fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2017
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouvermcberko (18959) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2017
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.
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. Oakes (18836) - 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. Ferris (16500) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle - Light grain an raisin, soap and herbal notes. Cloudy brown with a rich beige head. Spicy, herbal, and malty. Not my thing. Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2008
A deep reddish brown ale with a thin off white head. A strong "boggy" aroma, with herbal notes, baked beans and light sulfur. In mouth, a lightly sweet treacle malt, with light chocolate, roasted, some metallic notes. Apart from aroma, not bad. On tap at the Elmdale Tavern, Ottawa, 6.50$ pint. April 2008.
Sammy (12761) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2008
myrtle is lemony and adds a citrus tang to tea. As a hop replacement, this is odd and different and queer. Dark brown with off-white soapy head, and lacey. Horse smell in there, vegetable aroma and in taste. Medium mouthfeel and aggressive carbonation. deyholla (12276) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle at RBWG 2014, thanks! Pours a hazy brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has light tart fruit with grass, light spice and a bread backing. Flavor has a light tartness with grass, sweet grains and a bit of bread backing. jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2012 2012-11-29. Hazy dark brown body with a nice tan head and lace. 3+ Sweet mild aroma light malt, sort of muted spice touches. 6+ Mild flavour of sweet malt, muted fruit and soft spice that may have been subliminal. 3++ Smooth average bodied palate. Enjoyable but a bit too mild overall. 6/3/6/3/12+ On cask? at Amsterdam Movember Event
mabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 10, 2008
2008-05-01. Dark brown body with a nice tan head. (3+) Pleasant aroma is brown ale-esque. Light herbal-greenery notes (presumably the bog myrtle?), spice, dusty malt notes in the back. (6+) Sweet malty flavour with light notes of sugar or caramel. Modest herbal finish, light spice. Smooth palate is slightly fuller than average. (3+) I like it, I don’t love it, partly because of the herbal nature which I find I like more or less at various points throughout the glass. Still, overall its a pretty solid effort with more flavour than than their flagship brew. Nice. 7/3/7/3/15 3.5 Bottle shared by GregClow<P>
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UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 [1478-20080601] Bottle. Heavy wet malt aroma with a bit of dark toasted flower petals. Dark brown red body with quick light tan bubbles. Mostly toasted grains flavour in a "stale wheat bread" manner with some floral and chocolate hints.
(5T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)
[4977B-20121129] Tap. Mild fruity floral malt aroma. Hazy, amber brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Light banana ester toasted malt grain flavour has a lightly sweet fruity floralness. Medium body is a little on the rough side. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(Amsterdam Brewstache @ Amsterdam brewery, Toronto, ON)