Lug Tread Lagered Ale
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

Lug Tread Lagered AleLug Tread Lagered Ale
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From:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
Kölsch
Ranked #101
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
84
Ranked #23,175
Avg:
3.73 | pDev: 13.4%
Ratings:
331
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 19, 2021
Added:
Jan 16, 2007
Wants:
  20
Gots:
  88
SCORE
84
Good
Lug Tread Lagered AleLug Tread Lagered Ale
Notes: 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 ideaplex
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by ideaplex

This is a great tribute to the descriptions of a Kolsch. The beer has great clarity, no sulphury smell. The taste is pretty crisp with a great mouth feel. There is a slight sharpness detected at the end.

May 19, 2021
 
3.84 by madhungarian90 from Canada (ON) on Aug 06, 2020
Photo of InspectorHound
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by InspectorHound from Canada (ON)

Look: Pale yellow, crisp white head 1 finger. Disapates to a small head across the top at 5 minutes. Very carbonated.
Smell: Grassy and grainy. Green apples, and maybe some cloves. Could use a bit of strength.
Taste: Grassy, tastes like a standard macro brewery lager on the front end. Interesting after taste of toast with a hint of spearmint.
Feel: Light, with a bit of cream. Very crisp and snappy.
Overall it's OK. A little nicer as it warms but pretty pedestrian. Thiis beer earns a strong B- or weak B.

Jul 21, 2020
Photo of Alexc11
4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Alexc11 from Canada (QC)

As it pours, it's highly fizzy, clear and pale straw color. The head is initially thick but recedes to a thin line. Aroma has a peach punch to along with the grain/cereal overtones. The beer is nice balance of slight bitterness, citrusy flavours finished off with sweet smoothness. High carbonation.

Apr 14, 2020
 
3.2 by Bigbeerman from New York on Apr 10, 2020
Photo of Vinylrules
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Vinylrules

I love it.

Apr 01, 2020
Photo of Tony787
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

One of my favorite beers in Ontario they use a german recipe to brew this beer
very tasty and very enjoyable beer poured into glass with a nice 2 finger head yes I usually pick up the bottles for special occasions.
Lug Tread lagerd ale it's in the top 10 for sure for Ontario craft beers.
Cheers enjoy it

Mar 01, 2020
 
3.5 by bikko from Canada (ON) on Feb 06, 2020
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2.56/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75
by GingerFinn from Canada (ON)

Look: straw yellow with a one-finger head.
Smell: overwhelmingly citrusy. The entire room smelled lemons or limes when I opened the can.
Taste: citrusy, crisp and kind of pleasant at first, but not reminiscent of a kölsch at all. Got almost undrinkable on the back half, it got so sour. No lightly bitter clean finish that I like in the style.
Mouthfeel: nicely carbonated, a little dry.
Overall: Not what I think of in a kölsch.

Dec 02, 2019
 
4.49 by Livevil9912 from Canada (ON) on Oct 01, 2019
 
4.04 by Mpawliuk from Canada (AB) on Sep 02, 2019
 
3.87 by BKotch from Texas on Aug 13, 2019
 
3.65 by bplabernie from Michigan on Aug 08, 2019
 
3.6 by Jim67 from Michigan on Jul 18, 2019
 
3.49 by Isaac_L95 from Canada (ON) on Jul 06, 2019
 
3.75 by Griffith from Connecticut on May 18, 2019
Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got this whilst in Ontario for my son's hockey tournament at The Beer Store. It poured a clear golden with thin white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had grain and biscuit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with toasted grain presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

Apr 21, 2019
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4.31/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by ben741 from Canada (ON)

This is a great Kölsch, everything you want in that style. Beautiful white head, golden colour. Grassy, malty notes, clean crisp finish. If you don’t like Kölsch or lagers you won’t like this, but don’t call this a macrobrew it’s much more than that.

