rjeschmi (3) - 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 (501) - 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.