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by BartOwl
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16756
Views: 2302718

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I was just at Liberty Commons Big Rock Brewery. First off, I had their table saison. Honestly, it was king of bland, and only had a little bit of the saison taste. Next was their hazy IPA (I think it was called 'ask me later'). This had plenty of hop flavour, with tropical fruit tastes. It's right u...
by BartOwl
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Grand River Brewing
Replies: 38
Views: 8168

Re: Grand River Brewing

I remember drinking Gritstone fondly, as well as Conner's Best Bitter, Wellington Best Bitter, and who can forget Dragon's Breath Pale Ale. DBPA was a very hoppy beer for the time. How times have changed.
by BartOwl
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3105
Views: 827891

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

Aventinus is excellent. Recently, I had Northern Maverick Hefeweizen, and it packed a flavourful punch of well made German wheat beer taste. I will have to try the Godspeed one sometime.
by BartOwl
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16756
Views: 2302718

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Flying Monekys Psycho Thrill Seeker is a DIPA with coriander and lemon peel. Luckily, the coriander and lemon peel do not overpower the hop taste. I'd have to try this side-by-side with Nickel Brook Metal Head DIPA to tell which I like better, but I think I like thrill seeker a little more.
by BartOwl
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16756
Views: 2302718

Re: What're you drinking right now?

I am now quaffing an Unibroue Autre Chose IPA a la peche, purchased from the LCBO. The strong peaches taste/aroma goes well with the citrus fruit hop tastes, an earthiness, and a yeasty spiciness. There is a lot going on in the palette, and it is all well balanced. I recommend it.
by BartOwl
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16756
Views: 2302718

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Nickel Brook Heavy Metal DIPA - at 85 IBU it is close to the level of hop flavour of Headstock a few years ago. I remember Headstock having a similar IBU, but the last couple of times I tried it, it seemed less intense. Inconsistency or change in recipe? I don't know. However, I am glad to have Heav...
by BartOwl
Fri May 08, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 46
Views: 4928

Re: Coronavirus

One thing that impacts quality and diversity of beer is price. I once heard a statistic that Canada is second to Norway with the highest alcohol taxes in the world. The US is relatively low in comparison for alcohol taxes. On the other hand, in Ontario specifically, we have bulk buying benefits, sin...
by BartOwl
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16756
Views: 2302718

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: 91
Views: 21987

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: 16756
Views: 2302718

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: 16756
Views: 2302718

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: 5
Views: 7100

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: 3105
Views: 827891

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: 1073
Views: 223904

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: 16756
Views: 2302718

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.

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