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

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RATINGS: 87   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (988) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Has a murky brown like colour, Aromas of fresh pine and spruce, malted and caramel candy. Has a sour taste profile with a tangy zesty finish which is surprising given the aroma on the nose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (3784) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
pours hazy dark amber, light brown-reddish with a decent light beige head, some retention. lightly sourish berries, leafy spiciness, nicely toasted malts, tingling citric acidity, short but present grassy finish. hint of sweetness. relatively soft carbonation, light body - some oiliness. original, interesting... and nice!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OntBeerDrinker (389) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
3 finger head that go’s away a few seconds or so later. Carbonated. Smell’s kind foresty(twigs,ect)juicy and mabye a litle spice or something. Taste is kinda mudy like with some juiciness some twig,stick,forsty like tate. A little spice/yeast and stuff like that. Heavy bodied,leaves a little sour saliva in my mouth and a few sips have a bit of a alcoholic burn for a few second’s. Odd in an interesting way. Different bottle then picture. Cheer’s!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (884) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
600ml bottle. Pours Hazy brown/orange with average tan head. Vegetal, malty, tangy nose. Rather odd but not in a bad way. Sourish on the palate with vegetal wooden notes and a lemony zing.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
asheft (2441) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
[bottle from LCBO] Spicy aroma with ginger, lemon, star anise, faint clove, and brown sugar. Hazy dark brown under a thin, tan ring and patches. Sour flavour right up front, followed by pleasant brown sugar and lemon and faint spices (see aroma) and no bitterness. Light to medium-light body, moderate carbonation, lingering sourness.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Pours cloudy red. Smells a little hoppy. The gale adds a different bitter angle to this beer but the overall product is a little gimmicky. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (257) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
600 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a large off-white head. Aroma is bread, yeast, banana, bubble-gum, and a little alcohol. Taste is banana, clove, and a little spice. Smooth, medium body with a gentle malty finish. Very much like a German wheat beer. Not my favorite Beaus product, but you have to try somethiing made with bogmyrtle!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SlovakSniper (2810) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Une bouteille du LCBO. Un liquide étrangement rougeâtre dépossédé de sa tête mousseuse. Le nez est une attaque contrôlée de malts grillés et de sucre brun avec des parfums douteux d’herbes et d’aromates fruités. Le goût est plus ou moins intéressant. Le sucré des malts se fusionne difficilement avec ces herbes qui finissent par épicer mon palais. La sensation en bouche n’est pas extraordinaire. Je n’aime pas le comportement très actif des bulles. La texture en souffre légèrement. La finale est plus ou moins stimulante : les tissus de ma bouche cherchent une orientation à travers cette crispation qui est néanmoins peu déplaisante. Je manque d’enthousiasme face à cette concoction qui propose la différence.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
yrstruly (329) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep, hazy reddish brown with a toffee, pillowy head. Aroma is of belgian yeast, orange peel, earth, and vanilla sweetness. The taste is medium sweet malt with some toast, with a slight bitter herbal finish. A bit light bodied considering how sweet this is. Nice to see an Ontario brewery playing with foraged ingredients!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (412) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
bottle. Pours deep ruby, head quickly disappeared. Aroma of banana, yeast, malts. Taste is sweet, almost a cross between a dunkelweisse and a dubbel. Interesting and good.


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