Mar 22, 2019
 
3.45 by gallaghercm from Canada (ON) on Feb 02, 2019
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3.41/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

Look - slight haze yellow color
Smell - slight sweet grainy scent
Taste - grainy slight bitter
Feel - medium light body and carbonation
Overall - nothing special

Jan 30, 2019
 
3.44 by desint from Belgium on Dec 31, 2018
 
3.75 by Chasecrandell from New York on Nov 26, 2018
 
4.5 by EricPhilpott from Canada (ON) on Nov 23, 2018
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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by oberon from North Carolina

Canned on 10/11/17.Poured into a cylinder dull light to medium golden with a full one finger blooming head that left broken rings of lace behind as it settled.Toasted grain and slight iron notes stand out most in the nose,a light smattering of floral hops are in there as well.Quite clean on the palate with subtle fruitiness and toasted grain in the finish,a crisp finish.A subtle easy drinking beer.

Nov 07, 2018
Photo of Dryhop68
4.51/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Dryhop68 from Canada (ON)

True to Type Kolsch with great drinkability. Good head retention and hop notes coming off the fresh poor. Malty body, not to heavy and somewhat unique due to the organic malt and hop varieties. Drinkability 5!

Sep 17, 2018
 
1.69 by NoahS from Canada (ON) on Aug 28, 2018
 
4.31 by Adam_stewart from Canada (ON) on Aug 05, 2018
 
3.47 by Mayhewbc from Nevada on Jul 21, 2018
Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of bready malts, some floral notes. Taste is malt heavy, crackers, floral, just a touch of sweetness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a very refreshing and solid beer.

Jul 07, 2018
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3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by BigGold from Mississippi

First had Lug-Tread at Kelseys Original Roadhouse, Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, on draft into 23-oz. glass. Beau’s “tribute to . . . Kölsch” does deftly balance lager and ale notes, and lands on the aggressive end of the Kölsch scale.

Jul 04, 2018
 
3.69 by stauffman from Canada (QC) on Jun 29, 2018
 
3.9 by Blacker17 from Canada (ON) on Jun 14, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Brenden from Ohio

L: A bright, chill-hazed deep gold. A white head forms, large-bubbled, and doesn't stick around. A bit of spotting sticks.
S: Fresh, floral with a little dankness along with fruity sweetness. A bit of white wine tannins come through.
T: Crackery malt, grass, and floral sweetness with a more prominent dry white wine-like flavor. Extremely fruity, mainly an apple / pear note, might make it too sweet if not for the grassiness and the dryness to balance.
F: Light but not watery and crisp, it leans dry on the palate even as it finishes sweet, the dryness coming in with the sweetness to even it out. Pretty smooth.

May 23, 2018
 
3.34 by movieclockstar from Michigan on May 06, 2018
 
3.77 by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts on May 02, 2018
Photo of Borbly
3.77/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Borbly from Canada ()

Pours a clear, gold body with a modest amount of frothy head forming at the top. A light aroma of malt, along with some neat, clean toffee pervades a light nose, with a rich body of a similar toffee-like malt, with light noble hop characteristics and some toastiness. Smooth and clean finish, what should be expected of a kolsch. I really like it!

Apr 08, 2018
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3/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by cyrenaica from Canada (ON)

600ml bottle
5.2% ABV
Main/Bronte LCBO Outlet (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
January 26, 2012
$3.95
The beer poured a translucent pale gold colour with a generous fluffy snow white head. The aroma was grainy malt and floral hops, pretty simple. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was grainy malt, some woody flavours and a hoppy finish. Not a fan of the style, and this did nothing to change my fandom (or lack thereof).

Mar 29, 2018
 
3.73 by JOhn_Molson from Canada (QC) on Mar 18, 2018
 
3.77 by jhodgert from Canada (QC) on Feb 14, 2018
Photo of CanadianCoder
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CanadianCoder from Canada (ON)

This beer is unusual coming from a craft brewery in that it mimics plain, gold generics, but it's strength is that it does it well.

If you put it side by side with more interesting crafts you'll be disappointed, but if you stand it up with a Budweiser you've got a better beer. So it works when you're craving a plain beer.

Feb 02, 2018
Lug Tread Lagered Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 331 ratings