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by Belgian
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 617
Views: 172255

Re: Madder than usual bitches

That batch of Oerbier was an anomaly... finished at a higher ABV than normal. In Belgium, they don't adjust the labels to indicate that ABV. They just sell as is. Good to hear Oerbier is coming to :LC shelves! Wow. This online order: Oerbier original description of ABV on Ratebeer 7.5%, official 9....
by Belgian
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Ontario Beer Delivery Index
Replies: 12
Views: 486

Re: Ontario Beer Delivery Index

if I have to go to the post office, I may as well go to the LCBO. But I'm close to a few decent breweries. This. Canada Post would make me drive to that stupid Terry Town post outlet in Scarborough for this like they do when I have to pay some petty import duty fee. I don't like doing free work aon...
by Belgian
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1037
Views: 209687

A corker of a Bordeaux superieure

Château Plaisance Les Palues 2015 Bordeaux Superieure. Wow nice. This Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc blend delivers a nice focused package of elegant fruit, a beguiling steely but enjoyable acidity and all the tannins nicely tucked into place. Some nice dark violet florals and hint of gra...
by Belgian
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1037
Views: 209687

Paul Mas Collection Reserve Viognier 2018

Paul Mas Single Vineyard Collection Reserve Viognier 2018 Here is a varietal White from France, and for my liking the Cono Sur Viognier is a bit better. This one is slightly fatter so it's got density and sweetness, and some herbality but I like the Cono Sur one a whole lo for it's nice dryness and...
by Belgian
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1037
Views: 209687

Grand Retour Rhône Villages '17

Château Le Grand Retour Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2016 Here is a well put together GSM blend red from the Côtes du Rhône, with the 'Villages' on the label to indicate more select vineyards. Grenache, my favourite Rhone grape leads the way making up over half the blend, the rich Syrah and...
by Belgian
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1037
Views: 209687

Ogier Crozes-Hermitage Rhône 2017

Ogier les Paillanches Crozes-Hermitage Well I'm meant to open the Ch. Plaisance Bordeaux and I opened this by mistake. But no matter. Here is a classic Northern Rhône Syrah varietal red (something to be never dismissed lightly) which has both a little force and finesse. Pure Syrah, with violet and ...
by Belgian
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1037
Views: 209687

Château La Fleur Grands Landes 2015

Château La Fleur Grands Landes Montaigne St-Emillion 2015 A competent but average Merlot-focused (80%) Bordeaux red with a little Saint--Emillion right bank character. Some decent tanins and acidity, fruit has blueberry, sweet and tart Black Forest berry. Moderately decent value. Clearly unfiltered...
by Belgian
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer
Replies: 6
Views: 555

Re: Ontario will allow restaurants to sell takeout liquor, wine and beer

Long overdue,but seems like a token gesture right now. How much revenue is a newly restricted "take-out only" establishment going to make from this? Will they be charging bar/resto prices for take out beer? I'd be interested if places like Volo liquidated their cellar though. Il Fornello ...
by Belgian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16700
Views: 2262726

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Godspeed Svetly Lezak Premium Pale Lager12°
Godspeed Czech 'Draught' Pale Lager 10°
Godspeed OTSUKARESAMA Dortmunder
Godspeed Tmavy Lezak 12° (Dark Lager)

These are all great, maybe today I like the Tmavy the best - it's so comforting in this cool but sunny spring weather.

Na zdraví / Prost!
by Belgian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: Coronavirus

Here is a very good new tubecast with Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying.

They've observed some ususial infectiion patterns and share a scientifically informed discussion.

https://youtu.be/ym-WGOq96G0
by Belgian
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1037
Views: 209687

Burmester 20 year, bottle #045800

Burmester 10-Year-Old Tawny Port Thais fortified wine which I think is a good value came out today and may be selling fast. Be prepared - as a classic Port it is fairly sweet and dark-fruity (prune fig raisin) - plus some spicy & woody, a bit of beautiful savory-umami and nutty notes, buttersco...
by Belgian
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 14
Views: 2443

Re: Coronavirus

The Doctor Who helped defeat smallpox explains what's coming. "It's the most dangerous pandemic in our lifetime." ... a virus which none of us are immune to (by definition, a novel form of coronavirus.) I wish more people were talking about the clear health risk facts surrounding this rat...
by Belgian
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1037
Views: 209687

Magondeau Passion 2016 varietal Bordeaux

Château Magondeau Passion 2016 Fronsac From the right bank area of Bordeaux they call Fronsac, this 100% Merlot is rich and round berry cherry with some balancing tannins, acid, hints tobacco spice and very fine oak. Got for 12 dollars off at Front and Spadina, could have aged this for better resul...
by Belgian
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16700
Views: 2262726

Godspeed Czech Pale Lager 10°

Having a Godspeed SVĚTLÉ VÝČEPNÍ PIVO 10º - CZECH PALE LAGER -4.0% ABV GODSPEED Bottle Shop is still opening to 10pm for now. This is really flavourful and almost delciate at the same time, it reminds me of some places in the Czech Republic and Bavaria where the Helles / Pivo served fresh on tap tas...
by Belgian
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4826
Views: 1119077

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

Some people buy Stella while others buy Canadian and some buy Laker. Drink what you like and can afford. THE END. Geez. What's your line of work Matt? Only curious! I was a beer rep for 6ish years, but the last few years I’ve been in the feed industry as a transport supervisor. Why do you ask? Ah I...

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