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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


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (33332) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012

Bottle 600ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

[ Bottle #717 ]. Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, honey, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus - grass. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. riped orange - candy, honey, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ... amber ... thin off white head ... soft sweet toffee nose ... oxidised woody musty sweet toffee malts ... appley ... not working for me ... ligth vanilla

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Clear amber coloured pour with a thick white head. The nose is lightly sweet with a touch of vanilla and some toasted barley. That odd sort of slick sweetness that I find typifies Irish ales (and is why I generally don’t like them). A little bit of light fruitiness and a touch of black pepper. A touch of sweet estery character (green apple and some berry). There is a little bit of nuttiness as well. It doesn’t quite come together for me

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
2012-03-29. Nice brown body, headless. Tangy malt aroma, light caramel. 6+ Flavour is similar, mild malt, light tangy notes, notes of barrel are mild enough that it took more than one sip to identify them. Average bodied palate. My final note says "Boozy quality is (illegible) but not necessarily enticing." Okay. I’d drink it again but probably wouldn’t choose it very often. Beaulo Event, Volo, Toronto

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 4, 2012
@ BEAULO , on tap
Aroma cola, bourbon, bit mild muted nose. Brown sugars with side bitternes.7-
Appearance slight haze on dark amber. Rocky white top. 3+
Flavor and Palate : Mild, low carbonated ale. Hint of fig, plum , malty going… drinkable , decent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6167) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
Draught at Volo. Hazy ruby-amber with a smallish frothy off-white diminishing head. Sweet malty floral aroma, oddly generically fruity. Taste follows, noticeable alcohol, a bit worty, but solid. Average to thick body, a bit astringent from the floaral bitterness, a sweet dried wildflower aftertaste. Not bad, but in the final analysis it's still an Irish "red ale" so ........ meh. ---Rated via Beer BADASS for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5803) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
[4361-20120329] Tap. Not a lot of aroma, some generic grains maybe. Clear, amber red body with a quick bubbly head. Candied fruit base flavour with a light sweet gain base with something that reminds me of meringue. Medium body. Drinkable, fair. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(Beaulo @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4509) - 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.


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