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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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3.5
Listigovers (1383) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
I’m a big hop fan, but I liked this one! Unique twist on herbal beer, still carries decent bitterness, wild and herbal plant flavours add a uniqueness that a wild yeast would add to a sour. In the end it still tastes like a beer, but with some spicy herbal flavours you just can’t put your finger on. Not overpowering.

3.4
Strangebrewer (1373) - 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.

3.3
WheatKing (1351) - 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
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...

3.5
BiereLuc (1276) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Bière cuivrée, rougeâtre, limpide, coiffée d’une mousse crème à fines bulles. L’effervescence surprend. Le nez offre un sacré bouquet, d’abord difficile à cartographier, puis, on décèle des pointes de miel, d’herbes, de cassonade et de raisins. En bouche, la carbonatation dérange par son excès. Lorsque le jeu se calme, on découvre des fruits rouges, un peu de caramel et une belle rondeur. C’est agréable.

3.2
vadie (1257) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2014
Ambrée, presque orange avec un petit col beige qui reste longtemps. L’arôme du malt, du myrte, et un peu du caramel. Le goût est d’abord du malt légèrement sucré puis un goût terreux. Du myrte, j’imagine. Le goût terreux est pas mal fort. Très unique.

2.4
Tessic (1249) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
This one poured a cloudy amber colour with a nice creamy head. Some lacing. Scents include salon perm solution, very ripe fruit and apricot. First swig was creamy with light carbonation. Flavours of ripe fruit and a little caramel. Finish was a little bitter with that ripe fruit flavour lingering.

3.1
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a muddy copper brownish colour with a decent soapy tan head leaving some sticky lace up the glass. Aromas of spice, lemon, yeast and some sweetness. Flavours of clove, yeast, light zesty lemon, overall spicy.

3
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
750mL ceramic bottle shared with matt7215, my bottle. Pours a hazy, muddy brown with a very small beige head. The aroma is straight up weird. Cinnamon, cardamon, clove, sweet&sour sauce, BBQ sauce, beef jerky, dry yeast. Bizarre. Flavour is a mix of it all with a lean towards the sourness but some some sweet malty aspects to balance, and whatever the hell bog myrtle must taste like. Smokey and with hints of chicory. Not hard to drink but a little bit unnecessary to my palate’s judgement.

3.6
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 20, 2012
600ml bottle. Pours a hazy reddish brown, rather dark, moderate short-lived tan head. Looked kind of like a Belgian ale. Aroma was a little yeasty and dusty, but mostly dark fruity malt. Taste is tart and herbal with a mild sweetness, salt and yeast. Medium body, decent carbonation. Overall, very unique. Kind of an herbal Belgian ale.


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