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

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com