The fine people at Beaus seem to have a thing for gruits, a beer style that avoids the use of hops and instead focuses son herbs and botanicals for a bit of bitterness. I’m not complaining though, I love the creativity. A gruit lets a brewer add almost anything they imagine, opening the door to a massive amount of creativity.

This specific gruit includes lime juice, sea salt, orange juice and even lime peel, thus the name. They compare it to a Margarita in the marketing materials.

You can purchase this at the LCBO for $5.25 a bottle and it sits at 4.5% ABV.

Appearance: Head fades fast. Dandelion in colour, unfiltered.
Aroma: Lemon zest, lime juice and cucumber. Reminded me a nice summer evening.
Taste: Orange zest and salt. Lime juice comes in and then a tiny bit of malt. Can’t taste any hops which is to be expected.
Aftertaste: Lingering pizza dough finally shows through all the citrus.

Overall: I enjoyed it. A great beer for the summer. Can’t wait to see what else they do with the style.

Kole McRae

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