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

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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rob6239 (662) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
Pours reddish-brown with very little head. Aroma is fruity and strong. Taste is very sweet perhaps fruit, raisins, plums.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
Tap at Golden Kiwi anniversary. Pour rusty brown with finger thick off white head. Aroma of spices, dark fruits and a hint of caramel. Tastes earthy with spices sweet malt and caramel. Medium body. Overall interesting brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2010
On tap at beerbistro - served in a goblet, came a plum shade with a beige head that lasted for about half the glass. Very malty aroma, but some woody spice and dark fruits in there as well. Flavour again quite malty, but herbal and spicy as well, earthy, almost Belgian seeming. Wonder if they used Belgian yeast for this one, because the Bog Water carries that complex undercurrent of flavours. Some red wine-like flavours in there too. A bit too boozy and sweet to be a beer you’d want to drink a ton of (and at 6.6%, that’s probably a good thing), but a beer to be sipped and savoured, and an intriguing, admirable experiment. Nice work.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2008
Draught @ beerbistro: Dayna’s Beer of the Moment, and highly recommended by our server. He gave us the whole background on the bog myrtle and we couldn’t resist. Comes quite dark, red in colour, decent foamy off-white head. Aroma was complex with lots of spice, to be honest I had no notepad and I chased it with a few more, so trying to remember the subtle nuances ain’t happenin’. I can tell you that the flavour was quite nice, very reminiscent of Maudite, but with no aftertaste to speak of. Quick hit of bitterness on the tongue, but quickly makes way for a nice subtle sweetness, slight watery, lots of spice and pepper. It’s actually very interesting and our entire party of three all enjoyed it thoroughly. Good work, guys!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (607) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
600 mL bottle. Pours a dark cola brown colour, with a fluffy beige head, minimal retention. The nose is full of yeast, dark bread, piquant herbs, a little banana and a sweet malty biscuit note. The taste is sweet and herbaceous with an earthy bitterness, but only slight. Finish turns a little sour as these Belgian strong inspired beers tend too. Medium to full bodied with medium to high carbonation. Tasty, a good dark beer for people who think they don’t like dark beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bunget (597) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (588) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lukin (509) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
bottle. Pours deep ruby, head quickly disappeared. Aroma of banana, yeast, malts. Taste is sweet, almost a cross between a dunkelweisse and a dubbel. Interesting and good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (474) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OntBeerDrinker (465) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
3 finger head that go’s away a few seconds or so later. Carbonated. Smell’s kind foresty(twigs,ect)juicy and mabye a litle spice or something. Taste is kinda mudy like with some juiciness some twig,stick,forsty like tate. A little spice/yeast and stuff like that. Heavy bodied,leaves a little sour saliva in my mouth and a few sips have a bit of a alcoholic burn for a few second’s. Odd in an interesting way. Different bottle then picture. Cheer’s!


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