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

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3.73/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beaus.ca

Style: Kölsch

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by Viggo on 01-16-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,811
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
306
pDev:
13.14%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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18
Gots:
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Ratings: 306 |  Reviews: 90
Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

cool that this is all organic, very much a workingmans brew, light but interesting, hearty and almost healthy feeling, nutritive, easy. golden and rather clear on the pour from the pretty and unique and affordable glass bottle. good head, good bubbles, good nose. grassy and golden, straw and hay, honey and pollen, bready lager yeast, but something is up with the yeast, odd strain or odd conditions, clean and bright, accentuates bitterness, rustic but delicate, perfect for this beer and maybe its most undersung and intriguing element. medium body, grassy bitter hops, is this even a lager? nice carbonation, more malt flavor than most beer this pale has, maybe thats the unique organic grain the label mentions, either way, this is very good. rich for being dry, big for being light, and not in need of overanalyzation so much as it is in need of being consumed whe its chilly and fresh. these guys have been cool in limited exposure, and seem to be doing it well on both ends, what comes in and what goes out. need to get access to more of their beers...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of beerhunter13
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of grubdunkman
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of R_Kole
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of talbotjf99
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of andrewdanks
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Swedes21
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of basementbrewer
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of djcreepshow
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Brenden
3.92/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ConnorG
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MJ63
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.62/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

20oz pint, on-tap at C'est What, one of my temporary local haunts in downtown Toronna! And maybe my very first version of this style, to boot!

This beer appears a clear, bright yet pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of weakly foamy, and mostly just soapy off-white head, which leaves a bit of loosely spidery lace around the glass in its relatively quick disappearing act.

It smells of a mildly grainy pale and wheaten malt sweetness, white wine grapes, a touch of generic citrus, earthy yeast, and further leafy, weedy, and floral hop bitters. The taste is soft, semi-sweet grainy pale malt, white breakfast biscuits, hovering lager yeast, middling drupe fruit, and fairly assertive leafy, grassy, and herbal hops, all with a low bitterness quotient.

The carbonation is quite moderate in its gentile frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and a bit prickly in its attempt at overall smoothness, with a wee airy creaminess arising shortly after the onset. It finishes off-dry, the mixed graininess presiding, with some slightly underwhelming herbal/floral hoppiness providing the proverbial shits and giggles.

In the end, this comes across as an interesting enough 'lagered ale', but not enough to have another here, or drop a full Canadian MacD on one of those big bottles that I've seen recently at the 'local' LCBO. Worth trying out, tho, if you've never have before, IMHO.

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Photo of mintjellie
2.57/5  rDev -31.1%
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.

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Photo of brother_rebus
3.36/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CanadianCoder
4.18/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Sammy
2.48/5  rDev -33.5%
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.

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Photo of CanuckRover
4.24/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Blacker17
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of beerluvr
3.39/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of HopsCraftHouse
4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on draft the other day. Actually I had the pleasure of pouring it for a beer festival in upstate NY. This review is my interpretation of the beer however almost everyone I poured for had a very similar experience with this beer.

A- Poured a tad foamy (could be because it was in a jockey box) with a thick white head. The head died down quickly but never disappeared. The color was golden with light bubbles constantly moving around.

S- Grainy malts, Biscuit, cracker, white bread, slight citrus and grape from the hops

T- Coincides with the aromas. Biscuit and cracker right from the start, White grapes on the aftertaste and finishes with a white bread and sweet malts.

M- Light to medium body, moderate carbonation on the tongue, finishes a tad dry (in a positive way)

O- Great interpretation of a Kolsch style beer. Very light, crisp, and refreshing (Perfect for a hot summer day) Very sessionable. I'm looking forward to purchasing some of these.

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Photo of grahuba
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 104401
3.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Lug Tread Lagered Ale from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 306 ratings