Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Irish Ale
Vankleek Hill, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
A strong (6.5% abv) interpretation of an Irish Red Ale. Part of the batch has been aged in wheat whiskey barrels, and then reintroduced adding subtle wood and vanilla nuances.
History & Style
Strong Patrick is based on an Irish Red, an ale style that is lightly hopped, well rounded and balanced, with a pleasant toasted malt character. A celebration of the traditional style just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
Tasting Notes
This is a luscious, red-hued ale with a malty backbone, showcasing toasty and toffee notes complemented by some warming alcohol & whiskey flavours. These combine with underlying wood & vanilla nuances added through contact with oak.
Food Pairings
Brewmaster Matthew O’Hara suggests pairing with creme brulee, and of course some traditional soda bread and Irish stew.
Technical Specs
Alc./Vol.: 6.7%
Ingredients: Local Spring Water, Organic BarleyMalts, Organic Hops, Irish Ale Yeast.
Malts: Organic 2-Row, Organic Munich, Organic Carafoam, Organic Cara 60, Organic Cara 120, Organic Carafa, Organic Roast Barley
Hops: Organic Pilgrim
IBU’s: 24
OG: 16.4°P
FG: 3.5°P

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
Bouteille 60cl, batch# 4092, bottled 02/05/2015 courtesy of Asheft, IP trade in Brussels, thanks Alex. De couleur acajou, voire ambrée, col fin blanc-cassé. Arôme aux savoureuses notes maltées tirant vers un agréable chocolaté, cara pâle et un accompagnement fruité agrumes du houblon. Palais met l’accent sur un malté aux notes chocolatées et caramel qui ressortent bien. Retrouve une légère amertume citronnée des houblon avec un rappel UK noble (oscillant vers le caractère du Challenger) et une touche de baies sur la fin. Le boisé se retrouve assez en retrait par rapport aux différents malts. Le profil reste sec et se ponctue sur une fin qui garde une belle présence des grains-malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (799) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Clear deep copper with a small tan head. Toasty nose with toffee, wood and vanilla. Medium sweet caramel and honey with only very light bitterness and more vanilla appearing. Mouth is on the thin side of medium and slick with average carbonation. Decent Red ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Aroma:ligh caramel aroma... Appearance:clear redish ,good head... Flavor:sour,caramel,nutty and grain....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
2015 edition in 600 ml bottle from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a deep clear mahogany brown with a little head consisting mainly of larger bubbles. The head dissipates pretty quick and leaves little lacing.

Aroma: Rich caramel malt, toffee, dough.

Flavours: Caramel, toffee, cereal, honey, grain, vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Thin with moderate carbonation.

Overall: A nice malt heavy beer although the mouthfeel is a tad on the thin side in my opinion. The aromas on this one were the best part. I love that malty caramelish smell.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1176) - Calgary, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
Clear dark amber/red pour with large off white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, vanilla and faint nuttiness. Taste of caramel malts, vanilla, faint woodiness, touch of hazelnut. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, cloying finish. One time try only.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (849) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
600 mL bottle, shared. Brown-red pour, medium tan slightly fizzy head. Caramel and vanilla aroma, some wood, earthiness. Taste follows. Nice semi sweet red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flip_soeperman (880) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Like Murphy’s on steroids. Very nice warming beer, notes of burnt caramel in there. Just very very well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Couleur ambré avec une mousse résistante. Aromes de caramel, sucre, noix,vanille. C’est bien balancé. Une Irish Ale respectable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Listigovers (913) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Pours clear ruby red with a slightly foamy head. Aroma is a little spicy and malty. Beer has very little bitterness, nice thick mouthfeel, some spiciness and nuttiness. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jannick13 (142) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear ruby read with small white head. Smells sweet. Taste is typical red ale with an extra sweetness. Barely any woodsy taste. Guess my expectations were a bit too high.

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