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


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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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neroaga (58) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 A cloudly pale yellow beer that is low on the IBU scale. Light carbonation with a peaty aftertaste. I would try this again and I’m interested in trying other Gruits

azzurro (539) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2017
I was eager to try this Gruit after trying the Heather Legend from Cassel which did quite a good impression. I’m happy to say that the positive trend continues. A bit like a spiced beer, but a more natural taste to it, more blended into the drink, more refined. Definitely a special taste with the myrtle, I wonder if I could age this beer. Quite unique, with a smoothness that reminds you of the Belgian ones.

BrewWhatIWant (324) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2017
Pours hazy copper colour with a thin tan head, looks like bogwater. Aroma is floral or herbal. Taste is sweet with a slightly bitter, sour finish. There are notes of caramel, herbs, and clover. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. There’s an odd, off putting herbal finish (likely the myrtle) which really prevents this from being better than it is.

Oakes (19550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
Looks ugly with a dull, light brown and just a thin head. Heavily phenolic, bubblegum nose is wonky. It has a reasonably full body, touch of bitterness, not a lot of bog myrtle character. Neutered gruit, doesn’t really go far enough in terms of herbal character and is too ale-like.

fiulijn (21522) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2017
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Brown color, hazy, dull. Some sweet caramel, but the myrtle is really strong, and to me it tastes like dish soap, the mouthfeel too is soapy in the final. Alcohol feeling.
There’s a reason if these beers and methods have been forgotten.

BigfFatBeerLover81 (34) - St. Thomas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2017
One of the worst tasting beers of all time. They claim to use an older method of brewing this one, somethings that are forgotten were done so for a reason. If you get someone from work you hate for a secret santa, this is a great gift.

mcberko (20263) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma brings earthy notes, winter spices, and toasted caramel. Flavour is pretty spicy, with winter spices, toasted caramel and light earthy notes. Bog water certainly doesn’t sound appetizing but this is pleasant enough. Okay.

AgentAle (1878) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Aroma is spicy rye, caramel, lavender, and pepper. Taste is roasted malts, caramel, honey amd fig. A light earthiness arroves on finish with, still, a little pepper spiciness. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

reebtogi (6488) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2017
600ml bottle pours an amber brown color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is herbal with some pepper and fruity notes and hints of wood. Taste is a herbal bitterness with a fruity and malty sweetness finishing dry. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this has to be the best brew that I have had from this style so far. recommended.

jennawieser (11) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2017
Amber brown pour. Medium-full bodied and light sweetness. Medium carbonation. Not for me.

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