rjeschmi (2) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2011 does not count
Bog Water is a wonderful combination of a sweet malty, carmel, Belgian-style dubbel ale with the almost minty bitterness of the bog myrtle. The lasting aftertaste is a bit more astringent (reminds me of nettle). On some sips I get slight hints of licorice.
From the bottle I would give it some time to flatten. Found it a bit too bubbly on first sip. Also drinks better at warmer temperatures.
Will taste side-by-side with Rochefort 10 soon and maybe adjust score up. Hateball16 (105) - - DEC 8, 2012
660ml bottle from LCBO
Appearance: Dark copper to ruby in colour, thick creamy off white head, lingers but eventually fades. Some good lacing.
Aroma: Earthy hop aroma, some green apples, toffee notes in background
Flavour: Lovely malty profile, toffee and walnuts, nice earthy hop flavour comes through after couple seconds.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied, chewy nutty texture, lovely smooth long finish, and a nice alcohol warmth in the aftertaste.
Overall: I was blown away by this beer from a solid brewer who rarely misses a beat.
Unforseen (2) - - JAN 30, 2013 does not count
Huge difference drinking this fresh. Overall taste sours after a month. Fresh this is a wonderfully warning winter beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone azzurro (253) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2017
I was eager to try this Gruit after trying the Heather Legend from Cassel which did quite a good impression. I’m happy to say that the positive trend continues. A bit like a spiced beer, but a more natural taste to it, more blended into the drink, more refined. Definitely a special taste with the myrtle, I wonder if I could age this beer. Quite unique, with a smoothness that reminds you of the Belgian ones. pootzboy (1739) - Kitchener, 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 mélange 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.
Canmoore (483) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle from LCBO. This beer pours a murky unfiltered deep maroon colour. With a 1/2 inch off white head, that dissipates to nothing, with minimal lacing. The aroma is herbal, almost reminds me of a forest or meadow, with a strong yeast presence. The taste is very interesting, with notes of coriander, orange peel, lots of yeast, and something that I just cant put a finger on..must be the myrtle. This beer is very refreshing and crisp, the lack of hops is quite distinct...yet it still works. This is an excellent beer that I must try again! Studentofbrrs (98) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Spicy aroma, an appearance that fits the name. The taste is spicy , sweet, and sour all at once. An absolute delight in your mouth SoberDave (182) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Spicy yeast aroma, brown cloudy bog appearance, sour lime and lemon notes with hints of hops and spice. Tart on the tongue with a small bite.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Metalflake (73) - Les Coteaux, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2015
600ml bottle bought at Le Gobelet in Dorion, QC. Poured into a tulip, colour is an attractive deep, hazy red-orange. 1cm head that dissipated quickly, no lacing on the glass. Aroma is full of berries and herbs - I didn’t get as much coriander as others here seem to have, but it’s there. Taste is sweet, malty with little bitterness. Finish is slightly tart, with a mild aftertaste of red currants and spice. Overall not my favourite style of beer, but drinkable nonetheless. GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
Big-ass ceramic bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - my bottle from the brewery (thanks, Steve!). Deep garnet-brown with a large off-white head. Aroma is very nice - toasted grain, sweet dark sugar, earthy spice/herbs. Flavour has notes of cocoa & chicory, toasted malt, and an interesting herbal note (presumably the bog myrtle). Very unique, and very good - nice job, guys!