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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (310) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a large off white head. Aroma is distinctly used coffee grounds. Taste is bitter coffee, no hops appear to contribute to the bitterness. Gritty bite, almost like putting coffee grounds on the tongue. Medium bitter finish. Overall this beer is dominated by the coffee, no complexity. I would not try again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Dark amber with a lasting foamy tan head. Odd kind of separation going on. Like whipped cream on water. Aroma is lightly roasted coffee, some caramel malt. Watery. Not overly flavourful. The coffee is there but otherwise, meh. Is that a vanilla or fruit extract? Moderately bitter finish. It was ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alpha10 (323) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2013
2013/03/01 - Pours a dark amber color with a thin off white head. Aroma is coffee and sweet, roasted malts. Taste is similar to nose with a very quick coffee burst and a dry aftertaste. Medium to full body with lots of carbonation. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
OntBeerDrinker (431) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Lot’s of head and a darker orange/red with carbination. Smell from bottle is caramel and peach,from glass roastedness chocolate and caramel mabye a little cherry. On some sips taste is peach caramel chocolate and vanilla,butr some sips is a roasted coffee and peach/vanilla taste plus I can taste waTER on the sips 2. Nothing amazing,nothing awful. It’s nice for what it is. I am not wowed but I like it cheer’s!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shaynsawchuk (460) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
600 mL bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a white head. Nose is all coffee, so is the flavor. Medium to high carbonation and a chalky mouth feel. Unique, but I'm not a fan of flavored beers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
It pours auburn with amber highlights; the is off-white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: fresh roasted coffee beans, and a slight herbal note. The taste is medium-light bitter; there are notes of: coffee beans, white-grapefruit, and slight cookie. The palate is medium bodied, has light carbonation, thin, and a medium finish. Overall, a really lovely stank - but doesn’t carry through.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neongolden (390) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
(650mL bottle from LCBO) Poured clear brownish amber with a good-sized whitish bubbly head. Aroma is coffee, but not in the way that most darker coffee beers are, more like a bag of medium roast grounds. A little caramel malt in the background, and slight hops fruitiness (or just coffee). Flavour again strongly coffee-forward at the start, with earthiness and roast (coffee, not malt). Some amber ale caramel malts in there, a bit toasty, slight tree fruit. Finish slightly hoppy/coffee bitter but honestly not much going on for flavour after halfway, ends limp. Medium carbonation, very watery mouthfeel, not much substance or heft. I like the coffee elements but I could smell a bag of good beans, brew a nice cup and be happier than with this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2353) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear brownish burnt orange with modest lighttan head. Strong earthy coffee aroma. Taste is similarly really strong, earthy coffee. Bitter coffee in finish. Mellow carbonation. Really coffeish to the point of overwhelming anything else, but interesting and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuillaumeCL (343) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2013
Pours a clear reddish brown with a bit of white head. Smell is a large dark from Bridgehead. I had enough of them during university to instantly recognize the smell. Palate is light bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Taste is a large dark at bridgehead. I’m not sure if I like this so much because it’s good or because of nostalgia.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (3893) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Lots of coffee here. Coffee with caramel leave. Average carbonation, consistency. Overpriced at lcbo as usual with beaus. Pours dark amber. Some head and lacing. On tap at Rhino winterfest.


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