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by Belgian
Sun Nov 29, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1094
Views: 228802

Amastuola Primitivo 2016 (Puglia)

Amastuola Primitivo 2016 (Puglia) A hot seller just in, so had to try. Fairly easy palate with blueberry / red berry richness, black plum and warm spicy herbals. Some lip-smacking tannins and acidity, but far from drying. With some air & a bit cooled down, this presents the lithe structure and ...
by Belgian
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Beer Cellars
Replies: 85
Views: 17951

Amby RIS.

Having a 2009 St-Ambroise Stout Impériale Russe , also in remarkably fine shape at 7.5 years of age. Also has bold and rich flavors of winey dark fruit, chocolate ganache torte and a dry hint of coffee liqueur. Solid creamy palate is supported by a remainder of bittering hop, ALL the rough edges ar...
by Belgian
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16787
Views: 2316549

Vienna in Venice? Belgo-Austrian Herbal Ale

From the Spadina Front store - Birra B2O Venusa Ambrata.. 75 cl bottle. Not even listed in the LC system, From the Venetian islands, sorta interesting. A basic fruity Vienna Lager style with some Belgian Ale spice and pear overtones, bottle-conditioned. A high fermentation amber beer, unpasteurized ...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16787
Views: 2316549

Impy, not evn a wrd.

Bobsy wrote:... which means Tempest is on deck for after dinner.


Thanks, reminds me I have a Double Tempest from a few years back.

Also the excellent Cigar City Marshal Zhukov BARIS is just $15 at Spadina and Front store.
I guess they've given up selling this beast for $20-30? YVW.
by Belgian
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4877
Views: 1167314

Re: New Arrivals Belgian Discovery Box

sofakingdrunk wrote:Saison DuPont has bee general listed for about a year or so now.


That one's a beaut.

If all I had to survive on for a year was Dupont (BE) and De La Meuse (Ont), those two Saisons cover a lot of ground for me.
by Belgian
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1094
Views: 228802

Château La Croix St-Estèphe 2014

Château La Croix St-Estèphe 2014 Probably my second St Estephe, ever. The black fruits (blackberry, cassis...) straddle a dry core of tea-like tannins and pencil shavings (cedar wood, graphite) with replays of dark cherry and oaky toast and vanilla. Dry herbality dominates at this stage. Has power,...
by Belgian
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1094
Views: 228802

Tarapacá Res Cabernet Sauvignon

Viña Tarapacá Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon While the Gran Reserva Cab Sauv red from this producer gets accolades, this is the regular Reserva. Seems thin and light and almost dilute, the dryness of the Cab grape working against the lighter style. It's got some blackberry, dry herbals, hints of bitter...
by Belgian
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1094
Views: 228802

Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018

Roche de Bellene Cuvée Réserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018 Here's new release of Roche that seems to be selling very well, but it's not really that exciting. It does have a very pretty aroma of cherry and almost red floral, which both play out in the taste. The palate is a bit herbal, dry and leaning...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 18, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16787
Views: 2316549

drink up the old VA

I haven't managed to keep a vintage ale longer than a year in a while. I did a three year vertical way back when and didn't find much benefit to the aging, so there isn't much incentive for me... Yes I bet a year on most of them is already very developed. Thomas Hardy's Ale being a notable exception.
by Belgian
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16787
Views: 2316549

Fuller's VA 2020

... and Fullers Vintage Ale (2020) are not drinking well.... the roasted malt in Fullers this year makes the whole beer taste like a can of FAXE, Bavaria 8.6 or another Euro Strong Lager, there is no signature bready biscuity malt or marmalade character that we all love :o They're not bloody cheap ...
by Belgian
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1094
Views: 228802

Brigaldara Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2016

Brigaldara Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore 2016 Northeast Italian red! Definitely getting the ripe sweet wild strawberry along with deep black cherry, sweet red cherry and plum jam. Personally I get some tones of chocolate and mocha and hints of leather. Nose is sweet red berry and warm chocolate. B...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1094
Views: 228802

Quentin Jeannot V.V. Santenay 2018 Burgundy

Quentin Jeannot Vieilles Vignes Santenay 2018 This Pinot Noir Burgundy, the first Santenay AOC wine I've tried definitely has more 'size' and power than lighter Burgundy Pinot Noir... the layering of flavors is a bit more bold than delicate and multi-layered. This one has some real heft in the body...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1094
Views: 228802

Témoignage Saint Mont 2017

Plaimont Témoignage Saint Mont 2017

A super solid white for $15 from Southwest France (general area near Bordeaux.) As described, good value! I like the bit of gooseberry and herbs / pepper and the citrus.
by Belgian
Mon Nov 09, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1094
Views: 228802

Statti Greco Bianco 2019, Calabria

Statti Greco Bianco 2019 Beautiful little Calabrese white. Not sure I've had this Greco Bianco grape before, this wine has delicate aromas of pear-like fruit, soft citrus and light sweet florals. Perfectly ripe aromatic melon. Has the finest light layer of gentle phenolic spice and gentle herbals. ...
by Belgian
Sun Nov 08, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1094
Views: 228802

Forstreiter Grüner Veltliner for $15

Forstreiter "Gruuner" Grüner Vetliner 2018 A nicely-priced varietal white from the Kremstal, a select growing region northeast of the amazing city of Vienna. Lots of flavor to represent this grape well - pale sweet-tart orchard fruit, nice acidity and mineral and citrus. Floral dry herbal...

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