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Beau's All Natural Wild Oats Series No. 42: MaddAddamites NooBroo
A beer by: Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
from VanKleek Hill, Ontario, Canada
Style: Ale

Last Updated:
7/1/2014 10:04:11 PM
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Beer Description:
From its elusive, intriguing aroma to its subtle yet celebratory aftertaste, this light but substantial beer has mysterious undertones of rosehips, elderberries, and mountain herbs, with a deeper tone of roots and woodsy bark. Fresh and spring-like, confident and down-to-earth yet inspirational, rooted in the wild world of foraging and gathering, NooBroo is everything the MaddAddamites would wish an all natural beer to be. Saint Euell Gibbons himself would applaud it!

- Margaret Atwood

Beau’s All Natural has teamed up with award-winning Canadian writers and longtime environmental activists Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson to create MaddAddamites NooBroo, an inspired gruit ale. The light-tasting, herb-and-berry infused beverage has lively carbonation and a pleasantly tart finish. A limited-edition beer release, this beer is brewed in honour of the Pelee Island Bird Observatory (PIBO), and will raise funds for its ongoing research.

History & Style
Gruits are beers brewed with herbs and other botanicals in lieu of hops. MaddAddamites NooBroo summer gruit includes many of the botanicals noted in Margaret Atwood’s latest novel MaddAddam, the third book in her trilogy of speculative fiction that includes Oryx and Crake, and The Year of the Flood. Within the context of MaddAddam there is much foraging and harvesting of plants and botanicals, and Atwood calls this collaboration “The beer Gods Gardeners would have made.” Atwood personally tasted and selected the bouquet of botanicals included in this delicate, delicious gruit.

Tasting Notes
Light in body with berry notes, a tea-like herbal character and a pleasantly tart finish that beckons the next sip. The lively effervescence adds to the quenching nature of this summer-suited gruit.

Food Pairings
- Sundried tomato and chevre tart, butternut squash

Technical Specs
•Alc./Vol.: 5.2%
•Ingredients: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malt, Organic Honey, Organic Hibiscus, Organic Red Clover Flower, Organic Kudzu Powder, Organic Rose Hips, Organic Elderberry, Organic Burdock Root, Organic Maqui Berry, Organic Wild Cherry Bark, Brewers’ Yeast.
•Malts: Pilsner, Acidulated, Munich
•Hops: N/A
•IBU's: N/A
•OG: 11.5°P
•FG: 1.8°P
Beer Album
Overall rank28119 of 43844
Overall percentile35.9
Style rank73 of 121
Style percentile40
Lowest score3
Highest score3.4
Average score3.15
Weighted score3.086
Standard deviation0
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