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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.


2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tessic (1033) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
This one poured a cloudy amber colour with a nice creamy head. Some lacing. Scents include salon perm solution, very ripe fruit and apricot. First swig was creamy with light carbonation. Flavours of ripe fruit and a little caramel. Finish was a little bitter with that ripe fruit flavour lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Freaky_tiki (1031) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
You’re not gonna win a lot of friends brewing beer with bog weed. And that’s what I like about this brew. Pours busted nose brown with a luscious one finger cap. Flavour is unlike anything I’ve had before. Down side is a coppery, pennies in water aftertaste. A true herbal offering, almost jarring in the way it presents itself. Clearly not a session beer, this is one to sip on & shake your head about. Like hearing a Grateful Dead song at a hip hop show. Recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
600ml bottle. Pours Hazy brown/orange with average tan head. Vegetal, malty, tangy nose. Rather odd but not in a bad way. Sourish on the palate with vegetal wooden notes and a lemony zing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (874) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
I’m a big hop fan, but I liked this one! Unique twist on herbal beer, still carries decent bitterness, wild and herbal plant flavours add a uniqueness that a wild yeast would add to a sour. In the end it still tastes like a beer, but with some spicy herbal flavours you just can’t put your finger on. Not overpowering.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Ambrée. Sucré. Florale/herbacé. Très Fruité. Baie, probablement la myrte. Épicé. Fine amertume végétale. Légère trame de caramel de l'entré à la finale. Très intéressante.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (835) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Dark brown slight hazy pour, off white head no lacing. Weak aroma, watery, a bit musky. sweet malt taste, caramel, slight spice. Fizzy mouth feel, a little thin.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bunget (816) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2012
600ml bottle. Nice clear amber body, low head, not much of a retention. Aroma is sweetish, hops, malt, caramel, quiet herbal and refreshing. Taste is malty, sourly, medicinal, sweet, a little oily. OK beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
Growler from the brewery. Pours dark brown, slightly red. Very little head, a little flat. Big smoky aroma, taste is sweet, hints of raisin, prunes, and roasted malt finish. Good stuff!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thb (803) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
Clear mid-brown with just a little head. The main reaction we had was "weird". The beer backbone is solid - a funky/caramelly/raisiny thing - but nothing particularly intense, to give room for the bog myrtle to come through. And come through it does! It sneaks in subtly with its vegetal/seaweed character, but by the finish it’s the headliner. So whether or not you like bog myrtle is going to go a long way in determining whether or not you like this. And I found it a little too vegetal, too mouth-puckering. And really odd.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (803) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Bière brune un peu pâle, cuivrée à la lumière, moyennement voilée, très effervescente, et surmontée d’un col beige, pas tellement large, mais tout de même bien mousseux et persistant. Arôme de fruité acidulé, je ne suis pas trop connaisseur de myrte(?), mais on est dans le domaine des baies, petits fruits, framboise, canneberge, griotte… On note également quelques effluves maltés, pain frais, foin, léger sucré (réglisse rouge et/ou sucre d’orge), avec une levure pâteuse (pâte à pain), et quelques épices (clou de girofle, poivre… avec peut-être des trucs plus herbacés, comme de la coriandre…). Par moment, l’arôme acidulé fait davantage agrume, citron. Nez intéressant, belle complexité, intensité un peu faible cependant. En bouche, pétillement élevé sur la langue, breuvage bien mousseux, mais plutôt mince au palais. Au goût, pain frais, foin, réglisse rouge, avec acidité fruité dominante (framboise, canneberge, griotte… et certaines notes citronnées), quelques épices (poivre et clou de girofle…), et quelque chose de résolument herbacé en trame de fond (coriandre et/ou houblon). Peu sucrée, acidité dominante, légère amertume en fin de bouche. Les différentes saveurs ne me semblent que moyennement bien intégrées les unes aux autres, intensité moyenne en bouche, bonne complexité. Il s’agit d’une bonne bière, bien intéressante, mais je ne suis pas tellement amateur de ces bières au profil principalement fruité acidulé.


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