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


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (430) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Quoi dire de plus que c’est une bière bière de Noël : épicée. J’avoue que c’est un style que je n’aime particulièrement pas, alors difficile de m’atteindre. Sans être une catastrophe, c’est la dernière fois que j’achète.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (2793) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours hazy brown with low-medium beige head. Aroma is of herbs, fruits. Taste is of sugar, caramel, rye, alcohol, some bitterness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Similar to Carcajou from le Corsaire. Not my kind fo brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (446) - HONG KONG - DEC 30, 2014
From County General in Toronto. Very cloudy, almost opaque amber-orange with fizzy foamy off-white head. Smells of lime, tangerine, musty sweet malt, bit of cinnamon. Quite musty in a way that comes off as un-fresh. Taste is acidic, medium sweetness, light bitterness, tart lemony finish. Body is acidic, fizzy but in a slightly flat way, sweet. Like a Saison, or hoppy spiced orange juice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (514) - HONG KONG - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle at County General in Toronto. Hazy deep amber pour with bubbly foam head. Aroma is slightly grassy hoppy, farmy, like a hoppy saison meets an amber ale. Taste is similar. A bit more food/savory taste probably some spice additions. Tastes "wintery" but not overly so - orange, clove, pepper. Not bad but wouldn't get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoberDave (172) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Spicy yeast aroma, brown cloudy bog appearance, sour lime and lemon notes with hints of hops and spice. Tart on the tongue with a small bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Spicy aroma, an appearance that fits the name. The taste is spicy , sweet, and sour all at once. An absolute delight in your mouth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UM02 (333) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
The best gruit I have drank so far (I rated their Bog Father a bit higher but that is a hybrid not a pure gruit). This might not be to everyone’s taste but they got the gruit right and balanced it well with the malt (I have drank some truly horrible gruit). A mild caramel nose followed by an earthy bitterness and some spice in the aftertaste. I don’t think gruit will ever take back its place from hops either with the general public or in my heart but when done well can produce a very nice drinkable beer like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (8954) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle - Light grain an raisin, soap and herbal notes. Cloudy brown with a rich beige head. Spicy, herbal, and malty. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014

600ml bottle from the brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario.
Bottled on November 13, 2014. Batch #3956. Muddy brown in colour with a thin white head, little lacing. The aroma is fruity, herbal, spice and bread. The flavour is light bitter, some spice, herbal, earthy. Finishes long, sweet to start turning herbal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (161) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours a hazy brown thick fluffy white head, aroma has some sweat bready malt and dark fruit. Flavor has a strong malt background with some peppery notes and a slight sourness. Enjoyable beer.

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