Catherine Wheel | Bellwoods Brewery

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3.96/5
Very Good
49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada
bellwoodsbrewery.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a beer that calls upon the deliciousness of two styles we love: IPAs and Belgian ales. Refreshing and flavourful, Catherine Wheel is an untraditional Belgian/American melange.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,295
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
49
pDev:
7.58%
 
 
Wants:
2
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1
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0
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4.77/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of simplejj81
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrankBrewbody
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall a fantastic beer. Highly recommended.

Look: Dark, Golden, almost brown colour. good half inch of head that stayed for quite some time.
Smell: Very hop forward scent, high citrus notes, minor grass undertones
Taste: Very yeast forward taste, which is quite pleasant. Grapefruit, citrus taste. Bitter, dry finish.
Feel: Creamy, minor carbonation.

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Photo of imonhiatus
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

got this by accident at the brew pub. ordered a cat lady and the wrong keg was hooked up and I got this instead...sniffed it out immediately and the bartender checked and confirmed it want cat lady and fixed it.

solid Belgian ipa with big bubblegum and banana notes. really nice...candied Belgian. very well executed and tasty.

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Photo of SocalKicks
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kristinc
3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TimWakimika
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had it at the brewpub in Toronto. Spicy, hopy and some balancimg sweetness. Good stuff

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Photo of Adamthornton13
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of byronic
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AugustusRex
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of mick303
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle from the brewery, poured into a tulip glass. Beer is a cloudy and hazy yellow gold with great lacing.

S - full and complex, a lot of the character I would look for in a BIPA, tart lemon citrus, a bit of musty furniture and barnyard, peach, and green florals, also a dirty sock funkiness and earthy spiciness that is actually pleasant and adds to the overall balance.

T - start is fresh and green with orange and lemon citrus, white grapes, tending to a bit earthy and peppery spice, coating mineral chalky character, quite a light pale malt body, but a good base for the alcohol which compliments the yeast complexity. Bitterness is moderate and this definitely tends more on the belgian side of the fence, but I appreciate the bright citrus and floral components that add a nice brightness to the beer.

M - very drinkable and satisfying, carbonation is moderate adding a bit of pleasant acidity to the body. Quite a full bodied ale, a significant earthy and spicy yeasty component. Very well balanced.

I enjoyed this quite a lot, a really good example of the style and why it can branch into new territories. A quite earthy and bright and green BIPA, hops come through quite a bit especially as it warms adding a resiny slick citrus character and fruitiness but the balance overall I thought was quite strong and this was quite complex and satisfying overall. Worth trying out and seeking.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of NightINgale
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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Catherine Wheel from Bellwoods Brewery
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 49 ratings