Lug Tread Lagered Ale - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Lug Tread Lagered AleLug Tread Lagered Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

213 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 213
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 11
Gots: 34 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Viggo on 01-16-2007

Golden-hued, crisp and finely balanced, Lug Tread is our tribute to the classic beer of Cologne, Germany. Lug Tread is top fermented (like an ale) and then cold aged (like a lager) for a lengthy period. This gives our beer some light ale notes complemented by a lager-like crispness. Lug Tread displays interwoven malt and hop flavours, subtle fruit flavours and a crisp, lingering finish.
View: Beers (49) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Lug Tread Lagered Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 213 | Reviews: 76
Photo of akdo
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I tried this beer in a restaurant in Toronto. It was served in a 20-ounce glass and I ordered a hamburger made with beer, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and two whole wheat breads. The beer was yellow and its white head was half of a finger. After a few minutes, the head more or less vanished, but left a few residues at the surface. With that said, Beau's Lug Tread's visual identity might turn some off.

As for the taste, I first tried it without biting the hamburger. Although we can still sense the bitterness from the hops, the malt gives it a mild taste of a wheat-based product such as plain cereals. However, upon biting the hamburger, the beer augmented the hop's bitterness and gave it an interesting finish. Once you swallow the beer, you sense the bitterness intensify on parts of your lung and your wind pipe.

All in all, the beer is easy to drink. Unfortunately, I had a little bit of reservations because of its visual identity.

Photo of safaricook
3.37/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is not a lager? Couldn't taste any ale characteristics, it was served pretty cold though.

Photo of eltocino
4.32/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Really good canadian kolsch. It's a must.

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down but never completely faded away.
S: Light aromas of biscuit and cracker malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the biscuit and cracker malt flavors are a little stronger and there are additional hints of white grapes.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. Faint hints of dryness are perceptible in the finish.
O: This beer is quite easy to drink and seems to be a good representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of nickfl
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very straight forward, but nicely put together "lager".

Photo of Jeffo
2.93/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this one at the LCBO last summer. Was happy to see a single bottle and not be forced to buy a four pack.

From a 600ml bottle into a snifter.
Batch no. 3675
Bottled on 25 June 2014

APPEARANCE: Pours a 2+ finger, bubbly, thinner, fluffy white head with decent retention. Head fades to a thick and foamy cap. Perfectly clear amber yellow with lower levels of carbonation. A faint wisp and ring remain leaving falling dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Grainy malts, white bread, corn and light floral hops. Very lager like.

TASTE: Follows the nose, but not quite as grainy. White bread, corn, with some light bitterness at the swallow. Medium but lingering finish of bread, floral hop bitterness, touches of caramel sweetness and some grainy bread flavors. More lager-like, though less grainy than expected.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy enough, but a touch watery perhaps, goes down smooth and finishes a touch dry.

OVERALL: A well-made beer for sure, but a touch too grainy in the nose for me. Luckily that quality didn’t transfer to the flavor profile, so it was more enjoyable to drink than initially expected off the aroma. Not something I’ll need to drink again anytime soon, but I was glad to finally give it a shot. If you’re a lager fan, you’ll enjoy this ale as well.

Photo of BeerWatcher
3.35/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

600ml bottle at Zak’s Restaurant. Pours a light straw color. Thin white head. Definitely filtered. Lively carbonation. Aromas of light citrus with hints of caramel malt. Mouthful is light and refreshing. Tastes of a citrus and malt balance. Has a nice lime infused tingle on the swallow. A bit old school but very sessionable.

Photo of DaveBar
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO for $4.05 for a 600ml bottle. Served at 3deg C in a draught glass

A- Very good. Nice opening to a golden cloudy color

S- Citrus and Amarillo hops

T- Amarillo hops.

M- Open and dry. Nothing special.

O- Pretty good. Will guy again but sparingly

Food Pairing

This ok beer went ok with.... pizza. This time it was whole wheat with meat lovers.

Enjoy

Photo of stpatty
4.53/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From afar in a glass, this beer looks like any old lager. It's clear and yellow. We might drink with our eyes at first but our taste buds soon take over. Beau's Lug Tread is a perfect example of a kölsch, that unique beer from Cologne. Although the appearance isn't anything too exciting, the flavour is. It has a hoppiness that definitely tells you it's there but the bitterness is toned down a bit. The lacing is excellent and the head quickly dissipates. All in all this is an excellent beer to drink year round.

Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Clear filtered golden with little carbonation, 5 fingers of white chunky off white head with large and small bubbles.

S: Malty, vitamin c, aspirin, white grapes, white wine, white grape juice qualities. Very vinous, herbal quality.

T: White wine and grape juice coming through in the taste, a light dull bitter aftertaste, nice maltiness and dough like yeast quality.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation, dry finish.

O: A great Canadian example of the style. Light and uniquely kolsch. Best example of a kolsch, I dare not say, but a sure good representation.

