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

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.


Bendrixian's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1476) - Canadiana, Ontario, - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AleRider78 (588) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2016
Poured a pretty thick amount of head but went away quick. End up with a thin coat of bubbly head. Has a really dark hazy amber appearance. Something smells a little burnt within aroma, like smokey wood or something to that effect, which is fine. Upon first sip, I was somewhat turned right off with the sourness and bitterness. Sort of like dark cranberries and spicy cloves, nuts, roasted malts. weird. Very sweet and strong bitter aftertaste. Alcohol is slightly apparent, just enough. Once it warmed up a bit, seemed to calm down and went down a bit easier. Don’t think I can stomach more than one bottle though. Tastes ok, just not a continuous chugger. Weird mixture of flavours which just didn’t sit well with me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2864) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
600 ml bought at the brewery on April 29, 2016. Murky orange brown, small head. Fruity herb aroma, earthy notes. Earthy fruit taste, notes of dry green herbs and spruce, herbal bitterness. Fairly impressive gruit ale, it is their speciality!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1530) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2016
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours barely translucent dark coppery orange with moderate (fizzy) creamy-ish off-white head. The aroma’s indeed kinda boggy, reminding me of bittersweet bog berries with some kind of candi sugary character. Tastes pretty sweet... Rather strange bitter character I can only associate with something boggy-ish - I reckon that’s the myrtle (which, though, as I understand is not really a bog plant). Rather fizzy carbonation and lightish medium body. Interesting to say the least... But not something to down a whole pintful. Or a 600 ml bottle, for that matter. A 5 oz sample is better I guess : )

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CRock (174) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Decent beer overall. Strong notes of caramel and fruit. It’s tart, but not over powering.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (1877) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
Ça pétille comme une boisson gazeuse et sitôt versée, sitôt la mousse disparaît. Le liquide est brun acajou et limpide. Un nez d’herbes grasses et de caramel. Les saveurs me semblent plus intéressantes, mais sans flammèches et c’est correct ainsi. Légèrement poivré et/ou épicé, avec un caramel qui s’apparente à du miel ambré. (Lot 4874-Emb. 1er fée.16) (1770-110316)

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Cramshawbar (5) - CANADA - MAR 6, 2016 does not count
If I wanted to drink sauerkraut juice, I would buy sauerkraut or at least have a bottle of the awful Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge. And I don’t want either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lechristophe (68) - cowansville, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 5, 2016
Aroma: caramel, toast, cereal, Appearance : Pas beau brun Taste : medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate : soft carbonation, thin feel,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crazy_cat_lady (354) - - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle in Brew Box. Reddish brown with off-white head that dissipated very quickly. Spicy herbal aromas with hints of caramel and biscuit. Very herbal flavour, with lingering biscuit and caramel flavours. Very low carbonation, seems rather flat. Interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
myrda (110) - - SEP 14, 2015
Ressemble à une swomp. J’en ai entendu parlé en lisant un article sur le monsieur qui cueuille la myrte sauvage pour beau’s et ça m’avais charmé : malheureusement la bière ne m’impressionne pas si tout. Basée sur une double de style belge, elle est plutôt mince et peu goûteuse. Locale et expérimental, recette à revoir.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Doomsday (20) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
Pas mauvais, mais pas nécessairement bon non plus ;). Belle apparence, gout peu impressionnant ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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