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

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RATINGS: 129   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franckg (874) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (841) - 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.

3.4
   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 (797) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bunget (766) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
RhetoricalAns (766) - Edmonton, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (725) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
600ml bottle not bad for a spiced beer it would do in a pinch Beaus is really hit and miss I am afraid sort of like nickelbrook

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2008
I got a bottle of ceramic swing-tops from the back of the brewer’s truck, so I guess I’ll be the first to rate it! This is a highly unusual beer, and I don’t really have a frame of reference for it. Dark red with a huge, foamy head. Definitely a funky, herbal, and spicy characteristic to the aroma: a lot of people detected nutmeg, but there was also an earthy, forest-floor note to it. The flavour is extremely mild and "short": you get a quick shot of malty sweetness with some of those spice and leafy flavours, almost like Dr. Pepper...but this beer was unusual in that it not only has very little in the way of finish, I didn’t notice much of a middle. Maybe sweet gale had a numbing effect on my tongue. All in all, a pleasant drink and an interesting experiment. A good session beer to share.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (699) - 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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