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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11155) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2011
A lightly hazed reddish brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, definite coffee moka with caramel toffee, some nice burned notes, lightly fruity but overall, very well done. In mouth, a good brown ale with some nice roasted coffee, roasted notes lingering on, caramel, lingering coffee, quite good. Bomber from brewery, bottled Feb. 2011.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (10818) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange amber off white head. Nose/taste of coffee, toasted malt, caramel - overcarbonated - Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 A coffee stout with some spices. Coffee aromas. Looks good dark and a lace sheet. Not so drinkable. Astringency builds up, acid from the roasting.Must really like coffee. Coffee brewed aroma ok. Nice lace. Smooth mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
2011-03-18. Ruby tinged body, modest beige head. 3+ Strong coffee aroma, fresh coffee beans, dry roast character. 7+ Flavour has a similarly powerful coffee character, dry coffee grounds, roasty cofee beans up front, finishes a bit milder than it starts, bitter roast, muted malt. 6+ Average bodied palate. Brief incongruous impression of peanut butter? Decent, but for me the coffee overshadows the base beer by a large margin so I find it tough to get past that. Bottle at Volo, Toronto

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (7662) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2011
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 [3648-20110318] Bottle. Chocolate toasted rice puffs aroma. Hazy, dark amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Stale coffee flavour has an underlying sweet grainy malt. Medium body. Drinkable, just a touch young. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1+
Overheard: "It’s been left on the button for too long."
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON; c/o DougShoemaker)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6681) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle 600 ml #0689/1000
Aroma Rose , smoke, dry character with gentle richness of malts. Aroma finishing softer with character noted by marshmallows. 7+
Appearance deep ruby look. Slight haze. Bone white lighter top.
Flavor and Palate : medium light bodied. Coffee feel that is dominant. Dry roast till very finish. Rather one dimensional but “coffee guys” will like it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle [660ml] shared with friends at Volo. Pours a deep amber with a small frothy beige head. Nice aroma if you like coffee (and I do) as it smells pretty much like a cold coffee. Flavour of cold coffee with some hops, a touch watery, and a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied. Just O.K.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6428) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Bouteille de 600 ml achetée à la LCBO (Hawkesbury, ONT) au coût de 6,00$. Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe herbacée. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de céréales grillées. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #6107)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 8, 2012
March 18, 2011. Bottle # 0689 courtesy of dougshoemaker. Cloudy ruby with a smallish off-white and slightly greenish creamy/foamy head. Smells like a slightly burnt cup of stale coffee - roasty, dry, acidic. Tastes the same, but with some orange zest admixed, not much alcohol. Average body, strong carbonation, a burnt/bitter cocoa finish - mehh.


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