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


on tap

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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. Patrick’s 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 O’Hara 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
IBU’s: 24
OG: 16.4°P
FG: 3.5°P

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schedia (14) - - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle 600ml. Poured a clear copper beautiful color with a medium beige colour head and some lacing. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla and sweet caramel malt. Taste brings up caramel malt, vanilla, cherries, dark fruits. No taste or aroma of hops. Good carbonation. A very well balanced strong Red Ale. A great beer. I would love to pair it with creme Brulee as the knowledgeable Brewster Matthew O’ Hara suggests!

encoreenboisson (22) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
Ces sacrés Irlandais, il faut toujours qu’il nous apporte une tempête de neige à la St-Patrick et, cette année, on en a eu toute une. Disons qu’après une semaine à Cuba, je m’en serais passé. Je me suis dit, pour passer au travers, j’ai besoin de quelque chose de fort, alors je suis tombé sur cette bonne bière ontarienne. Je l’aurais imaginé plus costaude et féroce. J’avais même peur d’elle, mais c’est juste une belle grande rousse enrobée et vanillée, toute dans la délicatesse.
Nez: Caramel - Brûlé - Épices
Bouche: Noix - Caramel - Vanille

Dégustée à la St-Patrick le 17 mars 2017

rejtable (2767) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
Probably the best beer I’ve had from Beau’s. Up front lots Of malt. Toffee, roasted cereal, sort of like Cheerios. Back end is whiskey sweet. Nice alcohol warmth but not overbearing. Pours orange-red with a hazyness. Head faded quickly. Taste was mostly sweet. Creamy in mouth with low carbonation.

robinvboyer (4699) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2012
Ruby red bordering on brown, small beige head. Big bready, doughy sweet chewy malts. This is bordering doppelbock territory. As soon as the big malts die down, there is a nice shot of roasted nuts, and some herbal woodiness. Body is a little thick, and the carb is a tad low, but im not surprised. The finish is nutty, roasty, and sweet. It’s all wrapped in a sweet woody, malty blanket, quite nice!

bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2013
Clear red with lots of bubbles and a thick beige head that rapidly settles down, leaving barely a trace. Aroma is very faint, but good - toasty caramel malts, vanilla, wood and whiskey. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Taste is treacle, toasty malts, bitter cherry, vanilla with very light hops and whiskey coming through in the end.

VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
600 ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby reddish dark amber with a resilient beige head. Aroma is red berry, caramel, wood, vanilla and whisky. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, red candy, red apple, cherry. Finish is vanilla, wood, herbal and earthy. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel and average carbonation. Awesome!

SuperTiti33 (891) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
Rousse. Belle mousse généreuse. Nez: dominance caramel. Malté. Léger arôme de rôti. Bois. Toffee. Bouche: sucré. Très caramélisé. Nougat. Toffee. Un peu de café. Bonbon. Je ne vois pas vraiment le vieillissement en fût de whisky à part peu être une touche de vanille. Très axé sur le sucre mais c'est pas déplaisant du tout, au contraire.

Stephane_Houle (229) - - JUN 30, 2015
Apparence: D?une couleur caramel foncé translucide, elle est coiffée d?une bonne mousse d?une bonne durée. Effervescence légère avec des bulles de taille moyenne. Arômes: Au nez, ce sont des arômes de malt caramélisé franc. Saveurs: En bouche, c’est un corps moyen. Au goût, c’est des flaveurs de malt caramélisé accompagné de notes de whisky et de vanille. Finale moyenne, avec une légère effervescence et idem pour l’amertume. Commentaires: Excellente bière! J’aime vraiment beaucoup l’accord entre le côté caramélisé (typique à plusieurs whisky) et le whisky. Fiche technique Style: Bière Irlandaise Format: 500 ml Taux d?alcool : 6,7% Température: 7°C - 10°C IBU: 24

patlab (23) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2013
Lovely beer that has a rich amber colour with an aroma of caramel and bourbon. Loved this beer. The large bottle is a bit much, would’ve preferred a smaller size, but overall this beer is pretty darn good.

samzim (431) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
Malty aroma with notes of dates and yeast. Clear ruby colour. Sweet front with flavours of caramel and nuts. Medium body with lively carbonation. Quite a tasty brew.

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