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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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1832) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2012 chantillon Mondial de la bire 2010. Bouteille 600 ml. Couleur brune fonc, mousse beige. Arme de malt, houblons, un peu de fruits et levures. En bouche, frache, malt, fruits qui coupe la levure belge. Finale herbeuse, fruite et tout sarrte rapidement. Bonne beer.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1770) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUL 26, 2015
cloudy dark amber pour. Aroma orange wheat barley. Slight floral and spice. Tastes herbal slight butter flowers.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1763) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
Liquide dont la couleur est au croisement du rouge, de lorang et de lacajou. Couronne de mousse crme. Le nez est pic, rondement malt, avec des houblons pour terminer. En bouche elle est savoureuse, fruite, ramenant des baies et du sucre cuit au premier plan. Une excellente bire pas juste fruite mais aussi dune belle complexit, avec des saveurs rarement retrouves dans ce genre de breuvage. Trs agrable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Thanks to cfrancis for this. Pours a murky brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet dried fruits, spicy herbs, pine. Taste is yeast and cloves, some sourness then has some sweetness and fruity notes. Interesting beer that is easy to sip on.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1741) - 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 aromas 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 thats 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 : )

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1694) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Sampled at Mondial: Puts a turbid rusty-brown ale in the glass, small 1finger tan cap laces modestly.. Lightly carbonated. Pungent aroma: musty-toffee-citrusy-floral, dried fruit-herbs, spices, smoked almonds...wonderful mlange of aromas. Like a herbal brown ale. Flavor profile is almost replica of the aroma but more intense: toasty-nutty-toffee malts provide a base to balance off lemony-herbal bittering and a wonderful complexity of musty-spicy-malty-fruity-nutty flavors....long wet finish. This has a wonderfully quirky complexity that is sure to be misunderstood by unseasoned palates but for those who can appreciate the melding of a number of uncommon complimentary flavors, this is a brew you can relish and not be shy about having a couple.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (1633) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1611) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2010
Deep clear brown red, ring white foam. Mild aromas that are sweet fruity and flowery, lemon. Taste follows the aromas yet more powerfully with added cherry and woody spice, sarsaparilla, violets and herbs. Well integrated and tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle given to me by my colleagues boyfriend back in Canada that I later shared at the Downtown Inn post-grand tasting party for RBWG. Full, tannish orange pour. Nose of pleasant caramel and cereal notes. Pleasant flavor has caramel malt, cereal, slight earthiness, and a surprise tartness. Lip smacking good. The tartness is sure a surprise in a good way. Crazy.


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