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by mintjellie
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:09 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What has been your go to, hot weather/camping beer so far?
Replies: 19
Views: 5305

The last two family camping trips I've been on, my Uncle Bob has brought plastic bottles filled with Everclear he picks up in the states and we mix it with purified water and juice crystals. We also bring Baileys for the morning coffee pot. Liquor just takes up less space in the canoes. Lightens the...
by mintjellie
Sat May 11, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Wine tasting is bull
Replies: 32
Views: 5714

So...I studied poetry quite extensively (I have a MA in English, which totally pays the bills :P ) and have published the odd piece in my old life, including a book. I'm not that good, by any means - but I find that poetry and food/beer/wine reviews share some commonality: Good reviews, like good p...
by mintjellie
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Mikkeller Frelser
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Mikkeller Frelser

It's hard for me to drink big bottles of big beer by myself, because I really don't have any craft-loving friends to share this sort of thing with. Anyways, I finally I got around to drinking the single bottle of Frelser I picked up last spring, and I really enjoyed it. Turns out, my review is the s...
by mintjellie
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Hop Mason IPA
Replies: 22
Views: 6994

Alexander Keith's Hallertauer Hop Ale 3.29/5 rDev -0.6% look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25 Pale copper colour, poorly-retained off-white head and no lace. Mild herbal, floral, and lemon zest aromatics. Toasted bread, lemon, and woody flavours, then a spicy finish. Mild ...
by mintjellie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Brasserie Des Rocs Grand Cru - Belgian Special Brown Ale
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

To me this is like 1000 other Belgian beers I've had, with the typical nutmeg/dried fruit/yeasty taste, they all taste alike. Some sweeter, some a bit drier, some dark, some light, but same ballpark. I'd like to see more distinctive beers from Belgian brewing today. Gary I'm sure someone else could...
by mintjellie
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Brasserie Des Rocs Grand Cru - Belgian Special Brown Ale
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

As much as I like this, I really liked the Gouden Carolus Classic from the winter release a few years back better. And those of you who dislike sweet beer will probably be horrified by that statement. :wink: Seriously though - the only beers I've ever had that were too sweet for my liking were Drago...
by mintjellie
Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Brasserie Des Rocs Grand Cru - Belgian Special Brown Ale
Replies: 13
Views: 3375

Brasserie Des Rocs Grand Cru - Belgian Special Brown Ale

4.24/5 rDev +0.5% look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25 Cola brown colour. Poorly-retained fizzy beige head leaves no lace. Aroma is malty and estery with toasted nut, brown sugar, caramel, dried fruit, and banana notes. Light alcohol nose. Malt-foward and fairly sweet wit...
by mintjellie
Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO 2013 Spring Craft Seasonal Release
Replies: 139
Views: 44571

All things considered, I'm not so disappointed to only be getting the 6th highest rated beer of it's style instead of the 2nd highest. I'm sure it will still be delicious.
by mintjellie
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO 2013 Spring Craft Seasonal Release
Replies: 139
Views: 44571

Looks like the label on the barrel-aged, unless the label has changed on the regular version. http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2097/18850 http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/2097/34313 There looks to be a label with a picture of a barrel and some words on the neck of the barrel-aged version. Ma...
by mintjellie
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO strike vote
Replies: 76
Views: 18331

Those announcements aren't starting soon, I heard on playing when I was at the store on Bayfield Street in Barrie last night. ***New thought*** As an aside to what I have already said, I realize I have forgotten something. In case you're wondering just how contentious this round of bargaining will b...
by mintjellie
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO strike vote
Replies: 76
Views: 18331

My issue would be more at the store level. How much does a floor worker (CSR?) make at the LCBO compared to someone at Home Depot, or the Future Shop, or something like that? I get that the LCBO has this whole social responsibility thing with keeping alcohol from minors, but the guy working at Macs...
by mintjellie
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Muskoka Summer Weiss in 6 and 24 packs
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

My can purchases sky rocket in the summer. I love going biking and having a beer or two with a lunch on the trails. Same thing goes for hiking. Cans are easy to bring and when they are empty I just crush them and take them home with me. Nothing more annoying then campers who litter, well anyone who...
by mintjellie
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:12 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO strike vote
Replies: 76
Views: 18331

Let them strike and let them strike for a long time. Maybe that will give the public push needed to be done with the LCBO and open up the system. If we do strike, it wont be for very long. I won`t be too upset. I could use a week off. I wouldn't expect the strike to last long either. I expect the g...
by mintjellie
Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Muskoka Summer Weiss in 6 and 24 packs
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

Sixers are welcome news, but I really wish it were available in tallboys like their old weissbier.
by mintjellie
Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO strike vote
Replies: 76
Views: 18331

Let them strike. Let them picket endlessly. Let them deplete their financial reserves until the union has no money left to pay strike wages, and it's members come crawling back to the bargaining table willing to accept ANY terms just to go back to work. We're talking about alcohol sales here. This i...

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