Warp & Weft
Bellwoods Brewery

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Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada
Wild Ale
3.84 | pDev: 12.5%
Oct 28, 2017
Jan 30, 2014
Very Good
Notes: Warp refers to the threads that run north-south in fabric, while Weft refers to the threads that run east-west. They are woven together to create cloth, something altogether greater than the sum of its parts.

Last year's version was a berliner weisse aged for 3 months in tequila barrels. This year's version is a mixed fermentation that utilized lactic acid bacteria and sacchromyces, in addition to several strains of brettanomyces, and was then aged for 12 months in tequila barrels.
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Rated: 4.07 by bylerteck from Canada (ON)

Oct 28, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by byronic from Canada (ON)

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a clear light gold with no head to be seen anywhere. Nose is tart and sour, I pick up a touch of the wine barrel, but just barely. The taste is quite nice with a sweet and tart character. The white wine barrels do influence the flavor, bringing a sweet crisp grape to the party. The brett is not overpowering, but it works well with the barrel aspects and the final result is a very enjoyable beer. The feel is light with a below average carbonation.

Quite nice, glad to have had this, and I would recommend it happily to others.
Aug 07, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Jerk_Store from Canada (QC)

Jul 08, 2017
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Reviewed by Coronaeus from Canada (ON)

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
500ml bottle from brewery.

Slightly orange gold with next to no head. Sweet white wine on the nose. Similar taste with some Brett character. Mildly tart. Effervescent. Another good one from Bellwoods.
Jun 24, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Tsring from Canada (ON)

Jun 20, 2017
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Reviewed by brother_rebus from Maine

4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
2017 Chardonnay/Brett version:

Looks more like a saison. Straw. Hazed. Carb trails. Smells funk and winey and tart- a slight hop smell and hint of citrus. Nose will salivate the glands. Tastes great- carries the nose but tartness speaks more than straight sour. Very wine like flavors. Grapes and some wood. Feels fuller than 5.5 with perfect carbonation. Bery pleased. Some to go as well please.
Apr 29, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by deonreds from New York

Feb 20, 2017
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Reviewed by JonnyBeers from Canada (BC)

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
One of my top beers of a recent trip to Toronto May 2015. Think we might have got the last or at least one of the last bottles at the tap room as they had to look 3 times for it. So happy they did!

The tequilla to me was very subtle but matched very well with the oakyness.

Brett for me was making a very nice appearance, so anyone who tried back a few months make sure you give this one another chance, if you ever have the chance ;)
May 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I can honestly say that I've never had anything like this before. The mix of wheat, malt and tequila makes for an extremely interesting experience. I would be interested to see how this ages, but I generally lack the patience for such things. I think I'll just chalk this one up as an "experience".
May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.72 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC)

Feb 01, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by Ultrarunner100 from Canada (ON)

Jan 18, 2016
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Reviewed by Rutager from Canada (BC)

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours straw-gold with two fingers of frothy white head. Lime and musty sweet grains on the nose. Taste is similar, a bit sour, lightly sweet.

Diggin' tequila barrels, interesting stuff. Would like to try this again down the road to see if the brett makes more of an appearance and how that would go.
Oct 27, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by Beervana from Canada (BC)

Oct 09, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by goalie35 from Canada (AB)

Oct 05, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by kristinc from Canada (BC)

Sep 26, 2015
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Rated by Bugs318 from Canada (QC)

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Less sour than wine ba one, but nice barrel and fruit, slight tequila bite complemented by sharp carbonation
Aug 16, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by Corson from Canada (AB)

Aug 09, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by TDotScott from Canada (ON)

Jul 26, 2015
Rated: 4 by atsir

Jul 19, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by KrisDLSmith from Canada (ON)

Apr 06, 2015
Rated: 3.69 by 4ster from Canada (ON)

Feb 28, 2015
Rated: 3.2 by JMBSH from Colorado

Jan 09, 2015
Rated: 2.5 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

Dec 11, 2014
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Reviewed by MasterSki from Canada (ON)

3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
On-tap at Bellwoods. Served in a long-stemmed tulip.

A - Finger of white foam settles to pretty much nothing. Murky peach juice body.

S - Lots of oak and tequila present; smokey spirit character dominates, with light notes of tart lemon and a touch of sulfur and funky brett.

T - Taste has more of the base Berliner character present, with tart lemon, lactic acidity, wheat, and oak in the finish. As the beer warms up smokey tequila grows in potency, but the beer never seems overly boozy. Was kind of surprised by the listed ABV of 6%.

M - The feel is really odd. The carbonation is prickly but low at the same time? Light, watery body, with a dry oak texture but lingering sticky finish. Again, no spirit warmth.

D - Really odd beer. The concept is sound but it doesn't totally work. I think the batch I tried at Volo was beer; perhaps more time for the lactobacillus to do it's thing is needed. Still, with all my criticism I had no problem drinking the entire glass.
Nov 28, 2014
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Reviewed by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

2.25/5  rDev -41.4%
Pours pure gold with a frothy small head. Tequila and fusel alcohol in the nose. Tartness in the taste is compromised by a strong tequila flavor.

Too dominated by a boozy tequila taste. I wouldn't try it again.
Nov 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by liamt07 from Canada (ON)

Nov 08, 2014
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Reviewed by Phyl21ca from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
Bottle: Poured a pale yellow color Berliner with a huge white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of light tequila notes with some tart wheat notes. Taste is a well-balanced mix between some light tequila notes with some wheat notes and light tart notes. Body is light with excellent carbonation. I usually don’t like tequila barrel beers but this was an exception with great balance between the barrel and the base beer.
Nov 03, 2014
Rated: 4.54 by billverstein from Canada (ON)

Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 4.1 by valianes from Canada (ON)

Sep 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by BakaGaijin from Canada (ON)

Sep 21, 2014
Rated: 2.75 by tom10101 from Canada (QC)

Sep 12, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Jones153 from Canada (QC)

Sep 07, 2014
Rated: 4 by hopsolutely from Canada (ON)

Sep 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by papat444 from Canada (QC)

Jun 15, 2014
Rated: 3 by Caudalie from Canada (QC)

Jun 03, 2014
Rated: 3 by largadeer from California

May 10, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

May 07, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by mtomlins from Canada (ON)

May 05, 2014
Rated: 4 by Gonzoillini from Illinois

Apr 25, 2014
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