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

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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


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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1222) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
Probably the best beer I’ve had from Beau’s. Up front lots Of malt. Toffee, roasted cereal, sort of like Cheerios. Back end is whiskey sweet. Nice alcohol warmth but not overbearing. Pours orange-red with a hazyness. Head faded quickly. Taste was mostly sweet. Creamy in mouth with low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (2984) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Ruby red bordering on brown, small beige head. Big bready, doughy sweet chewy malts. This is bordering doppelbock territory. As soon as the big malts die down, there is a nice shot of roasted nuts, and some herbal woodiness. Body is a little thick, and the carb is a tad low, but im not surprised. The finish is nutty, roasty, and sweet. It’s all wrapped in a sweet woody, malty blanket, quite nice!

4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (445) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patlab (21) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2476) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
[on tap at Wellington Gastropub, Ottawa] Well balanced aroma with citrus from both hops and fermentation. Hazy chestnut appearance under a lacy, off-white patch. Sweet caramel malt flavour with floral and spicy hops developing to a late bitterness. Accents of nuts, strawberries, and pears. Medium body, low carbonation, faint bitter nuts finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2851) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2012
600 ml bottle from the brewery, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear bright copper with a nice tan head. Aroma: Quite rich, malty, fruity, some bright notes, a little vinous, some esters and woodsy notes of vanilla, toffee and caramel, a little dark dried fruit, berries?, quite nice. Palate: Medium body, fairly sparse effervescence. Flav.: Roasted malts, brown sugar, vinous fruitiness, berries, a little woodsy character, faint esters, caramel and toffee, quite rich, sweet and malty; sweet with a touch of bitterness and a long, thick, sweet malty finish.

I’m not normally a fan of Irish Ales, but I’m a fan of Patrick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1109) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 18, 2012
600ml bottle. Side notes: The label is the most awesome I have ever seen, and this bottle was six months old when we opened it. Cloudy red/brown/amber with moderate creamy head. Big malt in the aroma. Taste is kind of like a slightly weaker Scotch Ale, touch of mild earthy bitterness on the finish after a caramel malt. Hints of the wood and alcohol. Body is creamy. Overall, I rather enjoyed this one. Taste and body were nice and full.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (2904) - 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 :) .


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