Beaus Farm Table: Belgian Pale Ale

Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Vankleek Hill, Canada
4.5% Belgian Ale | 35 Ratings | 23 IBU |
A session or ‘farm table’ beer influenced by a variety of cultures. This sharp-dressed beer has been partially aged in white wine barrels, and features fantastic hop flavour despite its low bitterness.

History & Style:A beer produced by Belgians post-WW2 to compete with the growing popularity of the Pilsner style, incorporating influences from other brewing cultures.

Tasting Notes:A dry, crisp and refreshing Ale. Spicy and fruity flavour notes are complemented by citrusy aroma. The beer serves dry and sharp, with mingling notes of mangos, cloves, and pepaery yeast character. Hints of oak and tangerines on the finish.

Food Pairings:Smoked bacon, chili and cumin (tacos!).

Ingredients: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley and Wheat Malts, Organic Hops, Belgian Ale Yeast
Malts: Organic Pilsner, Organic Wheat, Organic Caramunich, Organic Rye, Organic Caramel 20
Hops: Organic Motuenka
IBU’s: 23
OG: 10.1°P
FG: 1.4°P
Recommended Serving Temperautre: 4.5 - 7° C

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