Brewed by Beaus Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Two local companies, Beaus All Natural Brewing and Bridgehead Coffee, have collaborated to create a special beer to help Ottawans keep warm during Winterlude this year. WinterBrewed is a strong amber ale brewed by Beaus, infused with an organic coffee selected by Bridgehead. The beer selected for the blend holds its own as well: a strong ale with a rich amber colour, which features toasty, biscuity notes from the malt, and a herbal, slightly fruity contribution from the hops.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (6356) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at Beer Culture, New York. Colour is cloudy light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Some fruits, chocolate, spices and malts. Not too spicy and very good harsh body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7411) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Bouteille de 600 ml achete la LCBO (Hawkesbury, ONT) au cot de 6,00$. Arme: Odeur de caf avec une pointe herbace. Apparence: La couleur est ambre opaque. Prsence dun moyen col beige mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Got de caf avec une pointe de crales grilles. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement minrale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de caf en arrire got. (Rating #6107)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (417) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2015
Caramel scent with coffee notes. Clear amber colour. Strong coffee front with hoppy, caramel finish. Medium body and carbonation. A bit coffee heavy but tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (5956) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2015
New Beer Distributors, NYC 20 ounce bottle: Pours slightly hazy amber brown with a big off-white head. Aroma is sugary malts foremost, hints of coffee, some ambiguous fruitiness. and bread. Taste is more interesting and more complex than the aroma. It is a tad sweet at the front, then hits you with what is clearly the coffee grounds, but also it imparts a sort of herbal taste here. The aftertaste is very mild, but almost like dark chocolate. This is the best Beaus beer Ive had, and I say that because I really didnt like the first two I drank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (3008) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
600 ml bottle from the brewery on November 28, 2014. Dark orange, small head. Mild coffee aroma, green herb notes. Taste like sweet herb coffee, nice dry hoppy notes, good bitterness. A coffee beer that is not a porter or a stout and it works!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tom10101 (5805) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Split 2-ways. Shared by Minderbinder, thanks!

Appearance: Hazy amber with a medium easy to revive beige head and little lacing.

Aroma: Coffee is strong and dominant with light green peppers presence and light fruitiness.

Taste: Coffee takes most of the place here too along light green peppers, toasted malts and light fruitiness, Light coffee bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lingering coffee finish.

Overall: Unidimensional and unbalanced. I guess its hard to achieve a much better result by adding coffee to an amber ale (which isnt the most expressive beer at first), but if its the best that can be done, dont bother brewing it again. Not easy to drink, nor to enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
650 ml bottle from the 2014 Best of Beaus pack picked up at the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy brown colour with lots of dense tan head with great retention. Leaves a fair bit of lacing.

Aroma: Malt, biscuit, coffee, cereal.

Flavours: Strong dark coffee, charcoal, grains and cereal.

Mouthfeel: Average mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This one is a pretty solid offering from Beaus. It has lots of good aromas and some really strong interesting coffee and cereal flavours. The mouthfeel is decent and not too thin. In my opinion, this is the best bottle from the 2014 Best of Beaus pack and one of their best beers from 2014.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Minderbinder (3460) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours hazy amber with medium beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of coffee, peppers. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt, caramel, some bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Coffee. Quite straight-forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lesifflebiere (1788) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Liquide orange fonc, ocre tirant sur le brun, avec une couronne de mousse blanche en surface. Nez de brl, ou tout le moins fortement torrfi, avec un brin de caramel et de chocolat au lait. Bouche dlicieusement amre, soutenue par une carbonatation parfaite, juste un peu piquante. Assez ronde et savoureuse tout en offrant une buvabilit tonnante (encore une fois on souligne sa ptillance parfaite), elle allie originalit et haute qualit, une habitude chez cette brasserie. Trs agrable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a hazy copper with a big quickly shrinking white head and a couple spots on the glass. Aroma is cold coffee, malty, roasted notes, light ash, and mild refreshing citrus. Flavour is coffee, malty, roasted malts, cocoa, med bitterness, lightly spicy, citrus and a fairly dry finish.

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