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Bog Water | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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3.65/5
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114 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beaus.ca

Style: Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malty, with a plum-like fruitiness that is offset by spicy, earthy bitterness.

Added by CanuckRover on 02-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,784
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
114
pDev:
12.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
18
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 114 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of BrunoPettipas
3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jaisell
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nullbort
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjacquard
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of groleau
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonnyOnTilt
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of waterbuffalo
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad brew. Not a lot of complexity but tastes good. I would drink again.

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Photo of Pmicdee
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

The name of the beer suits the appearance to a tea. Actually the taste is very harsh and unusual. Not an everyday drinking beer.

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Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iz-GOod
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soupyman10
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WillAndSarah
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of srsev
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Mr_Rocca
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of R_Kole
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mtomlins
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of cdean801
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of hunterjames
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of mick303
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beau's bottle into a tulip, dark brown, some faint tawny hints maybe. Good initial head , fades to leave a coarse film. Quite opaque with some visible carbonation. Lacing fades out. Could look better.

S - puckering, with an astringent phenolic character, tartness, spicy, with pepper, earthyness and a full earthy, gruity kick from the myrtle, something like heather with some gooseberries. Vegetal and and a bit farmy.

T - cherries with a dark spicy character, vegetal, and some of the myrtle woody bitterness comes toward the ending. Get notes of gooseberry, dates, lots of spicy fruitiness, and the gruit character is quite strong, pleasant herbal interplay, if some of the tartness came in to make it a bit wild I would be more enthusiastic, think that could offer a lot of interesting complexity. As it is, spicy? yes, rich? kinda, tasty? yeah, but overall im looking for this to be a little more assertive. Balance is fairly good and finish is nice.

M - low carbonation on this, a tart and fruity and spicy offering, a little sour and syrupy, more carbonation would probably help it.

If this beer had some brett in it I think it would be awesome, quite nice offering as is. I like the unique terrior and the myrtle certainly comes across, with some woody spicy notes, all round an interesting gruit, certainly pushing different. Worth a try maybe, yet the bitterness or tartness could be ramped up to improve complexity.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600 ml bottle purchased a respectable $4.85 CDN from the LCBO. Served chilled into glassware.

Appearance - Hazy, murky brown looks like... well... Bog water. 1/2 finger of head poured which doesn't linger. Tint little wisps of residue to remain on top.

Smell - Floral, dark fruits, some molasses, cranberry and other low hanging fruits. Some dates and prunes in there too. Quite a medley and very enticing. The combination of aromas, actually has me thinking that this won't be altogether too different from a weizenbock. Some bready / grain ellements too.

Taste - How wrong I was, dark fruits, a bit sour an a mild bitterness. Very floral tasting and the light breadiness continues its routine through the tastebuds. The appearance of it in this subtle manner harkens me again to Weizenbocks or Quads but the fruitiness and the softness (especially in mouthfeel) is what makes this a Gruit. Full flavor though.

Mouthfeel - Light and soft, medium carbonation, but very gruit-like in the way it blends with the cranberry and other fruits.

Overall - Pretty damn good gruit, whilst being something interesting and fairly unique. This still isn't my style but this is a very good effort. Definitely may pick up a couple bottles when my more experimental friends come over.

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Photo of Highflyer
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Bog Water from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 114 ratings
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