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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
Bottle, pours a medium brown, a bit murky looking, the flavour is really nice, a nice light coffee. A good mouth feel and a really nice offering

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (493) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours ruby/amber, off-white head. Aroma is strong coffee, drowns out any other smells. Taste is also coffee-dominated, also some biscuity malts. Bitter, roasted. Took about a third of a glass to get into this one, but as a coffee-lover I enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4852) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle: Poured a clear light amber color ale with a huge light brown foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of floral dry coffee notes is quite strong and dominated any other characteristics. Taste is also dominated by floral coffee notes with just the right amount of astringency. Body is light with good carbonation. Very well brewed though I am not enough of a coffee junky to appreciate this to the full extent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Raistlin (144) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Really impressed with this beer. You will love it if you love coffee. It has a taste that is completely dominated by coffee. Its not sweet at all, has some bitterness just like black dark coffee would. Head is tasty and brown, but goes away quickly. It leaves a bit of a lingering taste in your mouth just like coffee would.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BreWedge (334) - 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 (359) - 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 (449) - 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 (551) - 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 (276) - 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.


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