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


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1242) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 25, 2015
Bottled sample from rib eye jacks. Taste of coffee right away. Then toffee then beer. Very tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strangebrewer (1168) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
bottle. Poured amber-orange, hazy finish with a big beige head. Great aroma, a mix of orange and coffee. Medium body, average carbonation with a dry bitter finish. Tastes of toasted bready malt, coffee beans, herbal hops and a touch tart. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14923) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange amber off white head. Nose/taste of coffee, toasted malt, caramel - overcarbonated - Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1313) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
600ml bottle. Clear copper with a frothy off-white head. Flavors are toasted malts, coffee, caramel, nuts and chocolate with herbal and fruity notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - MAR 20, 2015
A murky dirty copper body, with a moderate, slightly off-white head. Aromas are strong coffee, especially as it warms. Really off-putting as you bring the glass up to your nose. The tastes have some red fruits in the background, but it and anything else is struggling to break through the coffee flavour. I’m thinking they should have cut the measure of coffee in about half and this might have been a far more interesting beer. Right now it tastes more like somebody dumped a bit of beer into your cup of cold coffee. Could never drink more than one of these. Maybe ever.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2015
(bottle - 20 oz) Copper pour with a ton of foam. Fizzed over when I opened the bottle. Definite coffee note in the aroma with a bit of hops coming up at the end. Flavor is like you took a very strong iced coffee and dry hopped it. Really different but I liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wrussell65 (7) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
Subtle coffee aroma, nice amber color. Long lasting flavour on palette. Interesting taste. Easy drinking

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1993) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle. Fruit punch and coffee aroma. Pleasant fruity amber flavour, with noticeable coffee flavour that doesn’t clash like I’d expect it to. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5667) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Beer Culture, New York. Colour is cloudy light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, chocolate, spices and malts. Not too spicy and very good harsh body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - 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)

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