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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Raistlin (90) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
Very disappointing. Beaus usually brews great beers. I cant even begin to describe how bad this one is because it brings back that disgusting taste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2012
Bread, citrus, floral. Characteristics of wheat beers in flavour and aroma but maltier

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (358) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
600 mL bottle. Pours a dark cola brown colour, with a fluffy beige head, minimal retention. The nose is full of yeast, dark bread, piquant herbs, a little banana and a sweet malty biscuit note. The taste is sweet and herbaceous with an earthy bitterness, but only slight. Finish turns a little sour as these Belgian strong inspired beers tend too. Medium to full bodied with medium to high carbonation. Tasty, a good dark beer for people who think they donít like dark beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2012
600ml bottle. Brown with a nice biege head that fades to a spotty covering. Somewhat roasted and sweet malt, some caramel, bit of belgian sugar, lightly spiced. Light carbonation, moderate body, sweet and a large malt presence, becomes a little weak on the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 8, 2012
660ml bottle from LCBO Appearance: Dark copper to ruby in colour, thick creamy off white head, lingers but eventually fades. Some good lacing. Aroma: Earthy hop aroma, some green apples, toffee notes in background Flavour: Lovely malty profile, toffee and walnuts, nice earthy hop flavour comes through after couple seconds. Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, chewy nutty texture, lovely smooth long finish, and a nice alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. Overall: I was blown away by this beer from a solid brewer who rarely misses a beat.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (203) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. This beer pours a murky unfiltered deep maroon colour. With a 1/2 inch off white head, that dissipates to nothing, with minimal lacing. The aroma is herbal, almost reminds me of a forest or meadow, with a strong yeast presence. The taste is very interesting, with notes of coriander, orange peel, lots of yeast, and something that I just cant put a finger on..must be the myrtle. This beer is very refreshing and crisp, the lack of hops is quite distinct...yet it still works. This is an excellent beer that I must try again!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bunget (436) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
600ml bottle. Nice clear amber body, low head, not much of a retention. Aroma is sweetish, hops, malt, caramel, quiet herbal and refreshing. Taste is malty, sourly, medicinal, sweet, a little oily. OK beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Gave my friend a blind tasting of this one, told him it was an IPA. Fantastic brew, and itís just wonderful to see such experimentation from an Ontarian brewer. This is the type of beer our ancestors drank and itís a real shame that itís disappeared for so long. Thanks, guys, for bringing it back; I plan on sharing it with more friends in the future. The herbs are quite the shock at first, but after a few sips it just glides right down... lovely complex taste just mulling in your mouth. The head is just beautiful. I know itís based on the local ales, but if I could compare this with one style it would be the strong Belgians.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2012
(bottle) clear reddish brown colour with medium white head; aroma of toffee, floral, candy; balanced flavour, no finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2117) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Pours a copper colour with a beige frothy head that last a while, but does not stick to the glass much. Mild beautiful aromas found in a Belgian ale with soft spices and yeast. Medium-bodied. Roasted malts that taste more sweet than burnt with notes of bananas in the finish. Pretty cool that they use wild harvested bog myrtle instead of hop. Nice and easy drinking spicy ale, but does not warm up much for those winter day (or nights). Still, a pleasant different brew that is mild overall (which it was stronger in all aspect).


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