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by Belgian
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1020
Views: 192278

Christmas Spirits Appreciation

Anyone looking to "experiment" with Whisk(e)y? This could be a good place to start: https://www.lcbo.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/lcbo/that-boutique-y-whisky-company-whisky-holiday-calendar-11662#.XciLl1c3kmR (I'll update when I pick up my box) Ordered. Thanks for the heads up. I usua...
by Belgian
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16649
Views: 2181785

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Belhaven Craft Pilsner (smoky!) Bellhaven Twisted Thistle IPA There's a mix pack at the LC right now, six different brews including a Scottish Ale, a Scottish Oat Stout and a Speyside Oak Aged Blonde Ale. Everything is Scottish as hell (ehh, the smoky, flat-tasting Pilsner didn't really grab me but ...
by Belgian
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1020
Views: 192278

Château Le Doyenné 2014

Château Le Doyenné 2014 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc, Nice well-rounded Bordeaux red with character. Cassis and black berry / plum fruit, firm but nice tannins, acidity and mineral. I like the touch of cedar and herbals, worth getting a few. https://images.zi.org.tw/bet...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1020
Views: 192278

Pariente La Provincia 2015 SPAIN

Prieto Pariente La Provincia 2015 Tempranillo/Grenache blend Here is a smooth red from Spain, with round red fruit, blueberry, black cherry and vanilla and cocoa- and tobacco/cinnamon-like herbals. It's kind of a bit young and stupid - clearly hot, unrefined and poorly integrated & elementary b...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1020
Views: 192278

Lilian Ladouys 2015 St. Estephe

Château Lilian Ladouys 2015 St. Estephe Bordeaux Got this for about $16 off at the Spadina-Front store. It's a fairly nice, tightly put together wine from the Gironde region. Always wanted to try a St. Estephe and this is a fairly simple wine for the price point (I think it sells closer to $20 USD ...
by Belgian
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 153
Views: 41086

Re: Sexism ideology

Wow. We used to just get tribal and riled up about beer. I miss those days. :wink: Well yeah, man tribalism will always be there. These are strange times for sure. I support anyone's right to get riled up about what they are passionate about, and anyone else's right to counter with their own view, ...
by Belgian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Ontario Brewers
Topic: Sexism in beer labels in Ontario
Replies: 153
Views: 41086

Sexism ideology

Anyone who thought the Naughty Neighbour or Immodest labels were sexist is the softest millennial do-gooder there is. Nickel Brook wimped out big time on that one and the new cans are try-hard and look horrendous as fuck. I haven't seen or heard any women complain. Just dudes that are trying so har...
by Belgian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: What're you drinking right now?
Replies: 16649
Views: 2181785

Re: What're you drinking right now?

Monday: Collective Arts BLACKBERRY, CHERRY, LEMON SOUR - very good, assertive berry fruit and the lemon gives it a little tangy depth. (Only Cafe) Fat Tire Amber Ale, can from LCBO. Really liking this one! Nice hop profile. Godspeed Svetly Lezak 12º, oh wow this is just in another league of complex...
by Belgian
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3075
Views: 771858

Beau's and a Bust

... while I like Full Time and the session IPA, they should be in the low $3s, not pushing $4. They do command a lot of shelf space, but I've noticed a few of the bigger guys do as well. Muskoka and Nickel Brook in general have a huge presence at the LCBO I regularly visit. I haven't tried the Davi...
by Belgian
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Random Talk
Topic: Uncorked-Wine and Spirits Appreciation
Replies: 1020
Views: 192278

Vaucher P&F 2016 Fleurie Beauj

Vaucher Père & Fils Fleurie 2016 Here is a nice medium-intensity Cru de Beaujolais. All the 'bigger' red Gamay wines are from the northern Beaujolais regions, ie. "the production within ten villages/areas in the foothills of the Beaujolais mountains." And this particular Cru from Fleu...
by Belgian
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: LCBO, Beer Store and Grocery Stores
Topic: Coming Soon to the LCBO
Replies: 3075
Views: 771858

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: 3075
Views: 771858

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: 3075
Views: 771858

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: 1020
Views: 192278

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: 3075
Views: 771858

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 ...

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