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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - FEB 6, 2013
Once again I’m left underwhelmed by Beau’s. With all the hype it gets around my parts (perhaps being a Grad student does this--Beau’s ticks off all the right boxes for my demographic), I have yet to taste a Beau’s beer that really gets me excited. I have yet to have a bad beer by the brewer, but for me even their one-offs can’t touch those of other Ontario brewers like Flying Monkeys, Muskoka, Nickel Brook, etc. This beer is no different. It pours beautifully, really great deep ruby red colour with a solid, slightly tan head. The smell and taste is of fresh coffee--and I suppose your love of coffee determines a lot with the beer. Underneath the coffee flavour is some sweet maltiness, a typical amber combination of flavours and not much else. Thin bodied for something that initially seems to be much heavier. A beer that could be more than it is; I wouldn’t turn it down, but it is not something I would search out either.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Dégustée (bouteille) le 30 mai 2013 au Mondial de la Bière 2013 à Montréal (D10C3K326i). Bière brune limpide. Col mince beige durable. Odeur de café moulu marquée, on semble sentir un pot de café. Très douce, peu sucrée, un peu amère. Saveur de café moulu amer. Donne l’impression de boire du café moulu qui a trempé dans l’eau. Plutôt légère, goûte un peu l’eau. Alcool bien caché. Aurait pu être plus sucrée.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2857) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
Bottle from the back of my stash - I suspect it’s a year or so old, oops! Very slightly hazy and dark copper-amber with a thin cap of creamy mocha foam. Aroma is all about freshly ground coffee at first, before some toasted, caramely malt starts to poke through. Flavour is pretty well balanced - sweet biscuity malt, strong coffee, a bit of sweet-tart fruitiness, and a medium length, moderately bitter finish. Quite good for an unintentionally aged beer that really should’ve been sampled fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Sweet coffee with milk aroma that is slightly sour. Slightly hazy bronze orange under a lazy off-white cover. Dry coffee flavor of coffee beans and fruit including watermelon. Sweet and with an interesting blend of fruit. Good balance. Light body moderate to high carbonation.

3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HipHopOpotamus (228) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 Right away you can smell and taste the Coffee. Myself not really being a coffee drinker this beer obviously was not for me. But i could definitely see why a coffee drinker could love this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (868) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Bière cuivrée avec un nez matinal de café. La bouche est cendrée avec du café corsé. Belle torréfaction, bon goût. Un exercice de style réussi.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Pours a cherry wood/amber, thin short lived head. The aroma is dominated by coffee, its really all I can smell, well roasted, well brewed, cold coffee. The flavour is equally coffee dominated, again its pretty much all I can taste and it tastes good. I would say it’s simple, and one dimensional, but that wouldn’t really be true, the coffee notes have a complexity all on their own.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2308) - 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 (437) - 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 (4654) - 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 (111) - 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.


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