Petal Head | Bellwoods Brewery

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Brewed by:
Bellwoods Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Petal Head is a souped-up version of our Belgian Pale Ale, Petal Pusher. Brewed with a Saison yeast, this floral pale beer is refreshing and hoppy, with a nice dry finish. More hoppy than a White Picket, and slightly more phenolic than the Petal Pusher, this distinct effervescent Belgian ale is blonde but certainly not dumb.

Added by jrenihan on 12-02-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 5
Reviews by liamt07:
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3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery, into a tulip.

Unfiltered darker orange with mild retention and excellent lace. Nose is herbal, has some clementine and tangerine, saison yeast and a peppery note. Taste is herbal, has some dank character, tangerine and more saison yeast spicing. Some honeydew melon, wheat and fresh, juicy hop character. Drying finish with a fairly high degree of bitterness. Higher medium carbonation. Quite nice within the style, but perhaps a bit too bitter to have several of.

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Photo of heebes
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap @ Bellwoods.

A - Cloudy medium yellow. Half a finger of cream coloured head.

S - Crisp hop bitterness - grapefruit, pine. Bready malts and a lighter clove presence.

T - Sharp bitterness up front with grapefruit, grassy flavours and some bready malts adding some sweetness and balance. The finish changes completely with a dry saison-like flavour and some spice, clove and yeast esters. This really is a tale of two beers in one. Odd, yet interesting and very tasty.

M - Light to medium body. Light carbonation. Dry.

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Photo of jrenihan
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Listed both as a dry-hopped saison and a mix between a saison and a Belgian Pale.

Beer is a cloudy orange-yellow colour. A small but solid white head fades fairly quickly, leaving a good amount of lace.

Smell contains yeast, floral notes, bread and white pepper.

Taste is fruity, with peach and banana noticeable for me. A bit of a bubblegum flavour. Spices, particularly white pepper. A bit of lemongrass. Some yeast. A moderately dry finish.

Medium bodied, highly carbonated. Carbonation level is irritatingly high.

Overall, nice beer, but I certainly prefer Bellwoods' regular Farmhouse Ale saison.

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Photo of Molson2000
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Petal Head from Bellwoods Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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