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Brewed by Beau’s Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vankleek Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Two local companies, Beau’s 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 Beau’s, 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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4.7
robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
From the booth at le mondiale 2011. Amber pour with a light brown head. Aroma of cold coffee right off the bat. This is all coffee. Cold coffee, esspresso, fresh ground coffee beans, mani couldnt get my nose out of this, the best coffee aromaive ever had the pleasure to smell in a beer. The flavor was well....more coffee! Imagine that! There were some nice bready malts though too. The fnish of this beer reminded me of a strong german bock, flavoured with coffee. Awesome stuff!

4.4
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Lonely-looking 600mL bottle from the LICBO. Pours a clear brownish amber with a large beige head. The aroma is insanely filled with coffee, and not synthetic coffee. It’s like when you open a fresh bag of coffee beans or grounds, holy crap, and as someone who loves that aroma, I am into this. Mixed in is some citrusy elements which could actually be from the coffee if they used a lot of lighter roasted beans. Flavour hits with the coffee right away, with some mild malty sweetness following and then a bitter finish. This is the coffeeist coffee beer I’ve ever had. It’s bizarre but in a good way. As it warms I do get some tasty, biscuit malt quality in the finish that balances the dry coffee elements. Mild carbonation and a fuller feel, but no booze. The tag that came with it says this is actually an ’Amber Lager’, adding yet another arguably pointless twist to a creative beer. I like the Bridgehead chain of cafés, and I mostly like Beau’s, but I often find collaborative brews like this turn out mediocre at best, but this one lived up to expectations. This might actually be my favourite product I’ve had from Beau’s.

4.2
Reimer96 (1778) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy brownish amber with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly but leaves nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel, nuts, toast, coffee and light sweet toffee. Taste is coffee, sweet caramel, toast, biscuit and a light floral hop flavor. Complex and smooth with no harshness... A lovely winter sipper that uses coffee we’ll which isn’t easy to do.

4
joelooie (5) - saint Catharines, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013 does not count
Tasted good, just odd to have coffee and beer together, would be excellent for the morning

4
Raistlin (461) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Really impressed with this beer. You will love it if you love coffee. It has a taste that is completely dominated by coffee. Its not sweet at all, has some bitterness just like black dark coffee would. Head is tasty and brown, but goes away quickly. It leaves a bit of a lingering taste in your mouth just like coffee would.

4
TheKeywork (61) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Golden colour, coffee way forward. It's like the best iced coffee beer lovers could hope for. Just the right amount of bitterness. The perfect after dinner beer.

4
lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2015
Liquide orange foncé, ocre tirant sur le brun, avec une couronne de mousse blanche en surface. Nez de brûlé, ou à tout le moins fortement torréfié, avec un brin de caramel et de chocolat au lait. Bouche délicieusement amère, soutenue par une carbonatation parfaite, juste un peu piquante. Assez ronde et savoureuse tout en offrant une buvabilité étonnante (encore une fois on souligne sa pétillance parfaite), elle allie originalité et haute qualité, une habitude chez cette brasserie. Très agréable.

4
HopsandBolts (258) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
650 ml bottle from the 2014 Best of Beau’s 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 Beau’s. 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 Beau’s pack and one of their best beers from 2014.


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