St. Luke's Verse (Lavender Gruit) - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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St. Luke's Verse (Lavender Gruit)
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Lavender, Rosemary, and Thyme Used For Bittering

(Beer added by: tbeckett on 02-02-2014)
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3.66/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.64/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.38/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

600ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 5.7%.

L - Poured a slightly hazy deep gold with a slim head that quickly vanished. Visible carbonation. Not much lacing.

S - Lavender, herbs, grains in the background. Can't detect any hops whatsoever. It smells great. (Admittedly I'm having a bit if hard time getting over the fact it smells like my kids' bubble-bath.)

T - Sweet malts, lavender, herbs. There was a a harsh note in the finish at first but it went away as the beer warmed up. Mild lavender aftertaste.

F - Medium carbonation. Medium body. Clean finish.

O - After the first sip I though this might be a drain pour but as it warmed up I found it more palatable.

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of SebD
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately fast and leaves next to no lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of lavender, ginger and some pepper. Very floral/herbal.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some lavender, ginger, herbal notes (slightly grassy), light pepper and some floral notes.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of ritzkiss
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at The Only, part of Beau's FeBREWary gruit series, a lavender gruit.

Close your eyes, take a sip… and you'd swear you're drinking lavender ginger ale. The nose reveals the stronger lavender notes and between the sweetness, a hint of ginger, and the spritzy carbonation - you have lavender ginger ale. No head but ample spritzy carb, sweet in a 'tripping the light fantastic' sort of way, light herbal notes that almost border on peppery, simple but refreshing.

While it barely tastes like 'beer' and is perhaps a little too simple and light for the 'seasoned' beer drinkers of this site… it's a refreshing, delightful ale. A nice twist.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of tbeckett
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at The Corner in the Glebe. Apparently it was International Gruit Day. From notes.

A - Hazy orange pour with two fingers of white head on top. Very mild carbonation. No lace, no retention.

S - All sorts of interesting herbal spices. Sage? Not sure how to describe it aside from that. Floral. Pretty interesting.

T - Honey, sweet malt, lot's of herbs and spices. Floral, sweet spice. Pleasant stuff.

M - Mild carbonation, medium body, sweet spice in the finish.

O/D - This really surprised me. My expectations for Beau's have dropped significantly in the last little while, but this was the best I've had from them in a long time. Lot's of floral and spicey stuff going on without being too aggressive. I liked it.

St. Luke's Verse (Lavender Gruit) from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.