asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[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.
ontbeermaker (2171) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
matt7215 (2082) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Metalchopz (2025) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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).
cfrancis (2024) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown colour with nose of spice and malt. Taste is a little mixed of light spices and malt.
Spab (1998) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MrManning (1982) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from the brewery, about a week "old"-It’s nice to have contacts in the Ottawa area.Decants a deep, clouded brown with a thin beige ring of head. The nose is certainly malt forward, and hints at dark rye bread, dark fruit and lots of spice. This is certainly sweet, but I’m not sure if it is from the malts or from the sweet gale. Either way it is pleasant. Fruity, quite spicy, almost savory. The alcohol content is not noticeable, and this beer finishes softly with the low carbonation. Spiced, sweet lingering aftertaste. Quite a treat.
tomthompson89 (1843) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a ambery brown pour with nice foam, nose is spicy and sweet malts. flavor follows suit with a slight wood tinge as well. really interesting beer
TheJester (1656) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with not much head. Smells and tastes kinda like spruce beer. Pretty well done.