Bellwoods Brewery Brettal Head – American Pale Ale at 6% ABV (C$8.25 at Collective, 473 ml, packaged on 24-Jul-2023, acquired 30-Oct-2023, reviewed 4-Nov-2023)
Appearance: hazy pale gold with one fat finger (and growing) of fine white head, excellent retention and heavy well-defined lacing. (4/5) Aroma: barnyard funk, citrus zest, oak, light tropical fruit. (9/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart. (9/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, dry attenuated finish. (4/5)
I know not everyone will like this, but it’s very much my speed. For me, the earthy funk hits first. That’s not to suggest it’s overwhelming or excessive, because it’s not, but that aroma just cuts through everything else (at least for me). Everything else pretty much follows suit, with a nicely balanced hint of tartness though the mid, leading to a dry attenuated finish. I like it a lot. (17/20)
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