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Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:53 am
by Blasphomet
Drinking a Milkshark Pink Guava right now. Doesn't seem like beer at all. Granted I'm drunk, but that doesn't make this seem any less a non-beer.

It's tasty as a mah, but I just feel like I'm drinking juice. No beer.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:21 am
by northyorksammy
Blasphomet wrote:Drinking a Milkshark Pink Guava right now. Doesn't seem like beer at all. Granted I'm drunk, but that doesn't make this seem any less a non-beer.

It's tasty as a mah, but I just feel like I'm drinking juice. No beer.

Yep. Welcome to the Confection trend.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:29 am
by atomeyes
what does "beer" taste like or what should it taste like?


no surprise, but i think you're pretty off. Milkshark guava is great and it's as advertised. a really nice IPA with a lactose sweetness, great mouthfeel and nice bitter followthrough.
Cherry Jelly King, on the other hand....

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:05 am
by jeremyg
what a time to be alive

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:13 pm
by Blasphomet
atomeyes wrote:what does "beer" taste like or what should it taste like?


Shhhhh.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:26 pm
by MatttthewGeorge
In the words of Rob Creighton, "stop fucking up beer".

I don't actually have a problem with it, although the first Milkshark was enough for me to know this trend (milkshake/lactose) isn't for me.

Now that Pulp from Barncat, that I could have more examples of.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:05 pm
by sofakingdrunk
I loved the shit out of pineapple milk shark.....bummed I can't make it anytime soon to get the guava. If it's even close to the pineapple then I'd dig it. There was just enough of an IPA backbone for me, and that backbone was outstanding, with everything else just taking it up another notch IMO

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:07 pm
by sofakingdrunk
MatttthewGeorge wrote:In the words of Rob Creighton, "stop fucking up beer".

I don't actually have a problem with it, although the first Milkshark was enough for me to know this trend (milkshake/lactose) isn't for me.

Now that Pulp from Barncat, that I could have more examples of.



Fuck yeah, this world would be a better place with more "pulp like" beerz

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:44 pm
by atomeyes
sofakingdrunk wrote:I loved the shit out of pineapple milk shark.....bummed I can't make it anytime soon to get the guava. If it's even close to the pineapple then I'd dig it. There was just enough of an IPA backbone for me, and that backbone was outstanding, with everything else just taking it up another notch IMO

this is the best one to date.

Pineapple was great for a first attempt, but way too bitter for the style. too much of a lingering bitterness, and Bellwoods knows it.
Blackberry was good because it worked with the hops, but it wasn't too insanely fruit forward, so it was nice.
guava has a nice guava flavour at the beginning and has a GREAT bitter finish at the end. i think it drinks really nice and is, by far, the best to date.

bring on the milkshake IPAs or creamsicle IPAs. you do it right and they're great, and no one else in Ontario (or Canada?) is doing this.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:56 pm
by Kish84
atomeyes wrote:bring on the milkshake IPAs or creamsicle IPAs. you do it right and they're great, and no one else in Ontario (or Canada?) is doing this.

Abe Erb did a Pina Colada milkshake IPA but I missed out on bottles, didn't expect them to sell out in a day. I haven't liked a single beer they've made, but I would have given that a chance.

I liked the Pineapple Milkshark, wasn't too fond of the Blackberry, but I had it on tap, and was told it was much better out of the bottle. Hoping to get to try some PG Friday if Arabella still has bottles left, and I'm OK with the price.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:48 pm
by MatttthewGeorge
atomeyes wrote:bring on the milkshake IPAs or creamsicle IPAs. you do it right and they're great, and no one else in Ontario (or Canada?) is doing this.


Dreamsicle from Nickel Brook was a Milkshake Pale Ale that came out last summer. Lactose, vanilla beans and orange peel. Not the same intensity as the Milkshark series, but some credit is due I think.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:58 pm
by shintriad
Even if they did, I need to try this.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:52 pm
by boney
Short answer: Nope.

I'll be honest, lactose and vanilla isn't my thing, but the guava is lush.

I know it's all guava puree, but anyone else get a super herbal guava leaf vibe off of this? It's neat and something I don't know if I've ever gotten off of any other beer.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:39 pm
by Napalm Frog
atomeyes wrote:guava has a nice guava flavour at the beginning and has a GREAT bitter finish at the end. i think it drinks really nice and is, by far, the best to date.


I actually got the opposite. The beginning was mostly milk, sugar, vanilla with a background of beer. Bitterness picked up midway through a full glass. The tail end, especially those last 4 sips, were pure guava. Nevertheless, I think I agree with your sentiment that this was the best. To me, mango in general has a 'pine' flavour to it, so the overall flavour of the Mango became a bit much by the end (plus the novelty of my first milkshake beer wearing off). The Blackberry was solid fruit through and through, consistent, but lacked the finer nuances of the mango or guava.

I'm definitely looking forward the next one.

Re: Did Bellwoods go too far with PG

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:12 am
by El Pinguino
Thsi was the first Milkshark beer I've had, but no tthe first milkshake IPA beer.
These are hardly IPAs at all in terms of how they taste...I got zero IPA taste from this pink guava beer. It was just sugary, sweet fruit juice to me.
It's a nice trend, its nice to bring in people who may otherwise not drink beer...but realistically, I had no desire to buy more than the single bottle I got.
These type of beers are "one and done" to me.