Farmageddon - California Zinfandel Grapes
Bellwoods Brewery

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Wild Ale
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4.25 | pDev: 3.76%
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada
Retired (no longer brewed)
Notes: Farmageddon is our wild farmhouse ale that we've been brewing, blending, and aging for almost as many years as we've been open. The blending process allows us to maintain a common thread across batches, the aging adds nuanced layers, while the brett and bacteria work hard to create small idiosyncrasies in each release. It's a refined, effervescent, and delicious beer worthy of special occasions and idle weeknights.

We transferred the beer onto whole Zinfandel grapes from California, letting it age for just over a month before undergoing an extensive bottle conditioning period.
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Reviews by LanceH:
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LanceH from Canada (ON)

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Apr 03, 2019
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Simon212 from Canada (ON)

4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 01, 2020
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.98/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one pours a light pinkish color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This one smells like sour and very tart wine, with strawberry and black cherry as well, with lemon and some light funk.

This is one of the more sour variants of this beer for sure, but it's still pretty delicious. There's a lot of grape here, along with some associated jammy flavors - cherry and strawberry, with a bit of lemony funk and acidity.

This is light bodied, with a lingering acidity on the back end of each sip, and a fairly good level of drinkability.

This was possibly just a little bit too tart, but I still enjoyed it.

Jul 22, 2019
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yancot from Canada (ON)

4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 11, 2019
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle, 2019 vintage. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.

Appearance: A hazy reddish purple colour with a big three finger pinkish white head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse lacing.

Aroma: Light tartness, grape, cherry, lemon and hints of funk.

Taste: Sour, tart, funky, grape, vinous, oak, red wine barrels, cherry and a touch of lemon and pepperiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Nice and enjoyable vinous notes with good fruit and barrel character.

Dec 06, 2019
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TerryW from Canada (ON)

4.32/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was delicious. Sour, funky, and fruity on both the nose and the palate. Lots of fruit to taste, mostly wine grapes, but berry fruit as well. Sour and light, lots of gentle sparkle. Not boozy despite the big ABV. Really an enjoyable imbibe.

Nov 06, 2019
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StormAles from Canada (ON)

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Apr 10, 2019
Farmageddon - California Zinfandel Grapes from Bellwoods Brewery
Beer rating: 4.25 out of 5 with 7 ratings