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


on tap


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (4026) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
Ok but a little heavy on sweet side for me. Pours clear reddish orange. Not much head or lacing. Aroma has prominent booze, malt and sugar water. Thickish consistency. Finish sweet and astringent. As all Beaus, too expansive by bottle for quality of product. Good that I found it on tap at Only Cafe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6067) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle [600ml]. Pours a deep orange-amber with a large lasting fluffy off-white head. Mild, sweet and grainy aroma along with some light toasted malt, brown sugar, vanilla and fruit. Fruity flavour along with vanilla, very light hops and a hint of spice. Barrel-ageing is hidden to me. Average bodied. Pretty good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2413) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear orange-amber colour with average off-white head. Aroma is lightly toasty toffeish malt, fruit, light spice and hints of vanilla. Flavour is toasty caramel, some fruity malt, light spiciness and some very gentle oaky and vanilla. Barrel is quite subtle, but enough to lurk there in the background. Solid offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours nice deep reddy copper in colour, frothy off white head. Taste and aroma are on the malty side. Pretty good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
Bouteille embouteillée le 8 mars 2013. Bière cuivrée rousse avec une mousse très durable, crémeuse et beige. Au nez il y a une touche boisée, le fût de chêne, avec des malts sucrés. La bouche est bizarre car crémeuse et astringente. La finale asséchante donne l’impression de mordre dans le bois. Merci Patrick, le vrai !!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (3200) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2013
Patrick est une bière que j’ai achetée directement à la brasserie. Le liquide a été embouteillé le 8 mars dernier. Pat est un travesti qui dévoile une robe cuivrée. Sa coiffe est peu imposante et n’offre aucun spectacle. Cette merveille masquée dévoile des parfums très peu expressifs de malts grillés. Il y a peut-être quelque chose qui se rattache à son séjour dans la barrique de chêne. En fait, peut-être suis-je en train de fantasmer. Enfin, rien dans les arômes qui annonce une révolution de ce style insignifiant. Quelques gorgées plus loin, des malts grillés et des malts grillés avec des malts grillés et une légère astringence boisée et poivrée. La présence de ce fantôme apporte-t-elle une réelle profondeur? Je ne pense pas et, à bien y réfléchir, je souhaite afficher mon indifférence face à cette proposition plutôt insipide. En bouche, une sensation ordinaire. Le corps de Patrick est plutôt mince. Son pétillement est efficace et sa texture presque huileuse. Sa finale apporte certainement une impression boisée qui relève davantage d’une eau-de-vie brune bon marché que d’une liqueur maltée de grande qualité. En conclusion, je me permets de croire que cette bière n’est pas catastrophique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (490) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
600 mL bottle. Pours a red copper with a soapy beige head. Aromas of malt, caramel, oak and estery hop. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Malt forward and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1892) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
600 mL bottle. Copper in colour with a small off-white head. The whiskey barrel adds a nice subtle touch at the end of the flavour, that really makes this beer stand out. Very clean. Nice body for the style. One of the strongest offerings from Beau’s thus far, and one of the best Irish Reds I’ve ever tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2926) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle 1799 from 2012 release. Thanks to Jay for the bottle. This was not planned to be aged a year, we just did not meet up for over a year! A lovely house warming present. Also nice to have a couple of days before St Patrick’s Day and after a month without beer. And my son Patrick just turned 2 as well. And this is rating #2800! Ok, with all of that out of the way here goes. Red tinted orange/brown, very little head - what is there looks creamy. Aroma is nice - sweet vanilla, wood, and some fruit as well. Taste - pretty interesting. Light fruity hops present, quite light bodied with a nice carbonated mouthfeel - was expecting thick, but this is quite drinkable right off the bat. Sweetness of vanilla comes in in the second half. Some alcohol present at the end of the sweet linger, but not really there - which is impressive as it could overwhelm on this body. Nice toasty malt taste overall with just a hint of whiskey as well. Innis and Gunn could learn a thing or two from these folks on how to balance a barrel with a lighter bodied beer. I quite enjoyed it. Looking forward to comparing it to this year’s bottle as well, which my buddy Colin picked up for me (thanks!). Nice job Beaus and a good choice for rating 2800 - I slowly lurch towards 3000 - should be there by 2015 :) .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2295) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 9, 2013
Thanks for bringing an older Wild Oats Series back. Pours a clean dark amber colour with lots of active, tiny bubble, carbonation. Warm frothy cap goes down slowly with minimal lacing. Aromas are a mix of hop and malts with notes of spices. The same can be found in the taste, with the malt winning the war in the finish, and lingering a bit longer than the spicy hop. Not seeing any sing of the "aged in oak". Not one of my favorite styles anyways. Still, well-brewed overall.

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