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

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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rjeschmi (2) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011 does not count
Bog Water is a wonderful combination of a sweet malty, carmel, Belgian-style dubbel ale with the almost minty bitterness of the bog myrtle. The lasting aftertaste is a bit more astringent (reminds me of nettle). On some sips I get slight hints of licorice. From the bottle I would give it some time to flatten. Found it a bit too bubbly on first sip. Also drinks better at warmer temperatures. Will taste side-by-side with Rochefort 10 soon and maybe adjust score up.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 8, 2012
660ml bottle from LCBO Appearance: Dark copper to ruby in colour, thick creamy off white head, lingers but eventually fades. Some good lacing. Aroma: Earthy hop aroma, some green apples, toffee notes in background Flavour: Lovely malty profile, toffee and walnuts, nice earthy hop flavour comes through after couple seconds. Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, chewy nutty texture, lovely smooth long finish, and a nice alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. Overall: I was blown away by this beer from a solid brewer who rarely misses a beat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unforseen (2) - - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
Huge difference drinking this fresh. Overall taste sours after a month. Fresh this is a wonderfully warning winter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Sampled at Mondial: Puts a turbid rusty-brown ale in the glass, small 1finger tan cap laces modestly.. Lightly carbonated. Pungent aroma: musty-toffee-citrusy-floral, dried fruit-herbs, spices, smoked almonds...wonderful mélange of aromas. Like a herbal brown ale. Flavor profile is almost replica of the aroma but more intense: toasty-nutty-toffee malts provide a base to balance off lemony-herbal bittering and a wonderful complexity of musty-spicy-malty-fruity-nutty flavors....long wet finish. This has a wonderfully quirky complexity that is sure to be misunderstood by unseasoned palates but for those who can appreciate the melding of a number of uncommon complimentary flavors, this is a brew you can relish and not be shy about having a couple.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (282) - 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!

3.8
   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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
Big-ass ceramic bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - my bottle from the brewery (thanks, Steve!). Deep garnet-brown with a large off-white head. Aroma is very nice - toasted grain, sweet dark sugar, earthy spice/herbs. Flavour has notes of cocoa & chicory, toasted malt, and an interesting herbal note (presumably the bog myrtle). Very unique, and very good - nice job, guys!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Sweet, fruity, earthy and herbal in the nose. Hazy brown body is topped by a decent, if large bubbled, off-white head that lasts fairly well. Flavour is sweet and fruity up front, almost a cross between a saison and a dubbel - very Belgian inspired to me. Moderate bitterness and herbal, earthy notes round out the flavour. Medium body is filled by a gentle, expansive effervescence. Really great texture on the tongue. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at the LCBO on Danforth Rd. in December 2013.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1349) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Liquide dont la couleur est au croisement du rouge, de l’orangé et de l’acajou. Couronne de mousse crème. Le nez est épicé, rondement malté, avec des houblons pour terminer. En bouche elle est savoureuse, fruitée, ramenant des baies et du sucre cuit au premier plan. Une excellente bière pas juste fruitée mais aussi d’une belle complexité, avec des saveurs rarement retrouvées dans ce genre de breuvage. Très agréable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (109) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours a hazy brown thick fluffy white head, aroma has some sweat bready malt and dark fruit. Flavor has a strong malt background with some peppery notes and a slight sourness. Enjoyable beer.


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