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by beerstodiscover
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4594
Views: 816232

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

I believe Spencer are a Trappist monastery that brews beer? But yeah, I get that you are referring to trappist-style ales maybe similar to Chimay, St Bernardus, etc. Spencer are decent! Yup, their flagship is creativly named "Trappist Ale". Last time I tried it, it reminded me a lot of Ch...
by beerstodiscover
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16247
Views: 1729110

Re: What're you drinking right now?

De Ranke XX Bitter — Damn this a fine ale. Does anyone make anything like this (or Simplex) locally? I may have to order a whole case.
by beerstodiscover
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4594
Views: 816232

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

The Spencer pack is pretty good value. One Trappist Ale, Imperial Stout and Holiday Ale and a nice glass for about $16 IIRC.
by beerstodiscover
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Cask Days 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1661

Re: Cask Days 2018

Session 1 was great as expected. I like that they added chalk boards with beer listings this year, it makes the ordering process easier.

Barncat's Lavender IPA stole the show for me.
Bellwoods 3M2M had some off notes/flavours.
by beerstodiscover
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Cask Days 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 1661

Re: Cask Days 2018

Prediction: Bellwoods Double Chocolate Hazelnut 3 Minutes To Midnight will last approx 45 mins
by beerstodiscover
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Bellwoods Brewery
Replies: 785
Views: 101516

Re: Bellwoods Brewery

Had the Scotch Bonnets Skeleton Key today and was very impressed. I had a taster of the scotch bonnet version and was almost floored. This is a remarkable beer. The flavours are so intense, yet so balanced. It gave me scotch bonnet burps. The coffee and vanilla version of Skeleton Key is also fanta...
by beerstodiscover
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16247
Views: 1729110

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Port City Optimal Wit — This one is new to the LCBO via Alexandria, Virginia. It delivers on the fruity-ester front. It's softly carbonated and very gulpable. There is a dearth of Belgian wits at the LCBO, so it's nice to have this one around.
by beerstodiscover
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Witchstock 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 6382

Re: Witchstock 2018

I was at session 1 and it was pretty great. They must have underestimated how many people would show up for the opening 45 min Ontario session because we were like sardines in there for a while. Good on Bellwoods for opening the main event 15 mins early. I only went for Cantillon once, there was jus...
by beerstodiscover
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Witchstock 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 6382

Re: Witchstock 2018

More details in a new blog post, including a detailed beer list.
by beerstodiscover
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: What are you UnCellaring right now?
Replies: 10
Views: 2594

Re: What are you UnCellaring right now?

Alvinne Phi - My final bottle from the last batch the late Peter @ Esprit imported in 2016. This has got to be 2+ years old (BB Jan 2019). Still gushing aggressively, drinking very well. Sweet honey-like barrel, balanced sourness, fruity, medium finish. Very nice brew.
by beerstodiscover
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Beer Events
Topic: Witchstock 2018
Replies: 51
Views: 6382

Re: Witchstock 2018

Stellar list. Hopefully they release a more detailed list before the event.
by beerstodiscover
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16247
Views: 1729110

Re: What're you drinking right now?

De Ranke Simplex — Grassy malt, herbal Euro hops (lots of them). Reminds me of a cross between Pilsner Urquell on steroids and Chimay Gold. Firm herbal bitter bite which lingers in the mouth. Frothy bubbles, quenching and keeps me wanting more. Bottled Dec 2017 but drinking very well right now (2 ye...
by beerstodiscover
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 544
Views: 82627

Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

This price is bizarre. Sam Adams states the MSRP is US$200 (C$260) and LCBO sells it for C$110. Perhaps LCBO gets a better price by buying 588 bottles, but I suspect anyone selling it for the US$200 is making a very healthy margin if the LCBO can profit at less than half price.
by beerstodiscover
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Online Exclusives
Replies: 544
Views: 82627

Re: LCBO Online Exclusives

Looks like the LCBO didn't bungle the timed release. Nice to see.
by beerstodiscover
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Collective Arts
Replies: 66
Views: 9776

Re: Collective Arts

I enjoyed the peach flavour but overall it was kinda bland. Doesn't really drink like an IPA.

The Gose with Guava is delicious despite having less salt than expected.

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