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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Irish Ale
Vankleek Hill, Canada
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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
costisd (10) - - MAY 29, 2013
From large 600ml bottle, pours a bright red-amber colour with small creamy head. Aromas of caramel, toffee and cherries. Complex taste, well-balanced bitterness with malty sweetness, vanilla and a touch of spice. A remarkable Irish red ale.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
schedia (14) - - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle 600ml. Poured a clear copper beautiful color with a medium beige colour head and some lacing. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla and sweet caramel malt. Taste brings up caramel malt, vanilla, cherries, dark fruits. No taste or aroma of hops. Good carbonation. A very well balanced strong Red Ale. A great beer. I would love to pair it with creme Brulee as the knowledgeable Brewster Matthew O’ Hara suggests!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear copper color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malt notes with some notes of whiskey and vanilla which brings nice character. Taste is also a mix between sweet caramelized malt notes some whiskey and vanilla notes that are not overwhelming. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Quite enjoyable and I really liked the well balanced usage of whiskey barrels.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patlab (23) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
Lovely beer that has a rich amber colour with an aroma of caramel and bourbon. Loved this beer. The large bottle is a bit much, would’ve preferred a smaller size, but overall this beer is pretty darn good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle, pours a medium red, aroma of woody, the flavour was a bit woody with a good crisp finish, nice offering

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Freaky_tiki (577) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
Wait? Is that a lucha libre mask on the label? Pour cherrywood with a finger egg cream cap that fades to small islands of foam. Sweet on the tongue; robust finish. The 1/8 oak finish is sliver that I wish would dig a little deeper.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinsenn (1092) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Pours red and hazy with a thin beige head. Aroma of mostly British hops. Flavour is fruity (cherry) and sweet, with a dry finish. Only the slightest hint of whiskey right at the end. Another pretty much average beer from Beau’s.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JesseM (1151) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
Over-priced 600mL bottle, LCBO. Pours a clear but dark amber with a small beige head. The aroma is very pleasant, spicy yet creamy at the same time, cherries, cinnamon, deep caramalt character and peat, with minor earthy undertone. Flavour is even more interesting, same peat and caramalt but with a berry-like sweetness in the finish that’s neat. No booze but the beer feels somewhat thicker, though not quite syrupy. There’s a minor woody-dryness that shows up eventually, which indicates that they may have actually mixed in some barrel-aged stuff and that isn’t just marketing. This is actually pretty good, I just hate how much anything from Beau’s costs, especially in relation to the generally mediocre quality.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
Bouteille 600ml. De couleur ambrée foncée et claire. Nez de grains de céréales sucrées et légèrement rôties, léger de caramel toffee avec des notes boisées (fût de chêne), de houblon floral ainsi qu’avec des traces de pain grillé et de vanille. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement huileuse. Léger goût boisé (fût de chêne) accompagné de notes de vanille et de quelques traces épicées (poivre doux) lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de grains moyen-léger rôtis avec un léger goût de caramel toffee ainsi que des traces de pain grillé et de biscuits sucrés puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses et aux petites traces terreuses ainsi qu’avec des notes d’alcool. Post-goût moyen et aux petites notes sèches, légèrement amer de houblon floral aux notes herbeuses avec des notes rôties et d’alcool ainsi que des traces boisées et de toffee.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear dark copper with 3 fingers of foamy off-white head. Smell is bread, hay, toffee, and a bit of hops as well, maybe something a bit citrusy? Palate is on the lighter side of medium with average carbonation. Taste is very interesting, slight sweetness at first though balanced with a fruity hoppiness, the bitterness builds slightly, but then turns to a more caramel sweet flavour with less fruitiness, before leaving a moderately short lasting somewhat sweet aftertaste. Probably the best Irish red I’ve ever had.


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