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by Belgian
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 996
Views: 176697

Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2017 This is quite the value. It's not as complex as Barbaresco Nebbiolo, taste is a bit jammy in the middle, but boy is there some nice Italian terroir and grape typicity. Complex raisiny black fruit, dryness, herbals, a touch sanguine salty and leather... Had 4-5 of ...
by Belgian
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 996
Views: 176697

2017 Viñalba Reserva

Viñalba Reserva Malbec/Touriga Nacional 2017 So here is an Argentine Red blend of two grapes that have origins in SW France and Portugal. Upon opening this much-lauded $18.95 'steal' of a bottling seems raw and immature. An almost cidery acidity and a whiff of yeasty roughness.There's certainly a d...
by Belgian
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 996
Views: 176697

Montignac Cru Bourgeois 2014

Château Pierre de Montignac 2014 Another nice one! Serious black fruit that is berry-inflected, dry and a bit minerally. Cassis, blackberry and wild blueberry. Oak, spice, pepper and a hint licorice herbals. Nice acidity. 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. Cabernet features ni...
by Belgian
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Bar Volo 2.0
Replies: 2
Views: 441

Re: Bar Volo 2.0

Service is at the bar which I hate. Especially since people still hang around it after getting their drink. That's irritating as fuck. GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY! ^ I like your way of putting things, LOL. And sounds like V2 need a designated bar service area. The casks chalk board needs work. It w...
by Belgian
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16539
Views: 2084502

Wilco, CBM and Beer Bistro

Guys!! This isn't a music forum (just kidding...) Yes Beer Bistro is far from the preeminent local beer haven it used to be, but Toronto has changed a lot & I still love the pulled pork Primanti. You'll find me there every few months still. Love that area! I'm blowing through a lot of Godspeed h...
by Belgian
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 996
Views: 176697

Rousselle Côtes de Bourg 2015

Château Rousselle 1er Bourgeois Côtes-de-Bourg 2015 Here is a reasonably-priced classic-style Bordeaux both accessible now and it should keep in the cellar. There is a lake of blackberry-inflected berry intensity here, with a likeable tannic structure. that calls for some grilled bison steak or old...
by Belgian
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 996
Views: 176697

Hob Nob Pinot Noir is decent.

Hob Nob Pinot Noir Pays D'OC 2 bucks off nice 13 (or 3 off a 14?) dollar Pinot Noir from Southeastern France, so only a hint of Burgundian dryness here, it's more fresh in style and riper in the cherry-berry fruit. Gentle leafy-minty bitterness from this warmer climate. A fairly recent entry on the...
by Belgian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 56
Views: 4034

Wet hop ales

sofakingdrunk wrote:
Craig wrote:Royal City have one.

Wellington as well.

Trafalgar once had one, it was very acceptable the first year.

Sierra Nevada has excellent harvest ales. I grab those when I'm in Buffalo.
by Belgian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4761
Views: 1020700

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA - Tallboy cans. Was excited till I checked the stamp. Looks May brewing, so 4-5 months old? Last sixer I bought here was 3 months "fresh," I didn't mind it. Love American breweries. Every time I'm at the LCBO I eye this beer and the Jai Alai from Cigar City, b...
by Belgian
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4761
Views: 1020700

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA - Tallboy cans. Was excited till I checked the stamp.

Looks May brewing, so 4-5 months old?
Last sixer I bought here was 3 months "fresh," I didn't mind it. Love American breweries.
by Belgian
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Godspeed Brewery
Replies: 107
Views: 31080

Godspeed Oct 2019

Godspeed has two fruited ales freshly on offer. Kekkon Wedding Anniversary Ale is new!. Kekkon 結婚, reminds me a bit of really good Raspberry Wheat ale, plus hints of lactic sourness, sea salt and smoke. I like the acidity. Kazoku Tart Saison with Plum is as good as last year, possibly better. Lots o...
by Belgian
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16539
Views: 2084502

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux 2016 - wow this brew is ageing nicely... I’ve got two more of these sleeping. Will likely open one with Xmas dinner. Had one last year at that time and it was sublime. Inventory check. I'm looking at five of the 2016 ALBV. I still have the magnum 1.5l of 2014, but as thes...
by Belgian
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16539
Views: 2084502

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Dupont Avec Les Bons Voeux 2016 - wow this brew is ageing nicely for anyone who scored a few spares to lay down. It's gotten rounder and smoother over three years, and perhaps it will continue to evolve as more delicate and slightly drier over time. Shana Tova. https://craftbeerlove.files.wordpress....
by Belgian
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16539
Views: 2084502

Godspeed Friday

Shiranami Hefeweizen. From GS brew pub store - IMO better than the previous iteration I found mediocre and too dry. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EDO0eJuXsAE0vw7.jpg This is excellent stuff, particularly if served not too cold, it has a great spicy-fruity roundness, textural doughiness, citrus and a p...
by Belgian
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4761
Views: 1020700

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

I've had Jai Alai at about 2 months old and it was still tasty. But I would guess this will arrive super stale. Too bad. Maduro Brown is coming this fall, not really exciting but probably ages better. Hopefully Cigar City sends something dark and robust as part of the winter seasonal release. Canne...

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