Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Irish Ale
Vankleek Hill, Canada
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
A strong (6.5% abv) interpretation of an Irish Red Ale. Part of the batch has been aged in wheat whiskey barrels, and then reintroduced adding subtle wood and vanilla nuances.
History & Style
Strong Patrick is based on an Irish Red, an ale style that is lightly hopped, well rounded and balanced, with a pleasant toasted malt character. A celebration of the traditional style just in time for St. Patricks Day!
Tasting Notes
This is a luscious, red-hued ale with a malty backbone, showcasing toasty and toffee notes complemented by some warming alcohol & whiskey flavours. These combine with underlying wood & vanilla nuances added through contact with oak.
Food Pairings
Brewmaster Matthew OHara suggests pairing with creme brulee, and of course some traditional soda bread and Irish stew.
Technical Specs
Alc./Vol.: 6.7%
Ingredients: Local Spring Water, Organic BarleyMalts, Organic Hops, Irish Ale Yeast.
Malts: Organic 2-Row, Organic Munich, Organic Carafoam, Organic Cara 60, Organic Cara 120, Organic Carafa, Organic Roast Barley
Hops: Organic Pilgrim
IBUs: 24
OG: 16.4P
FG: 3.5P

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (45021) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2012

Bottle 600ml. @ [ Edinburgh Danish Invasion Tasting) by cgarvieuk - Edinburgh ].

[ Bottle #717 ]. Unclear medium amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, honey, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus - grass. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration. riped orange - candy, honey, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120422]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (22147) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 22, 2012
bottle at The Danish Invasion tasting ... amber ... thin off white head ... soft sweet toffee nose ... oxidised woody musty sweet toffee malts ... appley ... not working for me ... ligth vanilla

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (10000) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2012
2012-03-29. Nice brown body, headless. Tangy malt aroma, light caramel. 6+ Flavour is similar, mild malt, light tangy notes, notes of barrel are mild enough that it took more than one sip to identify them. Average bodied palate. My final note says "Boozy quality is (illegible) but not necessarily enticing." Okay. Id drink it again but probably wouldnt choose it very often. Beaulo Event, Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9643) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Ian. Deep reddish hue, average off white head. Very malty and sweet, dark toffee, a little buttery, brown sugar. Sweet, simple, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9553) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2015
Bouteille 60cl, batch# 4092, bottled 02/05/2015 courtesy of Asheft, IP trade in Brussels, thanks Alex. De couleur acajou, voire ambre, col fin blanc-cass. Arme aux savoureuses notes maltes tirant vers un agrable chocolat, cara ple et un accompagnement fruit agrumes du houblon. Palais met laccent sur un malt aux notes chocolates et caramel qui ressortent bien. Retrouve une lgre amertume citronne des houblon avec un rappel UK noble (oscillant vers le caractre du Challenger) et une touche de baies sur la fin. Le bois se retrouve assez en retrait par rapport aux diffrents malts. Le profil reste sec et se ponctue sur une fin qui garde une belle prsence des grains-malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Clear amber coloured pour with a thick white head. The nose is lightly sweet with a touch of vanilla and some toasted barley. That odd sort of slick sweetness that I find typifies Irish ales (and is why I generally dont like them). A little bit of light fruitiness and a touch of black pepper. A touch of sweet estery character (green apple and some berry). There is a little bit of nuttiness as well. It doesnt quite come together for me

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
[4361-20120329] Tap. Not a lot of aroma, some generic grains maybe. Clear, amber red body with a quick bubbly head. Candied fruit base flavour with a light sweet gain base with something that reminds me of meringue. Medium body. Drinkable, fair. (6/3/6/3/13) 3.1
(Beaulo @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (8046) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
mondial 2012, mtl - notes. clear golden orange, decent white head, some retention. caramel malts, lightly oaked, grassiness, fruitiness, some sweetness, tingling alcohol and pepper. relatively bland, average carbonation, light body - oily, decent grassy-citrusy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (7877) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
Ok but a little heavy on sweet side for me. Pours clear reddish orange. Not much head or lacing. Aroma has prominent booze, malt and sugar water. Thickish consistency. Finish sweet and astringent. As all Beaus, too expansive by bottle for quality of product. Good that I found it on tap at Only Cafe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle [600ml]. Pours a deep orange-amber with a large lasting fluffy off-white head. Mild, sweet and grainy aroma along with some light toasted malt, brown sugar, vanilla and fruit. Fruity flavour along with vanilla, very light hops and a hint of spice. Barrel-ageing is hidden to me. Average bodied. Pretty good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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