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Formerly brewed at Beaus 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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (7215) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
Bouteille de 600 ml achete directement la brasserie. Arme: Lgre odeur de crales avec une pointe fruite. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voile avec une trs faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun mince col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got de citron avec une pointe de banane et de crales. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement aqueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de banane en arrire got. (Rating #4764)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
600ml bottle. Medium, bubbly, white head. Hazy, banana yellow. Faint aroma, peppery, slightly fruity. Tastes slightly metallic, like it came from a can. Sweet, fruity, herbal. Kind of strange, but not bad.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (8333) - Qubec, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2013
Bottle from the brewery. Golden straw colour with cloudy haze and a large, bubbly white head. Aroma is yeasty and bready, with curious notes of lemon, apricot and cracked grain. Flavour has a fruitiness that strikes a balance of sweet and tart (but not tart in a lambic sort of way, more laid back than that), along with peppery yeast and well-deployed hops. Interesting...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chymick (2) - - JAN 25, 2013 does not count
this is based on MY experience with the Vassar: Aroma:dought/bread,cereal, Apperance: pale/golden, slightly hazy Taste: slightly sweet with bitter (medium...but an odd cereal flavour Id say) Palate: a decent body (gigidy), good carbonation, astringent and bitter finish a good heirloom ale, Im not a fan of this genre, but a good beer that I wouldnt mind retrying once Ive earned more expertise as a foodie

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7430) - 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 dont love it but its O.K. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3785) - 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, Beaus 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. Arent Traditional Ales usually dark??

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (8640) - 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
(Brewers Backyard @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)
Overheard: "I kinda love this and I kinda hate it."

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle, Beaus 2012 Oktoberfest mix pack. Straw yellow, small white head. Light floral and spice aroma. Taste is light - spicy hops, sort of sweet light malt, with a sweet finish. This actually tasted similar to the zins jo kokot we just had, but not near as good. Better than the draft ratings, but still just decent.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
550ml draught
6.7% ABV
Cest What? (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
December 7, 2012
The beer pours a slightly hazed light gold with a white cap that quickly fades to a ring. The aroma is light fruits, grains, and yeast. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavour is grass and yeast, with some light fruity notes. Easy to drink, but not something I would try often.


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