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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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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (782) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Belle couleur ambré avec un col assez résistant. Saveurs interessante d’épices,café,chocolat,sirop d’érable. Unique, bien balancé. Très bonne!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (642) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Hell look if that ain’t that hophead Hippyhop down there right below me. This brew pours reclaimed barnboard varnish orange-brown with a beautiful cappuccino style foam cap. This is definitely coffee forward, fresh ground medium roast, against the backdrop of a decent amber. The coffee here is great & as a coffee fiend im impressed with the balance achieved here. Nice to see a brewer put coffee in something other than a stout. Enjoyed while baking a québécois Porc aux Pommes et a l’erable & listening to mid century tiki lounge christmas cocktail songs. Another interesting Beaus beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HippyHop (267) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
Pour is burnt orange with a creamy tan cap that sticks around and leaves some decent lacing. Nose is unsurprisingly dominated by a coffee aroma, but there was a surprising citrus/floral element that I wasn’t expecting. Taste is toasted grain, a bit of citrus, and a bitter finish with faint floral elements and lots of lingering coffee. Alcohol is virtually nonexistent, and weirdly It’s a touch watery, but this is a tasty, adventurous brew. As radiomgb noted it’s wonderfully bizarre (I think I stole his score, note for note, too).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2391) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014

600ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Clear ruby in colour with a thin off-white head, light lacing. The aroma is of coffee, burnt malts. The flavour is of coffee, roasted malts, light hops. Finishes long with coffee, drying out. Wonderfully bizarre.

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 (2912) - 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 (2553) - 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 (233) - 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 (977) - 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.


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