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

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Lug Tread Lagered AleLug Tread Lagered Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

206 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 12
Gots: 32 | 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.
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Ratings: 206 | Reviews: 75
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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #47 (Dec 2010):

Lacing draped on the glass is thick and sticky; bright golden clarity is inviting. Clean biscuity nose with hits of apple skin and dried grass. Lager tickles from the brisk carbonation, though the body stands like an ale. Malt bomb of the pale shade with lots of bread and biscuity flavors. Ripe pears in the middle. Clean bite of hops is there to balance and flavor with an herbal spicy edge. Kiss of grain husk and more herbal hop in the dry finish. A well-paid homage to its German counterparts--a whole lot of flavor without distracting from the high level of drinkability.

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Kingston Brew Pub.

Pours a lighter golden hue, head is thin but persistent. Flecks of lacing. Light visible carbonation.

Nose is subtle; a bit of apple, lemon, light malts and sweetness. A good cereal character to it. Pretty nice, actually.

A light, peppery brew, with notes of grass, lemon, sugar, cereal and a syrupy sweetness. What it lacks in depth it makes up for in quaffability. Carbonation is light, as is the body, which makes it a great evening drinker.

I've passed it up a few times at the LCBO, but I think I'll be back for a sampling of that next time I'm 'round. Good, highly drinkable stuff.

Photo of Swedes21
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a chilled glass

Appearance - beer pours a clear light ale colour with a nice white fluffy head. There is some good carbonation with some nice lacing.

Smell - I was able to pick up on some earthy tones, grassy based. As well, hops and there was some sweetness in there as well. Found the smell to be a little more dominant than bottle.

Taste - Easy drinking beer with a little bitterness at the end. The beer has some grassy nodes followed by a hint of sweetness. Found the bitterness came from the hops.

Mouthfeel - added amount of carbonation brings fwd a little more bitterness. There sweetness and earthy tones remain in the beer.

Drinkability - As a on tap selection i was quite happy to drink this all night, was a good beer.

Photo of basementbrewer
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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 biboergosum
3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at C'est What.

This beer appears a clear medium golden hue, with one finger of thin soapy white head, which leaves no lace in its quick disappearing act. It smells of mild grain sweetness, and a bit of bitter grain. The taste is soft grainy malt, and fairly strong herbal hops, but with a low bitterness. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, and a bit prickly, and it finishes dry, but with some slightly off-putting herbal/floral hoppiness.

An interesting enough 'lagered ale', but not enough to have another, or drop a MacD on one of those big bottles at the LCBO.

Photo of mintjellie
2.57/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A golden coloured ale with a fingers worth of fizzy white head. The head is poorly retained and leaves no lace behind. Smells like pils malt, grass, and hay with a faint hint of lemon. Very mild aroma. The flavour shows bread malt and tangy lemon with a grassy finish. Finishes dry with medium bitterness. I have to dock it for the cooked vegetable note that comes forward as it warms. It's bad enough to completely ruin an otherwise fairly tasty beer. It reminds me of the vegetative flavour in the Nickel Brook Organic Lager. Light bodied with medium carbonation, feels crisp. Drinks easy. It's alright, but I don't know if I would buy it again at eight dollars per 750mL bottle.

Photo of Sammy
2.48/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Clock Tower in Ottawa as a guest tap. Fresh. Pale yellow with a good head.Significant candy sugar aroma. Watery. A faint bitterness offsetting the taste of sugar and water. Drinkable on a hot summer day, maybe the formula has been altered as it should have more hops.

Photo of CanuckRover
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on-tap at the Highlander downtown. Didn't know what it was, just saw it was the only micro aside from Cameron's available, so I took a plunge. Sighed when it came out, seeing it was a lager, never promising in Canada. Very pleasantly surprised.

Very thin head, excellent lacings marking each sip. Pale and clear. For me, not a stand-out as far as looks are concerned.

Got citrus and grain from the aroma, maing me hopeful that this wasn't just another NA lager. Flavoursome juicy malt up front, nice grain. Fresh, very fragrant hops take over, hay and citrus. Very refreshing and a nice crisp finish.

Mouthfeel was spot on, not overboard on carbonation. This was a great smooth drink. A session beer with flavour that stays true to it's continental roots. Good stuff.

Photo of beerluvr
3.39/5  rDev -8.6%
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 heebes
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle
01 03 11. Batch 1033

Pours a clear light yellow with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is strong of farmhouse hay, grain, corn and faint malt. Taste is actually much better than expected...More malt profile in the flavour and balanced quite well with the yeast. Some bitterness lingers, but mainly grassy taste remains. A lighter mouthfeel that is dry. One bottle will suffice, perhaps a step up from any macro lager but otherwise I wouldn't reach for another. Great looking custom bottle and label/cap, Beaus got that right at least.

Photo of eat
3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at C'est What?. Clear and pale-amber in colour. Good covering of off-white head. Nice lacing.

Light smelling. Wheat, light hops, touch of citrus, fresh air and a sweet candy-like aroma. Could use more presence.

Very wheaty. There's some kind of candy flavour I can't put my finger on, though it's not overly sweet at all. The quality of the water is very noticeable as a result of the light flavour, being obviously brewed with some nice spring water. Moderately dry finish. Nice and clean, fresh and simple.

Okay feel. Light-medium body with similar carbonation. The carbonation ties in well with the hop profile.

This is very drinkable. Would make a great session beer. Nice flavourful, simple brew. I would definitely order this again.

