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

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1589) - Gatineau, Quebec, - FEB 1, 2013
Bouteille 600 ml. 6%. Couleur ambrée foncée, très claire, mousse beige. Arôme de café frais, un peu de vanille. En bouche, TRÈS bel équilibre...notes de café torréfié assez accentuées mais pas trop, notes de vanille, pas trop sucrée, un peu de houblon qui ne masquent pas le café. Finale caramel, vanille, une légère amertume. Excellente beer au café


2.9
   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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1216) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3330) - Oulu, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6168) - 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)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (278) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
Caramel scent with coffee notes. Clear amber colour. Strong coffee front with hoppy, caramel finish. Medium body and carbonation. A bit coffee heavy but tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3758) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC 20 ounce bottle: Pours slightly hazy amber brown with a big off-white head. Aroma is sugary malts foremost, hints of coffee, some ambiguous fruitiness. and bread. Taste is more interesting and more complex than the aroma. It is a tad sweet at the front, then hits you with what is clearly the coffee grounds, but also it imparts a sort of herbal taste here. The aftertaste is very mild, but almost like dark chocolate. This is the best Beau’s beer I’ve had, and I say that because I really didn’t like the first two I drank.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2576) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
600 ml bottle from the brewery on November 28, 2014. Dark orange, small head. Mild coffee aroma, green herb notes. Taste like sweet herb coffee, nice dry hoppy notes, good bitterness. A coffee beer that is not a porter or a stout and it works!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (3257) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Split 2-ways. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks!

Appearance: Hazy amber with a medium easy to revive beige head and little lacing.

Aroma: Coffee is strong and dominant with light green peppers presence and light fruitiness.

Taste: Coffee takes most of the place here too along light green peppers, toasted malts and light fruitiness, Light coffee bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lingering coffee finish.

Overall: Unidimensional and unbalanced. I guess it’s hard to achieve a much better result by adding coffee to an amber ale (which isn’t the most expressive beer at first), but if it’s the best that can be done, don’t bother brewing it again. Not easy to drink, nor to enjoy.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (139) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
650 ml bottle from the 2014 Best of Beau’s pack picked up at the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown colour with lots of dense tan head with great retention. Leaves a fair bit of lacing.

Aroma: Malt, biscuit, coffee, cereal.

Flavours: Strong dark coffee, charcoal, grains and cereal.

Mouthfeel: Average mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This one is a pretty solid offering from Beau’s. It has lots of good aromas and some really strong interesting coffee and cereal flavours. The mouthfeel is decent and not too thin. In my opinion, this is the best bottle from the 2014 Best of Beau’s pack and one of their best beers from 2014.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (2147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours hazy amber with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, peppers. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, some bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Coffee. Quite straight-forward.


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