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by Belgian
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16743
Views: 2285466

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Having a Mikkeller Fresh Start - brewed over here, canned mid-June, hazy as heck NEIPA and I would say an extremely good one. Fresh Start leans on making a selection of very correct and interesting (and summery ) flavor choices rather than trying to do too much all at once. I will leave each of you ...
by Belgian
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge
Replies: 272
Views: 80930

Re: Barncat Artisan Ales, Cambridge

This new Pilsner is great. I love good pilsners. There's more Ontario pilsners than I tend to think there is (perhaps not all 'good'), but they don't get the same attention as, say, IPAs. Yeah. I think to be made really well they require costly time, attention and finesse - all on top of the expens...
by Belgian
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Godspeed Brewery
Replies: 120
Views: 48325

Re: Godspeed Brewery

It's been a Godspeed kind of summer! The Svetly 10°Pivo is drinking fantastically well, as does the Otsukaresama Dortmunder. Gorgeous liquid bread. This Sabaku Pale with Sudachi citrus is drinking nicer than before, I think the cans had to 'settle' to meld the flavours blending in the dry bitterness...
by Belgian
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1060
Views: 217425

Re: Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon?

I didn't love this (Chanson Réserve du Bastion Pinot Noir) but I think it was the pairing. My wife made a lovely leg of lamb, and I thought Pinot and leg of lamb were the perfect pairing, but the lamb overpowered the wine. My wife loved the wine though and finished the bottle, so what do I know... ...
by Belgian
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1060
Views: 217425

Bründlmayer Kamptaler Terrassen Grüner Veltliner 2017

Rabl 2017 Langenlois Grüner Veltliner (Kamptal) Here is an old vines Grüner Veltliner grape wine from Austria which displays richness, offset by nice tartness and tropical pale fruit nuances. Seems to contain a bit of gentle oak, good concentration and length with sweet lemon. I believe this was or...
by Belgian
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16743
Views: 2285466

Re: What're you drinking right now?

The latest release of Surround Sound is really working for me. It’s outstanding. Such a unique taste to it. Probably the best beer I’ve ever had from CA Life In The Clouds, it's absolutely fantastic. The recipe might be a bit lighter than I recall (or not) but it's also a more manageable ABV if I w...
by Belgian
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 620
Views: 179183

Mad Bitches and Oerbiers

Just had a Oerbier from the order as well as a Dulle Teve - both maturing brilliantly! Extremely nice having these DeDolle in Ontario, thank you importer people... you rock. 8) ** just want to clarify that the online order (not in-store) Oerbier was the curiously extra-strong ABV version , so I thin...
by Belgian
Mon Jun 22, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16743
Views: 2285466

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Had the Collective Arts Project IIPA #13 - nice! It won't shock you, it's just a very enjoyablee one for summer. Having the Kuchlbauer Turmweisse Hefeweizen, this is fine but not exceptional drinking despite the cool Hundertwasser label. Actually, I have been to this tower in Bavaria. Has the expect...
by Belgian
Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1060
Views: 217425

OGV Old Garnacha Vines 2016

OGV Old Garnacha Vines 2016 This one is OK, not always a fan of Spanish Grenache or Mourvédre (Garanacha and Monastrell.) Big blackberry and sweet black plum notes and chocolate (tea?) plus oak and some interesting tobacco, almost slightly lactic acidity, tomatoes. Almost achieves a kind of dark fl...
by Belgian
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1060
Views: 217425

Château Bonnin Pichon Gr. Réserve 2015

Château Bonnin Pichon Grande Réserve 2015 Lussac Saint-Emilio's. Here is a nice right bank bordeaux that should be peaking next year but I couldn't wait. I do like tannic wines and this dry red is not too bad at all -already lush with interesting dry cedar and stony slate and pepper notes and tea-l...
by Belgian
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: 2020 Spring Ontario Craft Beers and Imports at the LCBO
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

3F or FFF, FFS

3F's cardboard box failed the lab. So we're now waiting for a re-testing of the cardboard box and we'll hopefully have it in for the summer Was the cardbox pulp content mislabelled?!? Seems dubious. Probably LC's internal safety & integrity standards. Oh, the beers that have been box-shamed for...
by Belgian
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Godspeed Brewery
Replies: 120
Views: 48325

Re: Godspeed Brewery

The newer Baby Shizumu completely rocks, good full taste for a session IPA.

Oberkassel Altbier is also perfectly dry full and tasty for this warmer season.

(Edit - I drank these only cellar-cool, which added to the impression of fulness.)
by Belgian
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:13 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Grand River Brewing
Replies: 37
Views: 7516

earliest craft brewers ON

What a retro discussion! I drank Gritstone sometimes, also Niagara Trapper Lager. Way early on I liked Connor's Best Bitter even more than Gritstone, and Algonquin Country Lager which was hazy and unfiltered, making it seem more natural. Upper Canada was a trainwreck of often good beers that could b...
by Belgian
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16743
Views: 2285466

Nickel Brook Cafe Del Bastardo 2019.

Nickel Brook Cafe Del Bastardo 2019 . I highly recommend this, especially if you enjoy an espresso in the middle of the day... I can pour myself a small glass over days and then skip the espresso bar. https://www.canadianbeernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/nickelbrook_cafedelbastardo.jpg 3 Font...
by Belgian
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3092
Views: 816495

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Cans are fine but I just hope they didn't mess with the size format. Cause I swear, Aventinus 500ml bottle has been a regular of mine for many years and I consider it to be one of the finest value/taste beers at the BO. I agree and I don't see that changing. This brewery (and Germany as a whole) ha...

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