After my like/hate relationship with Beau’s hit a new high with their Lug Tread, I decided to keep trying them. It seems like they have a new beer in the stores every week or so, so it will be hard to ignore them. This was a new release that my Ottawa friends were raving about. So when I saw it my LCBO, I grabbed it and hoped for the best. What I encountered was strange at best.
It poured out yellow and cloudy and had a huge yellow head. I’ve never seen a head that colour before. Now for the even stranger part, it smelled like some sort of spice used in Asian cooking. Stranger still was the taste of this beer. It not only smelled like Asian spices, it tasted like them too, but there was something else in there that reminded me of the last time I went out for Chinese food. It tasted like some sort of meat, possibly pork. I crap you not, that’s what I tasted.
After a bit, the meatiness went away and it tasted smoother and like allspice. All in all, it was a very interesting beer, not horrible, but I don’t think I could recommend it to my friends.