Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium


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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Flavoured with Myrica Gale (Bog Myrtle)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2012
On tap at Blue Dog. Pours a clear straw yellow color with white head. Aroma of spice, orange, and cereal. Flavor is largely citrus with spice and a cereal finish. Okay beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Stubby boy at Bar Jules, SF. Bog myrtle? Holy shit, it’s like I’m doing alchemy in the Elder Scrolls. Anyways, novelty ingredient aside this was a tough beer to get through. Nice straw gold pour, and I had hopes (I admit being enticed by the Proef) that this would be a fine dry Belgian strong to complement the excellent food. But no, it was a weird autumnal extract kind of brew, with an overpowering syrupy element at its core that made it halfway to mead but without the merits of either good mead or good ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4915) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle: Medium white head on top of a deeper hazy yellow colored beer.    Smell spices, hint of cloves, orange, old candy, flowers, hops and a hint of malt. Taste is nice pretty full fruity and spicy with hints of malts, yeast  medium bitter and some light sweets. The fruityness and spices are well balanced. Aftertaste of bitter fruity spicy. Nicely balanced. Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium body and a light creamy texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2955) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle @ de Paas. Now this is something else. As soon as the bottle opened the aroma of bog and heath started coming towards me. Great, full aroma. Hazy golden colour with a white , loose bubbly head. Flavour has some honey sweetness. No maltiness detected, some hops are present. Medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9001) - San Diego County, California, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Tap at Paradiso Georgetown. Poured a clear, straw yellow with a decent white head. Cidery, baked yellow apple nose with huge medicinal overtones like children’s cough syrup and big time sweet white grape juice box. Extremely sweet white grape juice concentrate. Taste is sprtizy, white grape juice box, tons of sugary children’s juice box. Gets to be a bit cloying.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 28, 2011
Bottle from Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a large white head. Fishy, yeasty aroma. Very slight background malty sweetness in the taste, but there’s a bit of sour, soapy, earthy artisanale harshness and a faint dry finish. No idea what bog myrtle tastes like. Sat outside for this one, which probably increased my appreciation of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MPA (848) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Hazy golden with a very ’loose’ head with big soapy bubbles. Yeast, field, grain, and fruit in aroma. Slightly acidic in flavour along with spices and a bubbly bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2011
Hazy cloudy golden / orange color. Average not too strong smell. Also average taste but very nice mouthfeel. Very good for a spice/herb/vegetable beer, which normally have a too strong smell or taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (7081) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2011
Orange coloured and lightly unclear. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Difficult to detect what the aroma contains, spicy perhaps, malt perhaps. Flavor starts moderate sweet and finish lightly bitter. Dry texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7028) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2011
33cl bottle @ a metal shop in Vosselaar with different label that had a viking in a bog with ’beer for metalhead’ description. Bière ancienne selon la recette gruit. Couleur dorée/orangée, col blanc. Arôme houblon, herbeuse avec le Myrica Gale aussi connu sous nom de Gale odorant, Myrique baumier, Piment royal ou Bois-sent-born qui donne ce côté typique à ce breuvage quoique ce dernier reste un peu faible. Malt aussi à noté et reste modéré. Une bière qui se laisse savouré et dont l’ajout de cett fleur suave un peu de tomber dans la banalité des ales belges. Levure et sucre avec au fini une touche de houblon citronné ainsi que un profile grains et malt.

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