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

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RATINGS: 90   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
Big-ass ceramic bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - my bottle from the brewery (thanks, Steve!). Deep garnet-brown with a large off-white head. Aroma is very nice - toasted grain, sweet dark sugar, earthy spice/herbs. Flavour has notes of cocoa & chicory, toasted malt, and an interesting herbal note (presumably the bog myrtle). Very unique, and very good - nice job, guys!

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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
garthicus (2670) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 19, 2012
Appearance: copper red, tiny whispy white head. Aroma: slightly sweet, some caramel, malt, a little floral. Flavour: sweet, floral, a little hoppy, nice underlining malt. Quite simple and pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
asheft (2509) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2394) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a cloudy rusty brown with fairly large light tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast - spice/fruit - with an interesting earthy herbal character that must be the myrtle. Flavour has lots of the same presumably myrtle note with apple/pear, bit of banana, bread and spice. Carbonation is rather light. I enjoyed this.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2359) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
Dark brown colour with nose of spice and malt. Taste is a little mixed of light spices and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2338) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle, pours amber flavour, some cherrys and dates, dark fruits, it was a solid flavour and a very easy drinking beer, it was quite nice

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2286) - 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).

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2175) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
750 ml bottle shared by jessem. thx for the share jesse! the was an odd ball! weird spicey sweet mix both in the flavour and the aroma. not at all drinkable but not poorly brewed. the belgian yeast profile didnt go un-noticed, neither did the myrtle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
Growler shared by someone.
Appearance : Hazy amber with no head.
Aroma : Spices and fruits with some malt. Nice yeast with nice banana bread notes.
Taste : Spices with light bananas. Finish has nice notes of banana bread. Light bitterness.
Overall : Nothing to write home about but quite good. Nice banana bread notes. I thought this was a weizen.


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