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

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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.


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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kevinsenn (1508) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. Pours cloudy and brown. Pretty nice aroma; reminds me of a Belgian ale; full of pepper and other spices. Taste is too sweet, very herbal, and spicy... maybe a general "vegetable" taste in there too. Feels a bit thin, and carbonation a bit too high. Not a fan of this one. EDIT: getting near the end of my glass, and the beer has warmed up. Now I smell some farmyard animals in there, and taste it too. Adjusting my score to average out my initial impressions with my final impressions.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1493) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Liquide dont la couleur est au croisement du rouge, de l’orangé et de l’acajou. Couronne de mousse crème. Le nez est épicé, rondement malté, avec des houblons pour terminer. En bouche elle est savoureuse, fruitée, ramenant des baies et du sucre cuit au premier plan. Une excellente bière pas juste fruitée mais aussi d’une belle complexité, avec des saveurs rarement retrouvées dans ce genre de breuvage. Très agréable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1343) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1319) - 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 it’s just wonderful to see such experimentation from an Ontarian brewer. This is the type of beer our ancestors drank and it’s a real shame that it’s 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 it’s based on the local ales, but if I could compare this with one style it would be the strong Belgians.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1253) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
600 ml bottle from les arpents verts A: herbacy, with some earthy notes, red fruits. app: clear reddish brown with thick and lasting white head. Good lacing. T/p: med body with light acidic finish. Moderate high carbonation. O: good. Not a fan off gruit beers. This one is in the upper range of the one I had before.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a muddy copper brownish colour with a decent soapy tan head leaving some sticky lace up the glass. Aromas of spice, lemon, yeast and some sweetness. Flavours of clove, yeast, light zesty lemon, overall spicy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (1156) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bière cuivrée, rougeâtre, limpide, coiffée d’une mousse crème à fines bulles. L’effervescence surprend. Le nez offre un sacré bouquet, d’abord difficile à cartographier, puis, on décèle des pointes de miel, d’herbes, de cassonade et de raisins. En bouche, la carbonatation dérange par son excès. Lorsque le jeu se calme, on découvre des fruits rouges, un peu de caramel et une belle rondeur. C’est agréable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
600ml bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown, rather dark, moderate short-lived tan head. Looked kind of like a Belgian ale. Aroma was a little yeasty and dusty, but mostly dark fruity malt. Taste is tart and herbal with a mild sweetness, salt and yeast. Medium body, decent carbonation. Overall, very unique. Kind of an herbal Belgian ale.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1155) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
750mL ceramic bottle shared with matt7215, my bottle. Pours a hazy, muddy brown with a very small beige head. The aroma is straight up weird. Cinnamon, cardamon, clove, sweet&sour sauce, BBQ sauce, beef jerky, dry yeast. Bizarre. Flavour is a mix of it all with a lean towards the sourness but some some sweet malty aspects to balance, and whatever the hell bog myrtle must taste like. Smokey and with hints of chicory. Not hard to drink but a little bit unnecessary to my palate’s judgement.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1154) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2015
cloudy dark amber pour. Aroma orange wheat barley. Slight floral and spice. Tastes herbal slight butter flowers.


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