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

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RATINGS: 107   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 30, 2012
Sweet and herbal. Lack of hops is obvious and distinctive. If you crave a hoppy beer this one won’t do it, but it’s a very interesting candidate for when in a curious mood.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (1659) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Pours a clear dark copper with a thin offwhite head on top that leaves some lacing. Nose is of spices and herbs with a light reminescence of a pumpkin beer but with no nutmeg. Light smoke aspect to it, too. Taste is lightly sweet but all the spices and the light acidic edge make it all palatable. Flavors are once again of spices and herbs, mission accomplished. Body is light and carbonation high, mouthfeel lightly watery. Bog water indeed. Overall a fair gruit but just like pumpkin beers it’s a "once a year" kind of affair with me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stoned99 (276) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
600 ml bottle from Au Coin Duluth. Aroma: herbal, cooked vegetables, caramel, apples, cinnamon and other spices. App: clear amber, thin texture, with beige head. Taste and palate: medium body, a tad watery, light sweetness, fizzy, unpleasant weird light acidity and light bitter finish. Overall: wonder what the brewer wanted to achieve here, nose is OK but the palate is quite something...not on the positive side.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franckg (197) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
electrotype (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2015
Quoi dire de plus que c’est une bière bière de Noël : épicée. J’avoue que c’est un style que je n’aime particulièrement pas, alors difficile de m’atteindre. Sans être une catastrophe, c’est la dernière fois que j’achète.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Minderbinder (2147) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours hazy brown with low-medium beige head. Aroma is of herbs, fruits. Taste is of sugar, caramel, rye, alcohol, some bitterness. Palate: Medium-full bodied. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Similar to Carcajou from le Corsaire. Not my kind fo brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (290) - HONG KONG - DEC 30, 2014
From County General in Toronto. Very cloudy, almost opaque amber-orange with fizzy foamy off-white head. Smells of lime, tangerine, musty sweet malt, bit of cinnamon. Quite musty in a way that comes off as un-fresh. Taste is acidic, medium sweetness, light bitterness, tart lemony finish. Body is acidic, fizzy but in a slightly flat way, sweet. Like a Saison, or hoppy spiced orange juice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HKdIPA (348) - HONG KONG - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle at County General in Toronto. Hazy deep amber pour with bubbly foam head. Aroma is slightly grassy hoppy, farmy, like a hoppy saison meets an amber ale. Taste is similar. A bit more food/savory taste probably some spice additions. Tastes "wintery" but not overly so - orange, clove, pepper. Not bad but wouldn't get again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoberDave (169) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Spicy yeast aroma, brown cloudy bog appearance, sour lime and lemon notes with hints of hops and spice. Tart on the tongue with a small bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Spicy aroma, an appearance that fits the name. The taste is spicy , sweet, and sour all at once. An absolute delight in your mouth

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UM02 (326) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
The best gruit I have drank so far (I rated their Bog Father a bit higher but that is a hybrid not a pure gruit). This might not be to everyone’s taste but they got the gruit right and balanced it well with the malt (I have drank some truly horrible gruit). A mild caramel nose followed by an earthy bitterness and some spice in the aftertaste. I don’t think gruit will ever take back its place from hops either with the general public or in my heart but when done well can produce a very nice drinkable beer like this one.


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