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

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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
600 ml bottle. Pours a clear orangeish light amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is caramel, wood and spices. Flavor is caramel, pepper, oak. Finish is somewhat herbal. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel and average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiereLuc (1275) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bire cuivre, rougetre, limpide, coiffe dune mousse crme fines bulles. Leffervescence surprend. Le nez offre un sacr bouquet, dabord difficile cartographier, puis, on dcle des pointes de miel, dherbes, de cassonade et de raisins. En bouche, la carbonatation drange par son excs. Lorsque le jeu se calme, on dcouvre des fruits rouges, un peu de caramel et une belle rondeur. Cest agrable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
600ml bottle bought at Le Gobelet in Dorion, QC. Poured into a tulip, colour is an attractive deep, hazy red-orange. 1cm head that dissipated quickly, no lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of berries and herbs - I didnt get as much coriander as others here seem to have, but its there. Taste is sweet, malty with little bitterness. Finish is slightly tart, with a mild aftertaste of red currants and spice. Overall not my favourite style of beer, but drinkable nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (1459) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
600ml bottle. Murky copper with a frothy beige head. Flavors are yeast, brown sugar, molasses, citrus, dark fruits, berries, herbs with earthy, vegetal and spicy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simardsam (261) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
Orange brle aux reflets rougetres, trouble, avec un col de mousse crme/orang assez pais qui laisse rapidement place une simple aurole. Nez pic, sucr et malt. Got fruit (petits fruits), sucr et pic, avec presque aucune amertume.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (5749) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Split 2-ways with JulienHuxley.

Appearance: Slightly hazy reddish brown with a small to medium persistent beige head and some lacing.

Aroma: Coriander, quite herbal forward, light caramel and light citrusy notes.

Taste: Moderate sweetness. Quite spicy. Herbal presence, caramel, light citrusy notes and light bitterness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Lingering spicy finish.

Overall: Not the kind of beer I like because its dominated by spices. Not awful, but average drinkability at best. Ok.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JulienHuxley (5701) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at Toms place. Hazy amber brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is leafy, lots of fresh coriander, very grassy, herbal, parsley. Taste is herbal, leafy with light sweetness. Palate is med bodied with med-light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkska101 (1893) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
600 ml bottle from les arpents verts A: herbacy, with some earthy notes, red fruits. app: clear reddish brown with thick and lasting white head. Good lacing. T/p: med body with light acidic finish. Moderate high carbonation. O: good. Not a fan off gruit beers. This one is in the upper range of the one I had before.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pumpkinhead2 (897) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Bire brune un peu ple, cuivre la lumire, moyennement voile, trs effervescente, et surmonte dun col beige, pas tellement large, mais tout de mme bien mousseux et persistant. Arme de fruit acidul, je ne suis pas trop connaisseur de myrte(?), mais on est dans le domaine des baies, petits fruits, framboise, canneberge, griotte On note galement quelques effluves malts, pain frais, foin, lger sucr (rglisse rouge et/ou sucre dorge), avec une levure pteuse (pte pain), et quelques pices (clou de girofle, poivre avec peut-tre des trucs plus herbacs, comme de la coriandre). Par moment, larme acidul fait davantage agrume, citron. Nez intressant, belle complexit, intensit un peu faible cependant. En bouche, ptillement lev sur la langue, breuvage bien mousseux, mais plutt mince au palais. Au got, pain frais, foin, rglisse rouge, avec acidit fruit dominante (framboise, canneberge, griotte et certaines notes citronnes), quelques pices (poivre et clou de girofle), et quelque chose de rsolument herbac en trame de fond (coriandre et/ou houblon). Peu sucre, acidit dominante, lgre amertume en fin de bouche. Les diffrentes saveurs ne me semblent que moyennement bien intgres les unes aux autres, intensit moyenne en bouche, bonne complexit. Il sagit dune bonne bire, bien intressante, mais je ne suis pas tellement amateur de ces bires au profil principalement fruit acidul.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mathieuc (3629) - Qubec, 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 its a "once a year" kind of affair with me.


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