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

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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beau’s flagship offering is Lug Tread Lagered Ale, named after the tire treads of a small tractor, a true symbol of Eastern Ontario. Golden-hued, crisp and finely balanced, Lug Tread is a tribute to “Kölsch” the classic beer of Cologne, Germany. Lug Tread is top fermented (like an ale) and then cold aged, or “lagered”, for a lengthy period. This gives it some light ale notes, complemented by a lager-like crispness.


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1.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
BelgieFan (3) - - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 600 ml bottle. Somewhat disappointing and overpriced. Bland taste, pale colour like Corona, slightly reminiscent of a Molson Canadian-type taste (it’s been ages since I’ve drunk macro-brews). Lug Tread is definitely drinkable, but a little lame for this price range and micro-brewery standards. Maybe I’m not a big fan of this style. But at this price point, I felt compelled to rate it. I have to say that the second one (on the next day) tastes better than the first. Hmmm.... Maybe there’s a reason they sell these in four-packs.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1513) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours an ultra clear golden with a small (diminishing to "thin" a bit fast) white head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of cereals and that’s about it. A bit of husk but nothing bad, really. Taste is pretty dry and moderately high on the bitterness. Flavors of wheat crackers and herbs. The bitterness lingers for a moderate duration, a bit of a surprise from a kölsch to me but I’m no expert so maybe they are all like that across the pond. Body is light to medium and carbonation moderately high. Overall a nice beer, not something I tend to drink usually but I believe it is crafted better than your average "American Kölsch" from my limited experience. Can’t wait to see what they release here next!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2015) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle 600ml. Pours blond with low white head. Good lacing. Aroma is of pils malt, honey. Taste is of pils malt, honey, very slight bitterness, some alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Good, tasty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HippyHop (267) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Pour is clear gold with nothing going on. Nose is mostly bread/grain, a bit of hay and barnyard - that Beau’s rustic bouquet. Taste is sweet grainy malt, a little funky, with the crisp lager finish they advertise. Simple and kinda boring, but tasty.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cargo150 (778) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Couleur dorée translucide avec une belle tete blanche mousseuse. Aromes de céréales,fruité,herbe... Simple rien d’extraordinaire ici...

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Pale gold with with a thin, white, disappearing fizzy head. Smells of yeast, pale malt, fruit, flowers and some lite grassy hops. Medium dry light body with medium carbonation. Tastes of yeast, fruit, dry pale malt and bread with a hoppy finish. Not awful but not particularity interesting. Drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. Golden pour, clean crisp mouthfeel. Grainy flavor, sweet maltiness. OK

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1085) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Pours a clear gold with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is mild fruit, pears, cherry?s, a touch of sulfur and mildly wine like. Flavour is soft malt, mildly fruity, medium, light puckering tartness, mildly bitter with a mild presence of noble hops. Very nice lightly fruity light brew!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1342) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours a clear golden copper with a frothy and lacey white head. Aroma of biscuit, toast, sweet pale malts and a nice floral esthers from the yeast. Taste is toast, biscuit and a rich sweet pale malt character... Crisp and clean finish like this style should have... Rich malt profile like an ale and lager finish... Almost perfect kolsch!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlennHendry (17) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
No bitterness to speak of with this ’lagered’ ale, but it comes with a nice spicy aroma and it is crisp and smooth going down. The malts are soft and muted, like saltine crackers

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalflake (6) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014 does not count
Not lager, not ale - yup, it’s a Kölsch alright! Poured into a shaker, nice clear yellow colour with a frothy white 2cm head that dissipated quickly but never quite disappeared. Aromas of grain & grass, crisp & lively on the palate with medium carbonation. Tasted slightly sweet, flavours of malted grain , hay and a hint of doughy yeast. Finish was pleasantly bitter, nicely hopped but not overdone. Eminently drinkable - this may be my new everyday beer. Can’t wait for it to be available in QC!


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