Photo of BuckyBeerBeaver
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In his selfless quest for the perfect beer, Bucky picked up a 600 ml bottle of Beau’s “Lug Tread Lagered Ale”. Lug Tread was 5.2% alcohol by volume with a bottling date of February 12, 2014 printed on the rear label.

Lug Tread poured an absolutely clear light yellow/gold color with a storm of visible carbonation bubbles. The 1.5” of bubbly white head lasted for about 3 minutes before fading to a collar and thin film of foam, leaving some modest lacing in its wake. Its aroma was of lightly roasted malts, earth and grass. The beer’s taste began with sweet, light malts which gave way to an earthy and slightly grassy flavour, finishing with a mild hop bitterness which lingered as an aftertaste. Despite the abundance of visible carbonation bubbles, both the carbonation and overall mouth feel of the beer were quite soft, and I would describe the beer as light to medium bodied. A well balanced beer and perfectly respectable, but there’s nothing special enough here to elevate Lug Tread above the growing micro-brewery crowd.

One warning if you are planning to buy a single bottle from the LCBO to sample…they have a nasty habit of accidently charging for the full 4 pack, so check your bill before leaving the store. The 4x600 ml pack sells for $15.85.

Photo of basementbrewer
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I just tried my first one tonight, I have been waiting for the local LCBO to have this in stock and it was there tonight! . i'll rock this in the summer months for sure, great lighter beer with a nice ass end! What else do you need? bring on summer.

Photo of DenisKolkin
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

600 ml bottle from the 4 pack of Beau's lug tread purchased from LCBO for just under $16 CDN. Served cold into a pint glass.

Appearance -Clear pale golden beer. Nice 2+ fingers of head that lingers for a bit but subsides shortly thereafter. Streaky but sparse lacing left behind in the glass.

Smell - Grassy and grainy with a slight malt and fruit aroma undercurrent.

Taste - Mild but very crisp and clean with a slight floral taste, focused on grass. Mild bitterness. Lingering flavors make my tongue sing. There also a lasting grape flavor that I seem to find with most kolschs, that is present but subtle here.

Mouthfeel - Great smoothness with medium-high carbonation here that is just... right.

Overall - A very fine Kolsch, probably y favorite and something that is extremely sessionable.

Photo of leaddog
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - pours a golden yellow with one finger width of foamy off-white head.

Smell - bready and sweet malts, hint of citrus, apple, hops (somewhat noble), and a touch sulphury.

Taste - bready malts, apple, sulphury yeast, touch of hops bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Dry finish, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - For my first Beau's offering, this Kolsch has all the elements for the style. Quite sessionable.

Photo of beerluvr
3.39/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a Beau's Willi Bechler tumblr. A pour straight down the middle of the glass raised a healthy eggshell coloured head that exhibited a nice rockiness, clear pale yellow liquid underneath. The smell is delicate maltiness with a grassy note and lightly hoppy. The taste is light bodied and crisp with a decent hopping for the light body, slightly flowery mixing with a slight biscuity malt flavour. This easy drinking ale finshes crisply with bittersweet end. A session/warm weather quencher for sure. Delicate and refreshing.

Photo of IdeaSpeeder
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Serving Type - 600ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours with a crystal clear golden/straw colour, with a medium amount of carbonation visible. Poured with a finger of extremely light head, which fades into a soapy foam pretty quickly. Average looking brew.

Smell - Grains and cereal mostly, but also some light roasted malts. Not picking up much else, maybe some extremely faint floral bits.

Taste - Way more intense than I expected. Fantastic! Cereal and grain flavours abound! A bit of floral bits here as well. I'm also getting some pretty decent hop bitterness, as well as some faint gape flavour.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, pretty high carbonation and a very dry finish.

Overall - 4/5

Photo of Electros
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours nice, mid-dark golden colour. Mild smell. Big flavour for a lager. I am see the kolsch in this brew, a sweat taste that goes dry, has a noticeable bitter note that even stays with on the tongue a while on the after taste. This is a good lager, Beau's makes some good beers, this is there flag ship and I can see why this is so popular...

Photo of cfalovo97
2.87/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Unlike most in the area, I am not overy impressed with Beaus (or this beer). Smell is grainy and earthy. Taste is malty and grainy, and for the most part leaves an aftertaste of dirt. moderate bitterness rolls through the finish. Not bad on a summer day but wouldnt be the first beer i would go for. Being that it is made locally still makes me pick one up from time to time

Photo of MaxwellSchaefer
4.24/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2nd Review on BA
600mL bottle to bolleke globlet

Purchased at a downtown Toronto LCBO for $15.85 per four bottles.

App- The appearance is a nice straw to very pale gold color. The head is substantial and inviting. It is very much appetizing to the eyes with no real turn-offs. It is nice and crisp and everything you would hope for from a cold stored ale character-wise.

