garthicus (2945) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 8, 2012
On tap. Golden red, medium white head. Aroma: lightly hopped, malt, some grass, a little citrus or sharpness, quite mild aroma. Flavour: Mildly bitter, quite a good grassy hop character, sweet with a tangy dry finish. Simple. JoeMcPhee (9553) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2012
Pale golden pour with a tight white head. The nose is slightly spicy and a little bit herbal as well. A little bit of minerally flavour but also a slightly fusely flavour on the back. As it stands, it does sort of clean up a little bit. The Lugtread seems to come out more than the big water, which is unfortunate actually. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of this one. cfrancis (3574) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
Pours a dark amber with a small white top and a little lacing. Nose is grain, bread and a little biscuity. Taste is clean, crisp like the Lug Tread but has some gruite and malt in the background. A nice mix but doesn’t get my motor running. MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
Pours reddish. Somewhat opaque -- without being completely murky. Small white head with almost no retention.
Muddy and herbal aroma (bog water, big time). Cereals and hay are something of an afterthought, but they’re noticeable. Somewhat spicy as well.
Taste is, again, much about the spicy/muddy side of the BogWater. The rich cereal aspect of the LugTread is barely noticeable. Spicy as expected. Bitterness is as low as it can get. Finale is , well, spicy, more than expected. Oily mouthfeel.
This one is Bog Water and Lugtread "mixed" together (as opposed to "brewed". I’m curious as to what if would be if it would be the later. Meanwhile, it’s pretty good, and ends up being a less "advanturous" take on the Bog Water. GRM (4179) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2011
Brown bottle, 600 ml, bottle 117658, bottled on February 4 2011, gift from Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savoured on March 18 2011; eye: copper, clear, minimal effervescence, beige head that disappears rapidly and turns into a really tiny ring, slight lacing; nose: nutty, light hops, floral hops, bog myrtle, slight banana, caramel, slight perfumy; mouth: nutty, light floral hops, banana, bog myrtle, light caramel, slight perfume, nutty finale with slight floral presence, medium body, not much carbonation, thin; overall: ordinary
Bouteille brune, 600 ml, bouteille 117658, embouteillée le 4 février 2011, cadeau de Luc Bourbonnière (merci!), savourée le 18 mars 2011; œil : cuivre, claire, effervescence minime, mousse beige qui se transforme rapidement en un très petit anneau, très légère dentelle; nez : noix, léger houblon floral, myrique baumier, très léger banane, caramel, très léger parfum; bouche : noix, léger houblon floral, banane, myrique baumier, léger caramel, très léger parfum, finale en noix avec très légère présence florale, corps moyen, très peu carbonatée, mince; en résumé : ordinaire
Lubiere (14151) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
A dark copper amber beer with a thick moka head. In aroma, caramel malt over fruity esters, a bit of tropical fruits. In mouth, a smooth caramel malt with light solventy notes, lightly nutty, a banana esters, quite nice and smooth. 600 ml bottle from brewery. Bottled Feb. 2011. Spab (4081) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2011
On tap at the Rebel House. Pours a murky copper colour with a small off-white head. Aroma has an interesting herbal/spicy note, modestly sour fruit. Flavour is also spicy with a nice sweet and sour fruitiness and some herbal hopping in the finish. Lightly bitter. Overall different but enjoyable. gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
Weak scent, really hard to pick up. Lacey clingy light tan head over a nice dark amber pour. Very hazy. On Draft at Gambrinus London ON, Very easy to drink. Nice warming effect in the mouth. Slightly spicy. Boozy aftertaste mixed with a hoppy sweetness. Really enjoying this. MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
An interesting take. A cloudy brown pour with a creamy eggshell cap. Belgian candy sugar aroma has spices, lemon, biscuit alongside floral hops. Sweet, fruity malts meet christmas cake spiciness, lemon, and biscuit, and a marked bitterness from the added LT. Creamy a la Bog Water, but with a sharp hoppy edge and lingering bitterness. Another winner from this talented brew house. probstblueribbon (4088) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2011
600 ml bottle from the brewery via Lubiere (merci!), served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 107658. 4 fev 2011.
App.: Clear copper with a full, orange-tan head.
Aroma: Hard to describe...certainly a blend of LugTread and BogWater, there’s some fruitiness, a fair bit of yeast, herbal notes, some playful esters, a thick, pungent overriding aroma that I can’t quite place...I want to say sulphur, but it kinda isn’t, lots of wheat (maybe that’s it?), toasted cereals, eclectic and a bit odd.
Palate: Medium-ish body and moderate, almost flaccid effervescence.
Flav.: Starts with BogWater...esters, minty, cola-like herbals, caramel/toffee/brown sugar, then veers towards a yeasty, heavy toasted wheat flavour; almost dry with virtually no bitterness and a brown sugary, wheaty finish.
I appreciate the effort, but it failed to win me over.