Monday, 5 December 2011

Lug Tread Lagered Ale

Beau's All Natural Brewing Company of Vankleek, Ontario produces a beautiful little brew called Lug Tread.  According to the Beau's website, Lug Tread is a lagered ale because it is top fermented and then cold-aged.  Pretty cool.
Lug Tread contains 5.2% alcohol, comes in snazzy 600mL bottles and is sold in 4 packs.  The packaging is truly exceptional.  It looks stylish and is environmentally sound.  Each bottle is individually stamped with a packaged on date and a batch number.

L.T. looks like a pale lager, but about a half a shade darker.  It has a white head and average lace.  The scent is sweet and malty, with a toasty sort of vibe.  The taste is much bigger than a conventional pale lager, but lighter than an average ale. It's sweet with a hint of smoke.  Something about this brew reminds me of toasted marshmallows.  Also, there is a touch of fruit, possibly plum.  The aftertaste remains sweet, but balanced against a welcome shot of bitterness.

This is a great beer, in what, as far as I can tell, is a unique style.  The flavour is smooth but offers a lot to contemplate.  Definitely get it.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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