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

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 10
Gots: 10 | 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.

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Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2011 17:22:19 | More by tbeckett
Photo of kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-30-2011 16:09:16 | More by kelvarnsen
Photo of bigox420

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.1%

11-29-2011 07:24:31 | More by bigox420
Photo of EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-28-2011 06:56:23 | More by EskimoDave
Photo of oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-24-2011 02:10:08 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of ElGallo

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-21-2011 21:00:32 | More by ElGallo
Photo of RedAleMan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-21-2011 02:25:29 | More by RedAleMan
Photo of funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 44 pack that's been inhabiting my fridge, this poured a slightly cloudy yellow orange with a touch of lacing at the top. Smell is very malty grassy aroma, pleasant. Flavor is good, refreshing, malt is dominant with a german hop bitterness finish. Mouthfeel is very clean. Overall this is a very simple refreshing summer beer, a little expensive but good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 18:15:50 | More by funkengruven
Photo of Stocean1

Ontario (Canada)

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

Serving type: on-tap

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


3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Poor head retention. Some lacing.

Grainy malt aroma with a touch of sweetness. Mildly fruity.

Crisp grainy malt with a touch of stonefruit and some herbal hops.

Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A nice crisp ale. For me the graininess is too high, especially given that it is meant to be a Kolsch.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2011 11:00:40 | More by dgilks
Photo of thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden yellow colour, topped with a half-finger of short-lived white head. A patchy cap and collar are retained for most of the drink. Doesn't look particularly heavily carbonated. I quite like the smell of this but it's a little hard to describe... sweet biscuit malts and herbal hops are the only things I can identify confidently.

There's more going on in the flavour department than the other categories lead me to believe. Starts off with biscuity malts and roasted grains, with some honey sweetness leading into an herbal hop finish that reminds me of mushy peas. Moderate to high carbonation and light-bodied. Quite crisp, refreshing and tasty.

This was my first kolsch, and I rather liked it. Worth a try, I'd say, and definitely more interesting than many other fizzy yellow lagers that may superficially resemble it.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 07:04:44 | More by thehyperduck
Photo of andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle in the OCB summer mixer pack.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden clour, finger of egg white head, some retention and sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet corn and bready malts with a touch of citrus and grassy hops on the finish.

T - The grassy hops come off the top, with the sweet corn and breaded malt that lingers on the palette.

M - Medium bodied ale that goes down with the slightest prickle and finishes nice and wet.

O - A tasty koslch, offering a solid dose of flavour and a nice crisp and clean finish. A quality example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2011 19:15:17 | More by andrenaline
Photo of SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice pale golden/yellow colour to it. It has a nice white head that dies down quite fast and has some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of biscuty malts, grassy hops and a woodsy smell.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a biscuty/bready malt taste to it upfront with a nice grassy hop bitterness, some spices and a bit of apple.

Mouthfeel: It has a high carbonation with a very nice overall balance of flavours.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavours and aromas. Props to Beau's.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2011 00:28:19 | More by SebD
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Crystal clear pale blonde colour, one finger of white head with some lace. Smell is grainy and earthy, malt is there too but fresh earth dominates this brew. Taste is malty and grainy, cereal like, lots of muddy-earthy notes, moderate bitterness rolls through the finish. Medium body, med-high carb, good weight. Not bad on a hot day like the one I had this on, this bottle was about 5 weeks old and this beer is much better when it is fresh as possible, I will revisit this though I am sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 16:39:27 | More by peensteen
Photo of Roke87

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 05:39:29 | More by Roke87
Photo of edwardhopper

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ordered on a whim at a nice restaurant in Ontario. Was pleasantly surprised when it arrived with a bright golden color and a slightly fruity aroma. The first sip was very crisp and refreshing with a full bodied, but balanced taste. The flavor was interesting, but not distracting and it complemented the multi-course meal nicely. A very easy drinking beer that I would definitely seek out in the future. As the flagship for Beau's Brewery, I am excited to try out their other brews.

Serving type: on-tap

06-11-2011 15:48:46 | More by edwardhopper
Photo of Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice faint golden colour with a good two finger of head. Some lacing down the glass.

