Formerly brewed at Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Traditional Ale
Vankleek Hill, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
This beer represents a journey back in time to 1515, just one year before the Purity Act began to take hold in Europe. This ancient style of beer is known as Dubbel Koyt and its origins lie in the town of Zutphen, The Netherlands. Its recipe was brought to our attention by beer researcher Ron Pattinson, who collaborated with us in brewing this historical re-creation. Not only is the Dubbel Koyt an un-hopped Gruit, but incredibly, the grist bill consists of 50% Oats, 20% Wheat, and only 30% Barley. The resulting beer is completely different from anything we have ever tried. The myrtle aroma is delicate, there are flavours of oats, wine, and honey, and the mouth feel is slick and coating, as only oatmeal can be. While certainly not for everybody, it should be experienced by any Beerophile. It provides the rare chance to taste beer as it might have existed centuries ago, as well as practical insight into the history of our beloved libation.

Tasting Notes
Aromas of Oatmeal, mead and Christmas spice. The mouthfeel is weighty and slick. Breakfast cereal sweetness in the flavour gives way to a drying and tannic finish.

Food Pairings
Porridge, Smoked Mackerel, Frittata

Technical Specs
ALC./VOL.: 6.8%
INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Oats, Organic Barley Malts, Organic Wheat Malts, Wild Sweet Gale, Organic Yarrow, Brewers Yeast, Organic Hop.
MALTS: Organic Oats, Organic 2-Row, Organic Wheat Malts
HOPS: One Pellet
OG: 15.6P
FG: 2.4P

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6482) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - FEB 13, 2013
On draught at Bar Hop. Very pale and bubbly yellow with a smallish white bubbly/creamy head. Mild aroma - mostly slightly sour (mash?) grain with some floral bitterness. Taste is very bitter - coriander and lemongrass, clover aweetness and definite alcohol presence - nicely herbal. Very oily mouthfeel, actually hides the carbonation somewhat, which is strong - finishes sharp, floral/herbal and a little acidic. Interesting, if weird.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Had this one on tap, not knowing what it was but it tasted like a gluten free beer, not much in the way, if any hops. it was rough around the edges and i didnt finish it. It was okay,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
[5167-20130323] Tap. Something like grassy chives in the aroma. Clear, light yellow body with a long-lasting creamy white head. More chives and yeasty grass flavour. Medium body. Interesting. (7/4/7/3/14) 3.5-
(Beaunly Cafe Event @ The Only Cafe, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (4067) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle - 600ml. Cloudy blond body with instantly fading white bubbly head. Thin malty aroma with herbal and grainy hints. Its sharp Gueuze-like taste carries citrusy notes. Ends with a long, sour finish. Interesting experiment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (6179) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2013
Bottle: Poured a hazy super pale yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of tart wheat notes with light herb notes. Taste is also dominated by loads of tart citric notes with wheat notes and some herb also noticeable. Body is light with good carbonation. Strange beer which is somewhat reminiscent of a Gose without out the salty part.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
Pours a cloudy straw yellow kinda like lemonade and a small white ring around the glass. Aroma consists of zesty lemon, grainy, some mild spices, and maybe a little hay. Flavour is a sour lemon mixed with a white wine, quite smooth and some wheat characteristics.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
Pours a cloudy strawy yellow with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of oats, some sour fruits and white wine. Taste is oatmeal, white wine, slight sweet honey kinda meadish like. Mouth feel is very slick and creamy. Overall this is a very interesting beer being brewed with 70 percent non barley, not something I could drink ample amounts of but a half pint on a hot summer day would be fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3924) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2013
Sample, draught, tasted during winterbrewed, savoured on February 16 2013; eye: golden, semi-hazy, no effervescence, nice white head; nose: herbs, citrusy, light orange, yeasts; mouth: yeast, herbs, light orange, yeast, light floral hops, finale in yeast with presence of herbs, medium body, average carbonation, slightly bitter, slick texture; overall: interesting FRANAIS chantillon, en ft, bue lors du winterbrewed, savoure le 16 fvrier 2013; il : dore, semi-voile, pas deffervescence, bonne mousse blanche; nez : herbes, citrique, lger orange, levures; bouche : levure, herbes, lger orange, levure, lger houblon floral, finale en levure avec prsence dherbes, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, trs lgrement amre, texture coulante; en rsum : intressante

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2450) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Really like this one. Pours clear yellow with a pillowy head and lots of lacing. Nose is lemony and fruity. Aromas of fruit, some floral, some cereal and a bit of earthiness. Tastes are light sweet. Very little bitterness. Mouthfeel is incredible. Really creamy with a velvety carbonation. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (3311) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
Pours a light straw gold with a fizzy white top. Aroma is citrus, straw and cereal malts. Something else I cant quite place, slightly earthy, maybe the yarrow or gale. Unsure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
2013-03-23. Very lightly hazy crisp golden yellow body. small white head and great lace. 3+ Modest malt , oats, light grassy fruit character struggles to stand up to the surroundings but is pleasant nonetheless. Flavour is relatively bitter, modest malt pale malt, grassy notes. Modest bitterness. Enjoyable but a touch mild overall, probably better suited to a longer more contemplative session. On tap at Beaunly Event, Only Cafe, Toronto

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