Formerly brewed at Beau’s Brewing Co.
Style: Traditional Ale
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Based on a long-lost brewing recipe from the Hudson Valley in the early 1800s, we used New York State malts and whole leaf Cluster hops (a heritage variety) to authentically recreate this heirloom ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
A hazed golden amber ale with no head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light bananas and sulfur notes, cloves, nice. In mouth, a sweet banana malt with light berry notes, OK. Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest Sept 29 2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11845) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2012
Beaus private order group. Traditional as in no hops, myrtle detected. So-so drinkable. A strong yeast aroma, funky yeast beverage mostly. Soft carbonation. Medium yellow with some bubbles, and lace lines. Nothing exceptional.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10258) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
2012-10-08. Hazy pastel orange body, small bubbly off-white head that fades. 3+ Flavour has a sweetish citrus melange, modest bitterness, very lightly astringent at times. Five Alive like citrus melange undercurrents - but not that sweet - add a quality to the bitterness that I struggle to describe. 6+ Aroma has a similar quality to it that I can’t put my finger on, vaguely citrusy/fruity herbal character but not quite that. Average plus bodied palate is under carbonated. I really enjoyed it, but it is very odd. On tap? at Brewmarket, Brick Works, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
Cloudy orange pour with no head. The aroma is spicy and softly peppery. A little bit of orange peel and some spicy yeast. A bit of light clove along with some light spiciness as well. More saison than anything. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (8823) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
pours clear bright yellow, almost fluorescent, with a very small white cap, no retention at all. sweetish malts, some corn and grainy notes, coriander, spicy pepper. almost cloying, slightly boozy. average to soft carbonation, medium body - oily, decent grassy-spicy finish. interesting but just o-k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
[4853-20121008] Cask. Strange herbal spiced lemon balm aroma. Hazy, light orange brown body with no lasting head. Something like muted raspberry in the flavour with creamy grainy yeast. Medium body. Good. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(Brewer’s Backyard @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)
Overheard: "I kinda love this and I kinda hate it."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (7610) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Bouteille de 600 ml achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales avec une pointe fruitée. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de citron avec une pointe de banane et de céréales. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de banane en arrière goût. (Rating #4764)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
Bottle [600ml]. Pours a hazy straw-yellow with an average size mostly-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of straw, grain, yeast, banana, citrus, herbs and spices. Mild, fruity, slightly sweet, wheaty flavour along with grain, herbs and spices. Medium bodied. Just good, I don’t love it but its O.K. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (4103) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle - 600ml. Hazy blond body with heavy carbonation and a thiin white foamy/creamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with grainy and herbal hints. Taste is well balanced. It carries some grassy, bready, and coriander notes. Ends with a decent bitter/herbal finish. Good stuff, but a bit thinner than expected.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
600 ml bottle from the brewery via Lubiere (merci!), served cool in a tulip glass. 16NO12.

App.: Hazy deep golden with a so-so white head. Aroma: Sulphur, Beau’s rustic graininess, bright lemony citrus, a little estery, hints of minty herbals, a bit fruity – tree fruits, pome fruits, a touch of caramel, a bit earthy...is there some coriander? Palate: Medium body, somewhat prickly yet loose effervescence. Flav.: Oddly cloying, fairly fruity, with some old apple juice, a little green/grassy/peppery hops, some yeasty, light esters, coriander?; more Belgian Ale than Traditional Ale, IMO; off-dry with minimal bitterness and a slightly alcoholic, grainy, fruity finish.

A whole lotta “meh”. Aren’t Traditional Ales usually dark??

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