From Beau’s All Natural Brewing in Vankleek Hill Ontario conceived collaboratively with Canadian Hip Hop artist K-OS comes their “Golden Vox (Rye Pale Lagered Ale)”. The beer pours a golden colour with a white head. The aroma consists of rye spice, grainy, caramel, citrus and floral hops. The flavour is of huge rye notes, caramel, peppery, citrus, some sweetness, herbal and hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 6% and an IBU of 46. I have a love for Rye in beer and this one delivered. If you see this on the shelve it would be well worth your time to pick up a bottle.
Commercial Description: Rye pale lagered ale is something of a hybrid creation, blending the noticeable citrusy hop character of an American Pale Ale with the spicy elements of rye malt, and adding in the signature crisp finish of a lagered ale. An aging on rye-whiskey-soaked oak adds subtle complexity to this balanced, approachable pale-golden beer.
Food pairing as per brewery: Soft creamy blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola dolce, Cambozola, or medium cheddar & gouda cheeses; smoked herb-rubbed tofu; eggplant, ricotta & roasted pepper flan with chimichurri; cheese agnolotti with gorgonzola & rosemary cream.