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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This collaborative project from Beau’s All Natural Brewing and Bridgehead Coffee brings together a strong doppelbock beer and a blend of three flavourful organic fair-trade coffees to create a bold taste and aroma.

History & Style

The base beer for this offering is a traditional dark German doppelbock, brewed to 8% abv. Coffee was steeped in the kettle after boiling to add a whole new dimension of complex flavours.

Tasting Notes

Aromas and flavours of chocolate, dried fruit, warming alcohol and burnt toffee meld with pronounced, pure coffee flavours. Chocolate and coffee linger on the palate after each sip.

Food Pairings

Perfect for an after-dinner pairing with sweet, rich desserts, coffee cake, tiramisu and chocolate. Technical Specs

Alc./Vol.: 8.0%

Ingredients: Organic Barley & Wheat Malts, Organic Fairtrade Coffee (Costa Rican, Equadorian & Ethiopian Sidamo ), Organic hops, German Bock Lager Yeast.

Malts: Organic Munich, Organic Pilsner, Organic Wheat, Organic Caramunich, Organic Carafa

Hops: Organic Perle, Organic Hersbrucker

IBU’s: 27

OG: 19.5°P

FG: 4.2°P



3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2012
Orange with a bubbly head. Above average mouthfeel. Funky aroma which is fine for the style. A good drinker, smooth and a nice sourness not expected from such sweet fruit.Very good sour, thanks Jason.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2120) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2012
Tried this one at the Bridgehead on Sparks street in Ottawa, February 2012 (as their launch to this brew). Pours a deep copper colour with a creamy off-white head that is long lasting. The nose had great cacao scent with coffee notes and light fruitiness. The taste has nice coffee hints with smooth bitterness. Pretty nice collaboration with these two great local brewmasters.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2883) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2012
600ml bottle, # 273, dark ruby color, with some reddish highlights, and a big frothy bubbly beige head, nice strong earthy vegetable, greenish peaish, coffee bean nose, with some light earthy toasted, vianna, roasted, caramel sweet malt accents, with a faint floral tobacco leaf hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a good sweet earthy toasty, caramel, roasty, biscuity malt, strong green vegetable coffee bean character, with a black coffee, faint flowery tobacco leaf, grassy hop, toffeeish flavours, with a hint of sponge toffee, brown sugar, and subtle dark dried fruit undertone, leading towards a mild toasty maltiness, good roasted coffee bean bittering finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerCast_Rich (1841) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2012
[600ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Deep golden amber colour, with some carbonation – although fairly flat. Aroma of cigarettes and coffee. Peanuts. Flavours mostly consist of coffee and nuts. Strange. Smoky and strong but not that great a balance – I think there’s just too much going on, too many clashing flavours [22042012]

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
[4359-20120329] Tap. Coffee grounds and roasted woody grains aroma. Dark red brown body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. SUPER coffee roast grounds flavour is like a cup of beery coffee with a shot of concentrated dark coffee. Full bitter body. So amazing if you’re a coffee drinker, I couldn’t rave about it enough. (9/3/9/4/17) 4.2
(Beaulo @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dantheman278 (1358) - SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at cgarvieuk’s Danish Invasion tasting. Dark orangey copper, thick white head fades to a thin cap. Pungent coffee, dry malts, slight grassy hop nose. Coffee-dominated palate, some sweet malts, hints of honey, overly bitter coffee, oily, slightly artificial-tasting, hints of alcohol burn, generally a bit messy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ...light brown .. thin white lacing ... soft coffee mellow roast nose ... toffee malts ... soft coffee roast ... dark fruits

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2853) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
Bottle - 600ml. Dark amber body with an average off-white foamy head. Strong malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate and roasted coffee hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its robust taste carries roasted coffee and some fruity notes. Ends with a long bitter/roasty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
2012-03-29. Nice brown head, small beige head. 3+ Massive coffee flavour and aroma dominates, with very little of the base beer coming through. Average plus palate is smooth, softly carbonated. This is coffee with beer in it and not the other way around, which was thoroughly appreciated by those around me who like that sort of thing. I was not unfortunately one of them. Jeebus! Beaulo Event, Volo, Toronto

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2443) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
[bottle from brewery] Sweet coffee and faint cereal malt aroma with apple and brown sugar accents. Clear red-brown with a tawny patch and thick ring. Creamy and slightly spicy melanoidin malt flavour with a pungent coffee backbone. Delicate, well-balanced between subtle bitter coffee and sweet malt. Chocolate and nut notes. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, lingering bitterness in the finish.


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