Brewed by Beau’s Brewing Co.
Style: Doppelbock
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This collaborative project from Beau’s All Natural Brewing and Bridgehead Coffee brings together a strong doppelbock beer and a blend of three flavourful organic fair-trade coffees to create a bold taste and aroma.

History & Style

The base beer for this offering is a traditional dark German doppelbock, brewed to 8% abv. Coffee was steeped in the kettle after boiling to add a whole new dimension of complex flavours.

Tasting Notes

Aromas and flavours of chocolate, dried fruit, warming alcohol and burnt toffee meld with pronounced, pure coffee flavours. Chocolate and coffee linger on the palate after each sip.

Food Pairings

Perfect for an after-dinner pairing with sweet, rich desserts, coffee cake, tiramisu and chocolate. Technical Specs

Alc./Vol.: 8.0%

Ingredients: Organic Barley & Wheat Malts, Organic Fairtrade Coffee (Costa Rican, Equadorian & Ethiopian Sidamo ), Organic hops, German Bock Lager Yeast.

Malts: Organic Munich, Organic Pilsner, Organic Wheat, Organic Caramunich, Organic Carafa

Hops: Organic Perle, Organic Hersbrucker

IBU’s: 27

OG: 19.5°P

FG: 4.2°P

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jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
2012-03-29. Nice brown head, small beige head. 3+ Massive coffee flavour and aroma dominates, with very little of the base beer coming through. Average plus palate is smooth, softly carbonated. This is coffee with beer in it and not the other way around, which was thoroughly appreciated by those around me who like that sort of thing. I was not unfortunately one of them. Jeebus! Beaulo Event, Volo, Toronto

asheft (3108) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
[bottle from brewery] Sweet coffee and faint cereal malt aroma with apple and brown sugar accents. Clear red-brown with a tawny patch and thick ring. Creamy and slightly spicy melanoidin malt flavour with a pungent coffee backbone. Delicate, well-balanced between subtle bitter coffee and sweet malt. Chocolate and nut notes. Light to medium body, medium carbonation, lingering bitterness in the finish.

Radek Kliber (7483) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 3, 2012
@ BEAULO , bottle 750ml
Aroma Wooo! Plenty of coffee, dry nose, dry character. Potent caffeine in your face. Instant fix. 8-
Appearance dark amber-copper look. Clear. Medium yet short lived top.
Flavor and Palate : I don’t need coffee anymore was my first thought…Dry coffee roast, basic bold in your face smack. Chewy long lasting character with solid malt Base. Because of its intensity it’s good to split 750 with your friends.

PatIrish (184) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
From the bottle, dark ruby brown with a soft head. Aroma, very strong coffee aroma, roasted malts? The coffee scent seems to over power any hops that might be in there. On the palate, malt, caramel, coffee.. ..okay. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2012
Bottle [600ml] shared with GregClow at Wvrst. Pours a very deep amber with a small semi-lasting frothy/creamy off-white (or tan) head -- it was dark in here so it’s my best guess. Big coffee aroma, and mostly just coffee, along with some notes of chocolate, light roasted malt, cream and dark fruit. Flavour is also big-time coffee along with some lightly roasted caramel malt, chocolate and a hint of dark fruit. Roasty, bitter coffee finish. The alcohol is totally hidden. Medium bodied, almost-creamy mouthfeel. In a blind taste-test I would swear this was a thinner Coffee Porter but regardless of how you want to classify it, either way it’s really good -- if you like coffee of course.

LBarouf (130) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2012
In bottle 600ml - from the brewery. Finally a morning beer! It has a nice coffee aroma, mixed with toffee, cereal and roasted nuts. Nice brown robe of a doppelbock, medium carbonation and a neck that vanishes somewhat fast. Dark chocolate taste that bring bitter notes mixed with the complex aroma. Slick beer with a short finish that will leave you refreshed. The coffee blend doesn’t make this beer "heavy", it’s made with coffee, not expresso after all. Nice recipe, would buy again.

MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2012
Pours dark copper, not quite brown. Good creme head that looks surprisingly creamy. Aroma is... pretty close to real coffee actually (...well, let’s say, instant coffee) in which some burnt caramel and honey have been poured in. Taste is... well, slightly toffee ish and lots of coffee. Some hints of dried fruits (Think dates) as well. Really not bitter and... surprisingly sweet, without the feeling of having poured sugar in a coffee cup. Interesting, especially to see a coffee beer based of a doppelbock...

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