Pours a light, clear amber. An intriguing nose that flits between hints of resin, florals, sweet caramel and smoke. Smooth on the palate with some hops bitterness augmented by a not unpleasant coffee grounds astringency that drifts towards a smoked/cured meats vibe as it warms in the glass. A complex beer with a lot going on. If you’re in the Ottawa area it would definitely be worthwhile to stop-by the brewery to pick up a grumbler’s* worth.
*(A ‘grumbler’ is apparently the term for Dominion City’s adorable and almost literally pint-sized reinterpretation of the larger growler.)
Pours deep, dark brown, and delivers an intoxicating sweet-malty mix of black liquorice and hazelnuts. Highly recommended.
Pours cloudy golden-yellow, pale-orange. Mango and white pepper on the nose. The barrel influence is definitely present on the palate along with the residual yeast, hinting towards a tart, light white wine with the white pepper rushing back onstage during the finish for a welcome curtain call. This was drank as part of a ‘wine’ and cheese pairing event for my Dad’s birthday and I highly recommending it with a triple creme cheese like the one with which we paired it. Thank you Beau’s and HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Pours dark black-brown with a thick and plentiful café-au-lait head. Smoky and malty on the nose and palate with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and black liquorice. A classic winter warmer.
Pours deep mahogany. Caramel on the nose. Smooth and full-bodied with sweet molasses maltiness on the palate. The finish is joined by a hint of gingerbread spice. Truly a celebration. Highly recommended.
Pours light gold. Citrus and pine on the nose. Plenty of hops on the palate with a light malt almost effervescent, Pilsner-like quality. Refreshing finish with decent length.
Pours dark brown. Aromas of sweet malt, hint of molasses and faint black liquorice notes. Palate is velvety smooth with bitter-sweet chocolate and cafe-au-lait on the finish. Highly recommended.
Pours cloudy dark amber-brown. Notes of toffee and crème brûlée on the nose. The palate is smoky and reminiscent of Rauchbier with much more sweetness. The finish is velvety smooth and pleasant. Recommended.
Aged in bourbon barrels with fruits, herbs and spices, it pours dark mahogany amber with a thick creamy head. Butter on the nose and palate from the barrel ageing but there also quite a bit of non-hop bitterness that will likely mellow and balance with age.