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

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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 10
Gots: 19 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of mick303
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of TheHammer
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.73/5  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.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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