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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (471) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
You’re not gonna win a lot of friends brewing beer with bog weed. And that’s what I like about this brew. Pours busted nose brown with a luscious one finger cap. Flavour is unlike anything I’ve had before. Down side is a coppery, pennies in water aftertaste. A true herbal offering, almost jarring in the way it presents itself. Clearly not a session beer, this is one to sip on & shake your head about. Like hearing a Grateful Dead song at a hip hop show. Recommended.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Slickysim (8) - - DEC 28, 2013 does not count
Bouteille 660ml de la lcbo achetée la journée même. Odeur horrible de levure. Très carbonisée, presque excessif... Le goût est malté, rien de spécial qui puisse se démarquer de l’odeur de levure. Texture assez sèche due à l’effervescence. Je soupçonne une mauvaise bouteille, fond de fermenteur peut-être, tellement c’était mauvais, inattendu de la part de Beaus.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (276) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
600ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy dark brown with a huge beige head that takes a while to settle. Nose is yeast and cloves. taste is quite spicy but not as clove heavy as the nose would indicate and a cola like sweetness.. Medium body with lively carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Sweet, fruity, earthy and herbal in the nose. Hazy brown body is topped by a decent, if large bubbled, off-white head that lasts fairly well. Flavour is sweet and fruity up front, almost a cross between a saison and a dubbel - very Belgian inspired to me. Moderate bitterness and herbal, earthy notes round out the flavour. Medium body is filled by a gentle, expansive effervescence. Really great texture on the tongue. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at the LCBO on Danforth Rd. in December 2013.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Bouteille 600ml. De couleur ambrée-brune et voilée. Nez très herbeux aux notes florales (bouquet d’herbes aromatiques), léger d’épices, de malt sucré et aux notes rôties avec des notes fruitées (baies aux notes sûres) ainsi que quelques traces de conifères. Mince-moyenne en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture légèrement minérale et aux petites notes huileuses. Léger goût fruité légèrement acides et aux notes sûres (baies très vertes) avec un moyen goût d’herbes (herbes fraîches) ainsi que des notes florale et épicées (ne semblant pas provenir du houblon) dès l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un moyen-léger goût de céréales légèrement sucrées et aux petites traces rôties ainsi que des notes de pain puis en finale l’on semble retrouver des notes de houblon herbeux avec de faibles traces de conifères. Post-goût moyen, très légèrement acide et aux petites notes sûres de fruits avec un léger goût herbeux.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2853) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
600 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass. 06DE12.

App.: Deep reddish-brown, murky with a smallish yellow-tan head. Aroma: Quite like a Belgian Dubbel, strong yeast, dark dried fruit, light esters, malty and playful, faint minty herbals. Palate: Medium+ body, fine, creamy effervescence. Flav.: More herbal, bread, toast, yeast, less fruity, a touch roasted, faint esters, malty with more plant character; basically dry with minimal bitterness and a full ,yeasty, bready, malty finish.

Finally rated after a few bottles over the years. Enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RxForHealth (149) - - FEB 23, 2013
Whoa! Unique. Cloudy pour. No head at all. Aroma of fruit and yeast, that continues on the palate. Short finish. Not something I'd buy again, but worth trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rob6239 (613) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours reddish-brown with very little head. Aroma is fruity and strong. Taste is very sweet perhaps fruit, raisins, plums.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewturba (944) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a muddy copper brownish colour with a decent soapy tan head leaving some sticky lace up the glass. Aromas of spice, lemon, yeast and some sweetness. Flavours of clove, yeast, light zesty lemon, overall spicy.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1161) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Thanks to cfrancis for this. Pours a murky brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, spicy herbs, pine. Taste is yeast and cloves, some sourness then has some sweetness and fruity notes. Interesting beer that is easy to sip on.


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