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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Beau’s flagship offering is Lug Tread Lagered Ale, named after the tire treads of a small tractor, a true symbol of Eastern Ontario. Golden-hued, crisp and finely balanced, Lug Tread is a tribute to “Kölsch” the classic beer of Cologne, Germany. Lug Tread is top fermented (like an ale) and then cold aged, or “lagered”, for a lengthy period. This gives it some light ale notes, complemented by a lager-like crispness.

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3.4
Raistlin (449) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2017
Pours a clear straw with a nice, resilient white head. Taste is fruity, sweet, fieldberries, fresh maize. Light, crip herbal hopping, lingering herbal notes. Medium bodied, good carbonation.

3.2
Brettsky06 (516) - Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 25, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2017 On tap at stone lion. Golden yellow pour. Taste is sweet and grainy. Some floral notes in the aroma. Crisp and refreshing

3.6
azzurro (380) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2017
Had this one on tap at St Peter’s and Paul’s Festival. Nice setting to drink a good beer, happy to try the ’Ottawa 2017 Official Beer’ which is everywhere in Ottawa. Then opened one at home from Beau’s Summer 4-pack. Not a great beer, but good.

1.7
jeffyjeff (2) - Port Perry, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2017 does not count
Too sweet for me. Odd that it is an ale- no? Too light. Colour is fine, (light golden colour) low aromas, again- sweet on the palate. A bit thin. If you like Bud you may like this one.

1.2
theBeverageGuy (5) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2017 does not count
Not sure how this qualifies for an ale, let alone a lager (which everyone refers to it as). Light for a lager, even more so for an ale. Way to sweet as well. Beer should be bitter. Reminds me of the big macro breweries.

3
HKdIPA (841) - HONG KONG - APR 7, 2017
Tap at YOW but had many times before. Clear honey pour with minimal white head. Aroma is honey lager slight hoppy crisp. Taste is super crisp at first but opens to malty sweetness. Palate is slightly heavier than expected but good. Straightforward rich but crisp lager. More interesting and pronounced than basic lagers but not that much.

4.2
BigfFatBeerLover81 (34) - St. Thomas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
Its good. Real good. Almost too good. What do these small town brewers put in this stuff that makes you crave it fortnightly? Watch your back Steamwhistle in Toronto, Vankleek coming at ya!!

2.8
shawnmurphy (585) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2017
600-ml bottle pours crystal-clear yellow with a small soapy head. Minimal lacing. Aroma: lemon, hay, yeast, flowers. Flavor: all the above. A decent lawnmower beer or a transitional beer for a light-beer drinker.

3
jg31 (10) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
A little too plain for my liking for a craft beer - almost seems like the Coors of crafts, light drinking but lacking on the flavor you typically expect from Beau’s

3.7
omhper (25566) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2017
Keg at Sir John A., Ottawa. Clear deep golden, small head. Fruity grassy nose. Mid dry with light-medium body and dense, well rounded mouthfeel. Firm malt, on the fruity/bready side. Mild spicy hops. Lightly minerally with mid bitter finish. Unassuming and charming, with the drinkability that befits a kölsch. One of the best examples outside Cologne. One of the best keg versions.


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