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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
punkska101 (1752) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
600 ml bottle from flaveurs d’ici A: caramel, herbacy, light whisky, toasty app: clear dark copper sparing white head t/p: med body with sweet short finish. O: OK. A Irish red ale with a small kick. Don’t expect much the wood aging, it’s pretty shy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1222) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
Arômes de malt, eau minérale, caramel léger et bois mouillé. En bouche, belle présence de sucre venant du fût de whisky. Saveurs de malt herbacé, pain brun et finale caramélisé et citronné avec une petit pointe d’amertume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1492) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
Red but clear pour with caramelt malts and a very light hint of oak and earth. Medium bodied brew. Has a sweet and resinous flavour profile with a bit of a yeast or cream texture. Not such a fan of this one, especially considering the price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
electrotype (654) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2015
La couleur y est, ça c’est certain. Un beau rouge ruby. Au nez, ça sent sucré, et ça résume malheureusement assez l’expérience olfactive. Je suis un amateur de bières sèches, en général, alors c’est de mauvaise augure pour moi! En bouche c’est un peu mince et le sucre résiduel vient confirmer le nez. Il manque clairement de profondeur. Très moyen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
600ml bottle from the LCBO pours a nice reddish hued copper sweet malt slight vanilla fruit aroma tart slightly bitter taste smooth mouth feel not bad

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (515) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
From the bottle I can smell vanilla, toffee, whisky, oak, smoke, pepper, cherry, malt. From the glass just a sour malty smell. Taste some whisky and oak, maybe a little vanilla and toffee at times and then it turns into a sour juicy malty red ale. Good not great, a little strange. Cheer’s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (193) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours deep amber. aroma of malts with a bit of brown sugar. Tastes of same. Smooth, with wateryish mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
600ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Amber in colour with a thin off-white head, light lacing. The aroma is heavily malty, roasty, some sweetness, caramel. The flavour is roasty and malty, caramel sweetness, some fruit. Finishes lightly bitter, lingering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Ian. Deep reddish hue, average off white head. Very malty and sweet, dark toffee, a little buttery, brown sugar. Sweet, simple, but decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (851) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
Rousse. Belle mousse généreuse. Nez: dominance caramel. Malté. Léger arôme de rôti. Bois. Toffee. Bouche: sucré. Très caramélisé. Nougat. Toffee. Un peu de café. Bonbon. Je ne vois pas vraiment le vieillissement en fût de whisky à part peu être une touche de vanille. Très axé sur le sucre mais c'est pas déplaisant du tout, au contraire.

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