Beer: L’Artémis

Brewer:  Brasserie Coopérative La Chasse-Pinte

Blonde, brewed with Artemisia leaves (mugwort) 6.3%

Bought it because well, the name is a bad-ass goddess, and umm, mugwort? I needed to taste this. Also this is a new brewery we’ve just brought to the shop, so I’m excited to discover it. The labels are super cute as well. These beers seems heavily focused on herbal and tea brews, I kinda want to try them all.

 

 

There was like, almost no head when I poured this out. I’m sorry, foam. There was hardly any foam at all. The colour is like a cloudy tangerine that isn’t totally orange. Hehehehe I make sense to me, that’s what matters. It’s almost opaque.

It smells very light and fresh. Slightly sweet maybe? I can barely smell it honestly, it’s kinda like when you smell something and no one else does, and you’re going crazy trying to figure out what it is. Is that what mugwort smells like? I have no idea.

Ooooh wow this is totally different. This reminds me of a beer, sure, but it tastes more like what I imagine mugwort tea would be. Dammit I wish I knew what mugwort tastes like hahah this would be easier! Either way, this is very herby. And fresh. There is some underlying sweetness, as well as a touch of bitterness.

Oh man I really like this. The label says it is brewed with both the leaves and flowers of this magical plant. This is super interesting, I honestly have never tasted anything like this before.

I definitely recommend this, for something smooth and flavorful, yet not overpowering. Very delicious.

It’s at a comfortable 6.3%, so safe for a weeknight. Reasonable priced for what it is as well.

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All beers featured in this review are purchased at L`Épicerie Moderne, situated at 5854 Sherbrooke West, Montreal (NDG!)

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