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

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1578) - 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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (126) - 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 (2061) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1371) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Liquide orange foncé, ocre tirant sur le brun, avec une couronne de mousse blanche en surface. Nez de brûlé, ou à tout le moins fortement torréfié, avec un brin de caramel et de chocolat au lait. Bouche délicieusement amère, soutenue par une carbonatation parfaite, juste un peu piquante. Assez ronde et savoureuse tout en offrant une buvabilité étonnante (encore une fois on souligne sa pétillance parfaite), elle allie originalité et haute qualité, une habitude chez cette brasserie. Très agréable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1116) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a hazy copper with a big quickly shrinking white head and a couple spots on the glass. Aroma is cold coffee, malty, roasted notes, light ash, and mild refreshing citrus. Flavour is coffee, malty, roasted malts, cocoa, med bitterness, lightly spicy, citrus and a fairly dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1377) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toast, coffee and light sweet toffee. Taste is coffee, sweet caramel, toast, biscuit and a light floral hop flavor. Complex and smooth with no harshness... A lovely winter sipper that uses coffee we’ll which isn’t easy to do.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (5234) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoberDave (167) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Coffee caramel hops and dark malt aroma. Brown amber color with a foamy brown head. Hoppy bitter taste with a slight nibble on the tongue. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Heavy hoppy aroma with hints of citrus, a light coudy appearance with a nice even frothy head, nice hop taste with a easy finish. Was a good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1410) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
(bottle) clear bright orange flavour with a tall brown head; aroma of itrus, tropical fruit, then roast; balanced flavour with a long light bitter finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKeywork (24) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Golden colour, coffee way forward. It's like the best iced coffee beer lovers could hope for. Just the right amount of bitterness. The perfect after dinner beer.


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