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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Abbey Tripel
Vankleek Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Venskab (the Danish word for ‘friendship’) is the fourth beer release in Beau’s Friendship Series: beers designed and brewed in collaboration with other brewers we know and love. Self-proclaimed “Gypsy brewer” and luminary Anders Kissmeyer of Denmark’s Kissmeyer Beers conceived and created Venskab in collaboration with Beau’s All Natural’s brewmaster Matthew O’Hara.

History & Style
Venskab was brewed based on a Belgian Tripel style. It was hopped with German Perle and Belgian Cascade, and some bog myrtle was added into the kettle to add a herbal nuance. The beer was strengthened with some organic cane sugar added into initial fermentation, then during conditioning the beer aged on Southbrook Organic Ice Wine-soaked oak chips. Venskab was then aged in Canadian white wine barrels for several months. A final touch was the addition of yuzu, a Japanese citrus fruit, and then the beer was prepared for bottle conditioning with the introduction of Champagne yeast and priming sugar.

Tasting Notes
The Venskab experience is a symphony of aromas and flavours. On the nose expect tropical and citrus fruits (pineapple, Japanese yuzu), as well as hints of Sauvignon Blanc and oak. The flavours reflect the same with remarkable depth and complexity. Well-integrated alcohol makes its presence felt, as does a drying earthiness.

Food Pairings
Like a robust white wine, Venskab is a very versatile and food-friendly beer. Try it with lobster and garlic butter, rosemary-crusted Ontario lamb, or Cashel Blue cheese.

Technical Specs
Alc./Vol.: 9.6%
Ingredients: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley & Wheat Malts, Organic Hops, Organic Cane Sugar, Yuzu Fruit, Wild Sweet Gale, Belgian Golden Ale Yeast, Champagne Yeast..
Malts: Organic Pilsner, Organic Wheat, Organic Carafoam
Hops: Organic Perle, Organic Belgian Cascade
IBU’s: 32
OG: 20.0°P
FG: 1.5°P
Ideal Serving Temperature: 4-6° C (Tulip Glass)


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1040) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
600ml bottle, #0419. Sat on this for well over a year. Cloudy gold/apricot yellow. Big fizzy head, moderate lacing. Tropical fruit, white grape and spicy aroma. Taste is similar with more sweetness and some Belgian funk. Solid body, soft carbonation. Overall, unique, fruity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2013

Bottle 600ml.

[ Bottle # 1181 ].Light unclear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, pale malt, moderate hoppy, moderate to light heavy yeasty, riped yeast, mint - bubble gum. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long to average duration, riped fruit, yeasty, mint - bubble gum. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130913]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty weak caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (9624) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2013
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Sweetness, fruits, berries, some sourness and yeast. Flavour. Berries, yeast, grape, some sweetness and sourness. Meduim to full bodied. ends sourish and grapy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brnandersen (1668) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Sample from 600 ml. bottle. Hazy, deep golden colour with a bubbly, off-white head. Sweet aroma with yeasts, fruits, citrus and an earthy note. Taste is sweet. Medium body, creamy texture. Finishes sweet with spices. Nice Tripel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (1273) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle - Amber pour with a small white head. Medium sweet fruity citrus, some caramel,wood, sweet yeasts/malts and light spicy floral and herbal nuances.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6175) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is spicy and sweet malty with light acidic notes. The flavor is sweet malty and spicy with a good bitter light sour finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hallinghansen (1735) - Odense S, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Cloudy amber body with no head. Aroma is citrus, lemon, earth, dust. Flavour is spicey, malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlackerMads (1239) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle at Nørrebro Bryghus tasting. Hazy yellow with a small white head. Citrus, oak, white wine barrel, soap, bubblegum, rasp/strawberrires, light stingy alcohol. Taste is medium sweet with little bitterness. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2737) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
Post of a bottle from the brewery. Hazy deep golden with a fair white foam. Rich, floral, sweet, boozy, definite white wine and white grape juice, tropical fruits, zesty, slightly spicy citrus, good. Medium+ body with moderate effervescence. Rich, sweet, fruity, white wine, zesty and spicy, a fair bit of booze, a bit floral, too much booze; lightly sweet, minimal bitterness, warm, stinging booze and a rich white wine and tropical fruit finish.


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