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by Belgian
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 75
Views: 7293

Re: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)

It's a coffee bean and apricot pit IS (pretty sure it's normally called a stout despite what the LCBO says) I find that interesting. Apricot pits? Like, not the fruit? Some fruit pits like those of apricot impart a distinct almond flavor. Remember that coffee 'beans' (& cocoa bean) are actually...
by Belgian
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 152
Views: 36742

Re: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario

... I sincerely believe that a moral and intellectual laziness has taken root in the west. We pick the low hanging fruit not because it's a precursor to greater change, but because it requires little actual effort or sacrifice... We have an indolent 'fake outrage culture', in part because we live i...
by Belgian
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 152
Views: 36742

Re: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario

...if we can't get basic civility into a simple first world pleasure like craft beer... ^^ I wonder who ever says we can't or don't. But the right to be uncivil + the often negative or 'offended' social response to it are both free speech. Both are important to this process. An errant brewery will ...
by Belgian
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136660

What're you Malty Tasking right now?

Cigar City Madura Brown Ale - nice bready dark malts, almost a hint of umami/salt. Leans into Stout territory by its generosity. Must Kuld Porter - an actual Baltic Baltic Porter? Not really. Definitely reminds me of Scandinavian stouts and porters. Has some dry herbals, hints of earth, minerality, ...
by Belgian
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136660

Belhaven

Belhaven Scottish Oatmeal Stout & 90/~ Wee Heavy, Both really nice! http://www.topofthehops.beer/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Belhaven-Scottish-Oat-Stout.jpg Six-bottle gift pack overall has some nice surprises. I know that Belhaven & Greene King are not at the top of anyone's geek-out list, b...
by Belgian
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 152
Views: 36742

Re: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario

Still not sure the name of the beer is the problem here. A few years ago, I remember reading about a high school that banned the playing of Billy Idol's Mony Mony at the school dances. It was clearly stressed that it wasn't the song itself that was the problem, but the response it elicited (if you ...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 152
Views: 36742

Re: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario

Different slant on the issue for Nine Locks Brewing in Nova Scotia. It's not the label that is the problem, but the beer name (Dirty Blonde) and marketing. I'm going to plant my ass on the fence regarding this one. I'm not sure how hair colour (or malt colour) has to be viewed as sexist. But I'm gu...
by Belgian
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136660

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Puttered around the cellar and pulled out a Rochefort 8, bottled on Sept. 14, 2005. More of a 10 person, so I'll have to hunt for my oldest bottle of that to see how they compare. At the moment, I'm under the impression I would've been happier cracking this open a couple of years ago, but it's stil...
by Belgian
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136660

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Puttered around the cellar and pulled out a Rochefort 8, bottled on Sept. 14, 2005. More of a 10 person, so I'll have to hunt for my oldest bottle of that to see how they compare. At the moment, I'm under the impression I would've been happier cracking this open a couple of years ago, but it's stil...
by Belgian
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136660

Prodromus

Omnipollo Prodromus. For some reason I was expecting much sweeter, but there is a bitterness here that I find very appealing. My recollection of this is that is was very sweet, matching the desert flavour description on the can. I think it's taste perception - some people focus on the bold richness...
by Belgian
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16596
Views: 2136660

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Godspeed IBUSHI - no wait, I pour that can and it is shockingly dark, foamy and red. WAAT? It's KEKKON. They mislabeled this can of the Raspberry Sour Anniversary Ale, wow its been a lucky week! Sorry Bim, I'm gonna drink these instead of returning them. It will be fun to see if each of them are Hel...
by Belgian
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1016
Views: 185845

Teyssier 2016 Montagne-St-Émilion

Château Teyssier 2016 Montagne-St-Émilion (Merlot Blend) Here is a nice Right Bank Bordeaux with of course mostly Merlot in the blend and, in this case a bit of Cab Sauv and/or Cab Franc.. Very taut and stylish right when we open it, this can only get better with some air as there are dense, dark c...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1016
Views: 185845

Époque Terroir 2016 Bergerac Merlot/CabFranc

Époque Collection Terroir 2016 Bergerac Merlot/Cabernet Franc Here is basically a Bordeaux red really that isn't one. It's from the Southwest, it borders the region, and it shares both Bordelais grape types and often overlapping Terroir (clay-limestone soils.) The Merlot seems to dominate with an o...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1048157

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Craig wrote:I have (tried 3f A&G) it's wonderful.
Looks like they're all gone. :cry:


QUEENS QUAY & YONGE - 41

EGLINTON & LAIRD - 19

MONTREAL ROAD AND VANIER PARKWAY - 12

QUEEN & COXWELL (THE BEACH) - 9
by Belgian
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4770
Views: 1048157

New 3F Gueuze at LCBO

The 3 Fonteinen Cuvee Armand & Gaston Geuze is now showing up...

Anybody tried this one? Can't wait to pop it.

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