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

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BA SCORE
84
good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

Irish12, Feb 24, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

AugustusRex, Apr 24, 2014
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

Franck, Oct 04, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

TheBigBoy, Apr 30, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Wordslinger, May 05, 2012
Photo of Sammy
2.42/5  rDev -34.6%
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
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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

JZ57, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of mintjellie
2.53/5  rDev -31.6%
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
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

RefillMyglass, Aug 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

DustinSWB, Oct 08, 2013
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2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
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

cfalovo97, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
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.

Jeffo, Oct 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Yodo, Apr 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

kbrown, Oct 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, May 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

vfgccp, Jan 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

bigox420, Nov 29, 2011
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Mr_Hoptimistic, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.9%

boszormeny, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
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
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3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
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 spinrsx
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

spinrsx, Dec 20, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

andrewdanks, May 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Danielr26, Oct 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

DWG17, Jul 13, 2014
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Lug Tread Lagered Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.