Brewed by Beau's Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vankleek Hill, Canada


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Bush Fire is a flame-coloured ale infused with teas made from two plants native to South Africa, rooibos and honeybush. Spicy, earthy, and with a gentle touch of sweetness, this aromatic creation brings together two of the world’s most popular brews – tea and beer!


Both rooibos and honeybush are herbal components of traditional teas made in South Africa. The certified organic fairtrade rooibos and honeybush teas used in Bush Fire were harvested in South Africa. These teas were steeped during the brewing process into a base blonde ale style.

Bush Fire has initial aromas of earthy rooibos and sweet honeybush, rounded out with spiciness from Whitbread Golding Variety hops. Similar earthy-sweet flavours are present, with spicy notes and a mild tartness courtesy of rosehips and hops. A bready malt profile helps to balance out the flavours, and a dry finish enhances the spicy and earthy character of the beer.

Grilled ham steaks with grainy mustard, Bobotie (South African meat pie), Boerewors sausage, spiced or aged Gouda, honey spice tea cakes.

ALC/VOL: 5.8%
INGREDIENTS: Local Spring Water, Organic Barley Malts, Organic Hops, Organic Fairtrade Rooibos, Organic Fairtrade Honeybush, Organic Rosehips, Brewer’s Yeast.
MALTS: Pilsner, vienna, carafoam, acidulated (all organic)
HOPS: Organic WGV (Whitbread Golding Variety)
YEAST: California Ale
IBU’S: 15
OG: 12.8° P
FG: 1.9° P

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blankboy (7968) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2018
[Bottle (600ml)] Pours a hazy golden-orange with an average size long-lasting frothy white head. Minimal lacing. Neat aroma (7+) of honey, roses and floral notes along with bready malt, yeast and herbs and some fruit in the back. Nice flavour, sweet and yeasty along with some honey, fruit and herbs & spices. Medium bodied. Good stuff and better than expected.

TaktikMTL (8012) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2017
Bouteille de 600 ml achetée chez Dépanneur Peluso (Montréal, QC) au coût de 11,50$. Arôme: Légère odeur de thé avec une pointe florale. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d'un mince col mousseux et d'une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de thé avec une pointe d'épices et de fleurs. Durée moyenne de l'arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence thé rooibos en arrière goût. (Rating #8008)

HogTownHarry (7424) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - JUL 27, 2017
August 5, 2015 - at Bar Hop, on draught. Deep orange with a small head. Interesting aroma - lots of honey and rosehips, and something medicinal and floral-bitter; pungent yet sweet; hint of smoke. Taste is quite sweet with a floral bite. Solid body, airy and it has an evolving complex finish - morphing between sweet and floral to bitter and differently floral.

cattaneopapa (457) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2017
Pours a hazy deep gold colour with half of finger of white head. Lacing clinging to the side of the glass. I get Spicy and flowery notes on the nose. Taste is malty with notes of mandarin, oranges, honey and roses. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Interesting brew.

azzurro (574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2017
Got this one from the 2016 Christmas 4-pack. An interesting attempt, will have to try it again sometimes.

rodenbach99 (4571) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2017
EBF Boston 2017. Une bière légère avec des saveurs de thé, qui descend bien et qui tient ses promesse. Touche épicée avec une belle finale sur le thé et une petite chaleur réconfortante. Je ferai un plus long commetaire si je la bois en bouteille.

GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2017
Bottle from the brewery. Packaged on Oct 24 2016, consumed on March 7 2017 - a touch past the 4 months recommended on the label, but doesn’t seem to have suffered greatly from the aging. Pours a slightly hazy pinkish-orange-gold with a small head. Aroma of fruity herbal tea and rosehips, a bit of honey and mild earthy hops. Flavour follows with really pleasant tea and herbs notes up front, slightly tart rosehips in the middle, and a moderately bitter herbal hops finish. Quite enjoyable.

Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy golden colour with white head. Aroma is earthy and herbal with a hint of sweetness. Taste is about the same.

Subliminal64 (274) - London, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
Bought as part of the Beau’s Winter Sampler. Smells like a wheat beer (sweet with a kind of flower aroma). Pours a cloudy (unfiltered) medium gold. Fluffy head that disappears quick, with no lacing. Taste is similar to a wheat beer, but with a slight sourness to go with the sweetness. Its hard to explain. Great carbonation with next to no aftertaste. Overall I was very pleased with this one. I will definitely purchase again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on

reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 1, 2017
600ml bottle pours a golden orange colour with a finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is earthy, spicy and floral with some hints of caramel. Taste is a light tartness with a caramel malty sweetness and a earthy and spicy bitterness finishing a little dry. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, a nicely crafted and very interesting blend of flavours. Quite satisfactory. Recommended.

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