S: Fairly low-key smell with nothing too strong on the nose. Picking up a sweet malt smell, citrus notes that include banana and orange, and some earthy grain.

T: An overall bitter and grassy earthy taste, with a bit of lemon sourness in there. Pretty refreshing and tasty. Not sure what happened to the sweetness in the smell, as this one definitely leans towards bitter. Finishes pleasantly dry.

M: Moderately to above-avg carbonation. Light but pleasing texture.

D: Nicely drinkable. Have had this on-tap a few times and prefer it in that format as it tastes much fresher. Looking forward to trying other Beau's offerings.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2011 00:28:43 | More by Digimaika2
Photo of bryehn

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of a four pack of bombers bottled on April 7, 2011 (five days ago), it's not going to get much better than this.

Pours a very nice, deep golden colour with a moderate white head and a variable ton of visible carbonation. It's burning off fast and I'm not getting much lacing.

It smells very, very fresh. Sweet roasted malts and a grassy hop tone are joined by a slightly buttery note and one of freshwater.

The taste is primarily toasted malts for me, with a real grassy character and a decent bitterness on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is creamy at first, but takes on a bready or yeasty character as the carbonation burns off. The aftertaste is quite dry and crisp, with a hint of malt and a slight earth/dirt note.

Good value overall at about $3.50 per bomber and has a rich, satisfying taste, maybe a bit heavy as a session beer, but great for 1-2 pints. Drink it fresh though, I've had some older ones that weren't nearly as good.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 17:07:43 | More by bryehn
Photo of Mit

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beau's Lug Tread Lager.

First off I was super impressed by the packaging as lame as that sounds. Really interesting stuff. Not sure how the cost
turns out with the 4 bombers for 15+ dollars, but I do like the fact that they are bombers.

a-Pours a golden clear colour with a very nice lasting head. Looks clean and crisp.

s-mild malt notes maybe some spicey hops and slight yeasty smells emanating from the glass. Found it fairly muted in the
smell dept.

t-getting some mild citrus type notes followed by some slight malts. Some fruity notes but they are faint and hard to place,
Very crisp and refreshing. Some earthy flavours in the aftertaste.

m-solid for the abv.

o-overall this was quite good. Solid offering from Beau's for sure. I def want to try more of their stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2011 03:44:18 | More by Mit
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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.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2011 23:16:37 | More by BeerAdvocate
Photo of Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3


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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2010 14:36:26 | More by spinrsx
Photo of ludachris

Ontario (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The 600ml brown bottle is different from the aluminum swingtop in the picture, but just as appealing. I bought a 4 pack of this, and they went all out with the packaging; from the case itself, to the string tied around the bottles, to the coaster contained at the bottom that made for a nice surprise. Trying to justify the near $16 price tag? I think so. I will say that it did help a bit in my purchase.

A slightly hazed, aggressively carbonated golden honey body spells refreshing from the get-go. A finger of paper white frothy head is what's produced after a quick pour.

Fresh dough, pepper, and cereal grains are the first things to greet the nose. Notes of lemon and a herbal grassy hop character also make their way into the mix as well as a faintly sweet and mysterious smell that I can't quite put my finger on. Maybe a touch of honey?

More rich and full in taste than what I had anticipated. A fresh doughy, textured body plays as a solid backbone for the beer that is occasionaly cut into by refreshing notes of white pepper and lemon zest. A refined herbal character makes a quick appearance midway through. Crisp and buttery in the finish with a good dose of grassy hops to finish it off.

Light bodied, crisp, and dry in the finish, cleaning the palate out nicely and coaxing you to take sip after sip. Oh so drinkable and oh so refreshing.

This marks my first beer from Beau's and I'm quite impressed. I think I've only had three Kolsch's up to this point, and this was by far my favorite. Refreshing crisp, and easyyyy drinking; perfect for the months of summer. This may not be the best time to drink this beer, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless. Worth a pick up for sure!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 03:21:08 | More by ludachris
Lug Tread Lagered Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.