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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vankleek Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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This strong & dark beer, inspired by the Alfred bog, is our very first seasonal offering. Featuring bog myrtle, or sweet gale, harvested from the wilds of northern Quebec. This ancient herb was used in brewing hundreds of years ago and offers bitterness, a sweet aroma and herbal spicy notes.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (1039) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bière cuivrée, rougeâtre, limpide, coiffée d’une mousse crème à fines bulles. L’effervescence surprend. Le nez offre un sacré bouquet, d’abord difficile à cartographier, puis, on décèle des pointes de miel, d’herbes, de cassonade et de raisins. En bouche, la carbonatation dérange par son excès. Lorsque le jeu se calme, on découvre des fruits rouges, un peu de caramel et une belle rondeur. C’est agréable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalflake (31) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
600ml bottle bought at Le Gobelet in Dorion, QC. Poured into a tulip, colour is an attractive deep, hazy red-orange. 1cm head that dissipated quickly, no lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of berries and herbs - I didn’t get as much coriander as others here seem to have, but it’s there. Taste is sweet, malty with little bitterness. Finish is slightly tart, with a mild aftertaste of red currants and spice. Overall not my favourite style of beer, but drinkable nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (614) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
600ml bottle. Murky copper with a frothy beige head. Flavors are yeast, brown sugar, molasses, citrus, dark fruits, berries, herbs with earthy, vegetal and spicy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Orange brûlée aux reflets rougeâtres, trouble, avec un col de mousse crème/orangé assez épais qui laisse rapidement place à une simple auréole. Nez épicé, sucré et malté. Goût fruité (petits fruits), sucré et épicé, avec presque aucune amertume.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3557) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Split 2-ways with JulienHuxley.

Appearance: Slightly hazy reddish brown with a small to medium persistent beige head and some lacing.

Aroma: Coriander, quite herbal forward, light caramel and light citrusy notes.

Taste: Moderate sweetness. Quite spicy. Herbal presence, caramel, light citrusy notes and light bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Lingering spicy finish.

Overall: Not the kind of beer I like because it’s dominated by spices. Not awful, but average drinkability at best. Ok.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (3874) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at Tom’s place. Hazy amber brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is leafy, lots of fresh coriander, very grassy, herbal, parsley. Taste is herbal, leafy with light sweetness. Palate is med bodied with med-light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1119) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
600 ml bottle from les arpents verts A: herbacy, with some earthy notes, red fruits. app: clear reddish brown with thick and lasting white head. Good lacing. T/p: med body with light acidic finish. Moderate high carbonation. O: good. Not a fan off gruit beers. This one is in the upper range of the one I had before.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (487) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Bière brune un peu pâle, cuivrée à la lumière, moyennement voilée, très effervescente, et surmontée d’un col beige, pas tellement large, mais tout de même bien mousseux et persistant. Arôme de fruité acidulé, je ne suis pas trop connaisseur de myrte(?), mais on est dans le domaine des baies, petits fruits, framboise, canneberge, griotte… On note également quelques effluves maltés, pain frais, foin, léger sucré (réglisse rouge et/ou sucre d’orge), avec une levure pâteuse (pâte à pain), et quelques épices (clou de girofle, poivre… avec peut-être des trucs plus herbacés, comme de la coriandre…). Par moment, l’arôme acidulé fait davantage agrume, citron. Nez intéressant, belle complexité, intensité un peu faible cependant. En bouche, pétillement élevé sur la langue, breuvage bien mousseux, mais plutôt mince au palais. Au goût, pain frais, foin, réglisse rouge, avec acidité fruité dominante (framboise, canneberge, griotte… et certaines notes citronnées), quelques épices (poivre et clou de girofle…), et quelque chose de résolument herbacé en trame de fond (coriandre et/ou houblon). Peu sucrée, acidité dominante, légère amertume en fin de bouche. Les différentes saveurs ne me semblent que moyennement bien intégrées les unes aux autres, intensité moyenne en bouche, bonne complexité. Il s’agit d’une bonne bière, bien intéressante, mais je ne suis pas tellement amateur de ces bières au profil principalement fruité acidulé.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1818) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a clear dark copper with a thin offwhite head on top that leaves some lacing. Nose is of spices and herbs with a light reminescence of a pumpkin beer but with no nutmeg. Light smoke aspect to it, too. Taste is lightly sweet but all the spices and the light acidic edge make it all palatable. Flavors are once again of spices and herbs, mission accomplished. Body is light and carbonation high, mouthfeel lightly watery. Bog water indeed. Overall a fair gruit but just like pumpkin beers it’s a "once a year" kind of affair with me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stoned99 (348) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
600 ml bottle from Au Coin Duluth. Aroma: herbal, cooked vegetables, caramel, apples, cinnamon and other spices. App: clear amber, thin texture, with beige head. Taste and palate: medium body, a tad watery, light sweetness, fizzy, unpleasant weird light acidity and light bitter finish. Overall: wonder what the brewer wanted to achieve here, nose is OK but the palate is quite something...not on the positive side.


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