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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vankleek Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Two local companies, Beau’s All Natural Brewing and Bridgehead Coffee, have collaborated to create a special beer to help Ottawans keep warm during Winterlude this year. “WinterBrewed” is a strong amber ale brewed by Beau’s, infused with an organic coffee selected by Bridgehead. The beer selected for the blend holds its own as well: a strong ale with a rich amber colour, which features toasty, biscuity notes from the malt, and a herbal, slightly fruity contribution from the hops.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2605) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
600 ml bottle from the brewery on November 28, 2014. Dark orange, small head. Mild coffee aroma, green herb notes. Taste like sweet herb coffee, nice dry hoppy notes, good bitterness. A coffee beer that is not a porter or a stout and it works!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (3613) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Split 2-ways. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks!

Appearance: Hazy amber with a medium easy to revive beige head and little lacing.

Aroma: Coffee is strong and dominant with light green peppers presence and light fruitiness.

Taste: Coffee takes most of the place here too along light green peppers, toasted malts and light fruitiness, Light coffee bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lingering coffee finish.

Overall: Unidimensional and unbalanced. I guess it’s hard to achieve a much better result by adding coffee to an amber ale (which isn’t the most expressive beer at first), but if it’s the best that can be done, don’t bother brewing it again. Not easy to drink, nor to enjoy.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (158) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
650 ml bottle from the 2014 Best of Beau’s pack picked up at the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown colour with lots of dense tan head with great retention. Leaves a fair bit of lacing.

Aroma: Malt, biscuit, coffee, cereal.

Flavours: Strong dark coffee, charcoal, grains and cereal.

Mouthfeel: Average mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This one is a pretty solid offering from Beau’s. It has lots of good aromas and some really strong interesting coffee and cereal flavours. The mouthfeel is decent and not too thin. In my opinion, this is the best bottle from the 2014 Best of Beau’s pack and one of their best beers from 2014.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2337) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours hazy amber with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, peppers. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, some bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Coffee. Quite straight-forward.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1396) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Liquide orange foncé, ocre tirant sur le brun, avec une couronne de mousse blanche en surface. Nez de brûlé, ou à tout le moins fortement torréfié, avec un brin de caramel et de chocolat au lait. Bouche délicieusement amère, soutenue par une carbonatation parfaite, juste un peu piquante. Assez ronde et savoureuse tout en offrant une buvabilité étonnante (encore une fois on souligne sa pétillance parfaite), elle allie originalité et haute qualité, une habitude chez cette brasserie. Très agréable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1155) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a hazy copper with a big quickly shrinking white head and a couple spots on the glass. Aroma is cold coffee, malty, roasted notes, light ash, and mild refreshing citrus. Flavour is coffee, malty, roasted malts, cocoa, med bitterness, lightly spicy, citrus and a fairly dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1449) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toast, coffee and light sweet toffee. Taste is coffee, sweet caramel, toast, biscuit and a light floral hop flavor. Complex and smooth with no harshness... A lovely winter sipper that uses coffee we’ll which isn’t easy to do.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (6841) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle - Spice and cocoa. Deep dark amber with a rich beige head. Toast, roast and spice with a little bite in the finish. Odd, but quite nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoberDave (171) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Coffee caramel hops and dark malt aroma. Brown amber color with a foamy brown head. Hoppy bitter taste with a slight nibble on the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Heavy hoppy aroma with hints of citrus, a light coudy appearance with a nice even frothy head, nice hop taste with a easy finish. Was a good beer


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