Photo of stpatty
4.53/5  rDev +22.1%
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 DaveBar
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
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 Stocean1
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
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 paxkey
3.18/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

came in a 4 pack. very unique packaging. very appealling with a brand name lace tied round the bottles.
bottles are 600 ml with a bottlecap not like bottle in photo. they have at least 4 different bottlecaps for the same beer and at first i thought i was buying a variety pack.

according to freshness date my bottle is about 3 weeks old.

beer pours clear with a pale yellow color and a healthy white head.

not a lot going on with the aroma. some grasiness, cereal grain aroma. difficult to pull much of the nose.

very smooth and easy drinking with some malty aftertaste. almost no bitterness. nothing bad tasting just very boring. not a lot going on here.

this beer is for someone who likes macro lager and wants to try something a little cleaner tasting. i dont dislike it but there is nothing to bring me back either.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep clear golden color Kölsch with a big foamy head with average retention and no lacing. Aroma of unrefined grain and weird dry ester is not overly pleasant. Taste is a mix between rich medium sweet grains with again some dry ester. Full body with good carbonation is pleasant. I have to admit that this is not a style that I am overly knowledgeable about or that I appreciated a whole lot but I thought this was acceptable.

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in to Sierra pint glass.

A - Poured a pale yellow with a lot of carbonation and half a finger of bubbly white head.

S - Light bready malts. Not much going on with the nose.

T - Bready malts with a hint of spice and citrus. A nice palate.

M - Light body, good amount of carbonation.

D - A very enjoyable beer. Getting through the bomber of this was no problem at all.

Photo of metter98
3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
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 IronDjinn
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to Viggo for this from the CanBIF 6. Comes in a 600 ml brown bottle. Pours out a translucent pale golden colour, creamy white head with good retention.

Bready, biscuity malt in the aroma, with the faintest of floral hops.

Clean grainy flavour up front, but then an odd fishy, oystershell flavour kicks in, then finishing with spicy hops that linger and gets more and more intense into the aftertaste. Some creamy sweet malt also rises up in the aftertaste after some time. Curious, but it all doesn't seem to gel together.

Creamy smooth mouthfeel, medium-bodied, with a small carbonation zip on the finish.

Has some good characteristics, but aspects of it seem really off to my palate, just doesn't work for me.

Photo of ritzkiss
4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brand new 600ml glass bottles which, while not the stunning ceramic, are packaged pretty damn well - great looking 4 pack! Packaged March 22, kudos to Beau's for being conscientious in dating as well as getting their product on the shelf ASAP. This is about 2 weeks old.

Pours a crystal clear straw yellow, about 2 fingers of tight foam on top that recedes to a thin layer.

Nose is clean, light malt presence (almost corn pop like), grassy herbal hopping which borders on reminding me of a farm.

Clean, crisp body. Light pale malts meet a fresh, herbal hopping. Punchy carb, light fruitiness hiding behind. Decent enough hop presence for the style, flavorful yet supremely drinkable. Want a beer to intro you macro swill, lager drinking friends too? This is the ticket.

You could easily pound pints of this in the summer on the patio, at the beach, BBQing... perfect light summer beer.

Photo of MaxwellSchaefer
4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
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 papat444
3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap @ Pub Italia last Saturday night.

Appearance: Thin 1 finger head, golden body with a slight chill haze. Looks nice & healthy.

Smell: A grain-like aroma, some bitterness though not much. A touch of cereal.

Taste: A crisp taste with some cereal or wheat and a bit of hops in the background. Earthy with a moderately lasting bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Quite good. Refreshing and clean. Low carbonation with a fairly good body for the style.

Drinkability: Super easy to drink and taste is just enough to keep me coming back for more.

Overall: This is a hard style to review for me as it is not the most flavorful of beer styles (for me anyways). Regardless, i enjoyed it and would have it again.

Photo of patre_tim
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
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 Roke87
3.86/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

341 mL bottle from the OCB summer discovery pack, slightly chilled and poured into a harp cylinder stange, batch number s001.

Appearance- Pours a clear golden straw with two and a half fingers of soapy white head that eventually dissipates to a nice bubbly top supplied by ample amounts of carbonation.

Smell- Very heavy on the biscuit malts, a very sweet smelling lager, with a nice balance of earthy grassy aromas in there as well.

Taste- Is a lot like the smells, lots of sweet biscuit malts on the palate balanced again with that earthy grassy taste in there as well, some mild fruity flavours come through with a slight touch.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied the ale end of this one really comes through more on the mouth feel, lots of carbonation as well this beer is very clean, crisp, and refreshing.

Overall- Never really tried a “lagered ale” before so I was not sure what to expect from this one, but I was pleasantly surprised, this beer is very sweet and lots of biscuit malts coming through on both the nose and the palate, lots of earthy grassy notes coming through on both the nose and palate with some mild fruity flavours coming through as well. Again a very clean, crisp, and refreshing beer that I would definitely drink again, I kind of had a feeling I should have picked up some of the 650mL 4-packs when I had the chance, but thanks to the OCB summer discovery pack I finally got to try this one.

Photo of spinrsx
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draft

Appearance - The beer pours a clear yellow colour with an small creamy off white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some excellent lacing down the sides of the glass. The head didn't last for every long before it was gone.

Smell - breads/grains, hay/straw, corn, a grassines

Taste & Mouth - The beer actually has quite a bit of carbonation on the tongue, more than I expected after what I saw. Most of the taste is made up of breads/grains and straw/hay notes mixed with a corn syrup sweetness. There is also a grassiness to it and some very faint hops. The beer finishes with a slightly bitter farm like aftertaste.

Drink - Although this beer was better on draft than from the bottle, I still don't enjoy the 'farm taste'. The straw/hay notes really overpower the beer.

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Lug Tread Lagered Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.