Beaus Sargon Ginger Beer

Formerly brewed at Beau’s Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Sargon is a ginger beer that has been partially barrel aged in rum barrels. This fun and flavourful twist on an English Ale is our brewers’ interpretation of the classic rum-and-ginger beer combo called a “Dark & Stormy.” Organic ginger contributes the signature aromatics of this spice, along with a snappy heat. An aging in cognac/rum barrels adds the final touches to Sargon. History & Style Beau’s LCBO Barrel Aged Beer Feature for spring 2014 is inspired by the art and mythology of ancient Mesopotamia. Sargon is the name of a legendary warrior-king whose dynasty controlled Mesopotamia for more than a century. We took inspiration for Sargon from the English Ale style, and added a ginger-and-rum flavour infusion. Tasting Notes Pours deep orange to copper in colour, with a dry finish. Ginger is dominant in this sessionable ale that offers fresh root aroma and snappy, peppery taste. Sweet malt provides a balanced counterpoint. The finish is clean and slightly bracing with gently lingering rum notes. Food Pairings Jerk chicken, roti, satays or pad thai with peanut sauce, La Sauvagine cheese, crème caramel 
 Technical Specs ALC./VOL.: 6.0% INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley & Rye Malts, Organic Hops, Organic Ginger, Organic Sugar Cane, Brewer’s Yeast. MALTS: Pale Ale, Rye, Caramel 20, Carafoam (All Organic) HOPS: Simcoe (All Organic) IBU’S: 42 OG: 13.5°P FG: 3.4°P IDEAL SERVING TEMPERATURE: 5-8° C SERVING GLASS: Nonic

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2755) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle, about a year old at this point. Dark amber with a bubbly orangy/tan head. Yeasty, light rum, ginger, birch, pepper and some lemon rind, full carbonation and thinner body, spiced and slightly bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (920) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
600 ml bottle. Orange amber pour, couple fingers of dense white head, good retention. Aroma is definitely ginger, wood, slightly sour. Taste is nice and gingery, spicy. Light wheat body. excellent ginger beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3315) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a hazy golden-amber colour with a huge creamy off-white cap, very long lasting with thick foamy lacing. Aromas are sour with the rum notes in the background. And in the back of this... is the very light ginger. Even soapy hops are almost as present. Did not taste the ginger at first, but as you get into it, it does appear, and the beer gets cloudier. Refreshing, interesting and not the typical ginger beer we are use to. Just not sure if the little sourness is infection or not, as I have never had a bad beer from this great brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
600 ml bottle shared with the boys. Pours a clear orangeish copper with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is ginger, tart, woody and dry. Flavor is ginger, fruity, pepper, menthol and wood. Finish is ginger, wood, leathery. Lingering ginger and fruits, along with some pepper and wood. Light to medium body, creamy mouthfeel, strong carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bouteille de 600 ml achetée directement à la brasserie au coût de 9,85$. Arôme: Légère odeur de gingembre avec une pointe de citron. Apparence: La couleur est orangée-dorée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un énorme col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de gingembre avec une pointe de citron et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de gingembre en arrière goût. (Rating #6030)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (8823) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
pours hazy bright golden orange with an abnormal off-white head, good retention and lacing. loads of perfumey and candied ginger, ginger snaps, sweet toasted spiciness, wheat, fruity maltiness - orange marmelade, some red grapes astringency and woodsy barreling notes - hint of maple syrup and demerara too, yeast. sparkling and disturbing carbonation, light body, lightly tannic and very spicy finish. should carbonation be of brewer’s intention to mimick ginger soda, alrighty then, but this falls a bit short as to barrel ageing premises.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6223-20140321] Bottle. Ginger spice aroma. Hazy, orange body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Lemon bitter pips and pepper and lots of ginger. Medium-full spiced body. Lovely, cumulatively hot. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
(c/o Greg Clow, w/ him, blankboy, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (4105) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle - 600ml. Slightly hazy amber body with a good off-white foamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with ginger and flowery hints. Its sharp hoppy taste carries citrusy, coriander, and ginger notes. Ends with a good bitter/sour finish. Very similar to a Saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (888) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Gigantesque collet blanc. Un peu de bière ambré au fond du verre. Très effervescente. Épicé. Gingembre (piquante). Muscade. Vanille. Boisé. Florale. Thé (rooibos/chai). Très bien.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
My Bottom Line:
This intensely gingery brew has dryness and citrusy tartness going for it, but its linearity and lack of promised barrel presence are quickly found downfalls.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is a lot of foam sitting atop the misty dull amber.
-The rum barrel apport seems to be have drowned within the ginger fruitiness and spiciness. These must have been old barrels?
-Hop bitterness and base cereals are felt soon enough.
-The bubbly and dry mouthfeel helps drinkability.


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