Brewed by Beau's Brewing Co.
Style: Traditional Ale
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
For a Sneak-Preview of MaddAddamites NooBroo, check out the Session Toronto Beer Festival on June 13th & 14th

From its elusive, intriguing aroma to its subtle yet celebratory aftertaste, this light but substantial beer has mysterious undertones of rosehips, elderberries, and mountain herbs, with a deeper tone of roots and woodsy bark. Fresh and spring-like, confident and down-to-earth yet inspirational, rooted in the wild world of foraging and gathering, NooBroo is everything the MaddAddamites would wish an all natural beer to be. Saint Euell Gibbons himself would applaud it!

- Margaret Atwood

Beau’s All Natural has teamed up with award-winning Canadian writers and longtime environmental activists Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson to create MaddAddamites NooBroo, an inspired gruit ale. The light-tasting, herb-and-berry infused beverage has lively carbonation and a pleasantly tart finish. A limited-edition beer release, this beer is brewed in honour of the Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO), and will raise funds for its ongoing research.

History & Style
Gruits are beers brewed with herbs and other botanicals in lieu of hops. MaddAddamites NooBroo summer gruit includes many of the botanicals noted in Margaret Atwood’s latest novel MaddAddam, the third book in her trilogy of speculative fiction that includes Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. Within the context of MaddAddam there is much foraging and harvesting of plants and botanicals, and Atwood calls this collaboration “The beer Gods Gardeners would have made.” Atwood personally tasted and selected the bouquet of botanicals included in this delicate, delicious gruit.

Tasting Notes
Light in body with berry notes, a tea-like herbal character and a pleasantly tart finish that beckons the next sip. The lively effervescence adds to the quenching nature of this summer-suited gruit.

Food Pairings
Sundried tomato and chevre tart, butternut squash

Technical Specs
ALC./VOL.: 5.2%
INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malt, Organic Honey, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Red Clover Flower, Organic Kudzu Powder, Organic Rose Hips, Organic Elderberry, Organic Burdock Root, Organic Maqui Berry, Organic Wild Cherry Bark, Brewers’ Yeast.
MALTS: Pilsner, Acidulated, Munich
OG: 11.5°P
FG: 1.8°P

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woodychevy (874) - - SEP 9, 2016
Thank you cousin Crystal! Bomber with breakfast awhile back so notes from memory only. Very enjoyable and utterly unique. The herb notes work as they should and beer is well balanced. Hibiscus comes through more than anything else- nice and tart (almost tannic) on the finish. Definitely reminiscent of tea. Earthy and real. Extra points for making me really think about it.

JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2016
Pale Orange pour with a thin white head. The nose is quite tart and spicy. There’s a lot of soft lactic character and a bit of cherry pie character. There’s a herbal and spicy character with a bit of tannic character. Lingering tartness on the back of the palate with a nice fruity and citrusy finish. Quite subtle on the spicing but works pretty well for me. Call me a fan.

TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Bouteille de 600 ml achetée directement à la brasserie au coût de 7,95$. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de sureau et de fleurs. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Saveur: Goût fruité avec une pointe d’herbes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement surette. (Rating #6782)

BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 4, 2016
Margaret Atwood is awesome. This beer is pretty awesome too. Cloudy and pinkish-orange with a peachy coloured head, an indistinct fieldberry aroma dominates a melange of lemon, flower petals and light wheat with a slight tinge of cleanish funk. A, biscuity nuttiness comes out to play amidst sips while citrus, floral, rasp/blue/straw/blackberries weave their tart spell. A nice lively mouthfeel carries the sour home. Thank you to Laura for this unexpected treat!

VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2015
600 ml bottle. Pours a subtly veiled pale amber-orange-golden with a short lived, thin white head. Aroma is fruity, sour. Flavor is fruity (wild berries, blueberries, cherries and raspberries). Finish is very, very sour, like sour candies. Lingering has hints of residual sugars. Light body, average carbonation. Not bad at all.

thorongil2 (3553) - , Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2015
(bottle) clear bright orange amber colour with a small beige head; aroma of sourness, lilies, wildflowers; tart flavour with a medium long tart finish

Franckg (1917) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2015
Robe orangée foncée et trouble faisant penser à un jus de pomme maison, col de mousse blanc et assez léger, effervescence tout de même vive. La lecture des ingrédients fait sourciller. Quelques-uns dont je ne connais pas, d’autres que oui mais à savoir qu’est ce que ça goûte, c’est autre chose. Arômes de malt, vinaigre balsamique, orange, fleur de sureau, eau saline, miel, terre et autres choses que je ne peux mettre le doigt dessus. C’est agréable malgré tout et à la fois complexe et perplexe. En bouche, plus vinaigré et floral. Le malt est plus discret, caché dans cet amalgame de saveurs hétéroclites. Un peu d’agrumes, orange et citron surtout. C’est bien entendu aigre mais ça reste tout de fois raisonnable. On goûte beaucoup le sureau, le miel semble s’être agencés avec les saveurs florales. Un arrière-goût de plusieurs choses dont je ne peux décrire malheureusement. Je perçois un côté légumes bouillis un peu désagréable. Je dois dire que je ne sais pas quoi penser de cette bière. Une gorgée valait 2.5/5 et une autre 3.5/5. Et à moins d’être botaniste, on se demande si l’apport de certains ingrédients était nécessaire. Un produit originale et à essayer, mais une seule fois dans mon cas.

biirusaikou (2705) - - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle shared, thanks WIll. Sweet potato all the way, herbal and floral notes, berries, earthy sour finish. Quite an interesting one, even though a glass is enough I guess.

shoulderbroken (4256) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Will. Aroma of potatoes, earthy. Weird taste, floral, sweet, gobo, vegetal in a good way, manure, interesting. A very interesting mix and I liked it, but not sure how much I could drink.

willisread (3799) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Justin thanks for the gift. Shared a tasting. Pours a slightly hazy pinkish amber with a small head. Aromas of burdock root, berry and hibiscus and wood. Light to medium carbonation with medium to light body. Strong tuber and root flavor that overwhelms the palate with some wood and berry in there as well. As it warms up the wild cherry bark and yeast really stand out and it becomes more tart. First time having a gruit. Interesting.

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