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

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RATINGS: 45   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10455) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
A hazed amber gold ale with a thick creamy light mocha head. In aroma, nice fruity caramel malt with coriander and nice herbaceous hops, piney and orangey. In mouth, a nice smooth Belgian IPA with fruity malt, piney floral hops, orange pulp, very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8939) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8565) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
2013-06-17. Very lightly hazy orange body, nice beige head and lace. 3+ Aroma is moderately alcoholic, lightly yeasty notes, biscuity bready pale malt. 7+ Flavour is pretty bitter up front, with a Belgian yeast undercurrent throughout. Light alcohol presence is relatively mild but amplifies the bitterness in the finish. Not a ton of hop character beyond the bitterness but it comes out subtly as it warms up. Average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Nice. (Sampled again from the bottle later in the week and it was a bit sweeter, and just a touch less alcoholic.) On tap at Bar Hop, Toronto

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
[5493-20130617] Tap. Mild fruity yeast grain aroma. Slightly hazy, red orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Grainy bitter flavour has a touch of grassy hops. Medium body is bitter. Tasty, a little rough around the edges. (6/3+/7/4/14) 3.4
(@ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
Draught at Thirsty & Miserable . Pours a hazy dark copper-gold with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. A bit of lacing on the glass. Aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit and herbs along with light hops and bready malt. Flavour of Belgian yeast, a good amount of hops (more then the aroma suggest), lots of fruit, herbs & spices and a dry finish that is, surprisingly, quite bitter. Some alcohol there but fairly well hidden. Medium bodied. Enjoyable and on style. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6214) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2013
bottle, Nice BIPA, Tropical fruits, slight white pepper, cloves & some citrus notes. nice mouthfeel. Well done beau’s

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6130) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2013
On draught at Bar Hop. Hazy deep amber with a large fluffy lasting almost white head. Interesting aroma - like a mild Dubbel with a hint of Weizen and a lot of grassy bitterness. Taste - wow - resin and grass and way back there is light toasty sweet yeasty malt and some alcohol. Average body and carbonation, astringent and dry, with an incredibly long coating grapefruit pith bitter finish and linger - starts "Belgian" finishes like a malty DIPA. Powerful stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4868) - 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.


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