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


on tap

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RATINGS: 103   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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azzurro (214) - 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!

UXO (1896) - 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

pictoman (1084) - 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.

Brettsky06 (424) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
Amber pour. Some toffee aromas. Nice malty taste, lightly hopped with a touch of vanilla

encoreenboisson (21) - 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

samzim (426) - 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.

northropfrye (3515) - 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.

Quevillon (3065) - 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, it’s good!

Oakes (17278) - 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.

fiulijn (20427) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2017
Draught at St. Augustine’s, 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.

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