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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippyHop (477) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
Pours a pretty amber with a fat tan cap that leaves nice lace. Aroma is typical caramel/"red fruit"/roasted grain. Taste is the same predictable sweet, fruity caramel malt, light toasted nuts, light mineral water. The bitterness kicks in just about the time I’m starting to wonder where it is. Solid interpretation of the style. Definitely lacks the carbonation of the 2014 version (based on my buddy Freaky_Tiki’s review)

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (4454) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2015
Draught @ The Boathouse, Kitchener. Pours hazy copper brown with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, with notes of caramel and yeast and touches of bread. Dusty and sweetish flavour of malt, caramel and bread, with notes of hops and yeast. Bitterish and slightly estery aftertaste. Slightly watery, despite the medium to high carbonation. Nice, especially for the non-native style,

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pumpkinhead2 (591) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
Bière orangée cuivrée, parfaitement limpide, effervescence très faible, et surmontée d’un col beige bien dense et mousseux qui se réduit tout doucement en s’agrippant sur les parois du verre. Arômes de pain grillé, sucre d’orge et caramel, avec notes de grain et de raisin rouge, ainsi qu’un léger boisé. Nez peu intéressant, complexité et intensité plutôt faibles. En bouche, pétillement tout de même assez élevé, breuvage mince au palais. Au goût, pain grillé, grain rôti et boisé, significativement moins sucré que ce que le nez laissait présager, un peu de saveurs de sucre d’orge et de caramel. On note également un houblon qui semble principalement floral et végétale (branchage, feuille verte…), en route vers une finale bien sèche à l’amertume de faible à modérée. Bière significativement plus intense en bouche qu’au nez, bonne intégration des différentes saveurs entre elles, équilibre malt/houblon intéressant, mais complexité qui demeure tout de même faible. Bière correcte, sans plus…

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1254) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
600 ml from flaveurs d’ici A: light caramel, grainy/bready app: clear reddish/orange t/p: med body with moderate long bitter finish. O: ok. Nice malty feel good overall drinkabilty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (545) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
600ml bottle from Flaveurs d’ici shared with Jo. Thanks Jo. Aroma: caramel, molasses. App: clear red, small white head. Taste and palate: light medium body, medium sweetness, oily, soft carbonation, sticky, light bitter finish. Overall: good interpretation of the style. Good beer overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (231) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
Mondial de la bière 2015 - Ambrée, avec un col de mousse mince, de couleur crème. Nez épicé, sucré, de caramel et malté. Goût de caramel, de grains grillés et de houblons en final. C’est plutôt mince en bouche.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radiomgb (2520) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
600ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Deep amber in colour with a thin lasting off-white head, good lacing. The aroma is of caramel malts, nutty, some fruit. The flavour is of caramel sweetness, malty, nutty, light hops. Finishes long, sweet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1562) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Nice. Quite flavorful for the ABV level. Strong malt presence. Quite good and recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (369) - - SEP 3, 2014
Pours dark copper with a thick white head which leaves behind moderate lacing. Aromas of biscuits, cream and herbs, all blending together. Creamy mouthfeel. Tastes are of shortbread cookies, herbal hops, and caramel sweetness. Overall a nice blending of sweet and bitter, although definitely leaning towards the former more than the latter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2117) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
600ml bottle from Ottawa LCBO.
Appearance : Clear shiny amber with medium foamy with a ligh brown color head. Short head retention. Minimal lacing.
Aroma : Floral and slightly piny hops with caramel. Caramel is light and elegant with light toffee and overcooked sugar notes. Some dried red fruits as well. Light raisins. Really nice malt profile and nice hops as well.
Taste : Overcooked caramel on the arrival with floral hops. Piny notes on the finish with light astringency that might be coming from both the hops and the overcooked caramel notes.
Palate : Moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel could be improved a bit. Carbonation is a bit oo lively which makes the palate thinner and the beer less drinkable.
Overall : Really nice beer overall. Great summer drink. I like the caramel profile. Nicely drinkable. If the mouthfeel would have been more fluffy and smooth it would have been pretty amazing.


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