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Brewed by Beau’s Brewing Co.
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vankleek Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 141   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1658) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (1579) - - AUG 25, 2014
Brownish pour, decent sized head. Muted aroma, carael, herbs, (myrtle?). Roasted malt, caramel, herbs and spice, lemon, actually quite different, if not complex. Medium body. Definitely unique.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Franckg (1575) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italarican (1544) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle given to me by my colleague’s 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ametras (1538) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Has a murky brown like colour, Aromas of fresh pine and spruce, malted and caramel candy. Has a sour taste profile with a tangy zesty finish which is surprising given the aroma on the nose.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stoned99 (1495) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
600 ml bottle from Au Coin Duluth. Aroma: herbal, cooked vegetables, caramel, apples, cinnamon and other spices. App: clear amber, thin texture, with beige head. Taste and palate: medium body, a tad watery, light sweetness, fizzy, unpleasant weird light acidity and light bitter finish. Overall: wonder what the brewer wanted to achieve here, nose is OK but the palate is quite something...not on the positive side.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1338) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - APR 25, 2012
UPDATED: APR 24, 2013 Gave my friend a blind tasting of this one, told him it was an IPA. Fantastic brew, and it’s just wonderful to see such experimentation from an Ontarian brewer. This is the type of beer our ancestors drank and it’s a real shame that it’s disappeared for so long. Thanks, guys, for bringing it back; I plan on sharing it with more friends in the future. The herbs are quite the shock at first, but after a few sips it just glides right down... lovely complex taste just mulling in your mouth. The head is just beautiful. I know it’s based on the local ales, but if I could compare this with one style it would be the strong Belgians.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Couleur brune ambrée completement opaque avec un mince col qui se dissipe rapidement. Aromes de fruits acre, de caramel, d’herbe, très terreux. Mal balancé... Désagréable a boire...

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strangebrewer (1282) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
bottle. Poured hazy brown with a beige diminishing head. Aroma of sweet fruity malt with an herbal note. Medium body, prickly carbonation with a tart finish. Flavour of caramel malts with a vegetal hoppiness, notes of yeast and peppery spice. Alcohol well hidden.


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