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

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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
Sweet and herbal. Lack of hops is obvious and distinctive. If you crave a hoppy beer this one wonít do it, but itís a very interesting candidate for when in a curious mood.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MXD (303) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
Ceramic from the brewery. Drank in a (Beauís...) Pint-glass), in two "servings". Pours copper brown with shades of dark-green. Basically no white-head, somewhat flat. Earthy (read : muddy) /spicy aroma, with a slight hint of smoke. Low bitterness, somewhat sweet as well. Medium body, really flat though. Spicy from start to finish - I guess thatís what Sweet Gale is about. I heard great things about that beer. Itís definitely good, and worth a try - because itís pretty unique (anybody knows another beer made with Sweet Gale?). Still, itís not as amazing as I expected - the folks at Beauís really told me it was an awesome one, and I was relatively disappointed, kinda like an A student who got a B+. Still a regular purchase, though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BreWedge (294) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
600 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a large off-white head. Aroma is bread, yeast, banana, bubble-gum, and a little alcohol. Taste is banana, clove, and a little spice. Smooth, medium body with a gentle malty finish. Very much like a German wheat beer. Not my favorite Beaus product, but you have to try somethiing made with bogmyrtle!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (276) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 25, 2013
600ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a hazy dark brown with a huge beige head that takes a while to settle. Nose is yeast and cloves. taste is quite spicy but not as clove heavy as the nose would indicate and a cola like sweetness.. Medium body with lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (230) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. This beer pours a murky unfiltered deep maroon colour. With a 1/2 inch off white head, that dissipates to nothing, with minimal lacing. The aroma is herbal, almost reminds me of a forest or meadow, with a strong yeast presence. The taste is very interesting, with notes of coriander, orange peel, lots of yeast, and something that I just cant put a finger on..must be the myrtle. This beer is very refreshing and crisp, the lack of hops is quite distinct...yet it still works. This is an excellent beer that I must try again!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
strowlands8 (178) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
On cask at Vole. Pours a medium amber brown. Aroma is quite earthy with some malt and spicyness. Taste is similar with lots of malt sweetness and some interesting flavours backing it up. Whether it is earthyness or spicyness it definitely lives up to its name. An interesting beer but Iím not quite sure I really love it.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
from bottle. pours a very appropriate murky brown with a tan head. malty aromas, maybe some roasted nuts. pleasant taste predominantly malts but with a lacing of bitterness either from hops or the herbs and spices iím not sure. Speeking of added herbs and spices, i personally donít notice them in here. If i didnít know they were there i wouldnít taste them, thats probably a good thing though as it makes their blend more subtle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (172) - Toronto, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PatIrish (168) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2011
Ginger, sage, wheat, pumpkin, cinnamon on the nose. Pours a dark amber with a persistent creamy head. A very crisp sensation on the palate. Tasteís like a gingerbread house. If one could ídrinkí a gingerbread house.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RxForHealth (149) - - FEB 23, 2013
Whoa! Unique. Cloudy pour. No head at all. Aroma of fruit and yeast, that continues on the palate. Short finish. Not something I'd buy again, but worth trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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