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

bottled
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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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. 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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
encoreenboisson (13) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2017
Ces sacrs Irlandais, il faut toujours quil nous apporte une tempte de neige la St-Patrick et, cette anne, on en a eu toute une. Disons quaprs une semaine Cuba, je men serais pass. Je me suis dit, pour passer au travers, jai besoin de quelque chose de fort, alors je suis tomb sur cette bonne bire ontarienne. Je laurais imagin plus costaude et froce. Javais mme peur delle, mais cest juste une belle grande rousse enrobe et vanille, toute dans la dlicatesse.
Nez: Caramel - Brl - pices
Bouche: Noix - Caramel - Vanille

Dguste la St-Patrick le 17 mars 2017

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samzim (417) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (3404) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2017
Red body white head some lacing. Sweet malt and lactose aroma. Taste is sweet a bit fruity again some lactose. Kind of boring but okay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (3012) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2017
600 ml bottle from the brewery on February 18, 2017. Burgundy red, small head. Sweet and roasty barley aroma, notes of green hops. The taste is about the same, notes of dry grain and alcohol sensation, not too bitter finish. For an OK style, its good!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
Hazy amber-brown. Toasty, with a ready character. Has a caramel, slightly toasty character. OK, so not much complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (20046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
Draught at St. Augustines, Vancouver
Hazy red-amber color with almost no head. Bread, malt and caramel dominate this beer; the body is robust and there is some residual sweetness; the wheat whiskey seems to provide a note out of tune that leads into a strange but mild astringency. It has some pleasant fruity esters.
Weird but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (16253) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
On tap at St. Augustines, pours a crazy dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted caramel, bready malt and a little toffee. Flavour is rather robust for the style, with bready malt, toasted caramel, and lightly sweet toffee. Bold for the style and well-constructed all around. Very good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (6061) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2017
600ml bottle pours amber in color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is grassy with caramel and hints of vanilla and whiskey. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness with some notes of vanilla and mild whiskey. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent brew that suits the style well. Recommended.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (956) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
Pours a relatively average size frothy head and has a cloudy amber/coppery appearance with red hues. Aromas of light roasted malts, toasty and earthy. Also notes of breads and mild grains. Malty flavours with some notes of vanilla, caramel and toffee. Being aged in a whisky barrel is fairly evident with the mild whisky flavour in the back. Hops are pretty well in the background as well. Sweet bitterness on the palate. Medium bodied with an astringent, warming mouthfeel. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Average carbonation. Pretty good stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1848) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2017
Bottle, LCBO. Dark reddish amber with persistent creamy white head. Toasty and caramelly sweet malty character with herbal bitterness. Great drinkability with the nice stimulating bitter tingle in the finish.


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