Farmageddon - Bellwoods Brewery

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88
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A special edition of our classic Farmhouse Saison, this version is aged in Brett barrels for 4-6 months. Because we're such a micro operation, each batch of Farmageddon varies slightly, reflecting the small blends we do, never combining more than 8-10 barrels. In some barrels we use more Brett Brux, in others Brett Lambicus. If this all sounds confusing, fear not — all you need to know is that the refined, effervescent beer that hibernates in these bottles is a dynamic labour of love, changing and improving with time.

(Beer added by: jrenihan on 09-26-2013)
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Photo of TimWakimika
4.86/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Tart, but drinkable. Excellent balance. Notes of champagne

Photo of Adamthornton13
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BARFLYB
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Alexxmw
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BeerStyx
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Overall okay beer, nothing too special, minimal hop flavours, taste like an orval that has been aged for six months, almost no sour beer taste (which makes this rather bland), drinkable I guess

Photo of KrisDLSmith
4.05/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Luisc94
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Served into a beer Somelier Glass from a 500 ml Bottle.

A: Very hazy yellow/goldden color with a 1-2 finger white head. Weird colour almost mate.

S: Instant fruit, peaches and some pineapple, you can sense the brett characteristics and some lemon. There are some soft malts but not very noticeable.

T: You can taste characteristic similar to the smell the fruits some malts. There is a small bitterness at the end of it combined with some slight citruses. The flavor lacks the great characteristics of the smell and its complexity.

M: Mid Carbonation with medium/light body and thin. very smooth with some lingering bitterness/dryness.

O: Tasty brew with a delicious smell. they where quite adventurous doing this beer the taste was kinda soft but worked great.

Photo of MasterSki
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've had this a few times. First time thanks to Adrial, then on-tap at Bellwoods and finally this Batch #6 bottle. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap, thicker collar and plenty of splotchy lacework. Hazed pale straw body.

S - Lots of musty brett, lemon, and bready malts. Not a ton of farmhouse yeast character; brett dominates. A tinge of vinous oak and hints of fruity white wine, but a fairly mild contribution. Faint hint of sulphur, but dissipates over time.

T - Taste starts with underripe stone fruit and bready malts, but becomes dominated with medicinal brett and a bit of oak in the finish. Again, the barrel contribution is restrained; pretty heavy on yeast and bread and missing the depth of the aroma. Still, it's pretty nice on the whole.

M - Pleasant medium-light body with moderate but soft carbonation. Smooth, creamy texture, with a some lingering oak dryness. Quite nice in this regard.

D - I think I liked the draft version of this beer best, but this bottle was still a big improvement from the cask red currant version at Cask Days. A bit more acidity would really do it for me, but perhaps the boys are a bit more restrained in their tastes than I.

Photo of Spreetaper
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of swagboss
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of tom10101
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Rifugium
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Frank for the share.

Golden-straw color, moderately hazy, with a finger or so of fluffy white head, decent retention and lacing. Aroma of fruity esters and light barnyard funk, notes of pepper/clove spice and bready malts. The taste reflected the aroma, bringing a good, basic saison to the palate, peach and pear, grape, clove, wet hay, light bretty funk, with a solid bready malt malt lending a light sweetness. Light-medium body, easy drinkability. Nothing too memorable, but good overall.

Photo of KeKeKumba
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mtomlins
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip glass at a holiday bottle share.

Pours pale straw and hazy up to 1 - 2 fingers of head falling quickly to but leaving nice lacing. The nose is nice, just not very big, lots of yeast, lemon and slight Brett. The flavor is much more pronounced with lots of yeast, grass, mild Brett, spicy corriander and a bit of wood. The finish is longlong and dry highlighting some nice bittering hops. Really nice carbonation and body keeping it light, bubbly and thirst quenching. A really nice beer; I would love to have a bit more Brett in there.

Photo of evil_liver
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of LarryAppleton
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of ludachris
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The body is a rich apricot yellow that looks like the flesh of the fruit with its haziness. Its carbonation looks very active, giving the finger's worth of meringue-like paper white head some serious staying power. A very nice looking Saison.

A dry breadiness with twists of tart lemon peel and green apple is what I get first. I think the Brett manifests itself in this tart fruity quality because I'm not getting much funk. It's got that chalkiness that I get in a lot of Saisons which fleshes out the nose. There's some phenols in there as well, being a little perfumy and medicinal with a few drops of honey that give it some sweetness. This leans to being more subtle than pronounced but a good smelling beer nonetheless.

The Brett is more upfront in the taste, imparting a tart dryness across the palate. There's a flash of green grape skins but that quickly changes to a more astringent quality. A medicinal sweetness comes right after. Pricks of bread and honey peak through. The finish is dry with its candied medicinal quality capping things off. As it warms, I find its dryness a bit off-putting, cutting through the flavours near the finish. Its alcohol content shows itself only in the warming quality it gives off.

The weight of the body is great being medium bodied, creamy, and round. If it wasn't for that cutting dryness, I would have found this to be more drinkable.

Bellwoods had a good take on this style and they ended up with a good Saison but nothing more. I didn't get any barrel quality and its dryness paired with the medicinal character took away from the enjoyment for me. I love what they're doing down at Bellwoods but for the price, I wouldn't buy this again.

Photo of DaPan
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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Farmageddon from Bellwoods Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.