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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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163 Ratings

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Ratings: 163
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.98%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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.

03-04-2011 23:16:37 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Photo of beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-13-2012 10:44:10 | More by beerhunter13
Photo of JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +3%

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.

04-26-2010 20:50:25 | More by JohnnyBarman
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

05-13-2014 19:04:57 | More by andrewdanks
Photo of Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

02-14-2011 11:33:51 | More by Swedes21
Photo of basementbrewer

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

01-28-2014 03:52:56 | More by basementbrewer
Photo of djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-12-2012 05:29:43 | More by djcreepshow
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -3.2%

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.

02-08-2010 05:06:48 | More by biboergosum
Photo of mintjellie

Ontario (Canada)

2.53/5  rDev -32%

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.

01-23-2010 23:44:11 | More by mintjellie
Photo of Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.42/5  rDev -34.9%

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.

08-23-2007 21:50:36 | More by Sammy
Photo of CanuckRover

Ontario (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +15.1%

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.

10-04-2007 19:38:56 | More by CanuckRover
Photo of beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

10-20-2013 21:57:03 | More by beerluvr
Photo of heebes

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

01-18-2011 22:42:16 | More by heebes
Photo of eat

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

03-23-2010 07:03:22 | More by eat
Photo of stpatty

Quebec (Canada)

4.56/5  rDev +22.6%

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.

06-03-2014 18:25:36 | More by stpatty
Photo of DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -0.8%

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.


06-29-2014 20:34:43 | More by DaveBar
Photo of Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%

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

08-31-2011 20:53:51 | More by Stocean1
Photo of paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev -14.5%

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.

02-09-2011 23:56:57 | More by paxkey
Photo of Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -18.5%

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.

03-19-2008 20:50:39 | More by Phyl21ca
Photo of DuffMan32

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +34.4%

10-18-2013 01:30:23 | More by DuffMan32
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +3%

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.

05-05-2010 01:57:07 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

01-06-2012 16:00:19 | More by ThinkAgain
Photo of WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

05-02-2014 21:27:20 | More by WillAndSarah
Photo of irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-16-2012 20:56:37 | More by irishkyle21
Photo of IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

05-26-2010 03:15:52 | More by IronDjinn
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Lug Tread Lagered Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
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