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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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3.3
punkska101 (2153) - 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.

3.1
Kauge (2126) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2016
600 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours barely translucent dark coppery orange with moderate (fizzy) creamy-ish off-white head. The aroma’s indeed kinda boggy, reminding me of bittersweet bog berries with some kind of candi sugary character. Tastes pretty sweet... Rather strange bitter character I can only associate with something boggy-ish - I reckon that’s the myrtle (which, though, as I understand is not really a bog plant). Rather fizzy carbonation and lightish medium body. Interesting to say the least... But not something to down a whole pintful. Or a 600 ml bottle, for that matter. A 5 oz sample is better I guess : )

3.6
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2008
Growler from the brewery, about a week "old"-It’s nice to have contacts in the Ottawa area.Decants a deep, clouded brown with a thin beige ring of head. The nose is certainly malt forward, and hints at dark rye bread, dark fruit and lots of spice. This is certainly sweet, but I’m not sure if it is from the malts or from the sweet gale. Either way it is pleasant. Fruity, quite spicy, almost savory. The alcohol content is not noticeable, and this beer finishes softly with the low carbonation. Spiced, sweet lingering aftertaste. Quite a treat.

3.2
tomthompson89 (1983) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2010
pours a ambery brown pour with nice foam, nose is spicy and sweet malts. flavor follows suit with a slight wood tinge as well. really interesting beer

3.3
nealblind (1977) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2015
cloudy dark amber pour. Aroma orange wheat barley. Slight floral and spice. Tastes herbal slight butter flowers.

3.5
sseb69 (1935) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2012 Échantillon Mondial de la bière 2010. Bouteille 600 ml. Couleur brune foncé, mousse beige. Arôme de malt, houblons, un peu de fruits et levures. En bouche, fraîche, malt, fruits qui coupe la levure belge. Finale herbeuse, fruitée et tout s’arrête rapidement. Bonne beer.

3.8
lesifflebiere (1928) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Liquide dont la couleur est au croisement du rouge, de l’orangé et de l’acajou. Couronne de mousse crème. Le nez est épicé, rondement malté, avec des houblons pour terminer. En bouche elle est savoureuse, fruitée, ramenant des baies et du sucre cuit au premier plan. Une excellente bière pas juste fruitée mais aussi d’une belle complexité, avec des saveurs rarement retrouvées dans ce genre de breuvage. Très agréable.

2.8
Franckg (1860) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
Beaucoup d’arômes. Malt, herbes, pommes, caramel. Par contre ca se corse en bouche. Manque de saveurs. On goûte une légère touche de malt caramélisé et un petit goût d’herbes âcre. Les houblons sortent timidement en finale mais le tout disparait du palais très rapidement. C’est frais et léger et ca reste un produit appréciable pour le style mais tout de même décevant en général.

2.4
worldbeertaste (1818) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Smells of yeast with moist leaves, caramel, cloves. Marky brown with a white lacy head. Tastes of ripe vegetables with berries, caramel and yeasty finish. Barley. Tastes like a barley wine but with less sweetness. Herbal

3.3
AgentAle (1812) - 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.


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