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by Belgian
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3059
Views: 745849

Beau's and other glassware

... just what I wanted for Christmas.. more Lug Tread! :) Also, I have found it really feasible to pick up branded Pint glassware at Value Village. Why pay for gift packs when so many people discard the perfectly good new pint glass after a few uses? I'm sipping my Kölsch and Weissbier from a very ...
by Belgian
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3059
Views: 745849

Re: Beau's / Ont quality and pricing

... no other brewery uses a 600ml bottle, it's a potato format because it takes up twice the space. ... just what I wanted for Christmas.. more Lug Tread! :) LOL. Who could explain that - except that it's a marketing success for them. Same way the potato in Ireland was both a success and a disaster...
by Belgian
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3059
Views: 745849

Beau's / Ont quality and pricing

another Beau's annoyance: the 600ml magnum (sic) bottles are 30ml short of a bomber so only $10c return lol :-? How can that possibly be annoying, you only paid 10¢ deposit if a product size is under 630ml. IJS People will pay $4.50 for a can of pilsner from Bellwoods Which is strange considering y...
by Belgian
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1013
Views: 182167

Álvarez de Toledo Bierzo Mencía 2015

Álvarez de Toledo Colección de Familia Mencía 2015 (Bierzo Spain) Here's a high-quality Spanish red from Bierzo- very full palate, and tastes of a warm climate with deep ripe red and black fruit, spice, sandalwoody-vanilla oak, licorice. I think Syrah and N. Rhône fans will like the bold round text...
by Belgian
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3059
Views: 745849

Re: Coming Soon to the LCBO

I guess all Beau's cares about is selling more cans of Lug Tread and Full Time IPA? to go from Burnt Rock, Channel Ocho, Dark Helmut, etc. to this is sad :( Beau's has been pretty lame for a long time now. Overpriced, underwhelming. agreed. London Fog is so great they had to put it in 2 packs in a ...
by Belgian
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: LCBO Christmas 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1120

Re: LCBO Christmas 2019

... I still don't understand what honouring our veterans has to do with Christmas Gift packs? prior to 2017 the LCBO didn't seem to have a problem posting the Christmas Gift Pack list in October. PC. I believed they also once clamped down to get rid of packaging-intensive gift packs years ago, so t...
by Belgian
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1013
Views: 182167

Château Roc de Levraut 2017 Bordeaux Red

Château Roc de Levraut 2017 Bordeaux Red I picked this up for $11.00 at the Front Spadina store, lots of clearout deals. An everyday Bordeaux with a medium-lighter character and some nice old world stodginess from the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes evident in the Cab Merlot blend. Blackberries and cassi...
by Belgian
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS
Replies: 4764
Views: 1034819

Re: New Arrivals at LCBO & TBS

S. St. Jeb wrote:Count me in the camp that prefers the West Coast IPA style to the New England.

The Cigar City Jai Alai is actually pretty good at five months old. Glad I tried it.
by Belgian
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Beer Reviews
Topic: Omnipollo beers
Replies: 16
Views: 9441

Re: Omnipollo beers

The Nebuchadnezzar right now, about three weeks old. Can from the new LC on Spadina and Front. Very good classic IIPA. This expansive new store in a slightly less useful location also had a number of wines on clearance discount, I saved about 20 bucks on 2 bottles of Bordeaux red. You won't see thes...
by Belgian
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16567
Views: 2113406

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Godspeed Kiri. Belgian Wit. It has a nice lightly minty hop accent to contrast the light phenolic spiciness along with the complexly perfumey-sweet tropical / pear fruit. Really good fresh in cans right now. Also the anniversary ale... they add a decent whack of raspberry to that one so it's not lik...
by Belgian
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1013
Views: 182167

Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2017

Fontanafredda Langhe Nebbiolo 2017 This is quite the value. It's not as complex as Barbaresco Nebbiolo, taste is a bit jammy in the middle, but boy is there some nice Italian terroir and grape typicity. Complex raisiny black fruit, dryness, herbals, a touch sanguine salty and leather... Had 4-5 of ...
by Belgian
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1013
Views: 182167

2017 Viñalba Reserva

Viñalba Reserva Malbec/Touriga Nacional 2017 So here is an Argentine Red blend of two grapes that have origins in SW France and Portugal. Upon opening this much-lauded $18.95 'steal' of a bottling seems raw and immature. An almost cidery acidity and a whiff of yeasty roughness.There's certainly a d...
by Belgian
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1013
Views: 182167

Montignac Cru Bourgeois 2014

Château Pierre de Montignac 2014 Another nice one! Serious black fruit that is berry-inflected, dry and a bit minerally. Cassis, blackberry and wild blueberry. Oak, spice, pepper and a hint licorice herbals. Nice acidity. 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot. Cabernet features ni...
by Belgian
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Good Pub Reviews
Topic: Bar Volo 2.0
Replies: 4
Views: 1601

Re: Bar Volo 2.0

Service is at the bar which I hate. Especially since people still hang around it after getting their drink. That's irritating as fuck. GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE WAY! ^ I like your way of putting things, LOL. And sounds like V2 need a designated bar service area. The casks chalk board needs work. It w...
by Belgian
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16567
Views: 2113406

Wilco, CBM and Beer Bistro

Guys!! This isn't a music forum (just kidding...) Yes Beer Bistro is far from the preeminent local beer haven it used to be, but Toronto has changed a lot & I still love the pulled pork Primanti. You'll find me there every few months still. Love that area! I'm blowing through a lot of Godspeed h...

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