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

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A Belgian ale featuring intense tropical fruit notes from generous late-addition hopping and spicy character derived from fermentation with Belgian ale yeast. The bitterness is apparent but balanced by the fruity hops and spicy notes provided by the yeast. History & Style A Pro-Am collaboration with Joey Kilbride, Best of Show Winner of the 2012 Homebrewing Competition at the National Capital Craft Beer Week in Ottawa. Tasting Notes A complex array of aromas present themselves in this beer; tropical and citrus fruit notes (orange, unripe peach and star fruit) from the hops along with some piney inflections. Also present in the bouquet and on the palate are spicy, peppery notes and some clove intonations. The finish is clean, balanced and dry with some lingering hop character. Technical Specs ALC./VOL.: 6.9% INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malts, Organic Hops, Belgian Ale Yeast. MALTS: Pilsner, Vienna, Caramunich (All Organic) HOPS: Simcoe, Motueka, Pacific Gem (All Organic) YEAST: Belgian Ale Yeast IBU’S: 50 OG: 14.7°P FG: 2.0°P IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 4-7° C


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
Tap: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a large frothy head with good retention. Aroma consists of dry hoppy notes with some fruity ester and light grassy notes. Taste is also dominated by grassy notes with some fruity ester and some dry hoppy notes. Malt presence can also be felt but doesn’t play a huge role. Body is full with good carbonation. Solid take on the Belgian style IPA with great complexity but retaining some drinkability.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (2948) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle - 600ml. Amber body with a good white frothy head. Fresh, sharp hoppy aroma with fruity and herbal hints. Its well balanced hoppy taste carries woody, herbal, and citrusy notes. Ends with a sharp, long bitter finish. Well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2448) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
600 ml bottle purchased at the brewery in June 6, 2013. Golden honey, medium head. Sweet aroma of hops, yeast fruitiness. Taste more dry, but quite hoppy, fruity note, little bitterness. Pretty creature!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (532) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Sweet, but well balanced, just like I like it. A very good Belgian ale. I liked it a lot.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2072) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
A really nice beer. Bottle at Momofuku Noddle Bar, Toronto. Nice pale orange body, sweet yeasty aroma. Taste is sweet and belgiany with a touch of bitter hops. Tastes great. Nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
Deep golden pour. The nose is spicy and a bit sweaty. Some light pepper and a touch of lemon. Peppery and some soft clove and a touch of citrus as well. Assertive bitterness. Lovely actually.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
This was the VI version of the Belgian IPA. Nice bitterness and drinkability. One of the better ones.Rhino summer fest.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Sweet base malt aroma that is creamy and with a decent dose of lychee fruit, grapefruit, and peppery phenolic. Almost clear orangish amber under a lacy, off white cover. Sweet base malt with a blast of lychee fruit and notes of strawberry and citrus. Assertive woody bitterness provides good balance. Medium to full body, high carbonation, sweet and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 10, 2013
Where and how: at bar Volo
Aroma medium intense, malty with good hop side. Very nicely arranged.
Appearance:
Top: medium, off-white creamy with good lace and rings.
Base: hazy, amber gold.
Palate : good, creamy texture with medium fuller body. Medium walls.
Taste: citrusy with grapefruit elements , resinous hint, golden malts.
Other notes solid hop profile on side to malty base. Drinkable with good character.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2612) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle (650 ml). Extra from Craig, thanks! Clear bright dark golden with a medium off-white head, good retention and massive lacing. Aroma of Belgian yeast, grassy hops, resinous notes, light sweetness and tropical fruits/citrus. Taste is slightly to moderately sweet with a pine, yeast, spices, grassy notes and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry mouthfeel. Sticky bitterness. Overall, this is a very good hoppy/piney Belgian Ale. Not extremely complex, but that was probably no the goal here. Well done.


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