Beau's Mates with Dates

Formerly brewed at Beau’s Brewing Co.
Vankleek Hill, Canada
7.7% Fruit Beer | 18 Ratings | 25 IBU |
Mates with Dates is a truly experimental offering. The base beer is loosely modeled on an English brown ale. After the first fermenation we added crushed dates, cane sugar, more wort and Trappist Ale yeast to get a second fermantation going.

History & Style

Mates is the second beer in the Beau’s Friendship Series – collaboration beers created with other brewers we know and love. Mates was created in partnership with British brewer Alex Barlow of ALLBEER.

Tasting Notes

The taste of dried fruit and spices are delicate but unmistakable in this luscious brown ale. Fruity to taste, then finishes dry.

Food Pairings

So close to Valentine’s Day, we imagine this beer goes well with holding hands, going to movies theatres, attending opera, and whisperings of sweet nothings. Also, goat cheese.

Technical Specs

Alc./Vol.: 7.7%
Ingredients: Organic Barley Malts, Organic Dates, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Wheat Malts,
Organic Hops, German Ale Yeast, Trappist Ale Yeast.
Malts: Pale Ale, Munich, Caramunich, Caramel 60, Chocolate, Wheat. (All Organic)
Hops: German Opal, Belgian Cascade, Perle, Hersbrucker. (All Organic)
IBU’s: 25
OG: 13.6°P
FG: 1.5°P

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
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Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

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Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

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The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

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Carbonation
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