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

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BA SCORE
84
good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 10
Gots: 13 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Viggo on 01-16-2007)
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
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.

BeerAdvocate, Mar 04, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +7.8%

beerhunter13, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

JohnnyBarman, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of andrewdanks
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

andrewdanks, May 13, 2014
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.

Swedes21, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of basementbrewer
3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

basementbrewer, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of djcreepshow
4/5  rDev +7.8%

djcreepshow, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.6/5  rDev -3%
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.

biboergosum, Feb 08, 2010
Photo of mintjellie
2.53/5  rDev -31.8%
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.

mintjellie, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of Sammy
2.42/5  rDev -34.8%
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.

Sammy, Aug 23, 2007
Photo of CanuckRover
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

CanuckRover, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of beerluvr
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

beerluvr, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of heebes
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

heebes, Jan 18, 2011
Photo of eat
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

eat, Mar 23, 2010
Photo of stpatty
4.56/5  rDev +22.9%
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.

stpatty, Jun 03, 2014
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

DaveBar, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Stocean1
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
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

Stocean1, Aug 31, 2011
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.

paxkey, Feb 09, 2011
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.

Phyl21ca, Mar 19, 2008
Photo of DuffMan32
5/5  rDev +34.8%

DuffMan32, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

TheSevenDuffs, May 05, 2010
Photo of ThinkAgain
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ThinkAgain, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of WillAndSarah
4/5  rDev +7.8%

WillAndSarah, May 02, 2014
Photo of irishkyle21
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

irishkyle21, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

IronDjinn, May 26, 2010
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Lug Tread Lagered Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.