014
Photo of mick303
3.88/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the bottle into a tulip glass. Pour is a bright golden colour, very cloudy with a strong couple fingers of rocky head, showing great retention and lacing.

S - is light but so intricate and flavourful, lemon and grapefruit citrus, guava, some rich berry and almost tropical papaya notes, florals are definitely there along a solidly crisp pale malt body. Really a lot of parts working together here.

T - along a firm pale malt bready body there is a flavour of citrus character, Meyer lemons, with some light hoppy oils, grassy and floral tones, also some passionfruit , guava and more robust tropical notes, the light body really showcases some flavourful hop flavour without a pressing bitterness, definitely a good dose and mix of late hops to add a lot of flavourful complexity to this. In my mind the light citrus and tropical fruit work together decently well. Toward the end it does appear to turn a bit more toward the grainy side and putter out.

M - a light carbonation for the style, the lightness of the body helps the lighter floral and fruity hops take more of the stage and supports the light body. Needless to say it has great sessionability, very flavourful and with a light crisp finish it makes it very easy to return to. Lingering pale malt and dry floral citrus.

A decently flavourful and balanced pale ale from bellwoods, packed a lot of really intense and intricate hoppy flavour into a lighter beer while still making it both satisfying and balanced. That is the main theme here and I think they did a solid job. Could it be better? Most likely. Probably just depends on your hop preference, this wasn't overly bitter but had a good tropical and citrusy blend of flavours to it, I would definitely have no trouble with this as a go to session option, nice lingering hop character to it, with a generous C-hop portfolio.

mick303, Apr 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ArrogantPrick, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

baylz, Mar 12, 2014
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Wizard Wolf from Bellwoods Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.