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


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OOKPIKABLE (168) - 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 (2466) - 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 (7624) - 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 (747) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2013
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a nice red-amber colour with small creamy head. Aromas of caramel, fruits. Taste of vanilla, spices. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 1, 2013
An okay Irish red. Deep amber coloration, mild bready and grass aroma with hints of oak. I don’t get much of the vanilla, but this is a pretty mild beer in general. Picked this one up in Toronto in 2013.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Full amber with cream-tan frothy head. Aroma is of moderate sweet malt (grain and caramel), hint of molasses, tart raspberry. Flavor is considerable caramel, zingy strawberry, mild hop resin: leaf, grass, touch of spice. hint of bread. Bitterness is light and swells and fades over about five seconds. Body is medium-light with light, soft carbonation, giving a slightly placid feel. An easy-going high-end beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1548) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
(bottle) clear amber colour with a small white head; aroma of stewed fruit; refreshing, wheat-like flavour with long light bitter finish; pleasant if unexceptional

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JamesChamp (15) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
I see a lot of people really enjoy this beer. I was thinking this beer was going to have a lot of great taste, I was a bit disappointed after drinking it. Not that it was bad, I was just expecting more taste, and I did not notice the oak aged the label says. Maybe it is just the style of beer. Can’t say I have drank much Irish Reds before.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
Clear red with lots of bubbles and a thick beige head that rapidly settles down, leaving barely a trace. Aroma is very faint, but good - toasty caramel malts, vanilla, wood and whiskey. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Taste is treacle, toasty malts, bitter cherry, vanilla with very light hops and whiskey coming through in the end.

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