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by BartOwl
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16656
Views: 2185397

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I just visited Shacklands, Rainhard, and Junction Breweries. Shacklands has a nice quad, and a very good Belgian double IIPA collab with Rainhard. Rainhard had an Armed and Sabro pale ale, which displayed the hop variety well. I also tried an Age and Beauty #2, which was a decent sour. At Junction, ...
by BartOwl
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Ontario Craft Beer, Imports and Pumpkin Beers at the LCBO (Fall 2019)
Replies: 90
Views: 11333

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

Anyone try Rodenbach Alexander? I am debating getting this vs. more Caractère Rouge. Caractère Rouge: $8.70, 100% aged beer (30 months) with cherries, raspberries and cranberries, 7% abv Alexander: $11.95, 66% aged (24 months) with cheeries, 5.6% abv I am sipping one right now. It's been over twent...
by BartOwl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16656
Views: 2185397

Re: What're you drinking right now?

BeerIsGood wrote:La Trappe Quad. Definitely a step below Rochefort 10 and Westy 12 but a very good quad nonetheless.


I agree with this assessment. However, if you get the chance to age it 4 or 5 years, it improves dramatically. It becomes more complex.
by BartOwl
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16656
Views: 2185397

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I too am drinking a Fuller's IIPA. This is absolutely terrific. The only complaint is the pepper that they added is a little too strong for me. I am going to try and find more of this.
by BartOwl
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: GLB Tetrahedron Belgian Quad (Rum Barrel Aged)
Replies: 1
Views: 1175

GLB Tetrahedron Belgian Quad (Rum Barrel Aged)

I picked this beer up at Great Lakes Brewery in Etobicoke. It has a dark brown colour between a triple and a typical quad, so it is lighter than usual. There is almost no head to this one. Aroma of rum, orange candy, and chocolate. I can taste rum, brown sugar, molasses, with some earthiness in the ...
by BartOwl
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3075
Views: 773713

Re: Beau's and a Bust

Regarding Beau's prices. I was under the opinion that they use organic ingredients. This could account for the higher than average price, and for some they may be willing to pay for it based only on that. That being said, I haven't tried a Beau's in a long time, since they did not impress me in the ...
by BartOwl
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1021
Views: 193164

Re: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation

Clair de Lune Sauternes 2014. 500ml 12 euros
I am drinking this in Bordeaux right now. Notes of mold, honey,and floral notes. Lots of finessse and well balanced with a slight acidic bite. Very good and great value.
by BartOwl
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16656
Views: 2185397

Re: What're you drinking right now?

In Normandy, I am drinking a local brew called Northmen Biere Brune by Ferme Brasserie La Chapelle. There is lots of malt complexity, with plenty of roasty coffee notes, chocolate, raisin etc. Half way between a double and a stout, I would recommend it.

Also, I have enjoyed some local cidre here.
by BartOwl
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Avling Brewery
Replies: 1
Views: 1644

Avling Brewery

I just got back from this Toronto (Leslieville) brewery on Queen East. It has opened at the beginning of July, so it is fairly new. https://www.avling.ca/ I had the Epserta (Hoppy Belgian Ale) and the Avling IPA. I also got to taste the Avling Saison, Pilsener, Galette (Buckwheat Sasion), and Brevis...
by BartOwl
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16656
Views: 2185397

Re: What're you drinking right now?

GLB Voodoo Haze Mama DIPA i think I detect citra hops. Anyway it is quite good.
Bench Stone Road. This wit beer is not bad but nothing special.

I am heading to buffalo snd premier gourmet. Any recommendations for IPAs or abbey beers would be appreciated.
by BartOwl
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1021
Views: 193164

Re: Lions de Suduiraut 2014 Sauternes

Belgian wrote:I don't see it on lcbo.com.

https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/ ... ReWIHVKiAM
by BartOwl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16656
Views: 2185397

Re: What're you drinking right now?

At bier markt, I retried a favourite Boon Kriek. To my disappointment, it it now a sweet lambic with not nearly the complexity I rememer it having. I will have to remember to avoid their regilar lineup now. At Wvrst, I had a glass of Cascade Kriek. Good, but could be more complex. So far I liked Cas...
by BartOwl
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1021
Views: 193164

Re: Lions de Suduiraut 2014 Sauternes

Château Suduiraut - Lions de Suduiraut 2014 Sauternes Opens with a great aroma and thick gold pour. Faint petrol, tart-sweet apricot, pineapple. Taste acidic dry apricot, lychee and pale tropical fruit, minerally petrol and honey, sweet marmalade citrus, dry flower petal. Delicious, big long flavor...
by BartOwl
Wed May 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16656
Views: 2185397

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I just returned from my first trip to Godspeed brewery, and I can say I am very impressed.
ESB - well done.
Kristal Imperial IPA - ditto
Barley Wine - amazing
Dark Czech Lager - also amazing.
by BartOwl
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16656
Views: 2185397

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Folly Rhizhome with German hops. Nicely balanced with lots of flavour.

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