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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%
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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3.2
JulienHuxley (5950) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle at Tom’s 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.

2.7
SlovakSniper (5561) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Une bouteille du LCBO. Un liquide étrangement rougeâtre dépossédé de sa tête mousseuse. Le nez est une attaque contrôlée de malts grillés et de sucre brun avec des parfums douteux d’herbes et d’aromates fruités. Le goût est plus ou moins intéressant. Le sucré des malts se fusionne difficilement avec ces herbes qui finissent par épicer mon palais. La sensation en bouche n’est pas extraordinaire. Je n’aime pas le comportement très actif des bulles. La texture en souffre légèrement. La finale est plus ou moins stimulante : les tissus de ma bouche cherchent une orientation à travers cette crispation qui est néanmoins peu déplaisante. Je manque d’enthousiasme face à cette concoction qui propose la différence.

3.6
robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
600ml bottle, bottled on november 30th, 2011. batch #834 hazy amber pour, small off white head. quite malty aroma, some light bread, quite a bit of spice. nutmeg, cardamon, some nuts, even a touch of lavender. mouthfeel is a tad watery, very light bitterness. finish is minerals, light lavender, more spice, and quite a bit of sweet malt. nice beer, couldnt see myself drinking more than a bottle.

3.8
tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Sweet, fruity, earthy and herbal in the nose. Hazy brown body is topped by a decent, if large bubbled, off-white head that lasts fairly well. Flavour is sweet and fruity up front, almost a cross between a saison and a dubbel - very Belgian inspired to me. Moderate bitterness and herbal, earthy notes round out the flavour. Medium body is filled by a gentle, expansive effervescence. Really great texture on the tongue. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at the LCBO on Danforth Rd. in December 2013.

3.6
GRM (4177) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
Draught, 20 ounces, at The cottage and kitchen, April 11 2008; eye: dirty brown with a reddish hue, opaque creamy beige head that falls rapidly, light lacing; nose: sweet gale, I suppose, caramelized malt, floral, fruity, dusty, perfumy, light spices; mouth: dusty, sweet gale, caramelized malt, perfumy, floral, fruity, a bit aggressive on swallowing but finale is enjoyable, spices (pepper), basement, caramel, finale in sweet gale with a good presence of caramelized malt, nice balance, silky, medium body, mildly sweet, lightly bitter, slight astringency, rather carbonated, reminiscent of an "old ale", creamy; overall: nice surprise FRANÇAIS En fût, 20 onces, chez The cottage & kitchen, 11 avril 2008; oeil : brune sale avec une teinte rougeâtre, opaque, mousse crémeuse beige qui tombe plutôt rapidement, légère dentelle; nez : myrique baumier, j’imagine, malt caramélisé, floral, fruitée, poussiéreuse, parfumée, léger épices; bouche : poussiéreuse, myrique baumier, malt caramélisé, parfumée, floral, fruitée, p’tite agression lorsque j’avale mais la finale est agréable, épices (poivre), cave, caramel, finale en myrique baumier avec une bonne présence de malt caramélisé, bel équilibre, soyeuse, corps moyen, moyennement sucrée, légèrement amère, très légère astringence, plutôt carbonatée, un peu « old ale », crémeuse; en résumé : belle surprise

3.2
probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
600 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass. 06DE12.

App.: Deep reddish-brown, murky with a smallish yellow-tan head. Aroma: Quite like a Belgian Dubbel, strong yeast, dark dried fruit, light esters, malty and playful, faint minty herbals. Palate: Medium+ body, fine, creamy effervescence. Flav.: More herbal, bread, toast, yeast, less fruity, a touch roasted, faint esters, malty with more plant character; basically dry with minimal bitterness and a full ,yeasty, bready, malty finish.

Finally rated after a few bottles over the years. Enjoyable.

3.5
Spab (4081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a cloudy rusty brown with fairly large light tan head. Aroma of Belgian yeast - spice/fruit - with an interesting earthy herbal character that must be the myrtle. Flavour has lots of the same presumably myrtle note with apple/pear, bit of banana, bread and spice. Carbonation is rather light. I enjoyed this.

3.2
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, 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 it’s a "once a year" kind of affair with me.

3
cfrancis (3574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
Dark brown colour with nose of spice and malt. Taste is a little mixed of light spices and malt.

3.6
Metalchopz (3534) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2012
Pours a copper colour with a beige frothy head that last a while, but does not stick to the glass much. Mild beautiful aromas found in a Belgian ale with soft spices and yeast. Medium-bodied. Roasted malts that taste more sweet than burnt with notes of bananas in the finish. Pretty cool that they use wild harvested bog myrtle instead of hop. Nice and easy drinking spicy ale, but does not warm up much for those winter day (or nights). Still, a pleasant different brew that is mild overall (which it was stronger in all aspect).


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