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by notdan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: st ambroise IPA new recipe
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

I drink this beer on tap at least once a week at Grumpy's in Montreal. I must say this past week's pint was a bit different. The malt bill has always been pale, which to me says American IPA, but the hops were more British tasting; plenty bitter, but more herbal. The most recent keg seemed to have m...
by notdan
Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Twice As Mad Tom
Replies: 5
Views: 3029

I loved both this and the original Mad Tom, but have to say that I prefer the hop profile in the original. Seems that it was more focused on Centennial, which seems to be my hop of choice (mmmm Bell's Two Hearted).
by notdan
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16819
Views: 2326177

Brasseurs RJ - Death Valley

Really tasty Belgian IPA. With this and the Belle Gueule Hefeweizen (which uses Weihenstephan yeast) coming out in the past year, I really have to give these guys some credit.
by notdan
Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Unibroue La Terrible on sale in Quebec
Replies: 2
Views: 1524

Such a good deal. Really hoping I can make it there in the next few days. This beer ages like a champ.
by notdan
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Kichesippi Natural Blonde
Replies: 11
Views: 2987

This is a regular for me on tap when in Ottawa. Glad to hear the bottled version is also tasting good. It reminds me of a slightly paler, maybe slightly more bitter St-Ambroise Pale. As far as I know, Kichesippi is using the Ottawa-only angle as part of its marketing, so it's not likely to show up i...
by notdan
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: St. Ambroise Citrouille
Replies: 2
Views: 1519

Oh no! Doesn't sound like a good bottle at all. The only ones I had this year were from a dep in Montreal and they were just like previous years, ie. the spice was relatively prominent and there was no trace of diacetyl.
by notdan
Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Beau's Oktoberfest 2012 - Sept 28/29/30
Replies: 13
Views: 5237

I'll be in attendance tomorrow (Saturday) and am extremely excited. No idea how I'm going to sleep tonight.
by notdan
Tue May 01, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Mill Street Ambre de la Chaudiere
Replies: 10
Views: 3808

I tried this on tap at the brewpub in Ottawa and while I enjoyed it a fair bit, I agree that it was more along the lines of a Tripel than a Bière de Garde. I found it too sweet and heavy to fall into the french category. Regardless, it's a tasty and fruity beer with a nice spicy yeast flavour that I...
by notdan
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Creemore Springs Kellerbier
Replies: 165
Views: 36280

Great news. One of the only commercial lagers I buy on a regular basis. I really should give their Pils a try again. It's better than it used to be. Pretty sure they increased the hop presence at some point last year. It's pretty solid now. Hope the Keller is in good form this year. That beer can b...
by notdan
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Beau's All Natural Beaver River I.P.Eh?
Replies: 6
Views: 2469

Had this on tap yesterday and it was much better than I remember it being from last year. Maybe freshness was an issue, but last year the hops were muted and boring, this year they were bright and well balanced. Huge improvement. Agreed. I loved this beer the first year it came out but it seemed to...
by notdan
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: St Pattys Day brews
Replies: 23
Views: 5127

Not the best St. Paddy's. Had a quick pint of Guinness at Grumpy's (in Montreal) but spent the rest of the day writing code for a Computational Fluid Dynamics project. At least I finally got it working. Celebrating now with some Jameson. Will likely crack a Trois-Pistoles after that. Pee Ess. Grumpy...
by notdan
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Local Beer Guides
Topic: Montreal for beer pickup
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Some favourites that haven't been mentioned yet...

Brasseurs Illimités - Imperial Stout
Microbrasserie de l'ile d'Orleans - any
À l'abri de la tempete - Corne de Brume
Brasserie Dunham - IPA Belge


Also, pretty much any Trois Mousquetaires, Charlevoix, or DDC beer that Ontario doesn't have.
by notdan
Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: In a similar vein of honesty...
Replies: 11
Views: 3204

Fairly sure this is what Kickoff has. They just call it the 'handpump', and it typically has a keg of Fuller's hooked up. They've always been sure to specify that it is NOT a cask.
by notdan
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16819
Views: 2326177

Working on a growler of Broadhead Pale Ale. Workin. Haven't tried that one yet. I thought the Wildcard (single hop galaxy) and oatmeal stout were both quite tasty. Sampled the amber at the brewery and it was either off or not good at all. Edit: Was at Grumpy's in Montreal tonight. Shot of Jameson f...
by notdan
Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Brewery of the Year
Replies: 25
Views: 5598

It's hard for me to commend Amsterdam when it's basically impossible for someone outside the GTA to try all their seasonals and one-offs. Likewise, I might vote for Beau's because of their Wild Oat series and amazing Oktoberfest celebration (as well as their commitment to admirable causes like Opera...

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