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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
cmacklin (1334) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2017
600ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy red with a medium, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces nicely. Sweet aroma of bready malt, caramel, toffee, whiskey and oak. Sweet flavour of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, bread, vanilla and oak with warming whiskey in a dry, mildly bitter, rich finish. Medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Tasty, a very nice Irish ale.

3.8
bulldogops (2740) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2017
Rating #2725 - Guest tap at Biera - 2017.08.30 - Pours a nice ambercolour with a decent white/tan foam with medium retention. Aroma is sweet, toffee caramel, a hint of bourbon/vanillaesque aromatic. Taste is very strong, caramel malt and a hint of raisin and toffee. Bold malt forward amber that is quite drinkable.

3.1
jtclockwork (17446) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle - Pours dark amber white head - nose and taste of caramel, sticky toffee and tree sap - medium body

3.8
Subliminal64 (231) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2017
Where Purchased: 600ml bottle part of a sampler pack from the LCBO
Consumed: from a pilsner glass
Aroma: Smells sweet and malty.
Appearance : medium red gold with lots of head that disappears quickly into mild lacing.
Taste: very sweet and malty. I would compare it more to a Belgian Double.
Palate : heavy body. Sweet aftertaste. Good carbonation.
Overall: Very pleased with this beer. I’m rarely disappointed with this brewery. I was glad to try but will not buy again. There are other Beau’s brews that would be higher on my list. MB. The Beer "Bear"on.

3.7
azzurro (456) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2017
This is my first beer from the LCBO Winter package. I was happily surprised by this beer, more a barley wine than Irish Ale for me. Excellent!

3.2
UXO (1922) - CANADA - APR 5, 2017
Appearance: clear deep amber with two fingers of fluffy ivory head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: toffee and caramel, oak, whiskey, vanilla. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, malty mild bitter finish. (3/5)

Not bad, for the style. The whiskey barrel ageing adds some pleasant note to a style that I usually find to be fairly boring. (13/20)

6.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

3.4
pictoman (1232) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2017
Poured from the tap. Hazy dark reddish brown with off white head. Caramel malt and toasted malt with mild bready malt and toffee. Almost reminds me of a grimbergen dubbel with slightly less sweetness and a dollop of toasted malt.

3.7
Brettsky06 (528) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
Amber pour. Some toffee aromas. Nice malty taste, lightly hopped with a touch of vanilla

4.1
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



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