Smell- The beer smells amazing. It's highly reminiscent of cereal grains and makes you think of a hearty breakfast. There is a certain fruit character that is underplayed but get's overshadowed by the more powerful wheat character. Despite, or maybe in spite of that power play, this beer's smell begs you to drink it.

Taste-This beer has great balance, the hops come through but so does the malt and the wheat. Lug Tread begs for another sip and you are left sad when the road of discovery leads to an empty bottle.

Mouth-The mouth feel is rather light and crisp but leaves your palette hungering for another sip. The carbonation is at play and is exciting at least until your beer becomes warm (probably because you are savoring each sip and the bottle is rather large).

Drink- Time for some brutal and embarassing honesty from the reviewer. Let it stand as a warning to my fellow Ontario-residents who are shopping singles in the craft section of the LCBO. I grabbed a single bottle of Lug Tread from a four pack and was charged for the full pack. I realized that fact when I double checked the receipt to note the price for this review. By that point in time I had already had my first sip and was in love. I'm excited to try and convince the LCBO to give me the 3 bottles I paid for (but did not receive) so that I can introduce my girlfriend to this beer, my friends, and hopefully mail some to my family in the states. If my home brew were to ever turn out like this beer, I would quit my job.

Serving type: bottle

Notes from the brewery website (interesting to nerds):

Alc./Vol.: 5.2%
Malts: Pilsner and Toasted Wheat
Hops: Perle and Hersbrucker
IBU's: 21
OG: 12°P
FG: 2.2°P
Recommended Serving Temperautre: 4.5 - 7° C

Photo of mick303
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Packaged 11/July/12 from LCBO. Pours a fluffy white head, pretty quick to recede, leaving a soupy film and lace. Colour is a light yellow gold, with active carbonation.

Aroma has fresh, slightly floral malt, with a lot of grape/wine character. Hops also but not too dominant. A bit of fruitiness and biscuit malt.

Taste of this is interesting. It has a strong element of vinous, earthy herbal hop character that is quite thick, over top of the roast malt body. Hops are also moderately assertive, adding to a complex flavour profile. Overall its got a strong malty bitterness, just a bit of sour edge.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, carbonation is at a pretty good level, goes quite dry on the finish. Drinkability is solid. Finish is characterized by a balanced dry sour malt.

Quite enjoyable stuff, not your average beer for sure. Refreshing with good balance, nice complexity and flavour.

Photo of TheHammer
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light yellow body that boasts ample carbonation and two fingers of head. Didn't really lace a lot but it did stick around for a decent amount of time.

Smell: Yeast, hops and pears. It's a bit strange but then again, I've never had experienced Kolsch before. Warming helped it come out.

Taste: Has a peppery taste to the whole beer, starting with bread in the background with some brief pear that is dominated by an odd dry yeast taste and ends with a does of floral hops. Really though, it's all in the background to that odd peppery taste.

Mouthfeel: The aftertaste is unsurprisingly peppery, but it eases of fairly well up until you are near the end of the beer. The carbonation is exceptional but it is a little rough around the edges.

Drinkability: It's interesting and it's thirst quenching but I dunno if I'd want to drink it all night. It sit down well and easy to drink but the spiciness is oddly dry.

Final Thoughts: This beer to me comes across as a more lager like Kellerbier. The peppery taste is there and amped up, the malt isn't quite there but the hops make more of a presence known. All in all, this would be great with a summer time steak.

Photo of tbeckett
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pint at the Mayflower pub on Elgin in Ottawa. From notes.

A - Poured golden, mild carbonation coming up, no head, no lace, and just a film of retention.

S - Noble hops and bread are mostly what's there.

T - Fruity, some pear, noble hops. A nice blend of biscuity malts there too to be a fine drink.

M - Good carbonation, medium in the mouth, nice and smooth.

O/D - Pretty smooth and tasty. Something to drink over conversation as I did. It's quality doesn't get in the way of the company, but doesn't disgust.

Photo of funkengruven
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 44 pack that's been inhabiting my fridge, this poured a slightly cloudy yellow orange with a touch of lacing at the top. Smell is very malty grassy aroma, pleasant. Flavor is good, refreshing, malt is dominant with a german hop bitterness finish. Mouthfeel is very clean. Overall this is a very simple refreshing summer beer, a little expensive but good nonetheless.

Photo of Stocean1
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured a one finger head at the kiwi - light golden colour - decent lacing and retention

S - malt - biscuit - floral

T - follows the nose a little pepper in the finish with some floral hops - some apple

M - light body with some carbonation - pretty smooth with a nice bitter peppery aftertaste - dry - refreshing

O - not a bad brew although I will not being gabbing the $15 4 pack after sampling this

Photo of dgilks
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Poor head retention. Some lacing.

Grainy malt aroma with a touch of sweetness. Mildly fruity.

Crisp grainy malt with a touch of stonefruit and some herbal hops.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A nice crisp ale. For me the graininess is too high, especially given that it is meant to be a Kolsch.

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Lug Tread Lagered Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.