Optimized-IMG_20150327_121455Lug Tread is the flagship beer of Beau’s. In keeping with flagship beers for most brewers it is a super approachable and refreshing beer.

This beer has won quite a few awards including winning gold at the Canadian Brewing Awards 4 years in a row.

The beer itself is made in a somewhat unique way. They start by creating an organic ale (using standard top fermenting yeast) and then they cold store it, which is what one would do with a lager. This means the beer takes quite a bit longer to make than your standard ale (which is generally two weeks).

This process ends up with a beer that is crisp and refreshing like a lager but more flavourful like an ale (not that lagers can’t be flavourful!)

You can purchase this beer at the LCBO for just $16.35 (for a 4-pack) and it sits at 5.2% ABV.

Appearance: Light gold. Filtered. Nice thick head that stays quite well.
Aroma: Very slight but hints at the malts with vanilla. Lots of biscuit.
Taste: Surprisingly flavourful but crisp. The bread-like malts come through nicely. I pick up cinnamon and clove that mingles well. Nice light mouth feel. A few sips in you get more of the fruity flavours, like apple and pear.
Aftertaste: This is when the hops do their job. Nice bite of bitterness on a dry finish.
Overall: A unique take on lagers.

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