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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2466) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014

600ml bottle from the brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario.
Bottled on November 13, 2014. Batch #3956. Muddy brown in colour with a thin white head, little lacing. The aroma is fruity, herbal, spice and bread. The flavour is light bitter, some spice, herbal, earthy. Finishes long, sweet to start turning herbal.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (2412) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours hazy brown with low-medium beige head. Aroma is of herbs, fruits. Taste is of sugar, caramel, rye, alcohol, some bitterness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Similar to Carcajou from le Corsaire. Not my kind fo brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2348) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt7215 (2263) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2216) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2177) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Tap. Pours dark amber with a white head. Light aroma with lemon and caramel maltiness. Medium body medium carbonation. Wood, light pine, lemon caramel... Nice askance. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2091) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle. Amber with not much head. Smells and tastes kinda like spruce beer. Pretty well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1958) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a clear dark copper with a thin offwhite head on top that leaves some lacing. Nose is of spices and herbs with a light reminescence of a pumpkin beer but with no nutmeg. Light smoke aspect to it, too. Taste is lightly sweet but all the spices and the light acidic edge make it all palatable. Flavors are once again of spices and herbs, mission accomplished. Body is light and carbonation high, mouthfeel lightly watery. Bog water indeed. Overall a fair gruit but just like pumpkin beers it’s a "once a year" kind of affair with me.


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