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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.


2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Couleur brune ambrée completement opaque avec un mince col qui se dissipe rapidement. Aromes de fruits acre, de caramel, d’herbe, très terreux. Mal balancé... Désagréable a boire...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (1286) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
600ml bottle. Murky copper with a frothy beige head. Flavors are yeast, brown sugar, molasses, citrus, dark fruits, berries, herbs with earthy, vegetal and spicy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (1259) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (1229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Ambrée, presque orange avec un petit col beige qui reste longtemps. L’arôme du malt, du myrte, et un peu du caramel. Le goût est d’abord du malt légèrement sucré puis un goût terreux. Du myrte, j’imagine. Le goût terreux est pas mal fort. Très unique.

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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stoned99 (1163) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
600 ml bottle from Au Coin Duluth. Aroma: herbal, cooked vegetables, caramel, apples, cinnamon and other spices. App: clear amber, thin texture, with beige head. Taste and palate: medium body, a tad watery, light sweetness, fizzy, unpleasant weird light acidity and light bitter finish. Overall: wonder what the brewer wanted to achieve here, nose is OK but the palate is quite something...not on the positive side.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JesseM (1158) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (1149) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
bottle. Poured hazy brown with a beige diminishing head. Aroma of sweet fruity malt with an herbal note. Medium body, prickly carbonation with a tart finish. Flavour of caramel malts with a vegetal hoppiness, notes of yeast and peppery spice. Alcohol well hidden.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franckg (1120) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Beaucoup d’arômes. Malt, herbes, pommes, caramel. Par contre ca se corse en bouche. Manque de saveurs. On goûte une légère touche de malt caramélisé et un petit goût d’herbes âcre. Les houblons sortent timidement en finale mais le tout disparait du palais très rapidement. C’est frais et léger et ca reste un produit appréciable pour le style mais tout de même décevant en général.


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